- Profits before people
The last 30 years have been characterised by a growing dependence on private companies to provide public services but there has been a human and economic cost to letting the market determine price
- Home News
- World News
- Parish Practice
- Letters Extra
- The living Spirit
- Church in Ireland threatens to pull out of civil element of marriages
- Judge rejects adjudicator's "flawed approach" and rules in favour of London Oratory
- St Mary’s and Heythrop enter “final discussions” over landmark Catholic higher education deal
- Political parties pledge support for persecuted Christians but lukewarm on faith schools
- Palestinian Christians’ nine-year battle against the Israeli Wall Fr Paul Lansu
- The nation-changing issue no party is talking about Denis MacShane
- Ordinariate needs to integrate into the Church Fr Ashley Beck
Pope Francis has given a huge spiritual boost to some 1,600 anti-Mafia organisations in Italy as they prepare to mark the country’s nineteenth annual “Day of Remembrance and Commitment” on Saturday.
The Pope is to join in a prayer vigil tomorrow night with some 700 people whose innocent relatives were killed by organised crime networks in recent years.
The gathering at the San Gregorio VII parish close to the Vatican was organised by “Libera” (Free), an anti-Mafia association founded by Fr Luigi Ciotti. “[The Pope’s] willingness to accompany family members in this moment that is so painful, and yet also full of hope, is a sign of his attention and sensitivity,” the priest said.
The 700 at the vigil represent an estimated 15,000 Italians who have seen an innocent loved one murdered by the Mafia.