- Apr 11, 2021
President Donald Trump’s announcement he and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19 “is a sobering reminder of our shared vulnerability, but also our common responsibility for the good of one another,” Chicago Cardinal Blase J. Cupich tweeted Oct. 2.
Sister Maria Elena Berini, a Catholic nun from Italy works in CAR with those displaced by the war and remains hopeful for peace within the region.
Although one half-hour encounter can’t magically dissolve all the potential flash points in the relationship between the Vatican under Pope Francis and the White House under President Donald Trump, it still seems Trump got more than he could have expected out of Wednesday’s encounter, including a Vatican statement that played up areas in which the president and the pope are on the same page.
First lady Melania Trump told the children of the Bambino Gesù Pediatric Hospital to “Stay strong and positive” during a visit after President Donald Trump’s and her meeting with Pope Francis. Meanwhile, first daughter Ivanka Trump praised the “strength, faith, and perseverance” of human trafficking victims during a visit to a Rome-based center which works with refugees.
Pope Francis and President Donald Trump finally met one another on Wednesday following a long period of speculation but a remarkably brief period of actual preparation. The president was accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump, who afterwards was to visit a Roman pediatric hospital, and daughter Ivanka Trump, who was set to meet with the Community of Sant’Egidio to discuss anti-human trafficking efforts.
First Lady Melania Trump is expected to greet the young patients of a Vatican-owned children’s hospital after her meeting with Pope Francis on Wednesday. Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump’s daughter, will visit the Rome-based Sant’Egidio movement on the same day, to speak about human trafficking.
Salesian Sister Carolin Tahhan Fachakh, from Syria, told reporters she doubts Syrian president ordered a chemical attack against civilians, and called the decision from the Trump administration to bomb an air base a “step back from peace.” On March 29 she received the International Woman of Courage Award from first lady Melania Trump.
Famed Italian fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana came out as a gay years ago, but that hasn’t stopped them from being strong defenders of the family and marriage, and they’ve been willing to brave some fairly sharp criticism from within and without the fashion world. To those critics, Gabbana has a simple message: “Go to Hell!”