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President Nyusi meets Mozambique’s Bishop of Pemba.

Vatican News - Thu, 09/03/2020 - 03:19
Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi Monday met with the outspoken Bishop of Pemba, Luiz Fernando Lisboa, CP.
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Solomon Islands’ “flying Bishop” on climate change and Care for Creation

Vatican News - Wed, 09/02/2020 - 10:59
Bishop Luciano Capelli of Gizo brings first-hand testimony of the terrible impact of climate change on the magnificent South Pacific Solomon Islands and the livelihood of its people.
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France seeks reforms in Lebanon

Vatican News - Wed, 09/02/2020 - 10:55
French President Emmanuel Macron wraps up a two-day visit to Lebanon during which he urged political factions to back an overhaul of government. This development comes as Pope Francis calls for a Day of Prayer for the nation on 4 September.
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CELAM, Creation: “Let us pray for personal and social conversion"

Vatican News - Wed, 09/02/2020 - 07:24
In a message for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, the Latin American Episcopal Council confirms its commitment to work for the care of our common home. Five years after the publication of the Pope’s encyclical “Laudato Sí,” CELEM also invites the faithful to "re-read the document to find in it strength, hope and inspiration to continue in this mission.”
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Ivory Coast: Cardinal calls for reconciliation, dialogue ahead of elections

Vatican News - Wed, 09/02/2020 - 06:44
Cardinal Jean Pierre Kutwa of Abidjan calls for reconciliation, respect for the law, and dialogue as necessary conditions for peace, in preparation for the Ivory Coast's presidential elections in October.
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Pope Francis’s call for a just economic world order as he stands with Zimbabwe

Vatican News - Wed, 09/02/2020 - 05:44
The Apostolic Nuncio to Zimbabwe, Archbishop Paolo Rudelli, says that during this time of global crisis, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pope Francis has demonstrated concrete solidarity through prayer, various interventions, gestures, and words of witness and comfort.
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Pope calls for day of prayer, fasting in solidarity with Lebanon

Vatican News - Wed, 09/02/2020 - 05:30
One month after a massive explosion at a fertilizer storage facility tore through Beirut and reopened Lebanon’s old wounds, Pope Francis expresses his and the Church’s solidarity with the troubled nation and calls for a worldwide day of prayer on Friday, 4 September.
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Save the Children highlights plight of unaccompanied minors to Europe

Vatican News - Wed, 09/02/2020 - 05:26
A new report by Save the Children, released on Wednesday, shows that more than 200,000 unaccompanied foreign minors arrived in Europe in the last 5 years to seek asylum, with many facing obstacles to security and protection.
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Pope at Audience: Solidarity needed to rebuild post-pandemic community

Vatican News - Wed, 09/02/2020 - 03:10
In his catechesis at the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis urges everyone to combine authentic solidarity with the virtue of faith in order to heal social ills in the post-pandemic world.
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French president returns to Lebanon, urges reforms

Vatican News - Tue, 09/01/2020 - 14:32
French President Emmanuel Macron calls for the establishment of a new government quickly in Lebanon, during a visit to Beirut.
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Covid-19: 67,000 African children risk death from starvation before end of year

Vatican News - Tue, 09/01/2020 - 11:34
A new report by Save the Children warns that tens of thousands of vulnerable children in Sub-Saharan Africa are at risk of dying by the end of 2020 from extreme hunger due to circumstances compounded by Covid-19.
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Kenosha shooting: Racial injustice cannot be dismissed any longer

Vatican News - Tue, 09/01/2020 - 10:22
The Director of Black Catholic and Ethnic Ministries for the Milwaukee Archdiocese, Fessahaye Mebrahtu, reflects on racial tensions in the United States in the wake of the 23 August police shooting of Jacob Blake, an African American man in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
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Belarus: Archbishop of Minsk Mogilev denied entry into country

Vatican News - Tue, 09/01/2020 - 10:02
Belarusian border authorities deny Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz of Minsk Mogilev entry into the country. Appealing to the faithful, he urges them not to let this latest development “aggravate tensions” currently rocking the nation.
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Sudan signs peace deal with rebel groups

Vatican News - Tue, 09/01/2020 - 07:41
Sudan’s power-sharing government in Khartoum signed a peace agreement with key rebel groups on Monday, a step towards resolving deep-rooted conflicts from the long rule of ousted leader Omar al-Bashir.
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Church in US firmly opposes death penalty, appeals to God’s mercy

Vatican News - Tue, 09/01/2020 - 06:33
As the United States government continues carrying out federal executions after a 17-year hiatus, Archbishop Paul Coakley expresses the Catholic Church’s dedication to opposing the death penalty.
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Pope: peace with Creator, harmony with creation

Vatican News - Tue, 09/01/2020 - 06:06
In his message for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation and the Season of Creation, Pope Francis reflects on the Biblical significance of the Jubilee, as evoked by the theme of the Season of Creation, "Jubilee of the Earth".
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Pope: peace with Creator, harmony with creation

Vatican News - Tue, 09/01/2020 - 05:09
In his message for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation and the Season of Creation, Pope Francis reflects on the Biblical significance of the Jubilee, as evoked by the theme of the Season of Creation, "Jubilee of the Earth".
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Montenegro facing political turmoil after uncertain government victory

Vatican News - Tue, 09/01/2020 - 03:09
Official results from Sunday's parliamentary vote in the Balkan nation of Montenegro suggest that the pro-Western party of President Milo Djukanovic may struggle to form a government. Despite its narrow victory, pro-Russian and pro-Serbian parties seem in a better position to get enough mandates to form a ruling coalition.
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Ecumenical Patriarch: Life of the Church is an applied ecology

Vatican News - Tue, 09/01/2020 - 02:06
In a Message released on Tuesday, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew says “a change of direction toward an ecological economy is an unwavering necessity.”
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Bartholomew I: Message for World Day of Creation - Full text

Vatican News - Tue, 09/01/2020 - 02:06
Full text of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew's Message for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation
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