The Philippin Communist leader Jose Maria sison dies at 83 years old
© AFP/Archives L E Founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines , Jose Maria Sison, who triggered one of the longest Maoist insurgencies in the world , died at the age of 83, announced his party on Saturday. The former university professor died in the Netherlands , where he had lived in exile since the failure of the peace negotiations of 1987 when the rebellion, which made several tens of thousands of deaths, was at his apogee. "sison (...) died around 8:40 pm (Philippines time) after two
by Philip Pullella Cite du Vatican, December 25 (Reuters) - Pope Francis called on Sunday at the end of the war in Ukraine and the others Conflicts in his Christmas message, believing that the world suffered from a "serious shortage of peace". By pronouncing the tenth Christmas blessing "Urbi et Orbi" (in the city and the world) and the tenth message of his pontificate, he also invited each to
by Philip Pullella
CITE DU Vatican, December 25 (Reuters) - The Pope Francis called on Sunday at the end of the war in Ukraine and other conflicts in his Christmas message, believing that the world suffered from a "serious shortage of peace".
Philippines: The founder of the Communist Party Jose Maria Sison dies at 83 years old
The government hopes that his death will make it possible to advance peace with the communist rebels © Andrew Medichini/AP/SIPA Jose Maria Sison, founder of the Communist Party Philippin. Deaths - The government hopes that its death will make it possible to advance peace with the communist rebels The founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines, Jose Maria Sison, who triggered one of the longest Maoist insurrections in the world, died At the age of 83, his party announced on Saturday.
By pronouncing the tenth Christmas blessing "Urbi et Orbi" (in the city and the world) and the tenth message of his pontificate, he also invited everyone to look beyond "false images of the party" and to help The homeless, immigrants, refugees and the poor who are looking for comfort, heat and food.
"Let us recognize [the face] of children who, in all regions of the world, aspire to peace," he said, expressed from the central balcony of the Saint-Pierre basilica.
"Let our gaze fill in the faces of our Ukrainian brothers and sisters who live this Christmas in the dark, in the cold or far from home, because of the destruction caused by ten months of war", he Added, addressing tens of thousands of people in the place below.
"May the Lord make us ready for concrete gestures of solidarity to help those who suffer, and that he enlightens the minds of those who have the power to silence arms and immediately end this insane war!" , said François.
Ukraine says that after his proposal for a peace process with Russia, "the topic of failure"
The Ukrainian authorities have criticized the recent statements by the former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who has criticized the "strategic changes caused by the war "In order to" achieve peace through negotiations ", which Kyiv prompted to determine that it" did not understand anything even after ten months ".
The Ukrainian conflict, he added, should not make people forget the life of life has been devastated by other conflicts or humanitarian crises, citing among others Syria, Burma, Iran, Haiti and the Sahel region in Africa.
"Our era experienced a serious shortage of peace (...)," he said.
François called for a resumption of dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians in the Holy Land, a place of birth of Jesus.
This year, the West Bank occupied by Israel has experienced the worst level of violence for more than a decade, with at least 150 Palestinians and more than 20 Israelis killed.
On this day when it is good to meet around a well-stocked table, "large quantities of food are wasted and we spend resources for weapons," he observed.
The Pope again condemned the use of food as a weapon of war, recalling that the war in Ukraine had plunged millions of people into famine, mentioning Afghanistan and the countries of the Horn of Africa. (Philip Pullella report, French version Jean-Michel Bélot)
Ukraine - Mr. Lavrov urges Ukraine to accept its "friendly" peace proposal to end war .
provided by News 360 Archives - Russian Minister for Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov - Kay Nietfeld/DPA The Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergei Lavrov, urged Ukraine on Monday to accept his "amicable" peace proposal or not to let the Russian army "take care of this question".