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Bolivian Archbishop appeals for elections to work towards a common good

Vatican News - Tue, 09/08/2020 - 07:04
A Bolivian Archbishop warns that the electoral campaigns should not be a reason for conflict but rather an opportunity to do right and serve the common good.
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Pope Francis sends condolences on the death of Cardinal Jaworski

Vatican News - Tue, 09/08/2020 - 06:09
While offering his prayers for the soul of Cardinal Marian Jaworski, Pope Francis thanks God for “the life and apostolic ministry of this faithful witness to the Gospel.
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“TerraFutura”: a new book explores Pope Francis’ vision of integral ecology

Vatican News - Tue, 09/08/2020 - 06:04
Three conversations between the author of “TerraFutura” and Pope Francis set the tone of a new book by “Slow Food” founder and environmental activist, Carlo Petrini.
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EU accuses Britain of torpedoing Brexit deal

Vatican News - Mon, 09/07/2020 - 11:22
European Union leaders have accused Britain of throwing political grenades across the channel by threatening to undermine its divorce deal with the EU. The so-called Brexit Withdrawal Agreement was signed last year to allow Britain's orderly exit from the bloc.
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Vietnamese diocese marks bishop’s first visit 350 years ago

Vatican News - Mon, 09/07/2020 - 11:16
The Diocese of Nha Trang has launched a year of celebrations leading up to the 350th anniversary, next year, of the first pastoral visit by the region’s bishop to the local parishes.
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Nigerian clergy, laity urged to be trustworthy stewards

Vatican News - Mon, 09/07/2020 - 10:27
Archbishop Antonio Guido Filipazzi, the Apostolic Nuncio to Nigeria enjoins the clergy and faithful to foster values of trustworthiness and generosity in their service to the Church.
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Australia reaches agreement on vaccine funding

Vatican News - Mon, 09/07/2020 - 08:28
Australia announces an agreement with pharmaceutical companies concerning two potential Covid-19 vaccines.
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Colombian Church celebrates ‘Peace Week’ amid sporadic conflict

Vatican News - Mon, 09/07/2020 - 08:16
As parts of Colombia continue to suffer from a low-intensity conflict, the local Church celebrates its national Peace Week in hopes of bettering the lives of all Colombians.
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UN marks first International Day of Clean Air for blue skies

Vatican News - Mon, 09/07/2020 - 06:54
The UN General Assembly on December 19, 2019, established September 7 as the International Day of Clean Air for blue skies, underscoring the importance of clean air for the health and day-to-day lives of all.
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Portugal: Preparations for WYD 2023 resume

Vatican News - Mon, 09/07/2020 - 06:08
The Bishops of Portugal hold their first meeting of the pastoral year, bringing together a team that is working "invisibly" on the organisation of World Youth Day 2023.
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Tanzanian Archbishop urges peace ahead of presidential elections

Vatican News - Mon, 09/07/2020 - 05:59
Archbishop Gervais Nyaisonga, the President of the Tanzanian Episcopal Conference, appeals for ‘peace by all means’ as the nation prepares for elections on 28 October.
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Agreement between Holy See and Burkina Faso comes into effect

Vatican News - Mon, 09/07/2020 - 05:24
The Holy See Press Office announces the finalization of an agreement between the Holy See and Burkina Faso.
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COVID-19 pandemic should not make us lose our faith

Vatican News - Mon, 09/07/2020 - 02:47
The Bishop of Tombura Yambio Diocese in South Sudan, Barani Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala, has said that difficult experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic should not make Christians lose their faith in God
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UK police declare ‘major incident’ after stabbings in Birmingham

Vatican News - Sun, 09/06/2020 - 09:59
British police declare a major incident in the city of Birmingham on Sunday, after a stabbing rampage that left one person dead and seven injured.
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Belarus sees more protests despite intensified crackdown

Vatican News - Sun, 09/06/2020 - 09:45
Massive protests were underway in Belarus on Sunday, with demonstrators demanding that long-time President Alexander Lukashenko step down.
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Pope at Angelus: Gossip 'a plague worse than Covid-19'

Vatican News - Sun, 09/06/2020 - 05:18
At the Angelus prayer on Sunday, Pope Francis explores Jesus’ invitation to admonish members of the community who have sinned, and says fraternal correction builds up the Church while gossip tears it down.
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US Bishops on Labor Day: Practice solidarity with the poor

Vatican News - Sun, 09/06/2020 - 03:15
Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City, USCCB Chairman on Domestic Justice and Human Development, calls for solidarity, compassion and equality in a statement for Labor Day, and encourages Americans to rebuild a better society after the devastation of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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India's Miao Diocese prays with Pope for Lebanon

Vatican News - Sat, 09/05/2020 - 10:18
Responding to the call of Pope Francis, Christians across north-east India’s Miao Diocese in Arunachal Pradesh state joined the world in praying for the people of Lebanon on Friday.
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India crosses 4 million Covid-19 cases

Vatican News - Sat, 09/05/2020 - 08:49
The total number of Covid-19 cases in India crossed the 4-million mark on Saturday, making it the third country to do so after the United States and Brazil, both of which lead in the number of infections and deaths. The jump to more than 4 million comes after India reached 3 million cases just 13 days ago.
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"All brothers": Pope Francis to sign new encyclical on Oct. 3 in Assisi

Vatican News - Sat, 09/05/2020 - 06:21
Pope Francis will sign a new encyclical after Mass celebrated in the Basilica of St. Francis on 3 October. The ceremony will take place without the faithful present, in respect of the current health situation.
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