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Pope Francis ousts leadership of Caritas, church’s social service confederation

Aloysius John, secretary general of Caritas Internationalis since 2019, was removed Nov. 22 from his leadership of the humanitarian and social services confederation. He is pictured at Nov. 10 at COP27, the climate change conference held in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh

Pope Francis on Nov. 22 initiated a major shake-up within the Catholic Church’s leading humanitarian and social service confederation, removing its top leadership in response to an internal review process that reportedly revealed serious management and morale issues inside the organization.
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Posted: Nov. 22, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12831
Categories: NCRIn this article: Caritas Internationalis, development, social justice
Transmis : 22 nov. 2022 • Lien permanente : ecumenism.net/?p=12831
Catégorie : NCRDans cet article : Caritas Internationalis, development, social justice


Scholars outline history of the Pharisees and roots of harmful anti-Jewish stereotypes

'Christ Among the Pharisees' by Jacob Jordaens, circa 1660

Every religion has its demonology. When Malcolm X made this observation to Alex Haley as they collaborated on what was to become his posthumous autobiography, his immediate target was the antisemitic teaching promoted by Elijah Muhammed, from whose sect he had recently broken. His refusal to exempt any faith from the tendency to demonize others in order to validate itself remains as painfully relevant today as it was in 1965.
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Posted: Nov. 19, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12825
Categories: NCR, OpinionIn this article: anti-semitism, Jewish-Christian relations
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Catégorie : NCR, OpinionDans cet article : anti-semitism, Jewish-Christian relations


Pope Francis says Catholic Church committed cultural ‘genocide’ of Canada’s Indigenous peoples

Pope Francis answers questions from journalists aboard his flight from Iqaluit to Rome

Pope Francis on July 29 said that the Catholic Church’s treatment of Indigenous peoples in Canada amounted to a cultural “genocide” and warned against a colonialist mindset that continues to view Native peoples and customs as “inferior.”

Francis said that “taking away the children, changing the culture and mentality” and erasing “an entire culture” was effectively a “genocide.”

The pope’s remarks came during an inflight press conference en route back to Rome after his July 24-29 trip to Canada, where he apologized on multiple occasions for the abuse that Indigenous children suffered at Catholic-run residential schools, as well as for the church’s adoption of policies that stripped away Indigenous culture.
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Posted: July 30, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12320
Categories: NCRIn this article: Indigenous peoples, papal visit, Pope Francis, Reconciliation
Transmis : 30 juil. 2022 • Lien permanente : ecumenism.net/?p=12320
Catégorie : NCRDans cet article : Indigenous peoples, papal visit, Pope Francis, Reconciliation