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Cameroon: abducted Cardinal Tumi released

Fri, 11/06/2020 - 05:27
Cardinal Tumi, 90, was kidnapped by alleged separatist fighters in Cameroon's North West region on Thursday. He was released on Friday.
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United States awaits result of presidential election

Thu, 11/05/2020 - 13:55
The election for the U.S. President has come down to a handful of states, but the final results may not be known for several days.
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International concern for military operations in Ethiopia

Thu, 11/05/2020 - 11:55
The United Nations. Secretary-General expresses alarm over reported armed clashes in northern Ethiopia.
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5 November 1943: the bombing of Vatican City State

Thu, 11/05/2020 - 11:35
77 years ago to the day, in the midst of the Second World War, four bombs were dropped over Vatican City State. The war had been raging for four years, and Italy was suffering under Nazi occupation. Despite much speculation and denial, we still don't know who bombed the neutral state, or why they did it.
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Pope’s November prayer intention: that progress in robotics and AI “be human”

Thu, 11/05/2020 - 10:01
In his video message on his prayer intention for November, Pope Francis emphasizes that progress in robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) be oriented “towards respecting the dignity of the person and of Creation”.
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Gospel Truth: Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, 8 November

Thu, 11/05/2020 - 09:14
In this week's edition of "Gospel Truth”, the late Jill Bevilacqua and Seán-Patrick Lovett bring us readings and reflections from the Gospel of St. Matthew 25:1-13 of the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time.
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Mali: Religious extremism fuelled by poverty

Thu, 11/05/2020 - 08:37
Missionary priest of the White Fathers, Fr. Arvedo Godina highlights poverty, injustice and corruption as key causes of violent jihadist insurgent conflicts in Mali.
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Covid-19: Lockdowns in Europe loom as US cases rise

Thu, 11/05/2020 - 07:26
More countries in Europe announce lockdowns as the US sees a record daily rise in new cases of the coronavirus.
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Managment of funds of Secretariat of State passes to APSA

Thu, 11/05/2020 - 07:12
Pope Francis establishes a commission that within the next three months will implement the plans the Pope himself indicated to the Secretary of State in a letter last August. The funds of the Secretariat of State will be controlled by the Secretariat for the Economy.
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Reflections for the XXXII Sunday

Thu, 11/05/2020 - 06:06
Listen to this week's edition of our reflections on the Gospel reading for the thirty-second Sunday in ordinary time, prepared by the late Jill Bevilacqua.
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First international day against violence, bullying and cyberbullying

Thu, 11/05/2020 - 05:58
UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, established the international day in November 2019. The theme of this first observance is “Together against Bullying in school”.
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Pope celebrates Mass for deceased Cardinals and Bishops

Thu, 11/05/2020 - 04:32
Pope Francis, on Wednesday celebrates a Requiem Mass in Saint Peter's Basilica for the six Cardinals and 163 Bishops who have died in the past 12 months.
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Bishop Oballa: Increase in Gender Based Violence is worrying

Thu, 11/05/2020 - 02:46
The Bishop of Ngong in Kenya, John Oballa Owaa, has said the Church is deeply concerned over rising incidences of violence in families and has called on couples to embrace compassion and love for one another if the vice is to be eradicated from society.
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How will the US election impact climate change?

Wed, 11/04/2020 - 09:48
This 4 November is the date the United States officially withdraws from the 2016 Paris Climate Agreement. The director of the Global Catholic Climate Movement says the environmental policies of whoever wins the US Presidential election will have a global impact on climate change.
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South Sudan: church leaders appeal for humanitarian assistance amid devastating floods

Wed, 11/04/2020 - 09:46
The South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) appeals for support to meet the needs of people made vulnerable by floods amid the ongoing pandemic and other crises facing the East-African country.
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Covid-19: UK faith leaders, public worship is secure

Wed, 11/04/2020 - 08:58
As the UK heads into a national lockdown on November 5, faith leaders say they disagree with the decision to suspend public worship.
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United States awaits results of presidential election

Wed, 11/04/2020 - 08:38
The result of the US presidential election was still undetermined on Wednesday morning, with experts warning that it could be several days – or even longer – before the winner is known.
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Ethiopian Government launches military operation in Tigray

Wed, 11/04/2020 - 07:33
Heavy fighting broke out in Ethiopia's Tigray region on Wednesday, diplomatic sources said, after the prime minister launched military operations in response to what he said was an attack on federal troops.
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Abducted underage Catholic girl rescued in Pakistan

Wed, 11/04/2020 - 07:15
13-year old Arzoo Raja was allegedly kidnapped on October 13 from outside her home in Karachi. She was forcibly converted and married to a Muslim man. Police rescued her on Nov 2.
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Covid-19: Vatican Museums, Pontifical Villas close again to public

Wed, 11/04/2020 - 06:21
Following the Italian government decree of 4 November, the Vatican Museums are being closed to the public, in compliance with precautionary anti-covid measures.
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