Loading
Italian cardinal calls for 'humanization of globalization'

.- Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe of Naples, Italy recently made a five day pastoral visit to the Italian community in Brooklyn, N.Y. where he called for the “humanization of globalization.”

The cardinal spoke with Italian immigrants from Naples, as well as Italian Ambassador Cesare Maria Ragaglini and Rabbi Arthur Schneier of the Park East Synagogue in New York.

Cardinal Sepe celebrated Mass at the chapel located in the U.N. Headquarters building, together with the apostolic nuncio to the U.N., Archbishop Francis Chullikatt.

In his homily the cardinal stressed the need “to be even more united in order to globalize justice, solidarity and peace,” reported L’Osservatore Romano. “We all know that in the great family of nations there should be no brotherhood without solidarity, without struggling for the common good with the arms of justice.”

For this reason, “every effort must be made to ensure one of the fundamental freedoms, the freedom of religion,” he noted.

Cardinal Sepe also participated in a working breakfast with representatives from the Appeal of Conscience Foundation, founded by Rabbi Arthur Schneier in 1965 to defend religious freedom and human rights around the world. “We have the difficult and exhilarating task of planting the seed of peace, because justice and solidarity can only come from authentic faith,” he added.

“The world is changing because of a process of globalization that emerged as something positive and is making encounter and exchange possible,” the cardinal explained. But today it is dividing instead of uniting peoples and nations, “because economic value has been made the absolute value of globalization.” Amid this atmosphere, “our role as people of faith” becomes even more decisive. “We must humanize globalization,” he said.

The Italian cardinal noted that in these difficult times in which attacks by extremists “threaten every opportunity for an encounter between the different religions, we must work without ceasing.” He emphasized the importance of defending “people of faith who, open to others, see man always as an end and never as a means, and whose sole banner is the banner of peace, which encompasses all peoples.”


Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

Pilgrimage from Czech Republic to Assisi and Rome for intentions
Pilgrimage from Czech Republic to Assisi and Rome for intentions
Testimony of young Indian who met Pope in Korea
Preparations of the Closing Mass of 6th Asian Youth Day
Missionary of Charity, Korea
Testimony of Christian Love during Pope's Visit to Korea
Religious Sisters in South Korea react to Pope Francis kissing a baby
Warm atmosphere during Holy Mass at Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Images inside Pope Francis flight to South Korea
The tombs of the early Christians
Missionaries of Africa, called "the White Fathers"
Italian youth give testimony after mission to Peru
Interview with Iraqi Ambassador to the Holy See on the persecution of Christians
New book 'The Vatican unknown'
A Look at India from Rome
3D Church mapping
#PAUSEforPeace Initiative
Dedicating art to San Juan de la Cruz
A state without territory elects new government
The renewal of the Legionaries of Christ
Presentation of the book "The Pastor"
Sep
1

Liturgical Calendar

September 1, 2014

Monday of the Twenty-Second Week in Ordinary Time

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Lk 4:16-30

Gospel
Date
09/01/14
08/31/14
08/30/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: 1 Cor 1 cor 2:1-5
Gospel:: Lk 4:16-30

Saint of the Day

St. Beatrice da Silva Meneses »

Saint
Date
08/31/14
08/30/14

Homily of the Day

Lk 4:16-30

Homily
Date
09/01/14
08/31/14
08/30/14

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
     HTML
Text only
Headlines
  

Follow us: