- May 8, 2021
The world needs to rethink personal security and move away from the idea that complex weapons systems can protect people, said speakers at a Vatican-led webinar.
Pope Francis on Sunday denounced racism, likening it to a virus that lurks in waiting and only to emerge and show that “our supposed social progress is not as real or definitive” as people think.
If you’d polled 100 Vatican officials and papal diplomats six months ago, probably 99 would have counseled against a papal trip to Iraq.
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.