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Pope appoints Cambridge professor to Pontifical Academy of Sciences

Vatican News - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 06:17
Professor Sir David Charles Baulcombe, Professor of Botany at Cambridge University, is appointed by Pope Francis as a Member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on Saturday.
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Pope to educators: form people capable of responsibility in society

Vatican News - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 06:09
Pope Francis has sent a message to the annual congress of the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP).
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Young people in Malawi lead with parish contributions at an event

Vatican News - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 05:39
Mthawira Catholic Parish, in the Archdiocese of Blantyre, Malawi, has crowned a group of young people under the Young Christian Workers (YCW) for toping contributions at parish fundraising event.
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Canadian Bishops look forward to rebuilding on lessons learned

Vatican News - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 05:34
The first-ever virtual plenary meeting of more than 80 Canadian Bishops concludes on Friday with the Bishops looking forward to rebuilding their communities from lessons learned during the pandemic.
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Holy See: indigenous communities to be included in decision-making process

Vatican News - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 14:13
Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, the Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations in Geneva highlighted the plight of indigenous communities hard-hit by the Covid-19 pandemic in his address to the UN on Thursday.
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Migrant boat sinks off Libyan coast

Vatican News - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 14:07
The UN says that over a dozen migrants trying to reach the European mainland drowned in the Mediterranean when their dinghy capsized off the coast of Libya.
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Global youth rallies over climate return amid coronavirus

Vatican News - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 14:01
Youth around the world return to the streets and online to urge governments to tackle climate change. Obligatory social distancing due to the coronavirus pandemic makes it challenging to hold mass protests.
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Vatican: AI in food sector at the service of every human life

Vatican News - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 10:30
Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Vatican Pontifical Academy for Life on Thursday participated in a webinar on “AI, Food for all. Dialogue and Experiences”.
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Pope to UN: Rethink the future of our common home

Vatican News - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 09:05
Pope Francis calls for reforms, multilateralism, cooperation and respect for human dignity in his video message to the 75th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
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Pope Francis highlights pandemic in message to CCEE Plenary

Vatican News - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 08:28
The Pope sends a message to the Council of Bishops’ Conferences of Europe (CCEE) on the occasion of its Plenary Assembly, which takes place online from 25 to 26 September.
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Pope Francis receives Polish president in the Vatican

Vatican News - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 07:43
The President of the Republic of Poland, His Excellency, Mr Andrzej Duda, meets Pope Francis in the Vatican, followed by a meeting with the Cardinal Secretary of State and the Secretary for Relations with States.
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Covid, the world that emerges needs mature roots

Vatican News - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 07:02
Pope Francis is certain of this and is repeating it to everyone: we will emerge either better or worse after the pandemia. The global crisis requires that the parameters of human co-existence be rethought through the lens of solidarity. On this foundational idea, "Covid19: Building a Healthier Future" has been created in collaboration with the Dicastery for Promiting Integral Human Development, to offer a vision that might lead to the beginning of a new fraternity after the pandemic.
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Pope: “Fantasy of mercy” needed to respond to pandemic

Vatican News - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 06:34
In an address to the charitable group "Circolo San Pietro," Pope Francis calls for a "fantasy of mercy" to respond to today's needs.
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UK Bishops on ethical concerns of potential Covid-19 vaccine

Vatican News - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 06:10
The Bishops Conference of England and Wales releases a statement on the development of a vaccine against COVID-19.
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ICMC shines spotlight on displaced families

Vatican News - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 04:31
Ahead of the World Day for Migrants and Refugees, the International Catholic Migration Commission is hosting a webinar to look at how forced migration is affecting families.
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COVID-19: Mozambican Bishops cancel entire seminary academic year 2020

Vatican News - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 04:27
The Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (CEM), has announced the cancellation of the entire academic year 2020, in all major seminaries of the country.
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Pope accepts Cardinal Becciu's resignation

Vatican News - Thu, 09/24/2020 - 13:38
On Thursday, Pope Francis accepts Cardinal Becciu's resingation as Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, and to rights connected with the cardinalate.
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Caritas Pakistan appeals for help to cope with floods

Vatican News - Thu, 09/24/2020 - 10:51
This year’s heavy monsoon rains have caused severe floods in Pakistan. Some 400 people have died and 392 have been injured, with immense loss to property. Karachi city has been the hardest hit.
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Gospel Truth: Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time 27 September

Vatican News - Thu, 09/24/2020 - 09:57
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 21:28-32 of the Twentieth-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time.
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World Maritime Day: “Sustainable Shipping for a Sustainable Planet”

Vatican News - Thu, 09/24/2020 - 08:20
World Maritime Day was first observed on March 17, 1978 to mark the date when the Convention on the UN’s International Maritime Organization (IMO) came into force in 1958. It is usually marked on the last Thursday of September.
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