Pope's wordsto the young people of WYD

30/09/2014
It is "licit and urgent" to stop the aggression of terrorism, Card Parolin says at UN
The Holy See's top diplomat calls for "multilateral action and a proportionate use of force" to ensure "the defence of unarmed citizens." The theory of the "clash of civilizations" ignores "longstanding and profound experiences of good relations between cultures, ethnic groups and religions". The path to follow is to "promote dialogue and understanding among cultures," as well as a sense of "responsibility to protect".
27/09/2014
Bishop of Mymensingh: the family, the core foundation "of society and Church"
October 5 in Bangladesh is the National Day for the Family. Msgr. Ponen Paul Kubi, Chairman of the Episcopal Commission for Family Life (Ec-Fl), exhorts the faithful to follow the principles of the Gospel and take Joseph and Mary as an example to follow. He asks for prayers for the Synod on the Family in Rome.
27/09/2014
Video of a female rider reignites debate on the status of Saudi women
There are those who highlight her ability and patriotism (she is riding holding her country’s flag) and those who see her gesture as an insult to religion and tradition. There are even those who maintain that there is nothing wrong if a woman learns to ride a horse, but should do so in private and not in public.
27/09/2014
Renewed airstrikes in Syria in battle to defeat the IS
The city of Kobane, on the border with Turkey, is the main target. US Armed Forces Chief: "Air strikes are not enough to defeat the jihadist group."