MONDAY 12 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS
British lawmaker says the poisoning of Sergei Skripal
senior British lawmaker says the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter is “looking awfully like it was state-sponsored attempted murder.” Tom Tugendhat, chairman of the Foreign Affairs committee, told the BBC it was too early to know for sure, but he was expecting to hear from Prime Minister Theresa May on the subject soon. “And, frankly, I would be surprised if she did not point the finger at the Kremlin,” he added. May is chairing a National Security...
TUESDAY 06 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS
Britain will respond if Russia’s involvement is established in the case of an ex-spy
ritain will respond “appropriately and robustly” if Russia’s involvement is established in the case of an ex-Russian spy who became critically ill after coming into contact with an “unknown substance” in southern England, the U.K. foreign secretary said Tuesday. Boris Johnson told lawmakers in the House of Commons that he wasn’t “pointing fingers” as to who might be responsible for the collapse of Sergei Skripal, who was found slumped on a...
TUESDAY 12 DECEMBER 2017, IN TERRIS
The Extraordinary Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church, which solemnly celebrated the 100th anniversary of the restoration of the Patriarchate, concluded in Moscow on December 2. In addition to examining the delicate issue of recognition of the remains of "holy imperial martyrs" and the evaluation of a series of disciplinary matters of ecclesiastical life, the Synod appealed to Ukraine’s "separate" Orthodox jurisdictions to restore "Eucharistic communion and prayer", receiving in...
TUESDAY 21 NOVEMBER 2017, IN TERRIS
The Kremlin leader acclaims "results" achieved. For Moscow, the "definitive" defeat of the rebel groups is imminent and it is time to "shift" attention to the "political process".
Russia is about to end its military operation in Syria that tipped the scales in the devastating war in favor of government forces, President Vladimir Putin said at surprise talks with Syrian President Bashar Assad. Russian President Vladimir Putin surprised his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad, congratulating him with the "results" obtained in the fight against terrorism in the Arab country at war since March 2011. Putin hosted Assad in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Monday ahead of...
MONDAY 09 OCTOBER 2017, IN TERRIS
Diplomatic row sparked by the arrest of a Turkish staffer at the American mission in Istanbul.
The United States and Turkey on Sunday scaled back visa issuing services in each other's countries in a deepening diplomatic row sparked by the arrest of a Turkish staffer at the American mission in Istanbul. The American embassy in Ankara said that "recent events" forced the US government to reassess Turkey's "commitment" to the security of US mission services and personnel in the country. In order to minimise the number of visitors while the assessment is carried out, "effective...
WEDNESDAY 23 AUGUST 2017, IN TERRIS
The Secretary of State, Archbishop Pietro Parolin, talks with Russian Foreign Minister Serghei Lavrov
Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergej Lavrov for talks on Tuesday, during which they discussed issues of international concern and agreed to visa-free diplomatic travel. During the press conference following their talks, the Holy See and the Russian Federation signed an Agreement waiving visa requirements for holders of diplomatic passports. Cardinal Parolin and Foreign Minister Lavrov called this a sign of the two countries’ desire to...
WEDNESDAY 26 JULY 2017, IN TERRIS
The bill passed almost unanimously in the Lower House. It is now awaiting the Senate debate.
The US House of Representatives yesterday approved a package of sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea. But in particular the bill wants to prevent President Donald Trump from imposing sanctions unilaterally in his role as president of the United States. The text demands that it is prerogative of the US administration to intervene with sanctions, including in relation to the alleged interference by Russian leader Vladimir Putin in the US presidential elections of 2016. Senior...
FRIDAY 23 JUNE 2017, IN TERRIS
The celebrations will take place on June 24 and 25 in Fatima, with the participation of Lebanese patriarchs and bishops.
It has often been said that macro-history finds its sense in micro-history, at least insofar as some hidden bonds can connect seemingly unrelated events. This applies to the apparition of the Virgin Mary in Fatima (13 May -13 October 1917). For the Catholic Church, there are no doubts about its veracity; hence the importance attached to its first centennial. Pope Francis, whose pontificate is based on this, consecrated the Immaculate Heart of Mary to the world, on 13 October 2013, before the...
TUESDAY 16 MAY 2017, IN TERRIS
The inventor, or better, one of the creators of the terrible suicide online game known as “the Blue Whale game” has a name and a surname: Philipp Budeikin, 22 years, student of psychology, currently detained in a prison in St Petersburg, arrested for having instigated hundreds of adolescents to take their own life throughout the country. Icy eyes and insane words, the 22 years old boy was hardly repentant of what he did with his perversion, and he just spoke few words: "There are people...
THURSDAY 04 MAY 2017, IN TERRIS
It was Easter Sunday, on 26 March 1967, when the Holy Father Paul VI, gave to all men of good will one of the fundamental text of the Social Doctrine of the Church: the Encyclical Populorum Progressio (PP), for the promotion of the development of peoples. Inequalities Probably for the first time for the Church, the social question emerged from the geographical and cultural boundaries of Europe and was addressed to the whole world: the first two Apostolic Journeys in Latin America and in...
Francis visited the Sant'Egidio Community on 50th anniversary
Frightening things about Pakistan’s blasphemy law
FLORIDA SCHOOL SHOOTING
After massacre of 17 people by a teenager
Church of Africa about women
POPE' APOSTOLIC JOURNEY
Pope Francis’ apostolic journey to three Baltic States
Hansen, S.J. about the lack of women in leadership roles in the Roman Curia
Francis met the International Catholic Migration Commission
Friday a penitential celebration presided over by Pope Francis