19 January 2018
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Peace Message 2010: The Pope’s advice to Copenhagen

Pope: the ecological crisis a "historic opportunity" to rethink our lifestyles
"If you want to cultivate peace, protect creation" is the title of Benedict XVI’s message for the next World Day of Peace. Respect for nature, in addition to being an economic issue, has its foundation in morality and therefore calls for a change of lifestyles of people and states. The responsibility of technologically advanced countries and those in developing countries. "Human ecology" and the risk of polytheism.

The Pope’s advice to Copenhagen
In his message for World Day of Peace, Benedict XVI calls for a conversion because the ecological problem is a moral issue. Man and his responsibility must be at the centre of debate otherwise policies and conferences will fail.

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Muslims and Christians meet in Cairo for Jerusalem, 'the cause of causes'

Fady Noun

A conference was held on 16-17 January at al-Azhar. Many prominent figures from Lebanon took part, including the Maronite Patriarch Bechara Al-Rahi. The Arab world is divided between "complicit passivity" and "noisy but ineffective speeches". For a former Lebanese premier, coordinated actions are needed to ensure greater efficacy on behalf of Jerusalem’s "pluralistic identity " and "religious freedom". Card Al-Rahi called for joint prayers, Islamic-Christian interfaith solidarity in the Arab world, and support for the Palestinians.

Yunnan: Christians accused of membership in an apocalyptic sect get up to 13 years in prison

The Three Grades of Servants cult, an underground pseudo-Protestant sect founded in Henan, is especially strong in the countryside. Those convicted claim they are just ordinary Christians and know nothing about the sect. Defense lawyers have been threatened with loss of their license to practice.


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