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Bishops’ Conference takes up collection for needs of Church in Canada

Vatican News - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 02:08
The annual Collection for the Needs of the Church in Canada takes place on 26 and 27 September.
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Caritas Internationalis helping Lebanon get back on its feet

Vatican News - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 09:57
As Lebanese politicians struggle to form a new government, the Secretary-General of Caritas Internationalis is on the ground in Beirut to bring the solidarity of the Church and organize relief efforts.
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Gospel Truth: Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time 20 September

Vatican News - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 09:27
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 20:1-16 of the Twentieth-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time.
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First edition of the Bible now available in Pazande

Vatican News - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 08:55
The Bible is now available for the first time in the Pazande language spoken in South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic.
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Cardinal Nichols reflects on “remarkable” Papal visit to Great Britain

Vatican News - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 08:11
Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of Westminster, reflects on Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Visit to Great Britain which took place ten years ago this week.
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Holy See on water as crucial element for health of people and planet

Vatican News - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 05:50
Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, Permanent Observer of the Holy See, addressing the 45th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on Wednesday says, "water is the most essential element for life, and the future of humanity depends on our capacity to guard it and share it."
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Pope Francis thanks elderly and sick priests for their faithful witness

Vatican News - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 05:12
The Pope sends a message to those participating in the Day of Prayer and Fraternity for elderly and sick priests in the Italy’s Lombardy region.
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Von der Leyen gives first State of EU Speech

Vatican News - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 02:02
European Union chief Ursula von der Leyen gives first State of the European Union speech touching on Britain's plans to renegotiate Brexit, warning countries not to place economic interests above human rights, and says she wants to relaunch Europe's coronavirus-devastated economy through a new deal.
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Holy See says no one must be left behind in development

Vatican News - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 10:57
A statement issued by Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič urges rich nations to leave no one behind in their response to the crisis generated by the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Archbishop Gallagher's mission in Belarus

Vatican News - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 09:15
The Vatican Secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, made a visit to Belarus from September 11 to 14. A few highlights of his trip follow.
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White House hosts Israel-UAE- Bahrain deal signing

Vatican News - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 08:55
Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain sign diplomatic agreements at the White House in a Ceremony overseen by President Trump.
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An encyclical for all brothers and sisters

Vatican News - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 08:00
While waiting to know the contents of the document, there has been some discussion about the title and how to translate it inclusively. An encyclical, though, is per se a universal text, and Pope Francis truly wants to speak to the heart of each and every person. The Holy See Press Office announces that the text will be published on 4 October.
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COVID-19/UNICEF Over half the world’s student population unable to return to school

Vatican News - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 07:18
UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore speaks at a UNESCO, UNICEF and WHO press conference giving details on new updated school-related public health measures in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Pope appoints Bishop Mario Grech as General Secretary of the Synod of Bishops

Vatican News - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 06:22
On Tuesday, Pope Francis accepts the resignation of Cardinal Baldisseri and appoints Bishop Mario Grech as General Secretary of the Synod of Bishops.
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Pope calls murdered priest a witness of charity

Vatican News - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 04:50
Toward the conclusion of the general audience, before greeting the Italian-speaking faithful, Pope Francis paused for a moment, to recall “Father Roberto Malgesini, a priest of the diocese of Como”.
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Pope Francis: Become guardians of life and earth with contemplation and care

Vatican News - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 03:50
Continuing his catechesis on the current pandemic in the light of the Church’s social doctrine, the Pope at his weekly General Audience on Wednesday stresses the importance of caring for each other and contemplating the world in which we live.
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South Sudan Bishops and President Kiir: “Let’s work together for peace”

Vatican News - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 03:14
The Bishops of Tombura Yambio Diocese and Juba Archdioceses, representing other Bishops in South Sudan, have met the country’s Head of State, Salva Kiir Mayardit in a cordial encounter.
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Brothers as gift, St Francis of Assisi’s experience

Vatican News - Tue, 09/15/2020 - 14:00
Fraternity for Saint Francis was not an abstract theory, but a concrete gift from God to each and every person. Even today, the “Poverello” of Assisi reminds us that we cannot truly be brothers and sisters if we do not see ourselves as children of one Father.
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United States prepares to mark Hispanic Heritage Month

Vatican News - Tue, 09/15/2020 - 09:20
Ahead of Hispanic Heritage Month, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops describes the importance of this year’s observance, as the Catholic Church in the country continues to apply lessons learnt during the "V National Encuentro of Hispanic/Latino ministry".
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Pope Francis on the need to train young peacemakers

Vatican News - Tue, 09/15/2020 - 08:54
“For a knowledge of peace” is the working translation of a new Italian book from the Vatican Publishing House. In a preface to the book, Pope Francis encourages collaboration between the Church and universities for a world without war and violence
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