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Pope: Christianity can change the world if the Gospel is lived

Vatican News - Sun, 11/22/2020 - 02:00
The latest volume in the “Exchange of Gifts” series by the Vatican Publishing House, “Heaven on earth: Loving and serving in order to transform the world,” includes a previously unpublished text by Pope Francis. In the Preface to the new book, Martin Junge, the Secretary General of the Luther World Federation writes, “Together we witness to the mercy of God both in proclamation and in common service to the world.”
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Pope to young economists: either you are involved or history will pass over you

Vatican News - Sat, 11/21/2020 - 10:34
Pope Francis sends a videomessage to young economists and entrepreneurs attending the Economy of Francis, and warns them that they are the future.
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Covid-19 in Mexico causes over 100,000 deaths and more than 1 million infections

Vatican News - Sat, 11/21/2020 - 09:49
Mexico has reached past the one hundred thousand death toll from Covid 19, and it has more than a million people infected.
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Coronavirus tops G20 agenda

Vatican News - Sat, 11/21/2020 - 09:20
As young economists across the globe discuss a new economic model for the future at "The Economy of Francesco" event , G20 leaders are gathering for an online summit aimed at showing the world's most powerful economies' cooperation in fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
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Pakistan cardinal urges government to ensure rights of minorities

Vatican News - Sat, 11/21/2020 - 07:25
According to Cardinal Joseph Coutts, Archbishop of Karachi, it is the duty of the Pakistani government to guarantee the rights of every member of the country’s minority communities; and kidnapping and forced conversion and marriage are cases of rights abuse, not religious issues.
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Serbian Patriarch Irinej was a model of faith and dialogue

Vatican News - Sat, 11/21/2020 - 05:07
The Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity mourns the death of Patriarch Irinej, head of the Serbian Orthodox Church.
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UN call for humanitarian pause in Ethiopia

Vatican News - Sat, 11/21/2020 - 03:12
Aid agencies attached to the UN have called for an immediate temporary ceasefire in Ethiopia and the setting up of humanitarian corridors.
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Stella Maris redoubles efforts to support fishers amid pandemic

Vatican News - Sat, 11/21/2020 - 02:48
The Chief Executive of Stella Maris UK, Martin Foley welcomes Cardinal Peter Turkson’s message for World Fisheries Day and says as the maritime industry faces greater challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the onus is on Stella Maris to redouble its efforts to step-up its support for fishers and their families.
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US Bishops renew their call to stop federal executions

Vatican News - Fri, 11/20/2020 - 12:27
The chairmen of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committees on Domestic Justice and Human Development and on Pro-Life Activities issue a statement reiterating their appeal to halt federal executions.
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Economy of Francesco: Generating solidarity out of ashes of pandemic

Vatican News - Fri, 11/20/2020 - 11:29
“The Economy of Francesco” online event continued into its second day on Friday, with participants focusing on how questions of finance, economics, sociology, and ecology are all interrelated.
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Covid: the deception of selfishness, the force of compassion

Vatican News - Fri, 11/20/2020 - 08:14
Pope Francis is certain of this and is repeating it to everyone: we will emerge either better or worse after the pandemic The global crisis requires that the parameters of human co-existence be rethought through the lens of solidarity. Based on this foundational idea, the "Covid-19: Building a Healthier Future" has been created in collaboration with the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, to offer a vision that might lead to the beginning of a new fraternity after the pandemic.
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Vandana Shiva on how we risk becoming “obsolete technology”

Vatican News - Fri, 11/20/2020 - 07:59
In an interview with L'Osservatore Romano, environmental activist Vandana Shiva, one of the key speakers at the “Economy of Francesco” event, speaks about how her Indian culture has impacted her view of our “economy of abundance”.
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Typhoon-hit Philippine diocese appeals for clean water

Vatican News - Fri, 11/20/2020 - 07:24
Acute shortage of clean and potable water raises health fears not only for residents but more so for those in shelters and evacuation centres, amid the pandemic.
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Australia: Reconciliation Action Plan to correct “past injustices” against Aboriginal people

Vatican News - Fri, 11/20/2020 - 07:22
The Australian archdiocese of Brisbane launches an innovative Reconciliation Action Plan aimed at righting past wrongs against Aboriginal people in the country.
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World Fisheries Day: 'Time to act to protect fishers'

Vatican News - Fri, 11/20/2020 - 06:27
The Prefect of the Dicastery of Promoting Integral Human Development, Cardinal Peter Turkson, highlights the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need for a renewed effort from international organizations and governments, to strengthen their commitment to implement legislations to improve the living and working conditions of fishers. His call comes in his message to mark World Fisheries Day which is observed on 21 November.
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Pope to Latin American seminarians: 'Cure the world of the evil that afflicts it'

Vatican News - Fri, 11/20/2020 - 06:01
Pope Francis receives the members of the Pontifical Latin American College in Rome in audience and reminds them of the richness that their culture has brought, and can bring to Christian communities globally, and to the world in its entirety.
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Uganda: deadly protests erupt after arrest of opposition figures

Vatican News - Fri, 11/20/2020 - 04:50
Protests erupt in Uganda following the arrests of two presidential candidates after they were accused of breaking coronavirus restriction measures during campaign rallies.
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Peru's 3rd president in 1 week seeks stability for the nation

Vatican News - Thu, 11/19/2020 - 13:43
Peru which has had three Presidents in the last week, is craving stability, to see it through to an election next summer, ending a winter of discontent.
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The Economy of Francesco: “Economy + Fraternity x Development = Future"

Vatican News - Thu, 11/19/2020 - 12:43
The three-day “The Economy of Francesco” event kicked off on Thursday 19 November with the welcome of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and of civil and religious authorities in Assisi, the beating heart of the global initiative.
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Cardinal Parolin: Interreligious dialogue necessary tool to combat anti-semitism

Vatican News - Thu, 11/19/2020 - 12:15
Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, concludes a virtual symposium hosted by the U. S. Embassy to the Holy See, exploring the rise of anti-semitism and how it can be eradicated through interreligious dialogue.
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