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Refugees and the Olympic spirit

RIO DE JANEIRO (SE): “I extend my greetings and wish you success at the Olympic Games in Rio—that your courage and strength find expression through the Olympic Games and serve as a cry for peace and solidarity,” Pope Francis wrote in a letter addressed to each one of the 14 members of the first ever team to represent, not a country, but a people with no soil of their own on which to place their feet.

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Sing the song of life in the world says pope

HONG KONG (SE): World Youth Day 2013 ended in spectacular fashion as around three million people shoehorned themselves onto the famed Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, drinking in the last few words to be uttered by the first bishop of Rome from Latin America, Pope Francis, on his first return to his native continent.

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