February 2013

No support for families headed by women in Sri Lanka
(Saturday, 2 February 2013 )


TRINCOMALEE (AsiaNews): The Women’s Desk of the National Fisheries Solidarity Organisation in Sri Lanka has released a report on households headed by women.

Titled, Empower women-headed families, ensure right to life, the report says that in some eastern villages, there are families are without shelter.

It report adds that among those who do have housing, their...

A day to pray that any kind of Holocaust never happens again
(Saturday, 2 February 2013 )


Vatican (Agencies): After his Angelus prayer on January 27, the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, Pope Benedict XVI said, “The memory of this immense tragedy, which above all struck so harshly the Jewish people, must represent for everyone a constant warning so that the horrors of the past are not repeated, so that every form of hatred and racism is overcome, and that respect for, and dignity of,...

Pope urges less sensationalism and more respectful dialogue on social networks
(Saturday, 2 February 2013 )


VATICAN CITY (CNS): In his message for World Communications Day, released on January 24, Pope Benedict XVI says that Christians are called to bring truth and values to the whole world—online and off—remembering that it is ultimately the power of God’s word that touches hearts, not sheer human effort.

The theme for 2013 is, Social Networks: Portals of Truth and Faith; New Spaces for...