- Sep 24, 2020
The Vatican typically abhors being dragged into partisan domestic debates, doing everything in its power to avoid them, and it’s a special idée fixe of Pope Francis.
In a region marked by conflict, disunity, and tension – where people could be killed for their religious beliefs – the Abraham Accords are a sign of hope.
A Catholic congressman who is a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee called the Middle East peace accord signed Sept. 15 at the White House a “momentous pact” he hopes “is the beginning of several future peace accords to strengthen peace within the region.”
A Lebanese priest has pinned blame for a massive explosion in Lebanon on government corruption, saying the cumulative impact of the coronavirus, the country’s dire financial situation, and yesterday’s blast is enough to make the country collapse unless immediate action is taken.
One day after a massive explosion ravaged the port of Beirut, covering the surrounding area in clouds of smoke, Pope Francis offered prayers for the victims and their families, and asked the international community to help Lebanon overcome its internal crisis.
Six years after Islamic State fighters launched an attack on Iraq’s Yazidi minority, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad and human rights lawyer Amal Clooney accused government leaders and the United Nations on Monday of failing to bring the extremists responsible for the genocide to justice.