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19 Maggio 2022

Pacem In Terris And Laudato Si’ In Action: Caring for Our Common Home in Truth, Justice, Love and Freedom

28 November to 2 December — JPIC Promoters Formation Workshop 2022 “Pacem in Terris and Laudato Si’ in Action: Caring for our Common Home in Truth, Justice, Love and Freedom”. The workshop will be in the spirit of the Laudato Si’ Action Platform and the 59th anniversary of the encyclical of St. John XXIII Pacem in Terris. Promoters will learn new tools needed to animate members of their congregations. Available languages English, Spanish and French.

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16 Maggio 2022

Prayer for the refugees and migrants around the world

Let’s pray for the refugees and migrants around the world, especially those who have fled due to war and socio-political crisis, like Ukrainians, Syrians, Nigerians, Cameroons. On Sunday, a boat sank off the coast of Cape Boujdour, a disputed region between Western Sahara and Morocco. It is unclear where the boat was heading, but migrants leaving from that area are trying to reach the Canary Islands (Spain). On Friday, Morocco and Spain made a statement to stop irregular migration.

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16 Maggio 2022

Prayer for peace in Ecuador

At least 43 imprisoners have died in a prison riot in Ecuador. The fight between rival gangs inside a prison in Santo Domingo broke out on Monday. Relatives of imprisoners waited outside the structure to get information about what happened. Wounded prisoners were taken to hospitals for medical assistance. 112 inmates tried to escape the prison, and were captured. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has asked the government to take actions and design policies to protect inmates’ rights. Let’s pray for the prisoners and their families.

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16 Maggio 2022

Prayer for the children laborers of Bangladesh

Children in Bangladesh are leaving school to work due to the climate crisis. According to UNICEF, 1.7 million of the country’s children are now laborers. Flooding, erosion and storms have pushed families to move to the slums of Dhaka. This means the end of education and the start of a hard work. Climate change has left millions of children homeless, hungry and without healthcare and safe water.

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6 Maggio 2022

Prayer for California

Due to drought, the State of California – United States declared water restrictions. Residents have been warned about the reduction of water usage this summer as critical shortages loom. This is a result of the climate crisis. In fact, a larger water distribution agency in the US warned that around six million California residents need to cut back their water usage or risk dire shortages. People are becoming aware of the importance of water as a basic need for health and safety.

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6 Maggio 2022

Prayer for Ukraine

As the situation in Ukraine continues to worsen, attempts to evacuate civilians trapped in the fighting zones are ongoing. A train station in eastern Ukraine has been hit by missiles. The attempts to make both leaders negotiate are not viable. We join Pope Francis’ special prayer for ending the war in Ukraine. During the General Audience on 16 March 2022, the Holy Father recited this special prayer imploring God to forgive us for war. You can watch the video of Pope Francis’ prayer here. Let’s remember all countries affected by war.

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6 Maggio 2022

Prayer for Iraq

Let’s pray for Iraq, where 18 provinces have been affected by a severe sandstorm. One person died and more than 5000 were treated for respiratory ailments. The capital city, Baghdad, and the holy city of Najaf were covered by orange clouds of choking dust. Fortunately, those seeking hospital treatment were later discharged due to the medium and low intensity cases. During the last years, the dust storms have risen dramatically in Iraq, caused mostly by soil degradation and intense droughts worsened by climate change.

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30 Aprile 2022

Prayer for Climate Justice

The Androy Region in Madagascar has become a scene of desperation due to the worst drought in the region in the last 40 years. Even though the situation got a little better with the rainfall season, it also generated destruction. The crops have been decimated by the waters, but the sun is starting to rise up again. Climate scientists warn that rising temperatures will continue to worsen cycles of food insecurity and hunger in Southern Madagascar.  In India, an unusually early heat wave has reduced wheat production.

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30 Aprile 2022

Prayer for Haiti

On Thursday, a quiet capital’s neighborhood in Haiti became ground zero in a gang fight that killed at least 20 people and injured a dozen. Thousands of people have fled from their homes due to the increase in violence. The Haiti’s Civil Protection Agency said that the fighting started on Sunday in four neighborhoods, where at least dozens of houses were burned down. Violence and kidnappings arise while gangs seek for control and power in the territory. The situation scared and angered the Haitian people.

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30 Aprile 2022

Prayer for peace in the world

As we continue reading and hearing the shocking news of the Ukraine’s invasion and the rise of people murdered, there have been several attacks happening in other parts of the world. In Syria, suspected ISIL gunmen killed seven and wounded four people at a Ramadan iftar gathering in the northern part of the country. In Ethiopia’s Amhara region, twenty Muslim worshippers have been killed by unidentified armed men. The situation between Palestine and Israel is worsening. Let’s pray for peace in the world.

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