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Pope addresses tension in eastern Mediterranean sea

Vatican News - Sun, 08/30/2020 - 05:56
Pope Francis prays for dialogue and a resolution to the conflicts threatening peace on the Mediterranean.
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Medical equipment donated by Pope Francis reaches destination

Vatican News - Sun, 08/30/2020 - 05:45
Medical equipment donated by Pope Francis destined for hospitals in Brazil begins to reach its destination.
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Pope at Angelus: Christians called to serve God and neighbour as Jesus

Vatican News - Sun, 08/30/2020 - 05:21
At the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Francis says “taking up the Cross” means imitating Jesus by expending our life in service to God and neighbour.
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Hundreds of migrants stranded in Mediterranean Sea

Vatican News - Sun, 08/30/2020 - 01:41
Migrants fleeing war, persecution, and poverty face misery in the Mediterranean. Sea-Watch 4 has been waiting for days now to disembark 201 rescued migrants. Another privately funded boat saves scores of people desperate at sea.
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Vatican Museum: Beauty that Unites! 65

Vatican News - Sun, 08/30/2020 - 01:33
Beauty creates communion. It unites onlookers from a distance, uniting past, present and future. Pope Francis has recalled this on a number of occasions. The Church has always translated the universality of the Good News into the language of art. From this premise, this dramatic moment in history characterized by uncertainty and isolation, gives rise to this initiative which is a partnership between the Vatican Museum and Vatican News: Masterpieces from the Vatican Collection accompanied by comments from the words of the Popes.
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Mexico considers relaxing anti-Covid measures

Vatican News - Sun, 08/30/2020 - 01:32
Mexico, which has almost no testing system for the pandemic considers which of its thirty two States can gradually and prudently return to normal work activities.
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Australian Church can help reach out to people with mental illness

Vatican News - Sat, 08/29/2020 - 08:50
Australia’s Catholic Church has chosen mental health as the theme of its Social Justice Sunday, August 30. According to Auxiliary Bishop Terence Grady of Sydney, mental illness affects all sectors of Australian society, with indigenous people, asylum seekers and refugees being the hardest hit.
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Liberian Bishops decry the death penalty and condemn violence

Vatican News - Sat, 08/29/2020 - 07:38
The Catholic Bishops Conference of Liberia says that even in the face of a heinous crime such as Rape, the death sentence is ultimately not a solution.
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Bishops of England and Wales express solidarity with Church in Zimbabwe

Vatican News - Sat, 08/29/2020 - 07:24
The British episcopate praises the courageous pastoral letter of the Bishops of Zimbabwe for defending the dignity and fundamental human rights as the country faces unprecedented crises.
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Archbishop on Nigeria: 'Young people may forget how to live in peace'

Vatican News - Sat, 08/29/2020 - 03:50
Nigeria’s Apostolic Nuncio calls on the government to enforce laws all around the country in order to cease the violence and protect the youth.
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Columbans promote Season of Creation with podcasts

Vatican News - Fri, 08/28/2020 - 10:35
The podcasts explore biodiversity and related issues of Catholic social teaching as lived in a variety of contexts where Columban missionaries are working.
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Vatican confirms World Mission Day 2020 will be observed on Oct. 18

Vatican News - Fri, 08/28/2020 - 08:30
The Vatican Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples has cleared doubts about the postponement of the annual Church observance.
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US Bishops invite faithful to day of prayer and fasting against racism

Vatican News - Fri, 08/28/2020 - 07:06
As racial unrest continues in parts of the United States, the Archbishop of Milwaukee appeals for peace and respect for the common good. US Bishops also urge people of faith to participate in a day of prayer and fasting.
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Kenya’s religious leaders call for accountability in the use of COVID-19 funds

Vatican News - Fri, 08/28/2020 - 05:04
A group of religious leaders from Kenya’s different faiths under the Dialogue Reference Group has demanded accountability in the use of funds meant for COVID-19.
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President Trump accepts presidential nomination

Vatican News - Fri, 08/28/2020 - 03:02
With 68 days to go until Americans go to the polls, incumbent President Donald Trump on Thursday accepted the Republican nomination for a second term in office.
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Gospel Truth: Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time 30 August

Vatican News - Fri, 08/28/2020 - 01:46
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 16:21-27 of the Twentieth-second Sunday in Ordinary Time.
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Pope Francis pays a visit to St Monica on her feast day

Vatican News - Thu, 08/27/2020 - 11:52
On the liturgical memorial of St Monica, Pope Francis visits her relics in the Basilica of St. Augustine in Campo Marzio, Rome.
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Belarus police continue crackdown detaining dozens of protestors

Vatican News - Thu, 08/27/2020 - 10:08
Police in Belarus detained dozens of people and separately jailed two opposition leaders after dispersing protesters who gathered on the capital's central square Wednesday. It comes amid ongoing protests against President Alexander Lukashenko, who claims to have won the August 9 election with 80 percent of the vote.
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Covid-19: Mexico's economy suffers a worsening crisis

Vatican News - Thu, 08/27/2020 - 09:02
Mexico's economy is financially imploding due to the Pandemic, and the situation is certain to worsen still further, with the loss of thousands of jobs each month.
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Interfaith action plays key role in addressing Africa’s challenges

Vatican News - Thu, 08/27/2020 - 08:25
A virtual meeting of religious leaders and policymaking experts highlights the important role of religious actors in tackling Africa’s challenges ahead of G20 meeting scheduled for October.
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