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

Tipp secure League quarter final spot against Dublin

first_imgSpeaking to Tipp FM Sport Manager Michael Ryan says its been a rollercoaster of a league but he expected that.Pat Gilroy’s Dublin will have home advantage for the quarter final with Tipperary.Kilkenny will play Offaly. Wexford go head to head with Galway and Clare will face Limerick.Waterford and Cork will contest the division 1 relegation play-off. Michael Ryan says its “mission accomplished” – for now – as the Senior Hurlers prepare for the knockout stages of the National League.Tipperary secured a place in the quarter finals after victory over Cork in an exciting thriller at Semple Stadium yesterday.There was never more than a few points between the sides but the Premier held off a late surge by the Rebels to claim victory on a scoreline of 1-24 to 1-21. Photo © Tipp FMlast_img read more