Pope prays for lockdown victims of domestic abuse

first_imgBut worries persist that many abuses go unreported and that the true scale of the violence is unknown.Italy’s interior ministry is using a phone app to help geo-locate reports of domestic of violence.The government has also allocated $30 million euros ($32.8 million) to help shelter women victims of domestic abuse. Topics : Pope Francis prayed Monday for the growing number of women subjected to domestic abuse while living under coronavirus lockdown.The Argentine pontiff livestreamed an Easter Monday prayer from his private library as the Vatican and Italy entered a second month of restrictions on most outdoor activities.Worries about domestic abuse have spread across the world as nations force billions to stay at home to stop the spread of a disease that has officially killed nearly 115,000 people.center_img The pope offered a prayer to the “many mothers and sisters who find themselves locked in the house with the whole family, with children, with the elderly and the disabled.”Sometimes they are at risk of being subjected to violence, for a coexistence in which they carry too great a burden,” Francis said.”We pray for them, that God may give them strength and that our communities can support them together with their families.”Countries from Australia to France have seen surges in the number of domestic violence cases reported to the police.last_img read more

Liverpool are ‘too far ahead for everybody else’ in the Premier League, says Arsene Wenger

first_imgAdvertisement Liverpool edged past Leicester to maintain their 100 per cent record this season (Picture: Getty)The iconic Frenchman believes Liverpool should be deemed favourites to lift the trophy next May, but has refused to rule out City defending their 2018/19 crown.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘At the moment you don’t look too much at the position because the points difference is very small with anybody else,’ Wenger told SPORF.‘You draw, you’re 7th. You win a game, you’re 3rd.‘I don’t think [Arsenal can challenge for the title] at the moment on what I’ve seen. Liverpool is too far ahead for everybody else.‘Man City looks to me to have the best potential to fight against Liverpool, but as long as long you’re not too far away you can hope.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityDespite his ties to arch-rivals Everton, Wayne Rooney agrees that Liverpool should go on and win the title this season.‘In my opinion, Liverpool look the strongest,’ the former England striker told IFL TV. ‘Manchester City are a fantastic team.‘I think Liverpool have improved on last year, whereas City have stayed at that level of great consistency, so I think Liverpool.’Who will win the Premier League title?Liverpool0%Manchester City0%Other!0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Fred responds to Gary Neville and Martin Keown criticism after being called a ‘joke’ Liverpool are ‘too far ahead for everybody else’ in the Premier League, says Arsene Wenger Advertisement Arsene Wenger has backed Liverpool to beat Man City to the Premier League title (Picture: Getty)Arsene Wenger has backed Liverpool to end their 30-year wait for the title as they are ‘too far ahead for everybody else’ in the Premier League.The Reds have stormed to an eight-point lead over Manchester City at the top of the table, with Pep Guardiola’s champions already losing to Norwich and Wolves eight matches into the campaign.James Milner converted a controversial last-gasp penalty against Leicester at the weekend to maintain Liverpool’s 100 per cent record in the top flight and Jurgen Klopp’s side look the side the beat this term.Though Wenger is reluctant to make predictions at this early stage of the season, he admits his former club Arsenal are some way from challenging.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 8 Oct 2019 9:40 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link863Shareslast_img read more

England can’t just rely on Archer to beat Aussies: Paul Collingwood

first_imgLondon: England assistant coach Paul Collingwood believes Joe Root and Co. should not put too much pressure on Jofra Archer and cannot afford to rely just on him in their bid to level the Ashes series against Australia in London.England were beaten comprehensively by 251 runs by Australia in the first Test at Edgbaston last week with Archer left out with a side injury.However, with James Anderson ruled out of the Lord’s Test, Archer is set to make his Test debut in the match starting Wednesday. “We can’t say ‘look Jofra, you are coming in to answer all the questions Australia are asking’,” BBC Sport quoted Collingwood as saying.“He is going to add what we have already,” Paul Collingwood said. “We have got a very good seam attack and he gives us different options. He does have the confidence and X-factor about him but I don’t want the team to rely on a young lad coming in and expecting him to beat the Aussies. It doesn’t work like that,” he added.Meanwhile, former England skipper Michael Vaughan said he expects Archer to “have an impact” at Lord’s if he is given his debut.Archer grabbed the attention of the larger global cricketing audience with his exploits in the Indian Premier League before storming into the international cricket scene with his stellar performance in England’s successful 2019 World Cup campaign. The Barbados-born fast bowler has 131 wickets in 28 First Class matches and scored over 1,000 runs in the longer formats.The 24-year-old, however, has said that his performance in the World Cup should not lead to unreasonable expectations. IANS Also Read: Paul Collingwood forced to take field as injury woes mount for EnglandAlso Watch: Assam Police Commandos launched major operation near Assam-Arunachal Pradesh Borderlast_img read more