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Telephone conversation between Pope Francis and Joe Biden

Vatican News - Fri, 11/13/2020 - 01:33
The Director of the Holy See Press Office confirms the conversation took place. The call followed the congratulations offered by the Bishops of the United States.
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Cardinal Tagle reflects on "Fratelli tutti" in Caritas webinar

Vatican News - Thu, 11/12/2020 - 09:23
Speaking during a Caritas Internationalis webinar, Cardinal Tagle, President of the confederation, invited all the faithful to read the Holy Father's new encyclical in order to learn to love concretely, universally and without bias.
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New elections in Libya expected within 18 months

Vatican News - Thu, 11/12/2020 - 09:12
The UN Support Mission in Libya has said the country's warring sides have agreed to hold elections within 18 months. Pope Francis on Sunday appealed to the warring parties to work for an agreement that will finally bring peace and stability to the long-suffering nation. The breakthrough came at the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum taking place in Tunis:
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Bishop urges Saudi labour reforms cover Filipino domestic workers

Vatican News - Thu, 11/12/2020 - 08:45
Saudi Arabia is easing the “kafala” sponsorship system for recruiting workers, a measure that will benefit millions of migrant workers in the country.
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Pope to JRS: Give a voice to the abandoned

Vatican News - Thu, 11/12/2020 - 06:53
Pope Francis praises the work of the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in a letter to mark its 40th anniversary.
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World Day of the Poor: solidarity and closeness to those in need

Vatican News - Thu, 11/12/2020 - 06:34
Ahead of the annual World Day of the Poor, marked on Sunday, Archbishop Rino Fisichella highlights the importance of caring for the poor with “outstretched” hands in a spirit of charity and solidarity.
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Pope to Piarists: Teach respect for persons and creation

Vatican News - Thu, 11/12/2020 - 06:00
Pope Francis writes to the head of the Order of Poor Clerics Regular of the Mother of God of the Pious Schools (Piarists) on the occasion of the online Working Seminar on the Global Educational Pact. He invites the Piarists to renew in themselves the commitment and enthusiasm of their founder, St Joseph Calasanctius.
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Pope appoints new archbishop in Agra, India

Vatican News - Thu, 11/12/2020 - 05:33
Pope Francis transfers Bishop Raphy Manjaly of Allahabad to the Archdiocese of Agra.
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Gospel Truth: Thirty-Third Sunday Ordinary Time, 15 November

Vatican News - Thu, 11/12/2020 - 04:40
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 25:14-30 of the Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time.
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‘Gospel Truth’ for November 15, 2020

Vatican News - Thu, 11/12/2020 - 02:31
Listen to this week's edition of our reflections on the Gospel reading for the thirty-third Sunday in ordinary time, prepared by the late Jill Bevilacqua.
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Holy See: certain anti-Covid-19 measures limit religious freedom

Vatican News - Wed, 11/11/2020 - 08:53
The Holy See’s Permanent Representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) made observations on freedom of religion or belief in the member nations during a conference on freedom of religion or belief, held in Vienna, November 9-10.
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Zambia: Church cannot remain silent in the face of worrisome trends says, Bishop Lungu

Vatican News - Wed, 11/11/2020 - 08:22
President of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) and Diocese of Chipata Bishop, George Cosmas Zumaire Lungu, says some trends in Zambia are worrisome and should not be left unchecked.
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McCarrick Report: reactions & considerations from the US Church

Vatican News - Wed, 11/11/2020 - 07:50
US bishops react to the release of the McCarrick Report with sorrow, but also with gratitude for the important and ongoing process to eradicate clerical sex abuse, and promises to rebuild trust and earn the confidence of the faithful.
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UNICEF: Children need continued support in Beirut

Vatican News - Wed, 11/11/2020 - 06:45
A new UNICEF report released on Wednesday highlights the fact that children and families still require vital support weeks on from an explosion that rocked the Lebanese capital Beirut.
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UK Bishops reaffirm commitment to improve child safeguarding policies

Vatican News - Wed, 11/11/2020 - 06:34
Following the publication of the report of an independent body (IICSA) on cases of child abuse and exploitation on Tuesday, Bishops of England and Wales reiterate their resolve to continuously work on improving the Church's response to abuse victims and survivors.
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Pope blesses statue of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal on pilgrimage

Vatican News - Wed, 11/11/2020 - 05:54
The occasion is the 190th anniversary of the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary to St. Catherine Laboure in Paris, France.
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Covid-19: Migrant populations at increased risk of food insecurity

Vatican News - Wed, 11/11/2020 - 04:47
A UN report highlights the link between conflict, hunger, migration and displacement – all exacerbated by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The UN calls on the international community to urgently support people made vulnerable in hunger hotspots around the world.
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Pope renews Church’s commitment to eradicate clerical sex abuse

Vatican News - Wed, 11/11/2020 - 03:50
Speaking in the wake of the release of the McCarrick Report, Pope Francis expresses closeness to all victims of clerical sex abuse and renews the Church’s commitment to eradicate this evil.
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Pope at audience: We must pray always

Vatican News - Wed, 11/11/2020 - 02:46
At the General Audience, Pope Francis considers three of Jesus’ parables that emphasise the importance of praying constantly.
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A video of Cardinal Tumi during his captivity has emerged

Vatican News - Tue, 11/10/2020 - 09:10
A video of a defiant Cardinal Tumi, when he was in captivity, is making the rounds on social media.
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