- Jan 22, 2020
A new Human Rights Watch report, titled “Rainforest Mafias,” draws on data collected by the Pastoral Land Commission, a non-profit group founded by progressive sectors of the Brazilian Catholic Church which has issued an annual report on human rights violations in rural sectors of the country since 1985.
A recent tragedy in the small Italian town of Vittoria highlights a gap between the anti-mafia rhetoric of recent popes and occasional ambivalence from the Church on the ground.
Father Giuseppe Diana was killed on March 19, 1994, for standing up to the Camorra in southern Italy.
Pope Francis is recommending a Christian kind of populism after being attacked by Italian politicians for defending migrants.
Pope Francis’s trip to Sicily will highlight what has changed in terms of immigration and organized crime in the southern Italian region since his last visit at the beginning of his papacy.
Pope Francis will not be visiting the archbishop of Catania during his trip to southern Italy. The cleric is charged with embezzlement of funds destined for people with disabilities.