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Cardinal Hollerich: Europe is called to build a future for the whole world

Vatican News - Wed, 10/28/2020 - 11:12
Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich comments on Pope Francis' letter to Europe, describing the importance of looking to the future, together, so that significant changes can be made for the entire world.
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Why did Pope Francis pray for Nigeria on Sunday?

Vatican News - Wed, 10/28/2020 - 10:02
The #endSARS protest is a movement mainly defined by Nigerian youths who are confronting police brutality in Nigeria. Many of them, profiled for their fashion choices or belongings, are speaking out against a controversial police anti-robbery unit known as SARS.
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Cameroon: Bishop thanks Pope for appeal for Kumba school shooting victims

Vatican News - Wed, 10/28/2020 - 09:57
In the wake of the brutal murders of several school children in southwestern Cameroon on Saturday, Bishop Agapitus Nfon of Kumba reflects on the nation’s socio-political crisis, and thanks Pope Francis for his words of consolation and support.
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Pope Francis: Mass on 2 November at Vatican’s Teutonic Cemetery

Vatican News - Wed, 10/28/2020 - 09:03
The Pope will celebrate Mass in the Vatican for the feast of All Souls. There will be no faithful present due to Coronavirus restrictions.
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Pope: Welcome life even when it requires heroic love

Vatican News - Wed, 10/28/2020 - 07:48
In comments to Polish-speaking pilgrims during the General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis launches an appeal to defend life from conception to its natural end.
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Jesuit Superiors in Africa and Madagascar condemn the killing of school children in Cameroon

Vatican News - Wed, 10/28/2020 - 07:07
The Jesuits say they are shocked and outraged at the killing of innocent school children, by gunmen, in the troubled city of Kumba, southwest Cameroon.
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Pope Francis brings nine people closer to sainthood

Vatican News - Wed, 10/28/2020 - 06:09
Pope Francis approves the promulgation of decrees which bring four women and five men a step closer to sainthood.
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Pope: ‘we never pray alone: Jesus prays with us’

Vatican News - Wed, 10/28/2020 - 04:36
Pope Francis continues his catechesis on prayer inviting the faithful to persevere in prayer in every moment of their lives, even in the most difficult, and in those in which we feel the burden of our sins.
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Cameroon school shooting: Bishop requests prayers for victims

Vatican News - Tue, 10/27/2020 - 15:54
After gunmen killed at least six children in a private school in Kumba, Cameroon, on Saturday, Bishop Agapitus Nfon calls on the government to find a lasting solution to the problem, and invites the faithful to dedicate this Friday as a day of prayer for the victims.
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Concern for Covid-19 spread in Syria

Vatican News - Tue, 10/27/2020 - 12:51
The continued spread of COVID-19 in Syria is causing concern, as the virus has emerged in refugee camps in the Idlib region.
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Cardinal-elect Cantalamessa: Nomination ‘recognition of Word of God’

Vatican News - Tue, 10/27/2020 - 12:10
Following Pope Francis’ announcement of his intention to create Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa a Cardinal, the Italian Capuchin priest says his new role will be an opportunity to help the Pope through prayer.
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#SARS protests: We need more in-depth conversations and reforms

Vatican News - Tue, 10/27/2020 - 11:23
Nigeria’s Bishop Badejo says the disbanding of the infamous SARS unit of the Nigeria Police Force, though welcome, should be the start of more in-depth conversations and far-reaching reforms.
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Cardinal-designate Advincula: Pope wants Church to tend to “peripheries”

Vatican News - Tue, 10/27/2020 - 09:51
In an interview with Vatican News, Filipino Cardinal-designate Jose Advincula of Capiz explains why he thinks Pope Francis chose him to be a Cardinal.
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"The Economy of Francesco" giving a new soul to global economy

Vatican News - Tue, 10/27/2020 - 09:46
The “Economy of Francesco” event, that had been due to launch the movement in Assisi in March and that was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, is presented in the Vatican in an adapted guise.
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Pope Francis dreams of a Europe of solidarity and respect for all peoples

Vatican News - Tue, 10/27/2020 - 06:05
In a letter to the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Pope Francis retraces the history and values of the European continent and expresses his desire for fraternity and solidarity among nations amid a period marked by individualistic tendencies.
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Asian bishops’ solidarity with jailed Indian Jesuit

Vatican News - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 11:13
The Federation of Asian Bishops Conferences is calling for the release of Indian Jesuit priest Father Stan Swamy and 15 human rights activists facing trial for alleged links with Maoist rebels.
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Armenia and Azerbaijan accuse each other of violating latest ceasefire

Vatican News - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 10:25
Armenia and Azerbaijan accuse each other of violating the latest ceasefire over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, where almost 1000 people have been killed. A historic church is among the many damaged targets.
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Belarus: General strike puts authorities to the test

Vatican News - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 10:20
Workers, students, pensioners, activists and other members of civil society took to the streets in Belarusian cities today calling for President Lukashenko to step down.
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Cardinal-elect Antoine Kambanda: Being a Cardinal is a joy, a great burden, and a challenge

Vatican News - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 09:41
The Archbishop of Kigali, Rwanda, Antoine Kambanda, is one of the 13 new Cardinals announced by Pope Francis on Sunday during the Angelus prayer.
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UN: treaty banning nuclear weapons to enter into force

Vatican News - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 09:39
With the 50th ratification of the international treaty to ban nuclear weapons on October 24, the accord will enter into force in January.
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