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(Vatican Radio) The Syrian army confirmed on Monday that a “regime of calm” has been extended for a further 48 hours around Damascus, the country’s capital.This cessation of hostilities in the capital comes after a resurgence of violence in the country’s northern Aleppo region, which has seen more than 250 people killed in the last 9 days, and threatens to destabilize the 9 week truce put in place by UN officials.Vatican Radio’s Georgia Gogarty spoke with Patrick Nicholson, the Director of Communications at Caritas Internationalis, about the current situation, following his trip to Damascus last week.Listen: Nicholson described Damascus as “calm when you go there”, however there is an “air of tension”. People are choosing to continue with their daily lives, and attempting to live as normally as possible despite the constant threat of air strikes and suicide attacks, as was the case last week.When asked about the state of the re...
South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit has called on his new cabinet ministers, in the newly formed Government of National Unity (GNU) to see themselves as colleagues belonging to one big family. President Kiir said the new unity government should work to overcome insecurity in the country. He cautioned cabinet members against disunity.Kiir warned the new cabinet to avoid the blame game if they were to make tangible progress in delivering services to the people. He was speaking during the first cabinet meeting of the GNU shortly after ministers were sworn-in.The South Sudan President further said the unity government must forget about what had happened in the past and instead look to the future. He emphasised the government’s commitment to accepting collaborative efforts saying this was the only sure way to stabilising the country’s political, socio-economic situation.The President believes some issues of disagreement between the government and SPLM/A-in-opp...
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has written a letter to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in reference to the situation in the country. The chief of the Vatican Press Office, Father Federico Lombardi sj confirmed the news without giving information about the letter’s contents, on Monday.Amid triple-digit inflation rates, Venezuela is undergoing one of the most serious economic crises of its history and basic goods and food are increasingly difficult to find. Shortages have led to smuggling and a thriving black market while power outages have led to looting."The Pope is following with great attention and participation the situation in Venezuela,” Lombardi said and cited the pontiff’s “most recent public remarks” and the “ample passage, very eloquent” which the Pope dedicated to Venezuela on Easter Sunday in the message before the Urbi et Orbi Blessing.The Pope said: “With the weapons of love, God has defeated selfishness and death...
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila met with HIV patients and their families on April 30 at the San Lazaro Hospital in Sta. Cruz, Manila.The Cardinal told the people with HIV to have courage and "never lose their faith." It was an emotional moment for the cardinal, who spent half an hour with around 25 patients and their families.Father Emerico Sixto San Juan, who was also inside the ward, said the cardinal urged the patients to keep praying and find their strength from faith."The cardinal told them to have courage and keep their faith in God," said Father San Juan, who is also the rector of the San Carlos Minor Seminary.Cardinal Tagle, who just came from a three-day Caritas Solidarity Conference in Nepal, also spoke with the patients' families and warned against the damage done to children when they see their parents fighting. The cardinal said it is normal that couples fight but urged them not to end the day without making peace."Cardinal told the ...
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis is to receive 6 thousand homeless people from all over Europe, who will be making a pilgrimage to Rome from November 11th to 13th, at the close of the Year of Mercy.Organized by the FRATELLO Association – an initiative born in the wake of the 2014 pilgrimage of 150 people then living on the streets in France – the 2016 pilgrimage is one in which organizations throughout Europe aiding the poorest and most vulnerable brothers and sisters in society are invited to participate.The event program for the 2016 European Festival of Joy and Mercy, includes catechetical sessions – including several occasions to pray with and hear from Pope Francis – group activities organized by language, and breakout sessions with team leaders. 
The Bishop of Nsukka Diocese in Nigeria, Godfrey Igwebuike Onah has joined people of his area in accusing local police and security of literally abandoning them when herdsmen brutally attacked the mostly farming area. The killings termed by some Nigerian media as a “blood bath” took place on 25 April 2016 and were perpetrated by invading militants suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.The figures vary but estimates say as many as 40 innocent people of Nimbo in Uzo-Uwani local Government Area, Enugu State may have been killed. Nigeria’s mass-circulating daily, ‘This Day,' quoting local sources, put the figure of those killed at 48. In a Press Statement entitled, “Stop the Madness,” Bishop Onah accused the local police and security forces of “tactically withdrawing” shortly before the attack only to return to the scene later. He also said the police and local security made no attempt to pursue immediately and arrest the perpetrators.The ...
(Vatican Radio) On the Sixth Sunday of Easter at the Pontifical Scots College in Rome, three seminarians were ordained to the diaconate.Listen: The three men were ordained by Bishop Joseph Toal from the Diocese of Motherwell in Scotland. Paul Denney, Bernard Mournian and Jonathan Whitworth have been in priestly formation for six years. The men are now transitional deacons, meaning that they have made promises of obedience and celibacy. They intend to be ordained to the priesthood in Scotland next year.Whitworth, from the Diocese of Paisley and a student of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, said the entire day was a humbling experience. Reflecting on the Mass, he noted, “What comes to mind is the Litany of the Saints, when we were prostrated on the ground. When you hear the names of the saints being called out, asking them for their petitions, it is a deeply humbling experience. That’s what will stay with me forever, I’...
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Monday received the participants in the General Chapter of the The Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy – the Mercedarian Order – which was founded in 1218 by Saint Peter Nolasco, as an international community of priests and brothers, who live a life of prayer and communal fraternity based on the Rule of Saint Augustine, with the distinguishing characteristic of their charism being their willingness – expressed in a special vow – to lay down their lives for those in danger, especially those in danger of losing their faith.Mercedarians have always understood the redemption of captives as a permanent service for the faith of those Christians who were most in danger of denying Jesus Christ and, as a result, in danger of losing their souls.The Mercedarians are celebrating their General Chapter in view of the upcoming 800th Jubilee of their Order’s founding.In remarks prepared for the occasion and delivered on Monday mo...
(Vatican Radio) The President of the Pontifical Council of Justice and Peace, Cardinal Peter Turkson, on Monday opened an international seminar entitled “Sustainable development and the future of work  in the context of the Jubilee of Mercy” taking place in Rome.Cardinal Turkson said it is “essential to seek comprehensive solutions which consider the interactions within natural systems themselves and with social systems.”“We are faced not with two separate crises, one environmental and the other social, but rather with one complex crisis which is both social and environmental,” – he said – “Strategies for a solution demand an integrated approach to combating poverty, restoring dignity to the excluded, and at the same time protecting nature.” The full text of Cardinal Turkson’s speech is below “Sustainable development and the future of workin the context of the Jubilee of Mercy”Notre Dame U...
OSCEOLA, Ind. (AP) -- Ted Cruz's conservative crusade for the presidency fought for new life Monday ahead of an Indiana vote that could effectively end the GOP's primary season. The fiery Texas senator hinted at an exit strategy, even as he vowed to compete to the end against surging Republican front-runner Donald Trump....
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