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“Fratelli tutti” presented in the Vatican

Vatican News - Sun, 10/04/2020 - 05:17
Various people from different cultural backgrounds presented Pope Francis’s new Encyclical “Fratelli tutti” in the Vatican’s new Synod Hall on Sunday.
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Pope at Angelus: Authority at the service of the common good

Vatican News - Sun, 10/04/2020 - 05:10
Pope Francis reflects on the Gospel of the Day, stressing that even today, God expects the fruits of His vineyard.
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Vatican Museums: everything is connected #1

Vatican News - Sun, 10/04/2020 - 02:41
"We exist only in relationships: with God the Creator, with our brothers and sisters as members of a common family, and with all of God’s creatures within our common home. We cannot live in harmony with creation if we are not at peace with the Creator who is the source and origin of all things."
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DRC: Mwapusukeni Technical College of Lubumbashi

Vatican News - Sat, 10/03/2020 - 09:53
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Jesuit, Fr. Max Senker Musam-Adia, the Director of Mwapusukeni Technical College in Lubumbashi says the education of young people is an integral mission of the Society of Jesus.
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New eco-friendly home for Vatican Swiss Guards

Vatican News - Sat, 10/03/2020 - 09:47
Plans for the reconstruction of the barracks and headquarters of the Pontifical Swiss Guard in Vatican City, to make it eco- and family-friendly, have been unveiled in the Vatican.
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Pope signs new Encyclical "Fratelli tutti" on St Francis's tomb in Assisi

Vatican News - Sat, 10/03/2020 - 09:29
On the anniversary of St Francis of Assisi's death, Pope Francis celebrates Mass before the Saint's tomb and signs his Encyclical "Fratelli tutti".
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Pope Francis: media ecology is needed, we can't look the other way

Vatican News - Sat, 10/03/2020 - 09:13
Pope Francis sends a message to the new newspaper “Blue and Green” highlighting the importance of a ‘media ecology’ to serve the common good through media.
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Parolin: ‘The agreement with China sought by all recent popes’

Vatican News - Sat, 10/03/2020 - 07:17
The Vatican Secretary of State is in Milan for the 150th anniversary of PIME’s presence in China. “It is necessary to continue the dialogue so it can bear greater fruit,” the Cardinal says. “In these two years, I have noticed signs of growing closeness among Chinese Catholics who have long been divided on many issues.”
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Pope assures Peruvians: Christ does not abandon us

Vatican News - Sat, 10/03/2020 - 06:38
In a message on the occasion of the “purple month” of October in Lima, Pope Francis assured Peruvians that the “Lord of Miracles” never abandons us.
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St Francis continues to inspire the entire world

Vatican News - Sat, 10/03/2020 - 05:22
October 3 is the anniversary of the death of St Francis of Assisi, also known as the Poverllo of Assisi. Learn more about this person and his secret of holiness.
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Cardinal Parolin: Providence played a role in breach of Porta Pia, 150 years ago

Vatican News - Fri, 10/02/2020 - 11:53
Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, speaks on the Church's history after the experience of the breach of Porta Pia, at a meeting organized to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the annexation of Rome into the Kingdom of Italy.
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Caritas Philippines urges government to ban fossil fuels

Vatican News - Fri, 10/02/2020 - 09:09
The humanitarian, development and advocacy arm of the Catholic Church in the Philippines is pressuring President Rodrigo Duterte to make good on his promise to ban coal-generated factories in the country.
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“The Richness of Many Years of Life” – downloadable e-book on pastoral care for the elderly

Vatican News - Fri, 10/02/2020 - 07:31
An e-book publication from the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life collects the proceedings from the first international conference on the pastoral care for the elderly to serve as an instrument for the development of a “true pastoral ministry” for the elderly.
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Social Doctrine: source of post-Covid ideas

Vatican News - Fri, 10/02/2020 - 07:10
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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Gospel Truth: Twenty-Seventh Sunday Ordinary Time, 2 October

Vatican News - Fri, 10/02/2020 - 07:07
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 21:33-43 of the Twentieth-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time.
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International Day of Non-Violence: UN reiterates call for global ceasefire

Vatican News - Fri, 10/02/2020 - 06:02
As the United Nations marks the International Day of Non-Violence on Friday, the UN chief is reiterating his call for a global ceasefire and a focus on humanity’s common enemy, Covid-19.
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Pope Francis greets new Swiss Guard recruits

Vatican News - Fri, 10/02/2020 - 05:40
Ahead of the October 4th Swiss Guard swearing-in ceremony, Pope Francis on Friday receives 38 new members of the Corps, telling them the oath they will take is also “a declaration of fidelity to your baptismal vocation.”
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Cardinal Tagle: Season of Creation a call to rediscover our vocation as stewards

Vatican News - Fri, 10/02/2020 - 02:29
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, highlights the Season of Creation as a time to celebrate in prayer and also to rediscover our vocation as stewards of creation.
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UN urges more inclusive societies for older persons

Vatican News - Thu, 10/01/2020 - 10:14
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued a message for the International Day of Older Persons, which is celebrated annually on October 1. Over the next three decades, the number of older persons worldwide is expected to more than double, reaching more than 1.5 billion persons in 2050.
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Covid-19: Lockdown in Madrid due to rise in cases

Vatican News - Thu, 10/01/2020 - 09:51
A row erupts on Thursday over the Spanish government’s decision to lockdown the city of Madrid amid a surge in coronavirus cases.
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