Neccesary joint action for peace

Neccesary joint action for peace Publicado en

MADRID, Spain.
Videos with testimonies and images of victims of the attacks with apparent chemical weapons used in the long war in Syria against civilians, in particular women and children, are proliferating in the media and social media. They are so shocking that they produce consternation, indignation, and pain. In response to such an atrocity, at dawn on Saturday, April 14, the United States, France and the United Kingdom launched a joint attack, which likewise will generate negative consequences. Because of these actions, a diplomatic offensive began with still uncertain results.

Appeal for peace

Pope Francis, after praying Regina Coeli on the third Sunday of Easter from the Pontifical Balcony in St. Peter's Square, said: "I am deeply concerned about the current world situation, in which, despite the instruments available to the international community, it is difficult to agree on a common action in favor of peace in Syria and other regions of the world." And he launched a new and urgent appeal to all political leaders for justice and peace to prevail and assured his "unceasingly prayer" for peace, inviting all the people of good will "to continue doing so."

In difficult times, Saint Pedro Poveda invited us "to redouble prayer." Following this invitation, we join together to pray for peace and to build peace.

Latin American journalism is in mourning


On April 13, the president of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno, confirmed the death of journalist Javier Ortega (32), photographer Paul Rivas (46) and the driver, Efrain Segarra (60), all members of the journalistic team of El Comercio  (from that country), kidnapped on March 26 by FARC dissidents in southern Colombia.

Pope Francis also remembered them and expressed his sorrow after receiving the news of the murder, assuring his prayer for them and for their respective families and making himself close to the beloved Ecuadorian people.

The Information Department team of the Teresian Association expressed sorrow and solidarity with the families, El Comercio newspaper and the people of Ecuador through social media for the unjust murders.




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