February 8, 2024 News Summary

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Discover a summary of 5 news stories published on the InfoChrétienne website this Thursday, February 8, 2024 to find out more about what is happening in the world, particularly in the Christian sphere!

“Atrocities” in the DRC: Christian footballer Chancel Mbemba prays for a return to peace

Congolese football player Chancel Mbemba posted a publication on his Facebook account on Monday, February 5, in support of the “victims of the atrocities in Goma” for whom he prays. The United Nations estimates that almost seven million people in eastern DRC have been forced to leave following fighting between the army and the M23 rebel group and according to the International Rescue Committee, almost 6 million have been killed.

“The blessing must not be refused to anyone”: the pope denounces the “hypocrisy” of those who oppose the blessing of same-sex couples

In an interview with the Italian weekly Credere, published this Thursday, Pope Francis denounced the hypocrisy of those who are outraged that he blesses homosexuals while "no one is scandalized if I bless an entrepreneur who exploits potentially people, and that is a very serious sin,” he said.

The CNEF received by the President of the National Assembly: “These meetings are important to bear witness to our faith”

Thursday January 18, the National Council of Evangelicals of France was received by Yael Braun Pivet, president of the National Assembly. The opportunity for the evangelical organization to discuss current issues such as the end of life or the fight against sectarian excesses. An important meeting which allows, according to the CNEF, to bear witness to one's faith and to express one's convictions.

France pays tribute to the victims of the “largest anti-Semitic massacre of our century”

In the courtyard of the Invalides, 42 portraits and three empty armchairs: Emmanuel Macron paid tribute on Wednesday to the French victims of the Hamas attack on October 7 in Israel, the "largest anti-Semitic massacre of our century". “The faces of those tortured on October 7 hold up a mirror to us in which a little of us is reflected,” declaimed the Head of State, for whom that day “the unspeakable resurfaced from the depths of History.”

France: the Vatican opposes the inclusion of abortion in the Constitution

The Vatican opposed Wednesday via its official media the inclusion in the French Constitution of "guaranteed freedom" for women to have recourse to voluntary termination of pregnancy (IVG), which must be debated in the Senate. He denounces “the drama of the rejection of human life which takes different forms, from the rejected life of migrants to that of unborn children”.

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