Posts Tagged ‘social problems’

Pandemic highlights social problems and inequality

Sunday, August 30th, 2020

The pandemic is highlighting and exacerbating social problems, especially inequality, Pope Francis said at his General Audience  last Wednesday. Focusing his talk on the fourth of his “Healing the World” series, Francis is urging everyone to check statistics to see how many children are dying of hunger because of a poor distribution of wealth and Read more

Strong support in Auckland for curbing gambling

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Nine out of every 10 people in Auckland want cuts to the number of poker machines in the poorest and most vulnerable parts of the city. A Curia poll found support from 87 per cent of respondents as lawmakers prepare to set new rules governing the availability of poker machines. Across the Auckland region there Read more

Churches need to address social problems in Samoa

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Churches in Samoa need to adapt so that they can tackle social problems in Samoa. The Chairman of the National Council of Churches (NCC), Reverend Kasiano Le’aupepe, says the churches must play a more active role in addressing social problems in Samoa. He says one of the biggest social problems in Samoa is the love Read more