Ten tones of humanitarian aid have, in the past few days, been handed over to the flood-stricken population of Mocoa, in Colombia’s southern Putumayo region thanks to a special collection set up by the Colombian Catholic Church and the local Caritas office.
Reflecting on the declining numbers of Catholics in many countries, author Chris Lowney talks about his latest book, published this week, entitled “Everyone leads: how to revitalize the Catholic Church”.
Bishop David Motiuk (left) and Bishop Ken Nowakowski (right) with Christopher Wells in the offices of Vatican Radio.
“Silence in the face of the suppression of unborn life makes us complicit in the crime of abortion.” That, in synthesis, is the message of the Mexican bishops in a communique sent on the national ‘Day for Life’ celebrated on 25 March, the Solemnity of the Annunciation.
A portion of the currently existing border wall between the United States and Mexico.
Peru’s Bishops have urged flood-stricken communities to keep hope alive and warn against the exploitation of land which derives from disregard towards “sister nature”. Floods and landslides in the nation have killed dozens and caused devastation across large swathes of the country.