- Mar 3, 2021
In a message released on Thursday, the Melkite archbishop of war-torn Aleppo in Syria is calling on the international community to lift the sanctions imposed on the country, arguing that they do nothing but make life “a little bit more painful” every day.
The value of Fratelli Tutti “is to be found in the firm decision to follow up and implement the teaching of the council: Universal fraternity and social friendship are for today’s world a ‘sign of the times,'” said Czech Cardinal Michael Czerny, undersecretary of the Migrants and Refugees Section of the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, in a Jan. 21 online address to CMSM.
When it comes to caring for creation, there is a “slight disconnect” between the call for urgent action by Pope Francis and the slow or lack of action by most Catholics, said Cardinal Peter Turkson.
Pope Francis’s teaching on the “just war” theory is a crucial point of reflection in today’s world where the historic motives to morally justify aggression and violence are often misused, said Cardinal Michael Czerny, undersecretary for the Vatican’s Migrants and Refugees Section.