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UN calls for peace in Western Sahara

Vatican News - Tue, 11/17/2020 - 07:35
The United Nations has called for action in the Western Sahara, where a 30 year-long ceasefire has been broken, with both sides blaming one another and declaring war.
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Caritas Vietnam assisting storm and flood victims

Vatican News - Tue, 11/17/2020 - 07:27
In a little over a month, Vietnam's central region has been battered by 7 tropical storms and typhoons, causing widespread floods and landslides that killed more than 200 people.
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Ethiopia: UNHCR warns of humanitarian crisis

Vatican News - Tue, 11/17/2020 - 06:58
The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) says the fighting in Ethiopia is leading to a full scale crisis with thousands of people fleeing into neighbouring Sudan.
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Cardinal-elect Gregory: McCarrick Report ‘step forward in accountability’

Vatican News - Tue, 11/17/2020 - 05:52
The Archbishop of Washington, D.C., Cardinal-elect Wilton Gregory, welcomes the Vatican’s McCarrick Report regarding his predecessor, and says the Church has taken a step forward in ecclesial accountability.
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Archbishop of Canterbury: May Christians face pandemic in unity

Vatican News - Tue, 11/17/2020 - 05:30
Anglican Archbishop Justin Welby speaks with Vatican Media about the challenges facing Christians due to the pandemic, the ecumenical importance of the encyclical “Fratelli tutti”, and his hopes for peace in South Sudan.
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Pope Francis appoints new bishop for the diocese of Youngstown, USA

Vatican News - Tue, 11/17/2020 - 05:14
Pope Francis appoints Rev. David J. Bonnar as the new Bishop of Youngstown in the United States.
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Pope expresses sorrow for death of Cardinal Vela Chiriboga

Vatican News - Tue, 11/17/2020 - 04:26
Pope Francis recalls the service and selfless dedication of Cardinal Raúl Eduardo Vela Chiriboga, Archbishop Emeritus of Quito, who died on Sunday.
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UK Bishops call for protection of prisoners and staff during second Covid-19 wave

Vatican News - Tue, 11/17/2020 - 02:24
In a letter, Bishops call on the British Government to go further in protecting prisoners and staff during the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic
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Laudato si’ in Australia: a conversion story

Vatican News - Tue, 11/17/2020 - 01:01
Care for our common home is at the center of Knox Peden’s conversion. Originally from the United States, Professor Peden moved to Australia about ten years ago. Having grown up Presbyterian, he experienced a period of personal and professional reflection which led him to embrace Catholicism in July 2019. He is a historian and a philosopher, and a Laudato si’ Animator in the Global Catholic Climate Movement, organizing conversations with fellow parishioners in Canberra on the message contained in Pope Francis’s Encyclical, as well as prayer walks in nature.
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World Council of Churches calls for peace in Ethiopia's Tigray Region

Vatican News - Mon, 11/16/2020 - 10:14
The World Council of Churches calls on Ethiopia's government and the Tigray People's Liberation Front to explore peaceful ways of settling their disputes, and prays for the people and churches of Ethiopia in the midst of the on-going crisis.
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Polish Cardinal Gulbinowicz dies at age of 97

Vatican News - Mon, 11/16/2020 - 09:16
The Archbishop emeritus of Wrocław, Cardinal Henryk Gulbinowicz, dies at the age of 97. He was recently subjected to sanctions by the Holy See.
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Ghana: Bishop appeals to politicians to stop dividing people

Vatican News - Mon, 11/16/2020 - 08:19
President of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference, (GCBC) Archbishop Philip Naameh has called on politicians to desist from making comments that will bring about division and disturb the relative peace the nation is currently enjoying.
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Ethiopia says army capture town in Tigray

Vatican News - Mon, 11/16/2020 - 07:36
Ethiopian government says it has captured another town in the northern Tigray region after nearly two weeks of fighting.
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Pakistani archdiocese holds seminar on forced conversion, child

Vatican News - Mon, 11/16/2020 - 07:16
The Catholic Archdiocese of Karachi organized a seminar to create awareness among women and girls about their rights and the growing phenomenon of forced conversion and child marriage in Pakistan.
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Economy of Francesco: ‘A better global economy starts with each of us’

Vatican News - Mon, 11/16/2020 - 06:50
As young economists and entrepreneurs gear up for “The Economy of Francesco” later this week, Anna Maria Geogy, a teacher in India, says the event hopes to give a soul to the global economy by inspiring younger generations to put human dignity in first place.
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Ivory Coast: Bishop appeals for peace and dialogue amid socio-political unrest

Vatican News - Mon, 11/16/2020 - 05:50
Bishop Ignace Bessi Dogbo of Katiola speaks on the situation in the Ivory Coast after Pope Francis’ appeal on Sunday. The Bishop also invites all Ivorians to embrace peace and dialogue amid the situation of unrest in the country.
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Peru's Interim President resigns

Vatican News - Mon, 11/16/2020 - 05:30
Peru`s Interim President Manuel Merino, resigns after less than a week in the top job.
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Several Catholic institutions divest from fossil fuels

Vatican News - Mon, 11/16/2020 - 03:28
Forty-seven faith-based institutions commit to divest from fossil fuels, following the Vatican’s guidelines on ethical investments.
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“Angels Unawares” in America: a clarion call to view migration from a Christian perspective

Vatican News - Sun, 11/15/2020 - 11:26
A replica of Timothy Schmalz’s sculpture dedicated to migrants throughout the centuries is currently on show at Boston College, before making its way around the United States.
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Pope prays for victims of Romania fire and Philippines floods

Vatican News - Sun, 11/15/2020 - 06:29
Pope Francis expresses his closeness to the people of the Philippines suffering the devastation caused by a powerful typhoon and his sorrow for a tragic fire in a hospital in Romania for patients affected by Covid-19.
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