Ecumenical & Interreligious Blog

Dear Readers

Each month Pope Francis shares his prayer intentions.  The intention is to say “No” to corruption.
Next Sunday many of us will be watching the Super Bowl. The Archbishops of Boston and Philadelphia made friendly wagers on the game.

Putin congratulated Patriarch of Russia on his anniversary and Pope Francis visited the Ukrainians in Rome last Sunday.

Vatican diplomat speaks out about nukes and Trump’s migrant rhetoric.

Last week the world remembered the Holocaust in a time of rising hatred.

Vatican and China relations are in the news again.

Palestinian’s’ humanitarian crisis once again is brought to our attention.

These and other news items you will find in today’s report.

Brother Bill Martyn, SA

 

Praying in Jerusalem for Christian unity
http://www.custodia.org/default.asp?id=779&id_n=34477

 

Pope Francis’ prayer intention for February: Say “No” to Corruption
http://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2018-02/pope-francis-prayer-intention-february-corruption.html#play

 

Philadelphia, Boston bishops make friendly wager on Super Bowl
http://catholicphilly.com/2018/01/news/local-news/philadelphia-boston-bishops-make-friendly-wager-on-super-bowl/

 

Putin to congratulate Patriarch Kirill on anniversary of his enthronement on Thursday
http://www.interfax-religion.com/?act=news&div=14195

 

Visiting Ukrainians, Pope Praises Women of Faith, Prays for Peace
http://www.cnewa.org/blog.aspx?ID=1238&pagetypeID=34&sitecode=HQ&pageno=1

 

Vatican diplomat calls Pope ‘prudent’ on nukes, Trump migrant rhetoric ‘not Christian’
https://cruxnow.com/church-in-the-usa/2018/01/29/vatican-diplomat-calls-pope-prudent-nukes-trump-migrant-rhetoric-not-christian/

 

World remembers Holocaust in a time of rising hatred
http://www.ecumenicalnews.com/article/world-remembers-holocaust-in-a-time-of-rising-hatred/60492.htm

 

Pope: Responsibility and common memory against indifference and anti-Semitism
http://www.asianews.it/notizie-it/Papa:-Responsabilit%C3%A0-e-memoria-comune-contro-l%E2%80%99indifferenza-e-l%E2%80%99anti-semitismo-42956.html

 

Pope Attacks Antisemitism: Indifference is ‘Dangerously Contagious Virus’ that Is the Root of Hatred
https://zenit.org/articles/pope-on-antisemitism-indifference-is-dangerously-contagious-virus-that-is-the-root-of-hatred/

 

Pope sends Maltese archbishop to investigate Chilean bishop in abuse cover up case
https://www.ncronline.org/news/accountability/pope-sends-maltese-archbishop-investigate-chilean-bishop-abuse-cover-case

 

ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH DECLARES BACKING FOR TURKEY CAMPAIGN IN SYRIA
http://www.thetablet.co.uk/news/8481/ecumenical-patriarch-declares-backing-for-turkey-campaign-in-syria

 

Vatican accused of ‘selling out’ Catholic Church to China
https://ilsismografo.blogspot.com/2018/01/vaticano-vatican-accused-of-selling-out.html

 

There’s a lack of trust between China and the Vatican
https://international.la-croix.com/news/there-s-a-lack-of-trust-between-china-and-the-vatican/6823

 

Catholic Bishops’ Pro-Life Chairman Calls Senate Failure to Pass Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act “Appalling”
https://ilsismografo.blogspot.com/2018/01/stati-uniti-catholic-bishops-pro-life_30.html

 

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