On Monday, she became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a protective cage, willing her way to a Key West beach just before 2 p.m. ET, nearly 53 hours after jumping into the ocean in Havana for her fifth try in 35 years.Nyad pumped her fist as she walked onto the beach toward an awaiting medic before being guided to an ambulance.“I got three messages,” an exhausted and happy Nyad told reporters.“One is we should never ever give up. Two is you never are too old to chase your dreams. Three is it looks like a solitary sport, but it’s a team,” she said.
via ‘Never, ever give up’: Diana Nyad completes historic Cuba-to-Florida swim | Repeating Islands.
“No one can justify military intervention in the Middle East under the pretext of defending the Christians. This is now valid in Syria. But even in the dramatic moment experienced by Egypt, the exploitation of those asking the international community to intervene under the guise of protecting the Christians, affected by the sectarian fanaticism must be rejected”. This is what was said to Fides Agency by Fr.Hani Bakhoum, secretary of the patriarchate of Alexandria of the Catholic Copts. “As Pope Francis said”, continues Father Hani “It will never be an armed intervention to open the path to true peace. War calls war, blood calls blood. Every action of that kind does nothing but worsen the situation”.
Even Christians in Egypt are preparing for the day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria proclaimed by Pope Francis for Saturday, September 7. Then, from 20 September to 15 October, the Coptic Catholic Patriarch Ibrahim Isaac Sidrak will visit some European countries with the aim to describe in a direct manner to Churches and local political classes the real dynamics of the Egyptian crisis and the criteria followed by the Christians in the convulsive phase experienced by the great North African Country. In his European tour, Patriarch Sidrak will visit Switzerland, France, Austria and Germany.
via AFRICA/EGYPT – The Coptic Patriarchate: no one can justify war under the pretext of defending the Christians – Fides News Agency.
Announcing BlogBlast For Peace 2013 ~ How To Get Your Peace Globe and Blog4Peace
Welcome to the 10th launch of BlogBlast For Peace aka Blog4peace and The Peace Globe Movement! On November 4, 2013 bloggers from all over the world will blog for peace. It’s a launch! I believe that if words are powerful…this matters.
via Mimi Writes…….: Announcing BlogBlast For Peace 2013 ~ How To Get Your Peace Globe and Blog4Peace.