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Pope Francis attends funeral of his personal doctor

Vatican News - 4 hours 23 min ago
Pope Francis attends the funeral of Fabrizio Soccorsi, his personal doctor who died on 9 February. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin.
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Archbishop Kaigama reiterates calls for improved security for Nigerians

Vatican News - 7 hours 37 min ago
Following the kidnapping of eight children from an orphanage on Saturday, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Abuja calls on the Nigerian government to ensure the protection of Nigerians.
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Covid-19: Calls grow for seafarers to be given "key worker" status

Vatican News - 8 hours 2 min ago
There are growing calls for seafarers to be recognized as key workers and vaccinated so that they can continue their vital work during this pandemic and transit to and from their countries of origin
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“Aid to the Church in Need”: possible atrocities in Tigray

Vatican News - 11 hours 3 min ago
The Pontifical Foundation, “Aid to the Church in Need”, is warning that hundreds of people are being killed in the conflicts in Ethiopia’s Tigray region and that shops, schools, churches and convents are being looted and destroyed.
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CAR: Post-election violence impacting children the most

Vatican News - 11 hours 32 min ago
The recent unrest, in the Central African Republic, has displaced thousands and UNICEF says that children are paying a heavier price.
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Syria: More than 50% of children are deprived of education

Vatican News - 13 hours 5 min ago
After almost a decade of war, the education system in Syria continues to be particularly affected by the crisis. UNICEF reports more than half of Syrian children are not in school due to attacks on education facilities and personnel, coupled with further disruptions to education due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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German Christians launch Year of Ecumenism

Vatican News - 13 hours 39 min ago
Christian Churches in Germany launch nationwide Year of Ecumenism, a message of unity in a divided world.
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Cardinal Sako laments recent Iraqi insecurity, launches prayer initiative

Vatican News - 14 hours 49 min ago
Cardinal Louis Raphaël Sako, Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans, invites Christians to participate in a 3-day “Resurrection of Nineveh” fasting and prayer initiative for peace in Iraq, as the nation mourns last week's suicide bombing attack in Baghdad.
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Carlo Petrini and the new humanism that Laudato Si’ initiates

Vatican News - 15 hours 59 min ago
The idea of an integral ecology, that sees “strong” connections between environmental and human suffering, is the “great and extraordinary reflection that Pope Francis hands on to the world” with the Encyclical Laudato Si’. The founder of Slow Food, creator of the international Terra Madre network and of the Laudato Si’ Communities (the latter with Bishop Domenico Pompili), observes how the time has arrived to overcome the paradigm of “profiting off of everything” to instead begin “to think about common and relational goods”.
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Brazilian bishops decry conditions in prisons

Vatican News - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 13:24
A report issued by the Catholic Church in Brazil highlights a significant increase of torture in the county's prisons during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Pope Francis: We can bear fruit only if we remain united in Jesus

Vatican News - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 12:33
As the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity draws to a close, Pope Francis reflects on the “indispensable unity” that comes from abiding in Jesus, in a homily read by Cardinal Kurt Koch.
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Catholic priest murdered in the Philippines

Vatican News - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 09:54
Fr. Rene Bayang Regalado, 42, was shot dead in the Southern Philippines on Sunday. Local police are conducting an investigation into the horrific crime.
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UNICEF Chief: Over a dozen children killed in war torn Syria since New Year

Vatican News - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 08:48
The Executive Director of the UN Children’s charity, UNICEF, Henrietta Fore sounds the alarm over the deaths of children in war torn Syria just three weeks into the New Year.
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Cardinal Parolin: we have no alternative but to work together to build our common home

Vatican News - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 08:32
Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican's Secretary of State, sends a videomessage to the current Climate Action Summit, urging participants to use the technology we have for better and more integral progress.
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Pont. Council for Interreligious dialogue and WCC consolidate collaboration

Vatican News - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 05:47
The annual meeting between officials of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue and the of the World Council of Churches (WCC) took place online from 19 to 20 January 2021.
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Cardinal Krajewski celebrates funeral of Italian homeless man

Vatican News - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 05:28
The Papal Almoner, Cardinal Konrad Krajewski pays his last respects to Roberto Mantovani, a 64-year-old homeless man, who despite his difficulties, was always ready with a smile for those he met on the street.
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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – Biblical reflections Day 8

Vatican News - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 05:14
We bring you the eighth and final Biblical reflection for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which has been jointly prepared by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Commission on Faith and Order of the World Council of Churches. The Week concludes on 25 January, the feast of the Conversion of St Paul.
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Mexican president tests positive for Covid-19 as infections surge

Vatican News - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 04:41
Mexico’s President tests positive for Covid-19, as the nation’s infection rates skyrockets with the younger generations driving the surge.
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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – Biblical reflections Day 7

Vatican News - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 11:58
We bring you the seventh in a series of Biblical reflections for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which has been jointly prepared by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Commission on Faith and Order of the World Council of Churches.
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Pope Francis urges Church to be near to all in Latin America

Vatican News - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 09:57
Pope Francis sends a video message to the first Ecclesial Assembly of the Church in Latin America and the Caribbean, and urges Church leaders to listen to the faithful and to be united in prayer.
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