Christian world

Pope appeals for peace in the Caucasus

Pope Francis appeals to leaders in Armenia and Azerbaijan to find a negotiated solution to the crisis in the region.

Pope Francis has appealed to conflicting parties in the Caucasus nations of Armenia and Azerbaijan to “accomplish concrete deeds of goodwill and fraternity” for a peaceful solution.

An encyclical for all brothers and sisters

Pope Francis and members of the faithful participating in the General Audience of 23 October 2019

While waiting to know the contents of the document, there has been some discussion about the title and how to translate it inclusively. An encyclical, though, is per se a universal text, and Pope Francis truly wants to speak to the heart of each and every person. The Holy See Press Office announces that the text will be published on 4 October.

Sixth-century Church Found by Circassian Village Near Mount Tabor

Sixth-century Church Found by Circassian Village Near Mount Tabor
Sixth-century Church Found by Circassian Village Near Mount Tabor
Sixth-century Church Found by Circassian Village Near Mount Tabor
Sixth-century Church Found by Circassian Village Near Mount Tabor

Move a rock in Israel, find an archaeological site. Now, ahead of building a playground for kiddies in the Circassian village of Kafr Kama, archaeologists conducting a “salvage excavation” have found the ruins of a 1,300-year-old church dating to the Byzantine period.

Genocide of Orthodox Christians and Minorities in Ethiopia

Various reports from Ethiopia state that various radical Oromo groups back in action, killing and murdering innocent non-Oromo ethnic population.

All began with the killing of the popular Oromo musician Haacaaluu Hundeessaa earlier this week. His murder unleashed the terror on non-ormo ethnic communities by Ormo radicals. The police detained a few people in response to the murder.

UNICEF: Future of 600 million children in South Asia at risk due to pandemic

The author of a new UNICEF report says that more than 600 million children in South Asia will see their life prospects diminished over the coming months unless urgent action is taken.

This week, the UN Children’s Agency, UNICEF warned that the Coronavirus pandemic is “unravelling decades of health, education and other advances for children across South Asia”.