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Caritas: Amid the virus, cultivate a “pandemic of love and solidarity”

Vatican News - Mon, 08/31/2020 - 11:13
“Covid-19 must be for us a call to respect our common home,” says Caritas Internationalis in a message for World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, marked on Tuesday.
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Hong Kong Cardinal advocates for promoting a culture of life

Vatican News - Mon, 08/31/2020 - 10:27
In his message for Pro-Life Day 2020, Cardinal John Tong of Hong Kong urges Christians to promote a ‘culture of life’, as the Church marks the 25th anniversary of the encyclical Evangelium Vitae.
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Pope’s prayer intention for September: Respect for the planet’s resources

Vatican News - Mon, 08/31/2020 - 10:00
Pope Francis releases a video message accompanying his prayer intention for September, which this month is for respect for the planet’s resources: that we “take care of Creation responsibly”.
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Mexican drug cartel turns to terrorist tactics in turf battle

Vatican News - Mon, 08/31/2020 - 09:17
One of Mexico's most notorious drug cartels is engaged in a deadly turf war, and has turned to packing drones with explosives to eliminate those who oppose it.
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Mauritius: Cardinal Piat preaching hope in the face of an oil spill

Vatican News - Mon, 08/31/2020 - 08:42
On Sunday Pope Francis said he looks forward to the World Day of Prayer for the care of Creation. The Pope prayed for Mauritius, which is suffering the consequences of an oil spill. Cardinal Piat has been preaching togetherness and hope.
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Brazilian hospitals receive equipment donated by Pope Francis

Vatican News - Mon, 08/31/2020 - 07:55
The São Lucas Hospital in Porto Alegre, Brazil, receives medical equipment donated by the Pope for the treatment of coronavirus infected patients.
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Indonesia’s Catholic Church holds Virtual Youth Day

Vatican News - Mon, 08/31/2020 - 07:31
The Commission for Youth of the Bishops’ Conference of Indonesia (KWI), organized the 2-day Virtual Youth Day (VYD), streamed live on YouTube over the weekend.
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Hurricane Laura: Knights of Columbus donate 150,000 for Relief

Vatican News - Mon, 08/31/2020 - 07:01
The Knights of Columbus donate $150,000 to the Catholic Diocese of Lake Charles, Louisiana, for relief after Hurricane Laura, a Category 4 storm that caused widespread destruction on 26 August.
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Cardinal Piat: Listening to the cry of the Earth, changing the way we act

Vatican News - Mon, 08/31/2020 - 06:21
With a heart full of gratitude for the closeness expressed by the Pope during Sunday's Angelus, Cardinal Maurice Piat recounts the effects of the disaster caused by the spill of tons of crude oil into the sea south of the island of Mauritius. And he makes an appeal for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.
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UN agencies appeal for the disembarkation of migrants on rescue ships

Vatican News - Sun, 08/30/2020 - 10:02
Two United Nations agencies call for the urgent disembarkation of nearly 400 refugees and migrants rescued by three ships in the Mediterranean. A joint statement issued by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and the International Organisation for Migration said it was a "humanitarian imperative to save lives".
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EU hope for dialogue as Mediterranean energy dispute continues

Vatican News - Sun, 08/30/2020 - 09:50
Tensions between Turkey and Greece rise over the weekend after Ankara opens new military drills in the eastern Mediterranean.
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Brazil's government fluctuates on deforestation funding

Vatican News - Sun, 08/30/2020 - 08:00
A smoldering mix up concerning tackling de-forestation in Brazil is raging due to an official announcement, then a rapid contradiction, leaving a residue of utter confusion.
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Pope prays for Mauritus, ahead of World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Vatican News - Sun, 08/30/2020 - 06:37
Pope Francis looks ahead to the World Day of Prayer for the care of Creation, praying for Mauritius which is suffering the consequences of an oil spill off its coast.
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Pope addresses tension in eastern Mediterranean sea

Vatican News - Sun, 08/30/2020 - 05:56
Pope Francis prays for dialogue and a resolution to the conflicts threatening peace on the Mediterranean.
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Medical equipment donated by Pope Francis reaches destination

Vatican News - Sun, 08/30/2020 - 05:45
Medical equipment donated by Pope Francis destined for hospitals in Brazil begins to reach its destination.
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Pope at Angelus: Christians called to serve God and neighbour as Jesus

Vatican News - Sun, 08/30/2020 - 05:21
At the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Francis says “taking up the Cross” means imitating Jesus by expending our life in service to God and neighbour.
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Hundreds of migrants stranded in Mediterranean Sea

Vatican News - Sun, 08/30/2020 - 01:41
Migrants fleeing war, persecution, and poverty face misery in the Mediterranean. Sea-Watch 4 has been waiting for days now to disembark 201 rescued migrants. Another privately funded boat saves scores of people desperate at sea.
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Vatican Museum: Beauty that Unites! 65

Vatican News - Sun, 08/30/2020 - 01:33
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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Mexico considers relaxing anti-Covid measures

Vatican News - Sun, 08/30/2020 - 01:32
Mexico, which has almost no testing system for the pandemic considers which of its thirty two States can gradually and prudently return to normal work activities.
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Australian Church can help reach out to people with mental illness

Vatican News - Sat, 08/29/2020 - 08:50
Australia’s Catholic Church has chosen mental health as the theme of its Social Justice Sunday, August 30. According to Auxiliary Bishop Terence Grady of Sydney, mental illness affects all sectors of Australian society, with indigenous people, asylum seekers and refugees being the hardest hit.
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