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Pandemic is ‘our long Good Friday’

The Bishop of Plymouth has described the period we are living through as “a long Good Friday”. Recognising the loss of normal services, as well as the ordinary pastoral activity of the Church, during the pandemic, Bishop Mark O’Toole encouraged people to recognise the...

Anger as elderly pressured into signing DNR forms

Older people are feeling pressured into signing ‘Do Not Attempt CPR’ forms during the Covid-19 pandemic, a coalition of charities said. Organisations supporting the elderly said they were hearing ‘shocking examples’ of blanket decisions seemingly being made about the...

Google searches for ‘prayer’ skyrocket amid Covid-19 pandemic

Google searches for ‘prayer’ have surged worldwide as cases of Covid-19 have grown. The rising interest in seeking information about ‘prayer’ on Google ‘skyrocketed in March when the virus went global’, wrote Jeanet Sinding Bentzen, an associate professor at the...

Cardinal Pell released from prison after court overturns conviction

Cardinal George Pell has been released from prison after 405 days behind bars after the seven judges of the High Court of Australia unanimously overturned the original December 2018 jury verdict that found him guilty on five counts of molesting two 13-year-old...

Migration issue transcends narrow view of security, self-interest, says pope

Diplomats have a duty to uphold human rights for all people, especially those fleeing their countries due to war, poverty and environmental challenges, Pope Francis told new ambassadors to the Vatican.

The issue of migration “has an intrinsically ethical dimension that transcends national borders and narrow conceptions of security and self-interest,” the pope said on 17th May.

“None of us can ignore our moral responsibility to challenge the ‘globalisation of indifference’ that all too often looks the other way in the face of tragic situations of injustice calling for an immediate humanitarian response,” he said.

The pope’s comments came in a speech welcoming new ambassadors to the Vatican from Tanzania, Lesotho, Pakistan, Mongolia, Denmark, Ethiopia and Finland.

Speaking to the group of diplomats, the pope said the work of international diplomacy “is grounded in the shared conviction” of the unity and dignity of all men and women.

Picture: Pope Francis greets new ambassadors to the Holy See during an audience in the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican on 17th May. Welcoming new ambassadors from seven countries, the pope said that migration “has an intrinsically ethical dimension.” (CNS photo/Vatican Media).

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OTHER NEWS

Pandemic is ‘our long Good Friday’

The Bishop of Plymouth has described the period we are living through as “a long Good Friday”. Recognising the loss of normal services, as well as the ordinary pastoral activity of the Church, during the pandemic, Bishop Mark O’Toole encouraged people to recognise the...

Anger as elderly pressured into signing DNR forms

Older people are feeling pressured into signing ‘Do Not Attempt CPR’ forms during the Covid-19 pandemic, a coalition of charities said. Organisations supporting the elderly said they were hearing ‘shocking examples’ of blanket decisions seemingly being made about the...

Google searches for ‘prayer’ skyrocket amid Covid-19 pandemic

Google searches for ‘prayer’ have surged worldwide as cases of Covid-19 have grown. The rising interest in seeking information about ‘prayer’ on Google ‘skyrocketed in March when the virus went global’, wrote Jeanet Sinding Bentzen, an associate professor at the...

Cardinal Pell released from prison after court overturns conviction

Cardinal George Pell has been released from prison after 405 days behind bars after the seven judges of the High Court of Australia unanimously overturned the original December 2018 jury verdict that found him guilty on five counts of molesting two 13-year-old...