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Pope Francis greets athletes taking part in the “We Run Together” initiative, and thanks them for helping promote a model of sport which builds bridges and heals wounds.
Mexico`s low covid testing rates and hospital care is being scrutinized as the pandemic continues to ravage Latin America`s second largest nation. James Blears reports about a hidden crisis.
This Sunday, September 6, the Church in Germany observes a Day of prayer and solidarity to remember those who are ill with COVID-19.
On the occasion of the feast of St. Teresa of Calcutta, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, the President of Caritas Internationalis, shares with Vatican media a reflection on the “Mother of the Poor” and how her example of charity can help us to confront the pandemic.
On the 4th anniversary of the canonization of Mother Teresa of Kolkata, the postulator of her cause for sainthood tells us why she is so relevant in today’s world.
Environmental activists have rallied around a Philippine diocese in Quezon province demanding the government stop the construction of new coal-fired plants in the area as it is inconsistent with the efforts to mitigate climate change.
Australia’s bishops comment on the observations made by the Holy See on recommendations from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse to the Australian government.
The first anniversary of the visit of the Holy Father, Pope Francis, to Mozambique, Mauritius and Madagascar starts from 4 to 10 September 2020.
The collection will go to meet the needs of those hit by Hurricane Laura, the wildfires of California and other calamities as the storm season begins.
Following the Pope’s invitation for a universal day of prayer and fasting for Lebanon on Friday, Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, expresses the Church’s closeness and solidarity with the nation, amid its economic and political crisis exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic and the recent explosion in Beirut.
Pope Francis sends a message to those taking part in the Forum of the European House-Ambrosetti, telling them economics ought to become “the expression of a care and concern that does not exclude but seeks to include, that does not demean but seeks to uplift and give life.”
Cardinal Bechara Rai, the Maronite Patriarch of Lebanon has expressed his gratitude for Pope Francis’ call for a Day of Prayer and Fasting for the suffering nation to be held on 4 September. Meanwhile, as Nathan Morley reports, the new Premiere is scrambling to form a new government as a vast clean-up effort continues in Beirut after last month’s devastating explosion.
Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin opens the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) held in Trieste, and urges scientific researchers and entrepreneurs to allow faith to guide their efforts to promote integral human development.
Over 70 Church and civil organizations in the Philippines on Tuesday observed World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, marking the start of the Season of Creation.
In a telegram addressed to the current Archbishop of Utrecht, Pope Francis offers his condolences on the death of Cardinal Adrianus Johannes Simonis.
Alpha Conde, the president of Guinea, confirms a third-term bid ahead of the nation’s presidential elections slated for 18 October amid protests about his eligibility as a candidate.
Video footage is released showing the moments that lead to the death of Daniel Prude, a black man who died of asphyxiation after police officers hooded him and held him to the ground in New York.
Pope Francis receives a group of ecological experts collaborating with the Bishops Conference of France on the themes of “Laudato Si’” telling them it is only by healing the human heart that the world can be healed from its social and environmental unrest.
The Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations, Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, advocates for respect of the rules of interpretation of human rights treaties, reminding the UN that changing their content would negate the value of their ratification.
Ahead of Myanmar’s elections scheduled for 8 November, the country’s leading Catholic churchman is urging his fellow citizens to vote for parties and “servant leaders” who honestly work for peace, empower the voiceless through democracy, and ensure economic and environmental justice in the nation plagued by conflicts.