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A fire on Tuesday morning in downtown Beirut causes incredulity and concern after the tragic blaze in August. It comes as the Secretary-General of Caritas Internationalis is in the city to bring the Church’s solidarity to the people and to meet and coordinate with religious leaders and aid workers on the ground.
Officials say Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who was allegedly poisoned, has been removed from a medically induced coma in a German hospital and plans to return to Russia. The announcement came after his supporters made some gains in regional elections.
US President Donald Trump on Tuesday is presiding over the signing of historic diplomatic deals between Israel and two Gulf Arab nations.
Papua New Guinea is marking its Independence Day on Wednesday. On this occasion, the bishops of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands have issued a message urging greater commitment from those in authority in addressing the serious challenges that people still face 45 years after independence.
The Director of Caritas Hellas talks about the situation on the ground in Lesbos after Europe’s largest refugee camp burnt to the ground and calls for the shared responsibility of European nations.
The Standard for Sustainable Rice Cultivation developed by the Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) was launched on September 14. The label will help shoppers reduce their environmental impact by identifying rice that has been sustainably produced.
The interim government in Libya connected with commander Khalifa Haftar resigns as protests continue across the country.
Proceeds from the race on September 19 will ensure food for children in many African countries and beyond.
With the easing of Covid-19 restrictions, the Mother Church of the Philippines is reopening its doors to the public on September 16, while limiting numbers.
The Bishop of Tzaneen Diocese in South Africa, Joao Noe Rodrigues, on Sunday this week, celebrated Holy Mass commemorating the fifth anniversary of the beatification of the martyr, Blessed Daswa.
The World Health Organization (WHO) reports a record increase in global coronavirus cases on Sunday, with the total rising by 307,930 in 24 hours.
People across Russia were casting ballots in dozens of local elections that are seen as a significant test for the ruling pro-Kremlin United Russia party. The three-day-elections, which ended Sunday, came just weeks after the alleged poisoning of an influential critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Several European Union countries agree to take in unaccompanied minors displaced by the fire at the Moria camp.
The Pope, after reciting the Sunday Angelus, expresses his solidarity and closeness to the victims of the Moria refugee camp fire who have now been left without accommodation.
Pope Francis addressed the “numerous popular manifestations of protest” throughout the world in remarks spoken after the Angelus on Sunday.
At Sunday’s midday Angelus prayer, Pope Francis reflects on the day’s Gospel of the parable of the unmerciful servant saying if we do not strive to forgive and love, neither we will be forgiven and loved.
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.
With a top Vatican official in Minsk to show support to the Church there, reports have emerged that Belarusian authorities detained dozens of pro-democracy protesters following a month of rallies against President Alexander Lukashenko who has been accused of rigging the presidential election.
A residue of concentrated violence has been sweeping the Capitol of Colombia, following the death on Wednesday of an arrested man, while in Police custody, and it`s already caused thirteen deaths.
In a Letter to the Presidents of Episcopal Conferences, the Congregation for Divine Worship affirms the necessity of a return to the normality of Christian life, where the health care crisis permits, saying that assisting at a virtual Mass cannot be compared to the physical presence of the faithful at a liturgy.