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Time to cancel poor countries' debt, says Vatican
Cardinal Martino calls for debt relief in London where, on the Pope's behalf, he bought the first bond issued by the International Financing Facility for Immunisation.
Card Martino expresses “strong disapproval” for Amnesty’s “pro-abortion turn-about”
For the prelate the decision by the human rights organisation is a betrayal of its institutional goals and will end funding from Catholic sources.
11/12/2008 VATICAN – PEACE 2009
Global solidarity to fight poverty and build peace, says Pope
In his message for World Day of Peace, Benedict XVI looks at the “moral implications” of poverty and the false correlation between poverty and birthrate. Military spending takes resources from help to development. A global financial system that is limited to the short and very short term is dangerous for everyone. For the rich it is “foolish to build a luxury home in the midst of desert or decay.” Click on link at the end for full text.
Card. Martino, in South Asia Churches committed to fighting discrimination
The president of the pontifical council for justice and peace speaks of the conference which closet today in Bangalore, on the marginalization of social groups, women and the victims of globalization.
Cardinal Martino reiterates Vatican opposition to all forms of killing
He repeated Benedict XVI's wordsthe freedom to kill reduces man into slaveryduring the meeting with Terri Schiavo's parents.
Pope: Christian-Jewish dialogue “fruitful”, now it is time to accept and respect differences
In receiving members of the International Jewish Committee on Inter-religious Consultations, Benedict XVI highlights the need for Christians and Jews to expand their understanding of what they have in common.
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