Il Consiglio del Premio Pulitzer ha premiato i giornalisti ucraini che hanno coperto la guerra nel Paese con un premio speciale collettivo. Nella motivazione si afferma che i giornalisti ucraini, nonostante “i bombardamenti, l’invasione, l’occupazione e persino la morte nei loro campi, stanno compiendo un valoroso sforzo per dare una rappresentazione accurata della triste realtà che onora l’Ucraina e i giornalisti di tutto il mondo”.
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.
Francisco se ha reunido con la Comisión Pontificia para la Protección de los Menores, órgano instituido por el propio Pontífice y que forma ya parte de la Curia romana, y les ha solicitado un informe anual que contenga el estado en la lucha contra los abusos a menores.
In May, every day there are special prayers in honor of the Virgin Mary. In general, this month is often called – “the month of Mary”. What is it connected with? Where does this tradition come from?
The month of May is always special for a lot of people. This is the first time we can enjoy the warmth of summer, after a long period of winter and cold weather. In May we can particularly densely feel the singing of birds, and see how everything around us is blooming and green. For many people, it is a special time to plan vacations, trips together, family holidays.
Il 7 maggio è stata beatificata sor Maria Agustina, una suora peruviana che fu uccisa nell’anno 1990 dai guerriglieri di Sendero Luminoso, nel tempo in cui parlava di inclusione e solidarietà. Conosciuta famigliarmente con il nome di “Aguchita”, faceva parte della Congregazione di Nostra Signora della Carità del Buon Pastore.
Una nuova icona è apparsa in una chiesa di Napoli: si tratta della “Madonna di Kiev”, una raffigurazione di una donna che soffre nella metropolitana mentre si combatte per Kiev. La foto è stata postata su Facebook dal sacerdote gesuita ucraino Vyacheslav Okun, che attualmente studia a Roma.
India’s weather department has issued a severe heatwave warning as temperatures soar, throwing millions of lives and livelihoods out of gear. Some states in India have seen temperatures top 43 °C (110 °F), with northwest India likely to see even higher temperatures in the coming days, according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). Extreme heat can be deadly, especially for a region where many lack access to cooling. And climate change is making heat waves more frequent and severe, with periods of hot days stretching out longer in places like South Asia.