- Jul 23, 2021
Pope Francis sent a letter of encouragement to residents of a Mexican diocese afflicted by battling drug cartels, a conflict that has cast attention on the lawlessness covering wide swaths of Mexico and the government’s inability to pacify the country.
At least 72 people so far have died in fresh violence in South Africa, some of whom were trampled to death amid fighting in two South Africa provinces, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal, following the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma.
A bishop in eastern Congo urged special humanitarian efforts during Lent, after rebel forces stormed a church during a Sunday Mass, leaving at least 30 dead and injured. Bishop Melchisedec Sikuli Paluku of Butembo-Beni said Catholics “should go beyond compassion by helping those internally displaced, who are now especially numerous
Cardinal Gregorio Rosa Chávez asked the country to pray “for liberation from Satan” Feb. 1 after violence erupted following a political rally late Jan. 31 in the capital, San Salvador.
Calling for peace in the Central African Republic, local bishops have argued that the country has “suffered too much from external plots with local complicities” to not work together to foster a lasting peace.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni instructed security officials to carry out a thorough investigation to track down robbers who attacked a convent 75 miles west of the capital.
Does Father’s Day give us some insights into how our troubles have come about? Can it help us to find resolution and healing to the ills of our day?
Across Mexico, including in the capital Mexico City, protestors attacked Catholic cathedrals, mostly by throwing paint on the churches, but some attacks incendiary devices, including Molotov cocktails.