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Sri Lanka: Bishops oppose 20th constitutional amendment

Vatican News - Thu, 10/15/2020 - 06:47
The Bishops of Sri Lanka and other religious and civil leaders reject a proposed amendment to the constitution, pointing out that it threatens the nation’s democracy.
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Vatican trial begins on alleged abuses at St. Pius X seminary

Vatican News - Thu, 10/15/2020 - 03:46
The Vatican’s Tribunal begins the trial in a case involving two defendants: Fr. Gabriele Martinelli, who is accused of sexual abuse, and Fr. Enrico Radice, who is facing charges of hindering an investigation.
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Human security and resilience highlighted at EU-Africa relations webinar

Vatican News - Wed, 10/14/2020 - 11:00
“Fostering human security and resilience in the future EU-Africa partnership – The role of local communities” is the theme of a webinar slated for 15 October. Father Barrios Prieto, general secretary of COMECE, says the online event is part of the Church’s contribution towards a people-centered future partnership between the EU and Africa.
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Cardinal Bo: “Fratelli tutti” talks to Asia at crucial crossroads

Vatican News - Wed, 10/14/2020 - 09:04
The president of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (FABC) writes to his fellow bishops on the relevance of Pope Francis’ encyclical, "Fratelli tutti", in the current Asian context and looking to the future.
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Pope appoints expert in Molecular Biophysics at Pontifical Academy of Sciences

Vatican News - Wed, 10/14/2020 - 05:54
José Nelson Onuchic, Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Chemistry at Rice University in Houston (USA), is appointed as an Ordinary Member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.
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Pope Francis names new Bishop for Springfield, Massachusetts, USA

Vatican News - Wed, 10/14/2020 - 05:51
Pope Francis appoints Rev. William D.Byrne of the Archdiocese of Washington as the new Bishop of Springfield, Massachusetts, USA.
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Pope to C6: Apostolic Constitution reform already underway

Vatican News - Wed, 10/14/2020 - 04:05
Pope Francis and the six members of the Council of Cardinals meet virtually to plan the next steps of the new Apostolic Constitution.
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Pope at Audience: God remains near to us in suffering when we pray

Vatican News - Wed, 10/14/2020 - 03:01
In his catechesis at the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis reflects on the witness of prayer as laid out in the Book of Psalms, saying the door to God’s heart is always open in our moments of pain.
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Police brutality: Archbishop of Lagos urges accountability and truth

Vatican News - Wed, 10/14/2020 - 02:41
The Archbishop of Lagos has called on the country’s authorities to commence a thorough and realistic review of the entire structure of the police in order to restore its integrity.
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Authorities in Belarus have authorized police to use lethal force

Vatican News - Tue, 10/13/2020 - 09:48
Authorities in Belarus have authorized police to use lethal force if necessary against anti-government protesters, prompting more European Union sanctions. The move comes after officials confirmed that at least 713 people were detained during mass protests against the reelection of the country's longtime leader Alexander Lukashenko in a disputed vote.
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Moneyval team concludes ‘constructive’ Vatican visit

Vatican News - Tue, 10/13/2020 - 09:18
The Council of Europe Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism concludes its evaluation visit to the Vatican.
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Covid-19: British government grants vital funding to England’s churches

Vatican News - Tue, 10/13/2020 - 07:32
As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to spread in the UK and around the world, the British government is awarding the Catholic Church in England a financial lifeline.
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Malawi: third church attacked by bandits in 2 months

Vatican News - Tue, 10/13/2020 - 07:17
Following an attack by armed bandits on Nsanama community, Bishop Montfort Stima of Mangochi calls on the Malawian government to protect its citizens and the Catholic Church.
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Nuns lend their building to Pope for refugees

Vatican News - Mon, 10/12/2020 - 11:08
The Sisters Servants of Divine Providence of Catania have offered to the Office of Papal Charities their building in Rome to accommodate refugees who arrive in Italy.
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India’s Catholic Church protests arrest of elderly Jesuit priest

Vatican News - Mon, 10/12/2020 - 10:22
Father Stan Swamy, 83, was arrested on October 8 in Ranchi, Jharkhand State. He has been accused of links with Maoist rebels who are said to be behind a riot in 2018 in Maharashtra state.
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Vatican: Four Swiss Guards test positive for Covid-19

Vatican News - Mon, 10/12/2020 - 10:04
Four members of the Swiss Guard are in isolation with symptoms of the Covid-19 virus. The Governorate of the Vatican City State instituted preventive measures last week stipulating that every member of the Guard has to wear masks both outdoors and indoors and observe the prescribed health measures.
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Covid 19: Italy, UK set to introduce new measures as cases increase

Vatican News - Mon, 10/12/2020 - 09:04
Governments in Italy, the UK, and other regions consider new precautionary measures as coronavirus cases see an uptick in recent weeks.
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Azerbaijan, Armenia Accuse Each Other Of Deadly Breaches Of Truc

Vatican News - Mon, 10/12/2020 - 08:58
Azerbaijan and Armenia accuse each other of deadly attacks over the contested territory of Nagorno-Karabakh despite a ceasefire deal brokered by Russia over the weekend. The clashes reportedly killed at least seven people and injured dozens.
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Council of Cardinals holds online meeting

Vatican News - Mon, 10/12/2020 - 08:53
The Council of Cardinals meets online on Tuesday after a period of hiatus caused by the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Abp. Ndiaye: Parable of the Good Samaritan is the key to Pope Francis’ new encyclical

Vatican News - Mon, 10/12/2020 - 07:46
“Yesterday, in a Senegalese daily, here in Dakar, I read the response of a Muslim named Bakary Samb who spoke of an African and Muslim response to the encyclical of Pope Francis which invites us to a fraternity without borders,” narrates Archbishop Ndiaye to Vatican News..
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