- Jul 4, 2020
Right now, Pope Francis has confirmed that he plans to travel to Fatima and to India and Bangladesh in 2017, and strongly wants to visit Africa, perhaps including South Sudan. Beyond that, it’s not clear where else he might go, though Colombia remains a possibility.
In the wake of the July terrorist attacks in Dhaka by Islamic militants, which targeted an upscale neighborhood in Bangladesh’s capital city, Faraaz Hossain’s story spread quickly around the world, hailed as a model of bravery and selflessness.
As Bangladesh struggles to defend its legacy of interreligious harmony, the country’s first-ever cardinal says the pope has handed him a megaphone to influence the culture. “For sure, now they’ll listen to me more, they’ll take my contributions more seriously,” said Archbishop Patrick D’Rozario.
Over the years, the remarkable quality of this woman is not the prizes and the awards that she won or the accolades that came her way, but her ability to be one with the poorest of the poor and to be able to open the doors and the coffers of the mightiest and the richest of the world.
After an assault on an upscale restaurant in Dhaka, the Bangladeshi capital, left 20 people dead, most of whom were Italians and Japanese, Pope Francis has condemned such “barbarous acts” as “offenses against God and humanity.”
A 26-year-old Catholic high school teacher was reportedly raped by her Muslim principal and another man, as Christians take to the streets to demand justice.