Electronic composer famous by his Award-winning score for the film Chariots of Fire, author of music to many other movies has died last Tuesday evening. The cause of death hasn’t been officially published yet. According to Greek journal web Ikonomikos Tachydromos, Vangelis died in hospital in France where he has been hospitalized with Covid-19.
On Wednesday, May 18, the Vatican’s Foreign Minister, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, began his visit to Ukraine. Accompanied by Andriy Yurash, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Vatican and Archbishop Mechyslav Mokshytsky, Chairman of the Conference of Roman Catholic Bishops of Ukraine, the diplomat met with Archbishop Ihor Wozniak, UGCC, and visited a camp for migrants in one of the Roman Catholic parishes in Lviv.
The Pope Francis welcomes the Missionaries of Mercy from around the world in the Paul VI Audience Hall on Monday, 25 April 2022. He called them back to Rome to meet, pray and share their experiences over this Divine Mercy Sunday weekend as well as a way to renew their ministry of being instruments of God’s mercy.
More than 5000 pilgrims from Slovakia were present on 30 April in Vatican. They come to Rome to give thanks to Pope Francis for his apostolic journey to Slovakia on 12-15 September 2021. The meeting was held in the Paul VI Hall and the Pope underlined in his address the importance of cultivating richness of diversity.
“When I came to see you –said the Pope–, I wanted to encourage you to walk the path of encounter, all together: young people, families, the elderly, the different communities that have historically been part of your society… search of harmony between diversity, a harmony that requires welcome, openness and creativity”.
On Sunday, May 15, Pope Francis canonized 10 men and women. This is the first time in more than two and a half years. Among the candidates was a Dutch priest, Titus Brandsma. A few days before the canonization, more than 60 journalists published an open letter to the pontiff asking him to declare the saint the patron saint of journalism. Why did they want this?
Maintaining a stable psychological state during the war is essential, especially in young children. Children should not see war. But unfortunately, we have already seen it in one form or another. What can parents do to help their child survive this experience, maintain mental health and become more psychologically resilient?
India is trying to change an age-old law to protect human rights and the freedom of nearly 1.4 billion people. Prime Minister Narendra Modi told India’s apex court that it will be re-examining the sedition law in India.
While back to History, the law of sedition was created by the British government as a tool to deal with any harsh criticism of the colonial administration and to employ it against the freedom fighters of the Indian national movement.
For the first time, Pope Francis came to a public audience in a wheelchair. It was caused by his recent health problems. He suffers from acute knee pain and according to doctors he shouldn’t walk for some time.
It is no secret that Francis in his age (85) is suffering from many health difficulties including acute knee pain. The Pope mentioned it openly with his characteristic sense of humor. “I have an inflamed ligament in my knee. It’s something that comes and goes. They say it only happens to old people, so I don’t understand why it’s happening to me!”, jokes the Pope. He told an Italian newspaper that he was receiving injections to help movement of his joints.
“It is necessary to continue to raise awareness about the various aspects of disability, breaking down prejudices and promoting a culture of inclusion and belonging, based on the dignity of the person”: Pope Francis made this exhortation in his meeting with over 200 representatives of the Italian Autism Foundation (FIA), celebrating The World Autism Awareness Day.
Home minister Amit Shah’s pitch for the Hindi language provoked trenchant criticism on Friday, with opposition parties calling it an assault on India’s pluralism and asserting they will thwart the move to impose “Hindi imperialism”. Presiding over the 37th meeting of the Parliamentary Official Language Committee in New Delhi, Mr. Shah said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided that the medium of running the government is the official language. This will increase the importance of Hindi.
Shah informed the members that now, 70 percent of the agenda of the Cabinet is prepared in Hindi. The Home minister said now the time has come to make the official language Hindi an essential part of the country’s unity, adding Hindi should be accepted as an alternative to English and not to local languages.