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The Pope asks that we renounce “complaints and long faces”
This year Francisco celebrated the Christmas Eve mass before about 1,500 pilgrims, many more than the two hundred of last year, in one of the most critical phases of the pandemic and without obligation to be vaccinated against the coronavirus disease. The Pope, who turned 85 a week ago, followed the solemn rite that begins in the Vatican with the “calenda”, an ancient song that marks the last moment of the Advent period and announces the beginning of Christmas.
The eruption on La Palma ends, the reconstruction begins
Three months of eruption and four days to end.
The volcano of La Palma is extinguished and as the lava cools other concerns ignite. The list of priorities for the island to be reborn from the ashes goes through housing, employment, the recovery of the economy and the cleaning and rehabilitation of the affected area.
“Christians are now leaving Syria because of the economic war”
After ten years of war, Syria now faces a new exodus of Christians. The cause is none other than poverty that decimates 80 percent of the population. “What the war has not achieved, the economic embargo will achieve” in the West, denounces to ABC Monsignor Jean-Abdo Arbach, archbishop of the Melkite Greek-Catholic Archdiocese of Homs.
Christmas on La Palma: a story of mothers, children and ashes
Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands. At number three of the street of the chronicler of Tazacorte, Remedios Armas finishes her breakfast. It’s almost ten o’clock in the morning Christmas eve and in the kitchen of a house that is not his, he arranges the appetizers for dinner tonight. Next to the window still smudged by the ash from the volcano that burned for more than 80 days, a Christmas tree decorated with four owls presides over the room. What do you mean, why owls? Well for good luck! “, Answers her daughter Leire with that intonation with which only the obvious is answered. “The big one is for me and the three little ones for them,” adds his mother, sipping a tetrabrick of juice.