Posts Tagged ‘Paris’

Muslims show support to Catholics grieving Notre-Dame

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Muslims in France are standing with Catholics grieving Paris’s fire-damaged Notre Dame Cathedral. Their vision of an inter-religious gathering to show their support was realised in Paris last Saturday, when they joined with Catholics and Christians of other religions in song and prayer. The celebration of inter-faith togetherness was organised by Christian movement Efesia as Read more

Archbishop of Paris sets pastoral priorities including lay people

Monday, September 10th, 2018

The Archbishop of Paris, Michel Aupetit has set new pastoral priorities for the coming year that include lay people for the coming year. Aupetit has called for a study into the possibility of housing families and lay people in the buildings of the Paris seminary building. Sharing meals and time for communal prayer, “seminarians will Read more

St Vincent de Paul in Paris leads effort to resettle migrants

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

Members of St Vincent de Paul in Paris are helping migrants by providing practical and spiritual help. Coordinating Catholic aid is Jerome Perrin, president of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Paris. Read more

Paris prosecutor says four arrested over failed church attack

Friday, November 18th, 2016

The Paris prosecutor says four men have been arrested over a failed attack on a suburban Parisian church last year. They were arrested separately on Tuesday. France’s LCI television said they may have provided logistical help to chief suspect Sid Ahmed Ghlam. Read more      

Pope urges prompt action on Paris climate change accord

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Pope Francis has urging the international community to act soon on the agreement reached at the Paris climate change talks. At his Angelus address on Sunday, the Pope congratulated world leaders on reaching the agreement. Implementing the plan, he said, will require “a concerted and generous commitment on the part of each one”. The Pope Read more

Papal shoes part of climate change action

Friday, December 4th, 2015

Pope Francis sent a pair of papal shoes for an art installation in Paris in support of climate change action ahead of the COP21 meeting. The papal shoes – black Oxfords – joined thousands of other sneakers, slippers and pumps in a symbolic march at the Place de la Republique. The art installation was a Read more

Paris: the problem is deeper than criminal acts

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

There’s something profoundly rotten about cultures that can give birth to the murderous behaviour on show in Paris last Friday. This is just the latest and probably most visible instance because it happened in one of the hubs of the European and North American news media. These hubs make things that happen in too many other Read more

Paris attacks: How should Christians deal with murderous Islamists?

Friday, November 20th, 2015

I’ve come to the conclusion that there are too many SOBs in the world. Islamic terrorists, dictators, neo-Nazis and everyday thugs. Perhaps we should put them all on an island and drop a bomb on it. But then that would make us the SOBs. Such is life. I’m being simplistic but the horror of Paris generates simple emotions: Read more

Vatican secretary of state re-iterates just war criteria

Friday, November 20th, 2015

The Vatican’s Secretary of State has supported military intervention to disarm an unjust aggressor in the wake of the Paris terror attacks. Speaking on Sunday, Cardinal Pietro Parolin cited conditions stipulated under Catholic just war doctrine. He said comments Pope Francis made in 2014 that it is “licit” to use force to disarm an unjust Read more

Pope condemns Paris attacks as barbarity, blasphemy

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Pope Francis has condemned any religious justification for the terrorist attacks in Paris last week as “blasphemy”. Speaking at his Sunday Angelus address at St Peter’s Square, the Pope expressed his pain at the violence and offered his condolences to France’s president and people. “Such barbarity leaves us bewildered and makes us ask ourselves how Read more