Long-suffering, hurricane ravaged Haiti

The geographical distance between the richest country in the Western Hemisphere and the poorest is only about 700 miles. But the economic distance between the United States and Haiti is astronomical. Poverty certainly exists in the U.S., but the percentage and severity of poverty in Haiti is far worse. According to the U.N.’s World Food… Continue reading Long-suffering, hurricane ravaged Haiti

In World Food Day message, Pope criticises ‘ruinous’ impact of GM foods

The Pope said that we mustn’t ignore the ‘cycle of the seasons’ Pope Francis has warned against the use of genetically modified foods in a message to mark World Food Day. In his message for World Food Day, which was observed on October 14 and promoted by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, the Pope… Continue reading In World Food Day message, Pope criticises ‘ruinous’ impact of GM foods

The Holy Father commends UN's resolution on Peace for the Middle-East

Pope Francis told the crowd gathered around the Christmas tree in St. Peter’s Square during his Angelus address on Sunday that he was thinking of “beloved Syria”. He deeply expressed his gratitude to the international community over the approval of the agreement endorsing an international road map for a peace process in Syria. The Pontiff… Continue reading The Holy Father commends UN's resolution on Peace for the Middle-East

Vatican spokesman declines to speculate on what Pope will say during US engagements

Francis will meet President Obama, speak at a joint meeting of Congress and address the UN during his time in America Despite repeated questions from journalists on what Pope Francis will say to President Barack Obama, a joint meeting of Congress and the United Nations on any range of potential subjects, Vatican spokesman Jesuit Father… Continue reading Vatican spokesman declines to speculate on what Pope will say during US engagements

UN will fly Vatican flag for first time during Pope's visit

The Vatican flag will fly at UN headquarters in New York for the first time on September 25, the date when Pope Francis will speak there. The UN and the Holy See agreed that the Vatican flag would be raised in the morning with no special ceremony, at the same time that flags of other… Continue reading UN will fly Vatican flag for first time during Pope's visit