05/23/2015VATICAN For pope, labour must be "free, creative, participatory and mutually-supportive" What “has changed in the global world are not so much the problems, as their size and urgency. Incomparable are the amplitude and the speed of reproduction of inequalities. This we cannot allow! We must propose fair alternatives which are truly practicable.” Vatican City (AsiaNews) – Labour must be "free, creative, participatory and mutually-supportive" in order to enable people to express and enhance the dignity of their lives, said Pope Francis at a meeting with the Italian Christian Workers Associations (ACLI) on the 70th anniversary of the...
05/20/2015VATICAN Pope: pray for the Catholics of China and for persecuted Christians "Religious freedom is a human right". In Italy the Pentecost Vigil will be recall our "many brothers and sisters exiled or killed simply because they are Christians." On May 24 the prayer to Our Lady of Sheshan. Chinese Catholics are "credible witnesses" of merciful love and live "spiritually united to the rock of Peter on which the Church is built." The family’s "natural vocation to educate", must not be replaced by "experts" and “intellectual critics".
05/20/2015CARITAS - THAILAND Caritas Thailand, a home for 120 thousand Burmese refugees Reception centers for the ethnic Karen refugees in nine refugee camps on the western border of the country. Caritas activities include medical care in villages, and aid to small landowners. An aid worker: "We do not just give material aid. We have to meet people's lives. "
05/15/2015VATICAN Pope: a fearful or joyless community is "sick", "not Christian" "There are fearful communities, who always choose the safest option: 'No, no, do not do this, no, no, this cannot be, that cannot be ...'. It seems they have written 'forbidden' ' on the front door. ". "No one will take away your joy" says Jesus. "In the saddest moments, in moments of pain" joy "becomes peace."
05/13/2015VATICAN Pope: "Please", "thank you" and "sorry", the words for "a good family life" "The deeper and more intimate a love, the greater the need for respect for freedom and the ability to wait for the other to open the door of his or her heart". "The Lord also asks for permission to enter! Do not forget". "We must be uncompromising in teaching gratitude and recognition." "A Christian who does not know how to thank others is one who has forgotten the language of God." "" If we cannot apologize, it means that we are unable to forgive. "
05/12/2015VATICAN For pope, God will ask the powerful of the Earth “if they really provide[d] food for Him in every person” During the Mass he celebrated to mark the opening of the 20th General Assembly of Caritas Internationalis, Francis pleaded again not to forget the "intolerable injustices" suffered by "our Christian brothers and sisters who have been violently deprived of the food for the body and for the soul: they have been driven from their homes and their churches, at times destroyed.” He also warned that “those who experience the Caritas mission are not just service providers, but true witnesses of Christ”.
05/11/2015VATICAN Pope: Christians are still killed today in the name of God Francis spoke about a telephone conversation yesterday with the Coptic Patriarch Tawadros: "Iwas remembering the faithful of his Church who were slain on the beach because they were Christians. Thanks to the strength given them by the Holy Spirit they were not scandalized. They died with the name of Jesus on their lips. This is the strength of the Spirit. Witness. Martyrdom is the supreme witness”. But there is also "a road that invites us to bear witness every day, defending the rights of others; defending our children; mothers and fathers who defend their family; so many sick people who bear witness and suffer for the love of Jesus".