Pope repeats plea “for a new and more inclusive socio-economic paradigm that reflects the truth that we are a single human family”
Environmental abuse is “nothing other than a sin”, denounces Orthodox leader as he receives an honorary doctorate at the Franciscan-run Pontifical University Antonianum in Rome
Academics interpret Francis’ welcoming of business activity, condemnation of corruption as evidence of his support for eco-social market economy
“Although current levels of food production are more than sufficient to feed the world’s population, food is not where it should be and one in nine lacks access to daily meals”, decries Archbishop Gabriele Caccia
“Poverty, decadence and suffering in one part of the earth are a breeding ground for problems that will end up affecting the entire planet”, warns Francis
The confederation of Catholic charities calls for “strong political will and commitment” to tackle fact 11% of world’s population lives in hunger
Doing away with inequality “requires more than economic growth”, insists Holy See Permanent Observer to UN in New York Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia
“This is our Mother Church; this is the messenger of God”, Francis said at the Sunday Angelus of Father Júlio Renato Lancellotti
Declaration of the ‘Faith for Nature’ Multi-Faith Action Conference from Iceland: “Current extremes of wealth and poverty need to give way to greater equity and justice”
In a High-level meeting at the UN, the Holy See has decried the “dehumanisation, violence and brutality” suffered by women and girls worldwide.
“Indifference is the great evil that leads to a self-centred world, turned in on itself”, Pope Francis has warned in a new interview.
German Catholic Workers have thrown their support behind a Europe-wide push for an unconditional basic income.
“Authentic and lasting international peace cannot rest on a balance of military power, but upon mutual trust”, the Holy See has reminded the world.
Pope Francis on Saturday decried the injustice of what he called “pharmaceutical poverty”, denouncing that those who live in need are poor even in medicines, treatment and health.
“Those who live to exploit nature end up exploiting people and treating them like slaves”, Pope Francis warned today in his Wednesday General Audience, insisting that contemplation of and care for the environment are “two attitudes that show the way to correct and rebalance our relationship as human beings with creation”.
(Source: CD/Vatican News) The Holy See Press Office on Friday confirmed that Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle has tested positive to…
What social and political structures and what social beliefs would collapse with the introduction of a universal basic income (UBI)?
On Saturday August 29 a centre for the Roma was inaugurated in Croatia, where Europe’s largest ethnic minority numbers over 35,000 people, mainly concentrated in the north.
In his Wednesday General Audience today, Pope Francis called for “antibodies” of solidarity to heal “systems of injustice” and “oppression”, and warned that “solidarity today is the road to take towards a post-pandemic world, towards the healing of our interpersonal and social sicknesses”.
To prevent war, we must fight injustice and poverty, care for the environment and watch our language, a German bishop has said.
Luis Ritto was from 2006 to 2011 the ambassador of the European Union to the Holy See. Today, he is the professor emeritus of the International School for Protocol and Diplomacy (ISPD) in Brussels, Belgium.
“People are worth more than things, they are more valuable than any riches we possess”, Pope Francis has stressed.
Pedro Casaldàliga – the Spanish-born Claretian missionary, prophet and voice of conscience to the world against all forms of injustice who served for over three decades as Bishop of São Félix do Araguaia in the Brazilian Amazon – died Saturday at the age of 92.
At the Angelus today, Pope Francis called for “solidarity and creativity” to solve post-COVID poverty and unemployment, as he pleaded for the “converging commitment of all political and economic leaders” in tackling the social consequences of the pandemic, since “families and society cannot continue without work”.
The Catholic Church, in its missionary commitment in many parts of the world, is paying for its contribution to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic which does not spare peoples and nations from all continents.
“Trafficking in persons should have no place in the human family”, the Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the UN in Geneva, Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, clamoured in a session last week of the UN Human Rights Council.
It is not surprising that social services and assistance projects of all sorts pop up at the beginning of summer in Italy in an effort to accompany the many elderly people left alone in the cities during the hot months of July and August when families go on holiday and support systems close.
The health and economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic are not equally felt. From the United States to Brazil and the United Kingdom, low-wage workers are suffering more than others and communities of color are most vulnerable to the virus.