“Let’s get rid of prejudices and walk together”

Salvatore Cernuzio
Vatican Insider

In the Church of All Saints, Francis invites Catholics and Anglicans not to resign before divisions, but to commit to reconciliation. “Our relations are good, theological unity comes on the way”

In the past, we looked at each other “with suspicion and hostility”, today “we recognize ourselves as we truly are: brothers and sisters in Christ.” And as such – as “friends and pilgrims” – “we wish to walk together.”

Among neo-Gothic columns and marble arches of the Anglican Church of All Saints, hidden away in what was once known as the “English quarter” of Rome, Francesco – the first Pope to ever enter its fray– shows the path to increase ecumenical relations between Catholics and Anglicans. A past to be left behind and a future to be built together, “free from prejudices”, and with “humility” for the challenges of our time. Continue reading ““Let’s get rid of prejudices and walk together””

The Pope will go to South Sudan together with the Anglican Primate Welby

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Answering to questions in the Anglican parish, Francis announces his intention to visit the African country at war together with the Archbishop of Canterbury

A one day journey to South Sudan, without spending the night in the country ravaged by war. An ecumenical journey similar to the one where Francis and the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew went to the Greek island of Lesbos to visit a refugee camp. This was announced by Bergoglio as he answered a question from an African seminarian during his visit to the Anglican parish in Rome Sunday, February 26, 2017.

Francis was talking about how ‘young Churches’, have a lot to teach us. He said: “Young Churches have more vitality and a strong need to work together. For example, I’m studying..my staff is studying the possibility of a trip to South Sudan. Why? Because the Anglican, the Presbyterian and the Catholic bishops have come to me and the three told me: “Please come to South Sudan, only for one day, but don’t come alone, come with Justin Welby,” that is with the Archbishop of Canterbury. From them, a young Church, came this creativity. And we’re thinking whether it is possible, the situation is so bad over there … But we must do it because they, the three together want peace, and they work together for peace … ” Bergoglio has pointed out how the ecumenical invitation came form leaders of the three main Christian confessions in South Sudan, who hope the presence of the Bishop of Rome and the Primate of the Anglican Communion can help pacification.  Continue reading “The Pope will go to South Sudan together with the Anglican Primate Welby”

Pope’s Address to Vatican Conference on the ‘Human Right to Water’

Zenit ‘Each day a thousand children die from water-related illnesses and millions of persons consume polluted water. These facts are serious; we have to halt and reverse this situation. It is not too late, but it is urgent to realize the need and essential value of water for the good of mankind.’ Here is a Vatican translation of the address Pope Francis gave today to … Continue reading Pope’s Address to Vatican Conference on the ‘Human Right to Water’

Proposed News Measures Granted To Ofsted: Effect On Seventh-day Adventist Activities, Children, And Churches

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Following on from the Government’s consultation on extremism, the definition of out-of-school education settings now appears to include the Sabbath School division of our Church ‒ children and youth: 19-years-old and under including Pathfinders, clubs, and home schooling etc. The Government intends to register them and thus be subject to risk-based inspection by Ofsted. This approach among other reasons is to tackle extremism ‘in all its forms’ and seek to curb undesirable teaching which undermine fundamental British values.

Dr Brighton Kavaloh, in response to this consultation is inviting all interested members to attend a seminar geared towards how we as a Church approach this and get our voice heard. The seminar will be held on Sunday 5 March 2017, 10:00 am at The Advent Centre, 37 Brendon St, London W1H 5JE. Continue reading “Proposed News Measures Granted To Ofsted: Effect On Seventh-day Adventist Activities, Children, And Churches”

A new kind of terrorism could wipe out 30 million people in less than a year — and we are not prepared

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The following op-ed was exclusively provided to Business Insider to coincide with a speech Bill Gates is giving for the Munich Security Conference. The following is an abridged version of his remarks.

When I decided 20 years ago to make global health the focus of my philanthropic work, I didn’t imagine that I’d be speaking at a conference on international security policy. But I’m speaking here at the Munich Security Conference because I believe our worlds are more tightly linked than most people realize.

War zones and other fragile state settings are the most difficult places to eliminate epidemics. They’re also some of the most likely places for them to begin—as we’ve seen with Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia, and with cholera in the Congo Basin and the Horn of Africa. Continue reading “A new kind of terrorism could wipe out 30 million people in less than a year — and we are not prepared”

A Sabbath for the Earth and the Poor: The Challenge of Pope Francis

Colomban Missionaries Britian The National Justice & Peace Network of England & Wales annual conference will be held 21-23 July and is entitled: ‘A Sabbath for the Earth and the Poor: The challenge of Pope Francis.’ It is being organised by NJPN in partnership with Church Action on Poverty, CAFOD, Caritas Social Action Network, Vincentians in Partnership, Operation Noah, and Columban JPIC. The venue will be: … Continue reading A Sabbath for the Earth and the Poor: The Challenge of Pope Francis

Pope Francis and Donald Trump “expected to meet” in May

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Pope Francis and President Donald Trump are expected to have their first meeting at the end of May, a moment that will bring together two of the world’s most riveting public figures.

Diplomatic sources have said the United States president will see the Pope when he comes to Italy for the G7 gathering of world leaders in Sicily, while the White House yesterday confirmed Trump would attend the summit.

Both of Trump’s immediate predecessors met Popes for the first time when travelling to Italy for G8 summits with President Barack Obama meeting Benedict XVI in 2009 and George W. Bush meeting John Paul II in 2001. Continue reading “Pope Francis and Donald Trump “expected to meet” in May”

Married Lesbian Couple Baptised Into Chico Seventh-day Adventist Church

Fulcrum7 Alice Silva and Amber Machado were ‘married’ in Glenn County, California on 7-19-2014.  Their new name is Amber and Alice Machado.  Amber was raised Seventh-day Adventist and baptized many years ago. On June 4, 2016, Alice Machado was baptized into the Chico Seventh-day Adventist church in north central California where her ‘husband’ (Amber Machado) was already a baptized member. The Fruitage of the Women’s … Continue reading Married Lesbian Couple Baptised Into Chico Seventh-day Adventist Church