- Jan 16, 2021
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.
Father Tom Uzhunnalil, the priest who was kidnapped in 2016 and held captive for 18 months by terrorists in Yemen, said that his ability to persevere “was thanks to the prayers of everyone” who interceded for him.
World peace must begin in individuals’ hearts and in their families by saying “no” to pride and rivalry, Pope Francis said.
Among those calling for a ceasefire in the disastrous Yemen conflict is Bishop Paul Hinder, apostolic vicar for Southern Arabia.