“While COVID-19 remains a clear and present danger, climate change is no less of a pressing crisis”, religious warn in letters to UK, EU and African Union
Development charity denounces more than half a trillion dollars of pandemic recovery money going to carbon-intensive industries
Deplore the “ongoing injustice” of money needed for COVID-19 prevention and treatment “still being diverted to debt repayments”
Cardinal Peter Turkson has invited humanity to “recraft and relaunch” the economy and society post-COVID-19.
On criminal punishment, a Viennese auxiliary bishop has urged lawmakers and judges to “prefer mercy to severity and prevention to imprisonment”.
Every mainstream media outlet is covering the protests contesting the elections results in Belarus. Could this be the new Ukraine? Maybe not, but it is definitely a continuation of the White-West’s attempts to get closer to Russia’s border.
Caritas Internationalis is calling on the movers and shakers of the world to listen to Pope Francis’s appeal for a global ceasefire at a time in which the suffering of millions has been exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic.
“The coronavirus is very democratic in its transmission, but very elitist in its treatment”, a Vatican official has deplored.
Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič has renewed the Holy Father’s appeal for debt relief at an international level.
A Vatican official has urged the world “to press the reset button” on the system post-COVID and to forge “a new path”.
In an online address to the 73rd World Health Assembly, Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, the Permanent Representative of the Holy See to the UN in Geneva, has reiterated the Vatican’s “strong support” for a COVID-19 global ceasefire and the easing of international sanctions amid the pandemic.
During a telephone conversation with the French President, Pope Francis expressed his closeness and support to France, where Covid-19 has claimed more than 20,000 lives.