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Zimbabwe: Bishops encourage unity and reconciliation ahead of Advent season

Vatican News - Thu, 11/19/2020 - 09:28
In a pastoral letter for Advent 2020, the Bishops of Zimbabwe highlight the importance of solidarity, national cohesion and reconciliation in the southern African nation.
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Pope urges Latin American Church to promote solidarity during pandemic

Vatican News - Thu, 11/19/2020 - 09:20
Pope Francis sends a video message to a seminar on the Covid-19 pandemic in Latin America, and says the crisis has revealed the plight of the marginalized.
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Archbishop Paglia: the transmission of life is a gift to be protected

Vatican News - Thu, 11/19/2020 - 05:48
The President of the Pontifical Academy for Life, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia highlights the transmission of life in its relation to spousal love and reproductive technologies during a virtual forum on Wednesday.
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Gospel Truth: Thirty-Fourth Sunday Ordinary Time, 22 November

Vatican News - Thu, 11/19/2020 - 05:20
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 25:31-46 of the Thirty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, the Solemnity of Christ, King of the Universe.
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Pope appoints archbishop to Hyderabad Archdiocese in India

Vatican News - Thu, 11/19/2020 - 05:16
The bishop of Kurnool has been transferred to Hyderabad Archdiocese.
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Pope to Passionists: Renew mission with gestures of love and gratitude

Vatican News - Thu, 11/19/2020 - 05:04
Pope Francis writes a message to the Passionists on the 300th anniversary of their foundation, and urges them to renew their charism and mission by focusing on gratitude, prophecy, and hope.
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The Economy of Francesco event kicks off on Thursday

Vatican News - Thu, 11/19/2020 - 05:03
Inspired by Pope Francis, young people from around the world are meeting online over the course of three days to contemplate ideas and offer practical proposals for a new global economy.
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The Pope’s invitation to love the Church

Vatican News - Thu, 11/19/2020 - 03:30
At this week’s General Audience, Pope Francis launched a special invitation to love the Church, because she is our home.
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Jailed Indian Jesuit urges prayers for fellow prisoners

Vatican News - Wed, 11/18/2020 - 13:40
Human rights activist Father Stan Swamy, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease and other health conditions, is in prison for his links with Maoist insurgents, an allegation he has denied. In a letter, he describes the spirit of his fellow prisoners.
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The Economy of Francesco: ‘Young people fighting inequalities’

Vatican News - Wed, 11/18/2020 - 12:54
Valentina Rotondi, a social scientist with training in applied economics and econometrics, is a part of the Central Organizing Committee of "The Economy of Francesco". She talks about her long-term aims and expectations for the event.
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US won't press charges against former Mexican defense minister

Vatican News - Wed, 11/18/2020 - 11:54
In an unprecedented move, US Legal Authorities have announced they are dropping all drug trafficking and money laundering charges against Mexico`s former Minister of Defense.
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US Bishops announce team to address divergencies with next US President

Vatican News - Wed, 11/18/2020 - 08:28
The President of the US Bishops’ Conference announces the creation of a working group to address Biden policies “that are against some fundamental values we hold dear as Catholics.”
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USCCB Plenary focuses on Covid-19, racism, and clerical abuse

Vatican News - Wed, 11/18/2020 - 08:17
The US Bishops’ Fall Meeting centred on pastoral responses to Covid-19 and racism, as well as sexual abuse by clergy.
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Holy See denounces populism and violence against religions

Vatican News - Wed, 11/18/2020 - 08:17
Vatican Secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher addressed the “Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom”, held online, Nov. 16-17. The forum brings together leaders from around the world to discuss the challenges facing religious freedom.
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EU Bishops call for solidarity and hope on path towards better future

Vatican News - Wed, 11/18/2020 - 04:13
The Bishops Conferences of Europe highlight the values of solidarity, fraternity and unity as keystones to guiding the continent’s path to a better society.
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Pope at Audience: Mary a woman of prayer and model for our prayer

Vatican News - Wed, 11/18/2020 - 03:01
Pope Francis reflects on prayer and on how the Virgin Mary, who entrusted herself to God with docility, is a model for our own lives.
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Cameroon and Nigeria: Struggling communities host Refugees

Vatican News - Wed, 11/18/2020 - 01:25
For the past eleven years, Cameroon has been faced with two outrageous armed conflicts. With no peace prospects in sight, the living is dire for many refugees.
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Cardinal Tagle: “Fratelli tutti” inspires Christians to universal love and openness to others

Vatican News - Tue, 11/17/2020 - 10:19
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle led an online formation session on Fratelli tutti on Tuesday for participants from the World Union of Catholic Women’s Organisations (WUCWO). He highlighted that the Encyclical inspires us on our path to building a better world of social friendship, universal love and fraternity.
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Economy of Francesco: 'A really innovative event'

Vatican News - Tue, 11/17/2020 - 09:32
Si Chun Lam, a young data scientist and creative professional based in Coventry, UK, speaks of the work of the young economists, entrepreneurs and change makers in the weeks and months leading up to the Economy of Francesco event.
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Covid-19: WHO says this is not the time for complacency

Vatican News - Tue, 11/17/2020 - 09:23
Despite cautious but encouraging news about Covid-19 vaccines and potential new tools against the disease, the head of the World Health Organization is warning that “this is not the time for complacency.”
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