- Sep 24, 2020
“Two years ago we had Pope Francis’s visit which was very moving for many people. Because of his closeness to the people, we wanted to put his name on the dining hall,” said parish priest Father Claudio Figueredo speaking about a parish charity that feeds many impoverished children.
“Two years ago we had Pope Francis’s visit which was very moving for many people. Because of his closeness to the people, we wanted to put his name on the dining hall,” said Father Claudio Figueredo. Figueredo said that they began with the weekly lunches and two days with snacks. Today they are able to provide lunch and snacks every day and they also take care of the children while their parents work.
Founded in 1966, the Italian-Latin American International Organization seeks to increase “economic, social, scientific, technological and cultural cooperation” between Latin American countries and Italy. Commemorating the organization’s 50th anniversary, Pope Francis said that to achieve the goal of promoting development and cooperation, the organization must first identify the potential of Latin American countries, who are “rich in history, culture, natural resources” and “good and caring” people.
The Paraguayan bishops encouraged a dialogue between all parties in the country’s ongoing political crisis, because “peace requires the culture of encounter, the search for the common good, national unity.” The bishops urged both the citizens and government to look “not only at the motivations for your actions but also the consequences, and act with due common sense.”
Pope Francis made appeals for Congo, Colombia, Venezuela, and Paraguay during his Angelus address on Sunday. He was in the northern Italian town of Carpi, which was badly damaged by an earthquake that struck the region in 2012.
Which countries agreed to Pope Francis’s call to release prisoners as a Jubilee of Mercy gesture? (Clue: it wasn’t the big Catholic nations).