Category Archives: peace & reconciliation

Francis warns journalists against libel and fear-mongering

[Austen Ivereigh] Journalism should never stoke social fears over forced migration nor destroy people’s lives through defamatory claims, Pope Francis said today, as he suggested three points for media to reflect on. “Few professions have as much influence on society … Continue reading

Posted in migration/refugees, peace & reconciliation, Pope Francis, Pope Francis address

Mercy drives out fear, Pope tells Latin-American Church as Colombia signs historic peace accord

Pope Francis has used the longest video message of his pontificate to urge the Church of the Americas to show mercy in its pastoral care and to relieve the sufferings of a “wounded” people. The message to a major gathering of … Continue reading

Posted in mercy, peace & reconciliation

Pope Francis’s ‘prayer for protection from terrorism’

This afternoon at 6:00 p.m., en route to Campus Misericordiae for the World Youth Day Prayer Vigil with young people from around the world, Pope Francis made a brief visit to the Church of St. Francis directly opposite the Archbishop’s residence, … Continue reading

Posted in peace & reconciliation, Pope Francis, terrorist attacks

Colombia Church says future peace now depends on forgiveness and reconciliation

[Bess Twiston-Davies] In Colombia, a new hashtag is trending on Twitter: #theLastDayofWar. It refers to last Thursday, June 23rd, the date when, after 52 years of blood-curdling violence, the Colombian Government finally signed a ceasefire with the world’s largest terrorist … Continue reading

Posted in Latin America, peace & reconciliation