The latest incident occurred on July 19, when firefighters responded to reports of a fire at 3:30 a.m. at the St. George Coptic Orthodox Church in Surrey, British Columbia. The church was completely destroyed.
Cuba’s religious superiors endorsed “the principle that all citizens have a legitimate and universal right to express their grievances in an orderly and peaceful way in public” and urged the immediate release of detained protesters.
“Everyone is in a waiting mode,” waiting to find out what happened and why, and “what will happen,” Father Saint-Félix said. He asked the Jesuits in Haiti and the lay people who work with them to stay off the streets.
Bishop Stowe: Essential workers sacrificed their safety during the pandemic. Now Congress must pass stronger labor protections.
“Essential” workers have returned to “normal,” confronting the low wages, poor-to-no benefits—including no paid sick time or company-sponsored health insurance—they faced before the crisis.
“We are deeply saddened by the information coming out of two former residential boarding school sites in Canada,” Chieko Noguchi, the spokesperson of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said.
“No one is safe from their attacks. Anyone they are suspicious of, anyone they think are against them, they will arrest, they will torture and some of them are even shot to death.”
Sister Nu Tawng describes a nation living in fear of its own government, where arrest may come at any time or for any reason.
Jerusalem’s archbishop: Thank God for the cease-fire. But the everyday violence in the Holy Land continues.
“Violence is also in the language, in the political decisions, in the conditions of life under which the Gaza population has been living many years.”
During this second surge medical and support teams had no time to be anxious about themselves as scores of Covid-19 cases began arriving at Holy Family’s emergency room doors.