- Jan 22, 2020
The Holy See is urging the international community to give special attention to the conflicts in Syria and Yemen to “put an end to the suffering of so many people.”
Speaking of Yemen on Sunday as he departed for the UAE, Pope Francis said, “The population is exhausted by the long conflict and many children suffer from hunger, but the food storage facilities cannot be reached.”
Pope Francis is heading to the UAE this Sunday, and people are wondering what it could mean for the region and interreligious dialogue as well as the war in Yemen.
CAFOD, the Catholic international development charity in England and Wales, has joined other nongovernmental organizations in calling for prayer for the desperate humanitarian situation in Yemen.
If we reframe the pope’s Christmas ‘Urbi et Orbi’ address not as a policy speech but a pedagogical exercise, then the lack of originality makes sense.
Catholic and international aid organizations are pressing for an end to Yemen’s worsening war, where the United Nations says one child dies every 10 minutes.