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Brutal murder in France linked to terrorism

Vatican News - Sat, 10/17/2020 - 10:57
France is mourning a middle school teacher who was beheaded in a Paris suburb Friday, after showing pupils cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. Authorities said French police shot dead the knife-wielding teenager and detained several people.
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Pope Francis to participate in international Prayer Meeting for Peace

Vatican News - Sat, 10/17/2020 - 07:57
Pope Francis and other leaders of world religions will join to pray for peace on 20 October in an initiative that takes place in the spirit of Assisi and of "Fratelli tutti".
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Caritas Zambia urges the Zambian Government to patent local foods

Vatican News - Sat, 10/17/2020 - 06:38
Caritas Zambia has appealed to the government to patent local Zambian foods and help local farmers and other food producers retain power over their local food systems.
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Children’s Rosary initiative prays for end to pandemic

Vatican News - Sat, 10/17/2020 - 06:17
Children around the world are coming to together this Sunday to pray for an end to the coronavirus pandemic, with the support of Pope Francis.
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Pope tells ‘Carabinieri’ God sees their acts of service

Vatican News - Sat, 10/17/2020 - 04:45
Pope Francis receives representatives of the Saint Peter “Carabinieri” law enforcement corps that provides security in St. Peter’s Square and in the wider Vatican area of Rome.
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Prisoner swap takes place in Yemen

Vatican News - Fri, 10/16/2020 - 13:42
Warring factions in Yemen have exchanged one thousand prisoners under a deal struck last month.
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Meet Australia’s new Ambassador to the Holy See

Vatican News - Fri, 10/16/2020 - 08:53
Australia’s new Ambassador to the Holy See presented her letters of credential to Pope Francis on 27 August 2020. She speaks to Vatican Radio about her hopes and vision for the role.
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Covid-19 is a bomb, the fuse is misery

Vatican News - Fri, 10/16/2020 - 08:40
Pope Francis is certain of this and is repeating it to everyone: we will emerge either better or worse after the pandemic The global crisis requires that the parameters of human co-existence be rethought through the lens of solidarity. Based on this foundational idea, the "Covid-19: Building a Healthier Future" has been created in collaboration with the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, to offer a vision that might lead to the beginning of a new fraternity after the pandemic.
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Pope to FAO: We are all responsible for the tragedy of hunger

Vatican News - Fri, 10/16/2020 - 08:32
Pope Francis sends a video message to the Director General of FAO on World Food Day, and thanks the UN organisation for their work to eradicate the tragedy that is human hunger.
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Church's missionary character highlighted ahead of World Mission Day 2020

Vatican News - Fri, 10/16/2020 - 08:25
As the Church prepares to celebrate the 94th World Mission Day on 18 October, the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples and the Pontifical Mission Societies highlight the importance of the Church's missionary action in the world.
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Venezuelan Bishops express support for widespread, peaceful protests

Vatican News - Fri, 10/16/2020 - 07:13
As demonstrations against declining public services spread across Venezuela, the country’s Bishops decry the inability of the government to find a way out of the economic and political crisis.
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One October evening: Pope Saint John Paul II changed history

Vatican News - Fri, 10/16/2020 - 03:48
The anniversary of John Paul II's electionto the papacy falls this year on the centenary of his birth: two events celebrated by Churches around the world. The Vatican Publishing House and the Osservatore Romano preserve the memorable moments of that unforgettable evening of 16 October 1978.
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Gospel Truth: Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 18 October

Vatican News - Fri, 10/16/2020 - 03:15
In this week's edition of "Gospel Truth”, the late Jill Bevilacqua and Seán-Patrick Lovett bring us readings and reflections from the Gospel of St. Matthew 22:15-21 of the Twentieth-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time.
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Holy See calls for joint efforts to combat trafficking in persons

Vatican News - Fri, 10/16/2020 - 01:11
The Holy See’s Permanent Representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) stresses the importance of joint efforts to respond to the crime of trafficking in persons, a scourge that affects some 40 million victims worldwide.
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Covid-19: Eleven cases among Swiss Guards

Vatican News - Thu, 10/15/2020 - 15:54
A communiqué from the Pontifical Swiss Guard Corps announces that cases of coronavirus infection among its members have increased to eleven.
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Bishop Semeraro appointed Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints

Vatican News - Thu, 10/15/2020 - 12:42
Pope Francis appoints Bishop Marcello Semeraro, Bishop of Albano and Secretary of the Council of Cardinals, as the new Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints.
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DRC’s Cardinal Besungu appointed to Council of Cardinals

Vatican News - Thu, 10/15/2020 - 08:15
Pope Francis appoints Cardinal Ambongo Besungu, Archbishop of Kinshasa, as a new member of the Council of Cardinals.
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Pope: Global Compact on Education bears in itself 'a seed of hope'

Vatican News - Thu, 10/15/2020 - 07:59
Pope Francis relaunches the Global Compact on Education on Thursday with a video message during a virtual event at Rome’s Pontifical Lateran University.
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Cameroonian Jesuit Priest on pilgrimage, prays for reconciliation

Vatican News - Thu, 10/15/2020 - 07:11
Cameroonian Jesuit priest, Fr. Ludovic Lado’s peace pilgrimage will take him 250 km from Douala to Yaoundé.
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South Sudan: new ceasefire agreement signed in Rome

Vatican News - Thu, 10/15/2020 - 06:50
South Sudan's government and nation's Opposition Movement Alliance announce the signing in Rome of a ceasefire agreement reached thanks to international mediation efforts.
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