Pope Francis is calling on the architects of the global financial system to reduce rising income inequality by prioritising the needs of the poor who are left behind by the globalisation of indifference.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) said Tuesday that the novel coronavirus epidemic has not become a pandemic but an outbreak with multiple foresides, and that fighting against the "epidemic of information," rumours or false information, is crucial, reported Xinhua News Agency.
On 26 January, the second day of Chinese New Year, which happened to be the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, the St Joseph’s Private School Lion Dance Troupe visited Blessed Sacrament Church, BDC.
Churches in Hubei, the epicenter of the virus, were shut last Sunday. This week, two more provinces announced a ban on church services.
This year, Catechetical Sunday was celebrated on 19 January with the theme “Seek, Know, Share Christ.” Essentially, this means that one has to continuously seek Jesus Christ, develop an intimate relationship and then share Christ.
Participants at a conference on the pastoral care of the elderly were received in audience by Pope Francis on Friday. In his address, the Holy Father invites the Church to “change her pastoral attitudes in order to respond to the presence of so many elderly people in families and communities”.