Posts Tagged ‘Sanctions’

Call to return silenced priests to ministry in jubilee year

Friday, November 27th, 2015

A call has been made for Rome to allow priests silenced for expressing unorthodox views to return to full ministry as part of the Year of Mercy. The annual meeting of the Association of Catholic Priests in Ireland this week heard that six of their members had faced sanctions for their views. Among their number Read more

Sanctions imposed on Russia — another view

Friday, August 14th, 2015

The other day there was an item on CathNews expressing dismay and anger by anti-poverty campaigners, at hundreds of tonnes of food being destroyed by the order of Vladimir Putin. This is much less than half the story and the other side needs to be aired also. When Western nations impose sanctions on other nations, Read more

Outrage as Russia destroys tonnes of Western food

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

Hundreds of tonnes of food from Western nations have been destroyed in Russia as part of campaign ordered by President Vladimir Putin. The destruction has caused an outcry from anti-poverty campaigners who say the food should have been given to the poor A petition against the action on has already attracted more than 300,000 Read more

McCully considers lifting sanctions

Friday, March 16th, 2012

New Zealand foreign minister Murray McCully says he’s keeping an open mind about sanctions on Fiji, after Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama announced plans last week to consult the public on a new constitution, which is expected to be ready by next February.

Commodore Bainimarama, who seized power in a 2006 coup, said the new constitution would enshrine principles of one-person-one-vote, an independent judiciary and transparent governance.

According to a media report, Mr McCully said Wellington saw the consultation as a step in the right direction for Fiji, and it was keeping an open mind about post-coup sanctions.

“We’ve never ruled out looking at the sanctions,” he said.

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