Posts Tagged ‘hunger strike’

Franciscan brother’s hunger strike highlights conditions in Brazil

Monday, August 20th, 2018

Franciscan Brother Sergio Gorgen and five of his Brazilian compatriots, have been on a hunger strike since the end of July to highlight the deteriorating conditions many Brazilians have to live with. The hunger strikers are denouncing the social policies adopted by the current administration and the country’s court system. They say the system is Read more

Bishops call on Government to respect Manus detainees

Friday, February 20th, 2015

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands is asking the PNG government and the Australian government to give the asylum seekers a full and efficient refugee status determination process in the Manus Detention Centre: To provide safe and humane conditions for the asylum seekers Not to force the asylum seekers Read more

79 year old Cardinal on hunger strike

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun started a three-day fast in Hong Kong this morning, October 19, to express his “grief” at the recent decision by the Court of Final Appeal rejecting the Catholic Church’s appeal against the Government’s policy over the management of state-aided schools in this Special Autonomous Region of China. “To show my grief, Read more