Appeal for peace
Pope Francis, after praying Regina Coeli on the third Sunday of Easter from the Pontifical Balcony in St. Peter's Square, said: "I am deeply concerned about the current world situation, in which, despite the instruments available to the international community, it is difficult to agree on a common action in favor of peace in Syria and other regions of the world." And he launched a new and urgent appeal to all political leaders for justice and peace to prevail and assured his "unceasingly prayer" for peace, inviting all the people of good will "to continue doing so."
In difficult times, Saint Pedro Poveda invited us "to redouble prayer." Following this invitation, we join together to pray for peace and to build peace.
Latin American journalism is in mourning
On April 13, the president of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno, confirmed the death of journalist Javier Ortega (32), photographer Paul Rivas (46) and the driver, Efrain Segarra (60), all members of the journalistic team of El Comercio (from that country), kidnapped on March 26 by FARC dissidents in southern Colombia.
Pope Francis also remembered them and expressed his sorrow after receiving the news of the murder, assuring his prayer for them and for their respective families and making himself close to the beloved Ecuadorian people.
The Information Department team of the Teresian Association expressed sorrow and solidarity with the families, El Comercio newspaper and the people of Ecuador through social media for the unjust murders.