Church in El Salvador celebrates beatification of four martyrs of justice

Jesuit Father Rutilio Grande, two laymen and Franciscan missionary Father Cosme Spessotto are being beatified today in San Salvador. A close friend of St. Oscar Romero, Father Rutilio Grande, SJ, was killed by a paramilitary death squad in 1977 for speaking out for social justice. Father Pessotto was murdered for the same reason in 1980, during the civil war.

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#IamChurch: The Word of God in lives of people with disabilities

Promoted by the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, the #IamChurch initiative consists in five videos demonstrating the daily struggles of persons with disabilities who, far from feeling burdensome or “set aside”, provide their own specific contribution within their ecclesial communities. “The Word of God in the lives of people with disabilities” is the title of the fifth and final video.

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Archbishop Gallagher: Diplomacy of values to foster the meeting of peoples

In his speech at the meeting “The diplomacy of values and development”, organized in Rome by the International Association “Carità Politica”, the Secretary for Relations with States stresses that in the face of common challenges that require shared solutions, “the diplomacy of values aims to promote the good of the human family beyond any particular interest”.

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