Archivi tag: independence

AMERICA/PERU – The Church for the Bicentenary: the participation of the Church in independence and nation building

Lima – The Peruvian Catholic Church is participating in initiatives promoted by governmental, academic and civil institutions, for the Bicentenary of the Independence of Peru from Spain , although some have been modified or postponed due to the pandemic . The Bicentennial Commission, promoted by the Peruvian Episcopal Conference to commemorate and make visible the… Leggi tutto »

AMERICA/NICARAGUA – The Bishops: “we celebrate this Independence by committing ourselves to overcoming divisions and violent and selfish attitudes”

Managua – On the occasion of the Bicentenary of the independence of Central America, which is celebrated today, September 15, 2021, the Bishops’ Conference of Nicaragua urged Nicaraguan society to meditate on the “historical circumstances of the present”, and to pray that the nation has “wise and respected authorities” that “today it needs more than… Leggi tutto »

AMERICA/BRAZIL – Independence Day “should make us recognize that we are all brothers, including those with whom we disagree”

Brasilia – The President of the Bishops’ Conference of Brazil , Archbishop Walmor Oliveira de Azevedo, urged Christians “not to be indifferent” to social exclusion and stressed the importance of public measures for the return to work of the poor. “Hunger is the reality of almost 20 million Brazilians. The father who has no food… Leggi tutto »

AFRICA/SOUTH SUDAN – 10 years of independence marked by civil war: the appeals for peace by Pope Francis and Christian leaders

Juba – “As we mark ten years of our independence today, with pains in our hearts, there is little to celebrate. It is truly a difficult time and experience for us, the people of South Sudan. Our hearts continue to groan with pain, anguish, turmoil, despair, and misery as lives are lost every day in… Leggi tutto »