On Thursday 18 September, Pope Francis received in a private audience the two European politicians of the Left, Alexis Tsipras and Walter Baier. Tsipras is Vice president of the European Left Party and president of the Greek party SYRIZA. Baier is coordinator of the network transform! europe. The meeting served the purpose of introducing an unconventional dialogue in the face of an increasingly dangerous global situation.
Massive protests in Spain against the Government’s plans of exacerbating the abortion laws have shown results today: Prime Minister Rajoy has had to abandon these plans and the conservative Minister of Justice, Ruiz-Gallardón, who had been responsible for the draft of the bill, has resigned.