- May 30, 2020
Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo told the U.S. bishops that responses to a survey taken in preparation for next year’s Synod of Bishops on youth indicate that church leaders have work to do to walk with young people and address challenges they face, but he also said there has been some positive growth in young people’s faith, especially for those in high school and college.
Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo says the ongoing ASEAN summit is an opportunity for the Philippine government to ask Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to take back shipments, labeled as recyclable plastics, which arrived in batches from Canada in July and August of 2013. However, the Philippines’ Bureau of Customs discovered they actually contained hazardous waste materials.
The Vatican has released the official schedule for Pope Francis’s trip to Chile and Peru, taking place Jan. 15-21. The Peru-Chile trip will be the pontiff’s fourth to South America. In July 2013, he visited Brazil for World Youth Day. In July 2015, he traveled to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay. His trip to Colombia in September was his third visit to the continent as pope.
For Iraqi Christians, Turkey represents a stop on the way to a new life in countries such as Australia, Canada and United States, where Iraqi communities are already well established. Although children have the right to education and resources exist, most families say they do not see the point of sending the children to school in Turkey, a Muslim-majority country where they do not speak the language.
Increased control of the U.S.-Mexican border between El Paso and Ciudad Juarez started in the 1990s to fight the international drug trade, and 9/11 marked a turning point in its militarization. In 2008, corrugated metal fencing was built and cut the binational city in two. Workers lost jobs, and families lost family members. El Paso’s sister city sank into poverty and drug-fueled violence.