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THURSDAY 11 JULY 2019, IN TERRIS

Establishing the Unknown Migrant Day

A petition dedicated to the invisible victims we cannot be divided on and whose memory we must honour

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our Holiness the Pope Francis, Honorable Antonio Guterres, David Sassoli and Giuseppe Conte, do you remember Aylan Kurdi, the three-year-old child wearing a red T-shirt and blue shorts lying on a Turkish beach after drowning? His picture spread around the world, but without teaching us anything. Do you remember the fourteen-year-old teenager travelling to Italy with his school report sewn to his jacket to prove he deserved to live in our country? He died in the Mediterranean Sea, without...
MONDAY 12 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

Pitch invasion: soccer league suspended

After the gun-toting owner of Thessaloniki marched onto the field

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reece indefinitely suspended its soccer league on Monday, a day after the gun-toting owner of PAOK Thessaloniki marched onto the field following a disputed goal at the end of a match. Giorgos Vasileiadis, the cabinet member in charge of sports, met with Greece’s prime minister and said league play was suspended, adding it would not restart “if there is not a new, clear framework agreed to by all so we can move forward with conditions and regulations.” PAOK owner Ivan...

MONDAY 12 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

Pope encourages French politicians to create a more human society

Francis met a group of French politicians and their bishops to build bridges

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ope Francis on Monday encouraged French politicians in their commitment to the common good by creating a more just, human and fraternal society, keeping in mind especially the needs of migrants and refugees.    Building bridges between people Meeting some 300 politicians, parliamentarians and their bishops from the Marseilles episcopal province, the Pope urged them to build bridges between people who find themselves in different social, economic, cultural...
MONDAY 12 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

Trump doesn’t set age for guns

Trump’s tweet came after his White House put out a plan to combat school shootings

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resident Donald Trump said Monday that he is “watching court cases and rulings” before taking action on raising age limits for purchasing some firearms, arguing that there is “not much political support (to put it mildly).” Trump’s tweet came after his White House put out a plan to combat school shootings that doesn’t increase the minimum age for purchasing assault weapons to 21 — an idea Trump publicly favored just last month — and leaves the...

MONDAY 12 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

Civilians leave Syrian rebel enclave as army advances

Small group of Syrian civilians left the rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta

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small group of Syrian civilians left the rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta just outside of Damascus on Monday while the area’s largest armed rebel group said it agreed with Russian forces to have the wounded evacuated from the besieged territory. State-run Syrian TV broadcast footage showing a group of men, women and children it says left the town of Madyara after it was captured by Syrian troops on Sunday. The TV showed several women carrying babies and welcoming the Syrian army,...
MONDAY 12 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

Good Friday collection for Holy Land

Congregation for Eastern Churches to support those fleeing from violence in Syria and Iraq

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he annual Good Friday collection for the Holy Land was launched on Monday, with an appeal for funds to support the people and places in the lands where Jesus lived. Catholic Churches in countries around the globe have traditionally made a special collection in Lent, with the money being used for restoration and upkeep of the holy sites, care of pilgrims, and assistance to needy Christian families throughout the region. Franciscan Custody in charge of holy sites Most of the money from...