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UN, partners launch typhoon response plan in Philippines

Vatican News - Tue, 11/10/2020 - 08:53
The United Nations and its humanitarian partners in the Philippines on Monday launched a response plan for $45.5 million to bring life-saving assistance and protection to hundreds of thousands of people affected by Super Typhoon Goni.
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USCCB Statement on Holy See’s Report on Theodore McCarrick

Vatican News - Tue, 11/10/2020 - 08:38
The President of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Archbishop José Gómez of Los Angeles, welcomes the release of the McCarrick Report, and says the American Bishops are studying its findings.
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African Union seeks ceasefire in Ethiopia

Vatican News - Tue, 11/10/2020 - 07:29
Ethiopian troops and refugees are reportedly fleeing the fighting in the northern Tigray region and have crossed the border into Sudan.
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Cardinal Parolin on McCarrick Report: moved by the truth to avoid past errors

Vatican News - Tue, 11/10/2020 - 07:01
In a statement of the Cardinal Secretary of State, he advises that the document be read in its entirety so as not to draw partial conclusions: “We publish the Report with sorrow for the wounds that these events have caused to the victims, their families, the Church in the United States, and the Universal Church”.
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McCarrick Report: a sorrowful page the Church is learning from

Vatican News - Tue, 11/10/2020 - 07:00
A reading of the dossier published by the Secretariat of State containing documents and testimonies narrating the facts regarding the former cardinal archbishop of Washington dismissed from the clerical state.
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Evo Morales returns to Bolivia

Vatican News - Tue, 11/10/2020 - 06:09
Former President of Bolivia Evo Morales who went into exile last year, has returned to Bolivia, from Argentina.
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Libya: UN-led talks inspire efforts towards peaceful political future

Vatican News - Tue, 11/10/2020 - 05:08
The Libyan Political Dialogue Forum initiates discussions to plan Libya’s political future on Monday. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres hopes it is an opportunity to “forge a new era of peace and stability” for the conflict-ridden country.
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British Bishop urges support for healthcare workers and carers

Vatican News - Tue, 11/10/2020 - 04:50
The head of the CBCEW’s Healthcare and Mental Health department is calling for prayers and support for healthcare workers, carers, and all workers providing essential services.
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Pope Francis meets priest abducted in West Africa

Vatican News - Tue, 11/10/2020 - 04:02
Pope Francis on Monday received in audience Italian priest Father Pierluigi Maccalli, who was released on October 8, two years after jihadist militants abducted him along with others in Niger on September 17, 2018.
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Hungary introduces covid restrictions amid surge in cases

Vatican News - Mon, 11/09/2020 - 11:54
Hungary has announced its strictest measures to date to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic amid a dramatic uptick in hospitalizations and deaths. Prime Minister Viktor Orbán explained the the steps as Europe rushes to curb the spread of Covid-19.
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Death of Rabbi Sacks, “an eloquent spokesman for humanity"

Vatican News - Mon, 11/09/2020 - 10:14
The Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, remembers Lord Jonathan Sacks, the former Chief Rabbi of Great Britain and the Commonwealth, who died Saturday morning, aged 72.
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Storm Eta hits Florida

Vatican News - Mon, 11/09/2020 - 08:31
Tropical Storm Eta has landed in Florida, USA, leaving death and destruction behind in countries across Central America.
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Indian Christians mark Dalit Liberation Sunday

Vatican News - Mon, 11/09/2020 - 07:38
Dalit Christians continue to be discriminated against within the Church, within society and by the State. India’s Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox Christians observe Dalit Liberation Sunday to demand justice and the rights and dignity due to Christians of Dalit origin.
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Order of Malta elects Lieutenant of the Grand Master

Vatican News - Mon, 11/09/2020 - 06:18
The electoral body of the Sovereign Order of Malta elects a Lieutenant of the Grand Master of the Sovereign Order to serve a one-year term amid the Order’s Constitutional reform.
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Pope to Church in Chile: Live the Eucharistic Mystery

Vatican News - Mon, 11/09/2020 - 05:54
Pope Francis has sent a letter to the Bishop of Punta Arenas, Chile, to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the first Mass celebrated in Chilean territory.
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United States: challenge of unity after the vote

Vatican News - Mon, 11/09/2020 - 03:42
The United States now faces the test of reconciliation after the most divisive presidential elections in the country’s recent history. From Lincoln to Pope Francis comes a reminder of the value of unity in diversity, an essential condition for the construction of the common good and the progress of society.
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As conflict escalates in Ethiopia, the UN warns of humanitarian crisis

Vatican News - Mon, 11/09/2020 - 03:41
Nine million people risk displacement from the escalating conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region, the United Nations said, warning that the federal government's declaration of a state of emergency was blocking food and other aid.
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Pope: without water there is no life

Vatican News - Sun, 11/08/2020 - 09:07
Pope Francis prays for the protection of water and for its fair distribution, as the Italian bishops celebrate a day of thanksgiving for this "blessing of the Earth".
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Ethiopia aims at removing leadership of Tigray district

Vatican News - Sun, 11/08/2020 - 08:54
Ethiopia's parliament votes to establish an interim administration in the country's Tigray region, where fighting continues between government and regional forces.
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Pope appeals for peace in Ethiopia and Libya

Vatican News - Sun, 11/08/2020 - 06:25
Pope Francis appeals to Ethiopian authorities to choose the path of peace and expresses his hope that the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum in Tunis may yield peace and stability in Libya.
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