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Pope compares war on Ukraine to famine caused by Stalin

Ukrainians, with photos of missing soldiers, wait for Pope Francis to arrive in St. Peter's Square for the Wednesday audience

Pope Francis has drawn a parallel between Russia’s war on Ukraine and the “Holodomor” – the man-made famine that Soviet ruler Joseph Stalin orchestrated in the early 1930s and which led to the death of five million Ukrainians.

The pope made the comparison – the first time he’s ever done so publicly – during his Wednesday general audience in St. Peter’s Square. He even went so far as to agree that the Holodomor, which means “to kill by starvation”, truly was a “genocide”.
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Posted: Nov. 24, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12846
Categories: La CroixIn this article: genocide, Pope Francis, Russia, Ukraine
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Catégorie : La CroixDans cet article : genocide, Pope Francis, Russia, Ukraine


Church leaders commend Jordanian king for speaking up for Christians at UN assembly

Jordan's King Abdullah II

Patriarchs and heads of Churches in Jerusalem have expressed their gratitude to Jordan’s King Abdullah II for telling the UN General Assembly about Christians in Jerusalem and his promise to help preserve the city’s Christian identity.

The Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant leaders in a statement said they “express our utmost gratitude and appreciation” to the king “for his true and honest description of the Christian reality” in the Holy Land, especially in Jerusalem and said they applauded him for his “public commitment to protect our communities’ historical and legal status quo, thus preserving our safety and future”.
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Posted: Sept. 29, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12540
Categories: La CroixIn this article: Holy Land, Jerusalem, Middle East
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Catégorie : La CroixDans cet article : Holy Land, Jerusalem, Middle East


Pope calls for the ‘courage’ to ‘abandon fossil fuels’

Pope Francis speaks to young people in Assisi

Pope Francis has told young economists, entrepreneurs and university researchers that the world’s development model must be seriously questioned and reformed without delay.

The pope made his appeal this past Saturday in Assisi before a thousand young adults from around the world who were gathered in Assisi for a three-day meeting titled “The Economy of Francesco”, which explored ways to create sustainable and ecologically viable development.
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Posted: Sept. 26, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12525
Categories: La CroixIn this article: economy, environment, Pope Francis
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Catégorie : La CroixDans cet article : economy, environment, Pope Francis


Pope, Yad Vashem chief discuss cooperation on Holocaust education

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Pope Francis receiving the Yad Vashem president, Dani Dayan, in the Vatican

Dani Dayan, head of the Holocaust center in Jerusalem, describes Pope Francis as a friend and an ally in the mission to defeat antisemitism. Pope Francis met with the chairman of the Yad Vashem (World Holocaust Remembrance Center) and the two discussed ways to prevent antisemitism and increase cooperation on Holocaust education. Dani Dayan, the head of the center in Jerusalem, described Pope Francis as a friend and an ally in the mission to defeat antisemitism. Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem, is universally recognized as the ultimate source for Holocaust education, documentation and research.

The meeting that took place on June 9 was also attended by Rafi Schutz, Israel’s ambassador to the Holy See. Pope Francis and Dayan both share Buenos Aires as their birthplace and were able to converse in their native Spanish. The discussion focused on ongoing collaborative efforts by Yad Vashem and the Catholic Church on “Holocaust remembrance, education and documentation, and to discuss efforts to fight antisemitism and racism worldwide,” Yad Vashem said in a statement.
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Posted: June 9, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=11689
Categories: La CroixIn this article: anti-semitism, Catholic, Pope Francis, Shoah
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Catégorie : La CroixDans cet article : anti-semitism, Catholic, Pope Francis, Shoah