The courage to label mobsters “adorers of evil”

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:53

Never before has a Pope said publicly, without mincing words, that “the mafia is excommunicated”. Pope Francis made the declaration from the pulpit, in the land of the mafia. Following his visit to the frontier of Lampedusa, an island inundated by refugees and immigrants, and the journey amongst the unemployed of Sardinia, Francis’ current visit has taken him to the fringes of the country, in Calabria.

"Jordanian front is solid enough to defeat foreign threats"

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 06/21/2014 - 18:36

US President Barack Obama made a statement on Iraq days ago in which he elaborated on the dangers that are associated by the Islamic State for Iraq and the Levant(Isil) or as it is more often known as the Islamic State for Iraq and Syria (ISIS), in a subliminal message to remind readers of the Nazi SIS. The American president referred to Jordan as one of the countries that will be targeted by ISIS if not defeated now in Iraq.

Italian confederation awards Patriarch Twal

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 06/19/2014 - 16:17

At its annual meeting on June 10, 2014 in Rome, the Italian Association of Craftsmen, CONFARTIGIANATO, awarded Latin Patriarch of JerusalemFouad Twal its “Janus” prize – in Roman mythology Janus was the god of peace.

The prize, intended to symbolize the strength that animates the artisans and reward their good works, was presented to His Beatitude for his testimony to peace and goodness.

Pope Francis to visit Albania

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 06/16/2014 - 15:48

Pages of the social Gospel are browsed through by the Holy Father on Sunday, June 15, in which the Church celebrates the Holy Trinity. It is an invitation to dialogue, harmony between peoples, reconciliation among believers, the Marian prayer which the Pope shares with the faithful gathered in large numbers in St. Peter's Square.

A stroll in the city of La Maddalena as it was in the time of Jesus

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 06/12/2014 - 17:37

Archaeologists call it "the Pompeii of land of Palestine" and even though no buildings have remained intact, like in the city crystallized by lava on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius, some natural event must have taken place for life in this town on the shores of Lake Tiberiasto stop in the first century of the Christian era. Here they just uncovered one of the seven oldest synagogues in the world, the oldest of Galilee, which preserves frescoes and pieces of a mosaic floor, a floor that, given the proximity to the city of Capernaum, may have been walked upon by Jesus.

Pope: "Arms manufacturers,corrupt and slavers will respond to God"

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 06/12/2014 - 17:30

At the conclusion of the audience devoted to the “Fear of God”on June 11, 2014, the Pope appeals against child labor: “Tens of millions are exposed to forms of slavery and exploitation, as well as to abuse, ill-treatment and discrimination”.

Arms manufacturers, exploiters of “slave labor” and those corrupted will one day “be accountable to God”. Pope Francis said at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, which ended with an appeal against child labor.

Pope's visit to Sri Lanka and Philippines confirms interest in Asia

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 06/11/2014 - 13:22

Only the date was missing, and it came by mouth of Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, Archbishop of Colombo: Pope Francis will visit Sri Lanka from 13 to 15 January next year, as part of a trip to Asia (the second after the one in South Korea from 14 to 18 August) that will also take him to the Philippines (the Archbishop of Manila is the young Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle for whom Pope Francis has also had words of appreciation recently).

Bringing together the three “brothers”: the strength of an unprecedented gesture

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 06/10/2014 - 14:54

"There are gestures that come from the heart, in that precise instant ..." This is how Pope Francis answered two weeks ago after being asked how that tribute, with a kiss on the hand of the survivors of the Holocaust in Yad Vashem, was born. And it is in this way that, during a short trip to the Holy Land last May, Bergoglio had the idea of bringing together in prayer the leaders of the two peoples, Israeli and Palestinian. The dream could not come true on-site, but the Pope did not give up, and so he invited Shimon Peres and Mahmoud Abbas to his home.

Pope tells presidents only God can bring peace to Holy Land

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 06/09/2014 - 02:51

Praying for peace in the Holy Land alongside leaders of long-antagonistic nations, Pope Francis called on God to act where human efforts had failed, to end what he described as violence inspired by the devil.

"More than once we have been on the verge of peace, but the evil one, employing a variety of means, has succeeded in blocking it," the pope said June 8 at an evening ceremony in the Vatican Gardens. "That is why we are here, because we know and we believe that we need the help of God."