In wake of Nice attack, the Catholic group calls on Christians and Muslims “to dissociate religion from all forms of violence perpetrated in the name of God”
The Catholic Community of Sant’Egidio has launched an urgent appeal to safeguard the lives of the elderly in the COVID-19 pandemic, urging that “the generation that fought against dictatorships, struggled for reconstruction after the war and built Europe cannot be left to die”.
Sant’Egidio founder denounces “massacre” of elderly in nursing homes: “Institutionalisation cannot be the norm”.
The Community of Sant’Egidio, one of the Church’s key organisations on the frontline of the European refugee crisis, has said it appreciated new EU Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen’s call to “save human lives” in the Mediterranean.
“To understand the reality of war by going to visit Auschwitz and Birkenau to understand our own mission to build peace in the world” are the first steps of the meeting “A Global friendship to live together in peace”.
“The injustices of the world and of history are not healed by hatred and revenge, but by dialogue and forgiveness”
“No statistic proves that capital punishment is a deterrent to major crimes”, clamours Community of Sant’Egidio
The Sisters Servants of Divine Providence of Catania respond to Francis’ call in ‘Fratelli tutti’ to offer hospitality to those fleeing wars, persecutions and natural catastrophes
These are the words that Pope Francis forcefully repeated Sunday at the Angelus: it is necessary to “do our part towards giving migrants, refugees and asylum seekers a humane and dignified welcome in Europe”.
Approximately 13,000 migrants fled the overcrowded Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos as giant fires ripped through it on Tuesday night and again on Wednesday.
On World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Pope Francis also has added his voice to the many asking to #saveourelderly.
In a vigil against racism Friday night in the Roman Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere, Irish-American cardinal and Vatican official Kevin Farrell urged Christians to work for a “reconciled and fraternal humanity” in the wake of protests in the US and around the world over the latest show of police brutality and systemic injustice in the murder of unarmed black man George Floyd.
From the Pope down, the Church in Italy is continuing to push hard for the mass regularisation of migrant workers it says are “deprived of all rights”.
An essay written by President of the Vatican Pontifical Academy for Life, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia – “Pandemia e fraternità. La forza dei legami umani riapre il futuro” (“Pandemic and fraternity. The strength of human bonds reopens the future”) – has just been published.
A Vatican cardinal has denounced that COVID-19 is exposing the “vulnerability and fragility” of the elderly people living in nursing homes.
The founder of the Community of Sant’Egidio has called for the regularisation of ‘illegal’ migrants in the domestic services sector in the context of COVID-19.
COVID-19 is killing so many older people. Too many. The situation in Care-Homes is particularly concerning.
Andrea Riccardi, the Italian founder of the Church group Community of Sant’Egidio, has called for the immediate regularisation of the hundreds of thousands of ‘illegal’ immigrants in the country.
Church group brings more refugees to France through humanitarian corridors: “Despite the coronavirus, we haven’t forgotten Syria”.
The Italian Bishops have given 10 million euros to Church charity Caritas to help support people affected by coronavirus, and in an effort to help salve the savage human and emotional toll the pandemic is taking on citizens and religious in the country.
Italian Church group head questions coronavirus Mass suspensions: “Can the State decide on ceremonies in churches?”
Catholic Church groups are pleading for a “united Europe of humanity” in the face of the refugee tragedy on Greece’s land and sea borders.
The closure of so many churches in Northern Italy, the suspension of the masses, the funerals with only family members and measures of this kind have left me a certain bitterness.
“We have come here to remember Laurent Barthélemy and to join him and his father, with the good perfume of our compassion”.