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India has much to learn from John Paul II
Pope John Paul II's commitment to the poor, the marginalized, women and in favour of life in all its forms is more valid than ever in India today. And the Church must fight against the "structures of sin".
Atheist praises John Paul II on human rights and love for one’s enemy
Human rights activist Lenin Raghuvanshi speaks to AsiaNews about the teachings of the Polish-born pope on human rights, a day after the latter’s beatification. Together with Mother Teresa, he showed how poverty is a form of violence.
Lenin Raghuvanshi, Indian activist: "The Pope shows the world the way for peace"
The director of the Human Rights Commission of India, comments on the Pope's message for Lent: "The world must listen to the words of the Pope, they show the path we all need to followto fight injustice."
28/04/2011 ISRAEL - VATICAN
John Paul II, hailed "Chief Rabbi" by the Jews of Israel
He was the first pope to change relations between the Church and State of Israel, establishing a true dialogue between Catholics and Jews. His memory invites us, challenges us to go further forward, build and dare again, always new, always more.
Mumbai’s Carmelite monastery: John Paul II and Pius XII, defenders of life and promoters of peace
Sister Mary Joseph, a cloistered nun, speaks about Pius XII’s rescue of the Jews, and John Paul II’s fight against abortion and euthanasia. Now the nuns hope that they “shall soon be able to say ‘Saint Pius XII and Saint John Paul II; pray for us’.”
May Easter bring peace and justice to the Holy Land, Pakistan, Iraq and the whole world, Pope says
In his message Urbi et Orbi, Benedict XVI calls upon humanity to build a future of love and truth and overcome the many tragic expressions of a “culture of death” that is now spreading. He hopes the Resurrection may bring light and strength to national leaders so that economic and financial activity may finally be driven by the criteria of truth, justice and fraternal aid.
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