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Root causes of people’s flight must be addressed

PORT MYTILENE (SE): Pope Francis fulfilled a long held ambition when he landed on the Greek island of Lesvos on the morning of April 16 to pay a 12-hour visit to the thousands of refugees who have sought shelter in trying conditions that are only lightened by the generosity of those who have welcomed them.

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Free market does not justify poverty and violence

 

ISTANBUL (AsiaNews): “Glory be to God on high and peace to people of good will,” the angels sang in announcing the birth of Our Lord, the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople notes in his Christmas homily for 2012.

He goes on to say that sadly, our earth is still a battleground, because humans continue to reject the message of the Lord, which urges us to obey his will and message of peace.

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