- Jan 25, 2021
The Italian Sant’Egidio community has issued an appeal for hotels and other buildings empty due to a lack of tourists amid the coronavirus pandemic to take in homeless who are at risk in the cold winter temperatures.
The U.S. government’s foreign aid agency awarded thousands of dollars in assistance to two Rome-based Catholic organizations assisting the poor in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy.
In a significant move in South Sudan’s peace process, the country’s main opposition group Friday announced their adherence, thanks to the intercession of the Sant’Egidio community, to a 2018 peace deal that until recently they had opposed.
During an ecumenical and interreligious prayer liturgy for peace Tuesday, Pope Francis issued an appeal to fraternity as a remedy to war and conflict, insisting that love is what allows room for brotherhood to happen.
Hours after a fire or fires sent thousands of migrants and refugees fleeing their tents and makeshift container homes at the Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, a close aide to Pope Francis called for the permanent resettlement of all the residents.
To be able to continue helping migrants and refugees in Greece, a local archbishop said, the Catholic Church needs more funds.