Syndicated News from Guatemala
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 20:08:50 GMT
In Guatemala With Justin BieberHuffington PostWe arrived in Guatemala City on Saturday afternoon, and realized how much of a covert operation this had to be in a country where kidnapping of high profile people is widespread. After Justin performed we went straight to the hotel. The first thing out ...
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 18:21:45 GMT
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 23:06:12 GMT
'Life Is Worth Nothing in Guatemala'NewsweekThere's a common phrase that Guatemalans say about violence in their country: En Guatemala, la vida no vale nada. In Guatemala, life is worth nothing. During the country's bloody and genocidal 36-year civil war, about 200,000 people were killed or ...
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 15:37:37 GMT
Utah family skips Christmas, gives to Guatemala villageksl.comInstead of receiving presents Christmas morning, the Edwards have opted to play the role of Santa themselves and deliver supplies and toys to a village in Guatemala. The family of six will be traveling to Guatemala to buy presents and bring them to a ...
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 13:38:27 GMT
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 21:28:05 GMT
Special Advisor for Children's Issues Travels to GuatemalaUS Department of State (press release)Special Advisor for Children's Issues Ambassador Susan Jacobs will visit Guatemala on December 4 to discuss international children's issues. Ambassador Jacobs and officials from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services will meet with ...
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 12:41:32 GMT
How mobile money fights malnutrition in GuatemalaReuters AlertNet?The most effective way to help people in emergencies is to get cash to people, especially when infrastructure, the roads and bridges, have been destroyed,? said Miguel Angel Avendano, head of financial services at Tigo Guatemala, a telecom brand owned ...and more »
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 20:56:36 GMT
Tahoe Resources seeking second mine in Guatemala, CEO saysBusiness News AmericasVancouver-based Tahoe Resources (TSX: THO, NYSE: TAHO), which is ramping up output at its US$326.6mn Escobal silver-lead-zinc mine in Guatemala, aims to add a second mine in the Central American country, CEO Kevin McArthur said. Tahoe, which is ...
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 00:06:41 GMT
Railroad entrepreneur Henry Posner recovers $14.6M from GuatemalaTribune-ReviewIt took about six years, but Henry Posner III finally got his due from Guatemala: $14.6 million. The Pittsburgh entrepreneur received the money on Tuesday because an international tribunal said Guatemala unfairly forced the shutdown of a railway that ...
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 18:58:59 GMT
Guatemala: Over 4800 Murders in 2013Prensa Latina04 de diciembre de 2013, 13:02Guatemala City, Dec 4 (Prensa Latina) The number of murders that took place in Guatemala from January to November 2013 was 4,838, which was 127 more than what was reported in the same period in 2012, according to ...and more »
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Sunday, July 28th, 2002
: RCN Administrator
The pope leaves Toronto this morning and heads for his next stop in Guatemala.
He was depicted as a frail old man perhaps unable to withstand the rigors of providing spiritual guidance to Catholic pilgrims joining him for World Youth Day.
But Pope John Paul II showed that he remains the theological and moral compass of Catholicism, speaking publicly for the first time Sunday on the sex scandals rocking the church and urging the young to make Jesus Christ and his teachings their model in life.
The 82-year-old pontiff headed for the next stage of his 11-day trip, Guatemala, where on Monday he canonizes a 17th century missionary. John Paul then proceeds to Mexico for two days before returning to the Vatican.
Before the trip, the 97th of his papacy, aides had questioned whether he was up to it. With a strong voice and moments of defiance against the declining health that stoops and slows him, John Paul showed he was.
While condemning the sexual abuse of children by priests, he told people at a soggy, muddy outdoor Mass concluding World Youth Day that young believers should not let the actions of a few sway their faith.
``If you love Jesus, love the church. Do not be discouraged by the sins and failings of some of her members," John Paul said.
``The harm done by some priests and religious to the young and vulnerable fills us all with a deep sense of sadness and shame," he continued.
``But," he said, emphasizing that word, ``think of the vast majority of dedicated priests and religious whose only wish is to serve and do good."
``Be close to them and support them," the pontiff said to cheers from the vast crowd, which was basking in sunshine after spending all night outside and getting drenched by morning rainstorms.
His comments satisfied many in the crowd, answering their questions about how to deal with the sexual abuse accusations that have engulfed the Catholic Church in the United States. About 300 of the 46,000 priests in the United States have been taken off duty this year because of sex abuse allegations.
``I think it was a good thing he mentioned it," Janelle Morin, 16, said during communion. ``The pope has really done all he could on the issue. Catholicism is founded on principles of honesty and truth. I have faith in the church. I know the bishops are protective and wouldn’t do anything to intentionally harm us."
Advocates of victims of the abuse complained the pope missed a chance to deliver a stronger message.
``A few words of apology from someone of his stature could help perhaps hundreds of people to feel some sense of healing," said David Clohessy, U.S. national director of the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests.
With his condemnation of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in his earlier speeches and his mention of the sex abuse scandal, the pope addressed two of the major concerns of American Catholics.
Prior to Sunday, his only statements since the sex abuse scandals erupted in the Boston archdiocese in January had been a pre-Easter letter to priests and a speech to cardinals summoned to the Vatican in April.
John Paul spoke clearly and at times forcefully during the three-hour Mass, faltering only at the end when he grew visibly tired, slurred some words and lost his place in his text.
From his first appearance in Canada, stubbornly walking down the steps from his plane Tuesday instead of using a lift as in recent trips, the pontiff showed he was coming to lead the 200,000 young Catholics from 170 countries registered for World Youth Day.
Urging the young to be ``apostles of the third millennium," the pope said Sunday they should use their youthful spirit to follow and spread the teachings of Christ and the church.
A huge congregation, including Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien, sprawled over a former airfield in north Toronto that had been converted into an outdoor church with a 160-foot cross towering above. Vatican officials said Toronto police estimated the crowd at 800,000, which the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. said was the largest gathering in the nation’s history.
Waving flags from every corner of the world, people cheered wildly for the pope and chanted his name with open affection. They ran to be near his ``popemobile" when it carried him slowly through the crowd, jumping up and down and hoping for him to return a wave and maybe smile.
Most of the congregation had slept outdoors at the site in an all-night vigil the pope visited Saturday.
A dawn storm drenched everyone, and a steady rain that began later delayed the pope’s arrival aboard a military helicopter by 20 minutes. The skies cleared as the pope began the Mass.
Despite his resolve, the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and hip and knee ailments forced John Paul to use a cart pushed by aides on the stage. He veered from his prepared text at one point to refer to his age, dropping a reference to being ``a bit tired" when he said, ``You are young and the pope is old, 82. It’s not the same thing as 22 or 23."
In announcing the next World Youth Day would be in Cologne, Germany, in 2005, the pope neglected to add, as he has in the past, that he hoped to attend the event.