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29 Maggio 2022

Prayer for Peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo has experienced increasing violence. During the past week, the fighting between the army and M23 rebels has displaced more than 72000 people. The M23 rebel group claims the representation of the Tutsis ethnic group’s interests. Rebels have attacked an army base in the area, near 20 km from Goma. According to the UN, people have fled and 7000 have reported crossing the border to Uganda, while other people have taken shelter in other cities close to Goma.

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29 Maggio 2022

Prayer for the United States

Let’s pray for the United States. Early this week, a gunman opened fire in a primary school in Uvalde, Texas, killing 19 children. The gunman crashed his car near the school and walked inside the building, shooting more than a hundred times. After the gunman was shot dead, police found 1650 rounds of ammunition. May God give strength to the families and wisdom to the authorities to take actions to prevent these situations.

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23 Maggio 2022

Prayer for hope in Yemen

There is a glimmer of hope in Yemen. Thanks to some dialogue between the parties involved in the war, the country had a two-month truce which brought hope again. This is a significant step towards the end of a conflict that has killed thousands of people and obliged others to flee. Although bombs stopped falling, the devastating conflict has impoverished the country and led it to one of the worst world humanitarian crises.

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23 Maggio 2022

Prayer for the Sahel Region in Africa

The hunger crisis in Africa’s Sahel region is getting worse. According to the UN, 18 million people will face severe hunger in the next three months as an effect of the invasion of Russia in Ukraine, the COVID-19 pandemic and climate shocks. The largest numbers at risk are Burkina Faso, Chad, Niger and Mali. Violence, insecurity, poverty and the high cost of living are pushing people to more. Let’s keep our prayers and take actions to support our brothers and sisters dealing with several crises in the world.

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19 Maggio 2022

The Laudato Si’ Week 2022

The Laudato Si’ Week will take place from 22 to 29 May 2022.The theme for the week is “Listening and Journeying Together.” The eight-day global event will be guided by the following quote from Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’: “Bringing the human family together to protect our common home” (LS 13). The JPIC Commission is co-sponsoring the event on the 26 May called “Investing on Laudato Si”. From 11:30 am – 6:00 pm (Rome Time).

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19 Maggio 2022

Faith-Consistent Investing – Living Laudato Si’

26 May — “Faith-Consistent Investing – Living Laudato Si’” an event engaging Catholic institutions in a conversation around investing in line with Laudato Si. Organized by the Faith Invest Global Investment Forum. During the event will be launch the Laudato Si’ Investor Hub. From 15.30-18.00 (Rome Time). Languages available: EN, ES, FR, PT and IT.  See the agenda here.

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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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