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The Holy See and China: reasons for Agreement on appointment of bishops

Vatican News - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 07:30
By October a decision is expected regarding the Vatican proposal to extend the Provisional Agreement ad experimentum: “It is worth continuing”, Cardinal Parolin explains.
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"Come and See": theme for World Day of Communications

Vatican News - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 06:50
The theme for the 2021 World Day of Social Communications chosen by Pope Francis echo the words of the Apostle Philip, so as to recall that communication consists in "encountering people as and where they are".
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New Zealand church leaders on End of Life Choice Act

Vatican News - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 04:52
Twenty-one church leaders representing various Christian denominations in New Zealand publish a joint statement regarding two upcoming referendums, saying they will inflict long-term damage.
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Belarus admits detaining hundreds after massive rallies

Vatican News - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 12:18
Police in Belarus detained hundreds of people in a weekend of protests against President Alexander Lukashenko. The rallies included massive rallies in the capital Minsk marking the 50th consecutive day of demonstrations.
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Vatican appeals for safe passage home for stranded seafarers under pandemic

Vatican News - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 12:00
It is estimated that more than 300,000 seafarers and marine personnel are currently stranded at sea, due to the Covid-19 restrictions. Cardinal Peter Turkson, Prefect of the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, has appealed for their safe passage home.
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Hong Kong: Cardinal calls for unity among faithful during social turmoil

Vatican News - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 08:40
Cardinal John Tong Hon of Hong Kong urges the local Catholic community to be guided by Church teaching during social unrest this past year.
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Mali: Transitional government appoints new prime minister

Vatican News - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 08:05
Mali’s interim government names a new civilian Prime Minister, thus respecting one of the preconditions for lifting sanctions placed on the West African nation by ECOWAS.
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Diocese of Shrewsbury entrusted to the care of St Joseph

Vatican News - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 07:42
In a pastoral letter read in every parish on Sunday in the Diocese of Shrewsbury (UK), Bishop Mark Davies entrusts “the recovery of all the communities of our Diocese from this testing time” to the care of St Joseph.
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Pope on collaboration between Italian security personnel and Holy See

Vatican News - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 07:08
Pope Francis commends the Inspectorate of Public Security at the Vatican on its 75th anniversary on Monday, recounting its history of service to the Holy See and Italy.
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Pope appoints Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines

Vatican News - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 06:27
Pope Francis on Monday appointed Archbishop Charles John Brown, currently the Apostolic Nuncio to Albania, to head the Holy See’s diplomatic mission to the Philippines.
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Pope to Marian pilgrims: "Mary embraces us all”

Vatican News - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 05:04
Because of the pandemic, this year’s pilgrimage to the shrine of Our Lady of Luján in Argentina, became a virtual event. Pope Francis sent a brief video message to the pilgrims.
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Keeping the lamp of hope burning in the Central African Republic

Vatican News - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 03:46
The Church in the Central African Republic says it has not been spared the consequences of the armed conflict in that country. The Church continues to pay a heavy price for the prevailing crisis and insecurity.
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Pope prays for those who are forced to flee their homes on World Day of Migrants and Refugees

Vatican News - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 07:16
Pope Francis on Sunday marked World Day of Migrants and Refugees during his Angelus prayer recalling the theme of this year's Message that is dedicated to Internally Displaced Persons.
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Latin American bishops join forces in the fight against Covid-19

Vatican News - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 06:48
The Episcopal Conference of Latin America (CELAM), is launching a covid crusade, by combining the expertise, coordinated willpower and strength of the Church, Governments and organizations in an effort to make access to care available to all.
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Pope appeals for peace in the Caucasus

Vatican News - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 06:06
Pope Francis appeals to leaders in Armenia and Azerbaijan to find a negotiated solution to the crisis in the region.
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Pope at Angelus: ‘a true Christian chooses good over evil every day'

Vatican News - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 05:11
Pope Francis invites Christians to open themselves to God’s will and to put love for our brothers and sisters into action.
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Pope marks World Day of Migrants and Refugees with prayers for those who are forced to flee their homes

Vatican News - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 04:58
Pope Francis on Sunday marked World Day of Migrants and Refugees during his Angelus prayer recalling the theme of this year's Message that is dedicated to Internally Displaced Persons., and said he is praying for them and for all those who assist them.
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Vatican Museums: Beauty that Unites! 69

Vatican News - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 02:00
Beauty creates communion. It unites onlookers from a distance, uniting past, present and future. Pope Francis has recalled this on a number of occasions. The Church has always translated the universality of the Good News into the language of art. From this premise, this dramatic moment in history characterized by uncertainty and isolation, gives rise to this initiative which is a partnership between the Vatican Museum and Vatican News: Masterpieces from the Vatican Collection accompanied by comments from the words of the Popes.
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French authorities investigate act of terrorism

Vatican News - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 12:33
French authorities detain 7 people as they investigate what they view as an act of terrorism.
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Pope appoints Cambridge professor to Pontifical Academy of Sciences

Vatican News - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 06:17
Professor Sir David Charles Baulcombe, Professor of Botany at Cambridge University, is appointed by Pope Francis as a Member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on Saturday.
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