» 04/09/2017, 13.25
EGYPT – ISLAM
At least 21 dead and 69 wounded in an attack against Mar Girgis Coptic church in Tanta (Nile Delta)
Eugenics progressing in the name of “normality”, says Vatican
For Mgr Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, good advertising backed by big economic interests has led to the view that some people are less valuable than others because of their living conditions like poverty or because of their physical state, people like the disabled, the mentally ill, people in a 'vegetative state', or the elderly who suffer serious disease. For him hydration and feeding are not therapy.
22/01/2017 13:13:00 VATICAN
Pope: All areas of human life are soil on which to cast Gospel seeds. New Year wishes for Far East
At the Angelus Pope Francis speaks of how early Christians preached Gospel in a "geographically peripheral and religiously impure land", and that from there “the light on which we have reflected over the past few Sundays spread: the light of Christ." "The joy of proclaiming and witnessing to our faith”. Wishes that during the New Year of the Rooster, the families of the Far East "increasingly become a school of respect for each other". Closeness to earthquake victims in central Italy. Prayers for victims and rescuers. Vespers in St. Paul Outside the Walls together with representatives of other Christian confessions.
Land grab against Protestant community
The Barisal District Bar Association seizes land belonging to St Peter’s Church. Some 15 Christians (including 10 women) were attacked when they tried to stop the land grab.” We are ready to sacrifice our lives for the land of the Church. We shall not leave our land,” said the secretary general of the Bangladesh Christian Association.
Pope: for an hour, the Catholic world met in Eucharistic Adoration
Pope Francis was in St Peter's Basilica and in every cathedral, parish, and convent around the world. During this morning's Mass, Francis described war as the "suicide of humanity." In history, so many times we have seen "the great ones of the earth want to solve" local problems, economic problems, and economic crises "with a war. Why? Because, for them, money is more important than people! And war is just that: it is an act of faith in money, in idols, in idols of hatred, in the idol that leads to killing one's brother, which leads to killing love."
Pope John Paul II is blessed for his strong, generous, apostolic faith
With a ceremony attended by hundreds of thousands - perhaps millions - of faithful, cardinals, patriarchs, international delegations, Benedict XVI beatifies Karol Wjtyla. A man devoted to Mary, who steered the Church into the Third Millennium, carrying with him the wealth of Vatican II. He opened "society, culture, political and economic systems" up to Christ reversing the tendency to marginalize faith. Against Marxism and ideologies of progress he reclaimed power of Christian hope, helping "Christians around the world not to be afraid to call themselves Christians, belonging to the Church, to speak the Gospel. In a word, he helped us not to be afraid of the truth because the truth is a guarantee of liberty. "
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