The law has as a general principle, writes Francis, "the diligence of a good family father". Article 5, listing the fundamental principles, indicates "ethics in the orientation of economic choices and interlocutors on parameters of respect for the Church's social doctrine". There are also measures against conflict of interest, illicit competition agreements and corruption. So as to avoid "any distortion of competition and ensure equal treatment between all economic operators"
Meghanjali Majhi drew the flowers on paper because she could not go to the forest to collect them. Prayers to Mary to intercede to stop the pandemic. Santojini, Majhi's mother: "Thanks to the intervention of Our Lady we saved ourselves from the attacks of Hindu fundamentalists between 2007 and 2008".
Traditionally, many young Catholics are confirmed on Pentecost, but due to the current situation, Confirmation was not possible this time and so it will be done at another time of the year.
The decline is principally on the back of fall in foreign demand. However, the manufacturing index of small and medium-sized businesses indicates a growth in activities in May. The government has promised 3600 billion yuan to encourage employment.
Ankara's goal is to present the claims on the area’s natural resources as a "fait accompli" and revive the idea of an "economic caliphate". The agreement establishes "exclusive" research rights. The risk of a clash with Europe that has already threatened sanctions for exploration in Cyprus.
This year, for "health" reasons, a vigil commemorating the dead in Tiananmen has been banned. Hong Kong is the only place in the Chinese world where that event has been remembered for 30 years. Maria Tam, a former member of the British government and now one of the most faithful voices in Beijing, reassures us: if there are no secessionist claims, the vigil can be held. For the Tam, there is no single party in China, or a dictatorship.
Francis issued a message on the fiftieth anniversary of the promulgation of the rite of Consecration of Virgins. “The pandemic is teaching us that ‘the time has come to eliminate inequalities, to heal the injustice that is undermining the health of the entire human family!’”
For the first time since the start of the pandemic crisis, Pope Francis recited the Regina Caeli from his study window. Several hundred people were present in the square. The Spirit is the "fire that burns sins,” that pushes the disciples to "set fire" to the world with the love that “favours the little ones, the poor, the excluded". The pandemic in the Amazon has led to infections and deaths “among Indigenous peoples, who are particularly vulnerable". A silent prayer is offered with "gratitude and admiration" for those who have treated the sick and have given their lives during the pandemic. [W]e cannot come out the same from a crisis like this. We come out either better or worse. We need to be better, to positively build the post-pandemic crisis.”
Pope Francis celebrated Pentecost Mass at the Altar of the Chair in St Peter's Basilica in the presence of a small number of worshippers because of anti-pandemic rules. The “Spirit guarantees unity to those who proclaim the message.” As “the living memory of the Church,” it “reminds us that we are born from a gift and that we grow by giving”. Narcissism, victimhood and pessimism are the obstacles to giving oneself. Everyone can give themselves during the "famine of hope".
Scores of women and men recited the decades of the Rosary on behalf of various groups of people particularly affected by the virus.
Francis wrote to the priests of the Diocese of Rome. “Let us participate with Jesus in his passion, our passion, so as to also experience with him the power of the resurrection: certainty that God’s love can move feelings and go out into the intersections of road to share ‘glad tidings to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, and to proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord’ (cf. Lk 4:18-19), with the joy that everyone can actively participate with their dignity of the children of the living God.”
A great ecumenical soul, he approached the Catholic Church through the "true Ukrainian Orthodox Church". A disciple of Metropolitan Nikodim, he was ordained by the current patriarch, Kirill. In 1992 he decided to take part in ongoing changes by getting involved in social and political activities, joining the many disciples of Father Aleksandr Men, the "spiritual father of dissent," murdered in 1990. At the end of the 1990s, he took a critical position vis-à-vis patriarchal leaders, quitting every position, whilst remaining deeply involved in scholarship. Most recently he was working on an essay about the relationship between the Saint Pope John Paul II and Russia.
The US reacts to China's new security law. Washington will penalise Chinese officials who undermine Hong Kong's autonomy. Checks are expected on imports and entry visas expected. For Chris Patten, there will be “a flight of capital and people.” For the EU, sanctions will not solve problems with China.
Since last Sunday, Masses can be celebrated in various parts of the country, including Bangkok. But not in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, where people will have to wait until 7 June. The “new normal" includes masks, distancing and temperature detection. Priest in the capital notes “great enthusiasm", but also a little unease about precautionary measures.
Two media outlets undertook a nine-day themed campaign inspired by Pope Francis. A Buddhist activist planted eight trees. The coronavirus shows how “nature is responding to the mistreatment she has suffered from man,” said an environmentalist.