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Nigeria: Archbishop Martins calls for a return to the true spirit of Federation

Vatican News - Fri, 10/09/2020 - 03:30
The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Archbishop Alfred Adewale Martins, has advocated for the return of Nigeria to the original concept of Federation which recognises the uniqueness of the federating units with rights of self-governance.
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UN promotes greater universal health coverage investment

Vatican News - Thu, 10/08/2020 - 14:10
The UN chief is calling for greater investments to strengthen universal health coverage to enable societies and economies to deal adequately with the effects of Covid-19.
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Pope intention for October: that women have greater leadership roles in the Church

Vatican News - Thu, 10/08/2020 - 10:47
Pope Francis releases a video message accompanying his prayer intention for October, the missionary month, in which he calls for the promotion of greater integration of the lay faithful, especially women, in areas of responsibility in the Church.
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World Bank urges urgent action against extreme poverty

Vatican News - Thu, 10/08/2020 - 07:38
A report by the World Bank highlights a marked increase in global extreme poverty rates this year spurred by the coronavirus pandemic and other long-existing factors.
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Gospel Truth: Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 11 October

Vatican News - Thu, 10/08/2020 - 07:26
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 22:1-14 of the Twentieth-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time.
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Pope: Women are bearers of peace and renewal

Vatican News - Thu, 10/08/2020 - 06:41
Pope Francis sends a message to the Women’s Consultation Group of the Pontifical Council for Culture, commending them as 'bringers of peace' as they work to create a dialogue between intellect and spirituality.
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One stillborn baby is delivered every 16 seconds, says new report

Vatican News - Thu, 10/08/2020 - 06:30
Nearly two million infants are born dead over the course of a year, according to a joint report by the United Nations and the World Bank, released on Thursday.
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Cardinal Cupich on "Fratelli tutti": ‘Children of the same earth'

Vatican News - Thu, 10/08/2020 - 06:18
The Cardinal Archbishop of Chicago reflects on Pope Francis's new Encyclical, saying the Pope asks us to "rethink how we live together on this cosmic speck of dust we call earth".
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Pope Francis to relaunch Global Compact on Education

Vatican News - Thu, 10/08/2020 - 05:48
The Congregation for Catholic Education announces that a video message from Pope Francis will be broadcast at an event at the Pontifical Lateran University on 15 October. The event will be live-streamed on Vatican News.
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Pope to Moneyval: Preventing merchants from speculating on humanity

Vatican News - Thu, 10/08/2020 - 04:00
In an address to the Committee of Experts of the Council of Europe, Pope Francis recalls the need for clean finance at the service of humanity, especially the weakest members of society.
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Africa welcomes the positive message of ‘Fratelli Tutti’ - SECAM

Vatican News - Thu, 10/08/2020 - 03:06
Philippe Cardinal Ouédraogo, the Archbishop of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso who is also President of SECAM, has said Africa welcomes Pope Francis’ renewed push for a world built on solidarity and fraternity.
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Prof. David Baulcombe: Putting science at the service of Church and society

Vatican News - Wed, 10/07/2020 - 10:48
Professor David Baulcombe, newly-appointed member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and professor at Cambridge University, reflects on how science can be put at the service of society.
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Pope urges science, technology to create inclusive society

Vatican News - Wed, 10/07/2020 - 10:19
Pope Francis sends a message to the plenary meeting of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, which is discussing the contribution of science for the survival of humanity in light of the pandemic and other issues.
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Pope wants the new ‘normal’ to be a new ‘different’

Vatican News - Wed, 10/07/2020 - 10:11
Msgr Kevin Irwin unpacks Pope Francis’s idea of social friendship as presented in the new Encyclical “Fratelli tutti”.
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Scottish Bishops: Church doors need to be open now more than ever

Vatican News - Wed, 10/07/2020 - 08:30
Scottish Bishops highlight the need for places of worship amid the Covid-19 pandemic, which has led to a surge in cases of depression and suicide.
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Myanmar bishop urges prayer as fighting escalates

Vatican News - Wed, 10/07/2020 - 08:11
Bishop Alexander Pyone Cho of Pyay urges his faithful to pray the rosary and observe an hour-long adoration during the current month of the rosary, for an end to hostilities in the state and to check the spread of Covid-19.
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Pope addresses key themes of life during pandemic in interview

Vatican News - Wed, 10/07/2020 - 05:27
Pope Francis grants an interview to the Spanish edition of the monthly periodical “Il mio Papa”, reflecting on key issues which have emerged during the pandemic and offering several proposals for how to overcome current challenges.
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Pope urges Catholics to pray the rosary amid “looming threats”

Vatican News - Wed, 10/07/2020 - 04:54
Holding his Wednesday General Audience on the feast of the Our Lady of the Rosary, 7 October, the Pope shared his thoughts on the Marian prayer.
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Pope Francis: We need courageous Christians like Elijah

Vatican News - Wed, 10/07/2020 - 03:53
Pope Francis, during Wednesday’s General Audience resumes his catechesis on prayer following the cycle on the Healing the World wounded by the pandemic. This week he tells the faithful. “We need the spirit of Elijah.”
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Enlisting doctors into the military will cause them to flee the country says Bishop

Vatican News - Tue, 10/06/2020 - 12:39
The Bishop of Chinhoyi has sharply criticised a decree proclaimed by Zimbabwe’s Vice President to enlist doctors into the military.
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