Ukraine

Pope Francis has urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to work towards a peaceful resolution to the crisis in Ukraine. During the course of an hour-long meeting in the Vatican with the president on Wednesday, the pontiff said a “sincere and great effort to achieve peace” in the region was required.President Putin’s arrival in the Vatican was an hour late but it included an exchange of gifts. Pope Francis gave the Russian leader a medallion with an image of an “angel of peace” - a similar gift...
Bloody child's shoe found after a rocket attack in Gaza
“The measure of a society is found in how they treat their weakest and most helpless."This wise insightful quote comes from ex-US President Jimmy Carter many years ago, but it might well have been said by Mother Teresa for the universal truth that it unveils.Beneath all the political and religious posturing and rhetoric in recent months, Carter's phrase can perhaps give a focus to the underlying reality of the violence being unleashed in various trouble-spots in our poor bruised...