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September, 2019
Volume 45, Number 3
25 September 2019
Greg Kandra

In this image from February, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, talks with journalists in Rome. This week at the UN, he called for solutions to save the world’s forests.
(photo: CNS/Paul Haring)

Cardinal says solutions to save forests needed ’without delay’ (CNS) At a time of increasing urbanization, the “irreplaceable importance” of forests is being “taken for granted and underestimated,” the Vatican’s secretary of state said 23 September at a high-level meeting at the United Nations. ”We all recognize how important forests are for the whole world and indeed for the very future of humanity: They are the world’s most reliable renewable resource and are essential for integral human development,” Cardinal Pietro Parolin said…

Ethiopia: 1200 killed in unrest over the past year (AP) The office of Ethiopia’s attorney general says more than 1,200 people have been killed and more than 1.2 million displaced in clashes in the country over the past year. The clashes, mostly along ethnic lines, have continued to strain the reforms announced by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed after he took office in April 2018…

Israel bars Gaza soccer players from leaving Gaza Strip (Haaretz) The Jerusalem District Court has barred the majority of the soccer players of a Rafah team from leaving the Gaza Strip and traveling to the West Bank for the return final match in the Palestinian soccer cup championship…

Cleaning operation at Western Wall ( Equipped with long sticks, a team of cleaners on Tuesday (24 September) led by the Rabbi of the Western Wall gouged out written notes that visitors to Judaism’s Western Wall in Jerusalem traditionally cram into its crevices…

Tags: Ethiopia Gaza Strip/West Bank Jerusalem United Nations