Pope to future business leaders: don't 'blindly obey' market forces (Vatican Press Office) Speaking on October 19 to students from the Institution des Chartreux in Lyon, France, Pope Francis remarked that the students were likely to be the leaders of tomorrow, and urged them “in your future professional life learn to be free from the lure of money, from the slavery into which money shuts those who worship it.” In business, he said, they should show “the courage not to blindly obey the invisible hand of the market.”
Vatican warns UN of 'humanitarian disaster' in Yemen (Holy See Mission) Speaking at a UN session on the Middle East, Archbishop Bernardito Auza repeated the “unwavering support” of the Holy See to a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine. The archbishop also warned that fighting in Yemen is creating “a humanitarian disaster of apocalyptic proportions.” And he praised the nations that have provided temporary shelter for a flood of refugees from Syria—naming Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey, and Egypt.
Vatican envoy asks UN action to protect outer space (Holy See Mission) “Better norms for the protection of outer space are imperative,” Archbishop Bernardito Auza said at a UN meeting on protection of space. The archbishop referred to the “increasing problem of space pollution” and stressed that outer space should be recognized and protected as a “universal common good.”
Quebec bans burka in public services (National Post) Lawmakers in Quebec have approved legislation that bars women from veiling their faces when they are receiving public services. The ban applies to the use of public transportation, or public hospitals and libraries. Supporters insisted that the law was not targeting any religious group.