Rhoades responds to life statement

first_imgBishop Kevin Rhoades praised Notre Dame for taking steps toward the “renewal of a culture of life,” in response to the University’s recent institutional statement that affirms its defense of human life.“I am grateful to [University President Fr. John Jenkins] and to the Notre Dame Task Force on Life for the efforts they are making to serve the Gospel of Life,” Rhoades said in an Apr. 18 issue of Today’s Catholic, the weekly newspaper serving the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend.“I pray that their work will bear much good fruit,” he said.The University’s statement stemmed from a recommendation by the University’s pro-life task force, which was created by Jenkins in September.The statement said the University upholds the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death, and also clarified its position on charitable gifts in the principles on charitable activity.“Our Catholic universities are in a unique position to promote the renewal of a culture of life in our society,” Rhoades said. “Being actively pro-life in teaching and research, pastoral ministry and service, Catholic universities indeed contribute to the renewal of our society and to the promotion of the common good.”Rhoades also said Notre Dame’s statement falls in line with Pope John Paul II’s encyclical, “The Gospel of Life.”“[Pope John Paul II] called for ‘the renewal of a culture of life within Christian communities themselves’ and wrote of the specific contribution that Catholic universities should make in building a new ‘culture of life,’ Rhoades said. “I believe that the efforts that the University of Notre Dame is making in this regard are important for the Church and for society.”last_img read more

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development backing 500MW solar development effort in Sudan

first_imgAbu Dhabi Fund for Development backing 500MW solar development effort in Sudan FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:The Sudanese minister of energy and mining, Khairy Abdul Rahmanhas, and the general director of the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, Mohamed Saif Al Suwaidi, signed on Sunday a memorandum of understanding for the deployment of solar power plants with a combined capacity of 500 MW in Sudan.In an official statement, the Sudanese government said it will buy the generated electricity at a competitive price over a period of 20 years from facilities that will be built by unspecified UAE-based companies. No more details on the projects’ number and locations were disclosed.If implemented, these projects would represent the country’s first attempt to deploy utility scale PV capacity.Sudan has one of the lowest levels of solar development in Africa although it has one of the best levels of solar radiation in the whole continent. The Sudanese government tried to implement several initiatives to increase the share of renewables in the country’s energy mix over the past years but so far results seem to be quite limited. Most of Sudan’s electricity generation comes from around 3.2 GW of hydropower.[Emiliano Bellini]More: Sudan wants to contract 500 MW of solar powerlast_img read more