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For Justice and Peace Forum, the cry of the earth is also the cry of the poor
The 10th meeting of the Justice and Peace Workers' Asia-Pacific Forum is underway in Manila to review and boost their response to today’s challenges, in particular climate change, environmental degradation, and their impact on the marginalised.
18/11/2004 ASIA - PACIFIC
APEC: the future of a moribund institution
Leaders of 21 Asia-Pacific countries discuss trade, energy, security, terrorism and corruption.
Pope appeals for peace in Myanmar and Korea
Benedict XVI says he feels close to the “dear people” of Burma, calling on the entire Church to do the same. He expresses hope for talks between the two Koreas set to begin in Beijing, and makes an appeal on behalf of sub-Saharan Africa where people are enduring hunger caused by political and economic conflicts as well as natural disasters.
Africa, have courage; rise up! Follow the Lord of life and hope, says the Pope
Africans “suffering from poverty, disease, injustice, wars, violence and forced migration” are “the Heavenly Father’s favourite.” The Church is a sign of reconciliation among ethnic groups. Elaborated by missionaries more than 40 years ago, Paul VI’s Populorum Progressio encyclical offers the best rationale for the continent’s development. It is urgent to correct globalization so that it serves all peoples. The Universal Church expresses its solidarity. In the Angelus, the Pope mentions Don Gnocchi, beatified today in Milan.
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‘Caritas in veritate’ shows the value of the Church’s social doctrine
Benedict XVI’s latest encyclical is praised by Fr Reid Shelton Fernando, a priest from the diocese of Colombo and well-known in Sri Lanka for his writings and commentaries on economic and social issues.
New communications law, new tool for censorship
A month from the elections Pakistan’s caretaker government issues an ordinance that imposes the death penalty or life in prison for cyber crimes. But the text of the law is so vague that sending a simple e-mail might be construed as a crime.
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