Recent Editorial

  • A simple, intense encounter: Pope Francis and Manila's street kids

    Jan 18, 2015

    Deviating from his schedule of events in the Philippines, Pope Francis had a brief but emotionally intense encounter with former street kids in Manila.

  • There is a war within Islam and Western politicians do not defend European culture

    Jan 15, 2015

    Immediately after the attack in Paris against Charlie Hebdo, France's Muslim communities issued a very balanced and reasonable statement.

  • Fareed on blasphemy

    Jan 15, 2015

    In Muslim-majority countries, no one dares to dial back these laws.

  • Catholicism but not as we know it

    Jan 15, 2015

    The naming of 20 new cardinals from 18 nations is another sign that Pope Francis is rebalancing the internal dynamics of the Catholic Church. Popes do not pick their successors even when a vacancy arises from resignation, as in the case of Pope Benedict XVI.

  • Why the fear?

    Jan 08, 2015

    Prominent Iranian-American theologian Reza Aslan said.that it was blasphemous for anyone to say that ‘Allah’ was even the name for God, stressing that God does not have a name.

  • Court ruling affirms religious authorities are limited by law

    Jan 08, 2015

    There is the law and no one, including religious authorities, can overstep the limits of the law even if they invoke religion as a right.

  • A Christmas with tears – Pope Francis' words to Middle East

    Jan 08, 2015

    “Dear brothers and sisters: 'Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all consolation, who consoles us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to console those who are in any affliction, with the consolation with which we ourselves are consoled by God'.

  • Pope Francis’ four principles for peace

    Dec 26, 2014

    In writing his first apostolic exhortation, Pope Francis reiterates many core lessons of Catholic social teaching. But to summarize his vision, Francis ultimately turns to a fresh and suggestive image — that of a polyhedron.

  • Peacemaking is everybody’s business

    Dec 26, 2014

    For decades now, popes and episcopal conferences have been insisting that to work for peace is the vocation of all Christians.

  • Pope Francis mobilises the laity

    Dec 18, 2014

    At the Wednesday audience last week, Pope Francis began a series of highly significant talks on family life, in preparation for next autumn’s Synod of Bishops.