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Pope prays for Central America as Hurricane Eta wreaks havoc

Vatican News - Sun, 11/08/2020 - 05:58
Pope Francis prays for all those affected by Tropic Storm Eta as she continues to sweep across Central America.
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Pope: a life of love prepares us for the final encounter with the Lord

Vatican News - Sun, 11/08/2020 - 05:21
Pope Francis tells Christians that the good works of every day, inspired by the love of Christ, allow us to await with serenity the feast of life beyond death.
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US President-elect Biden vows to work for unity and healing

Vatican News - Sun, 11/08/2020 - 04:25
US President-elect Joe Biden calls for healing in a divided country in his first speech after claiming victory in a bitter election.
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Vatican Museums: everything is connected #6

Vatican News - Sun, 11/08/2020 - 02:32
"We exist only in relationships: with God the Creator, with our brothers and sisters as members of a common family, and with all of God’s creatures within our common home. We cannot live in harmony with creation if we are not at peace with the Creator who is the source and origin of all things."
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US Bishops welcome Biden: 'it's time for unity'

Vatican News - Sun, 11/08/2020 - 02:18
Archbishop Gomez congratulates the Democratic candidate: "We acknowledge that he joins the late President John F. Kennedy as the second United States president to profess the Catholic faith"
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Joe Biden claims victory in US election

Vatican News - Sat, 11/07/2020 - 11:37
Democrat Joe Biden has won enough electoral votes to win the US presidential election, according to media projections. Incumbent President Donald Trump continues to dispute results.
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Joan Roig, martyr of the "fight for Christ," beatified in Spain

Vatican News - Sat, 11/07/2020 - 11:10
Joan Roig y Diggle, killed "in odium fidei" during the Spanish Civil War, was raised to the honours of the altar on Saturday. The Mass for the Beatification was celebrated by Cardinal Juan José Omella y Omella, Archbishop of Barcelona, who called the 19-year-old martyr "a witness of tenderness."
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Gallagher: Vatican diplomacy is to facilitate peace between nations

Vatican News - Sat, 11/07/2020 - 09:30
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Agreement between the Holy See and Peru, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher speaks about the objectives of Vatican diplomacy.
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Pope: Little House of Mercy a beacon of light and hope

Vatican News - Sat, 11/07/2020 - 08:58
Pope Francis writes to the Little House of Mercy in Sicily, encouraging the founder and his collaborators to persevere in their mission.
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Ethiopian Bishops appeal for dialogue amid threats of civil war

Vatican News - Sat, 11/07/2020 - 06:27
A series of developments this week between the government and the powerful Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) in the north have led to the escalation of tension.
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Polish Cardinal disciplined following Vatican investigation

Vatican News - Fri, 11/06/2020 - 15:42
The Holy See, after having carried out an investigation, has imposed disciplinary sanctions on Polish Cardinal Henryk Gulbinowicz for abuse of minors and other crimes.
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German police investigate Vienna terror attack

Vatican News - Fri, 11/06/2020 - 11:43
German police search four men's homes over suspected links with a militant Islamist gunman who shot dead four people in central Vienna tis week. The raids follow revelations that Austria had been warned of a possible attack by neighboring Slovakia.
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UN agencies warn of risk of famine in four countries

Vatican News - Fri, 11/06/2020 - 10:31
In a report, two United Nations agencies are warning that critical food insecurity in vulnerable regions of four African countries could lead to famine within months unless conditions improve.
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Pope Francis donates pectoral cross to Crucifix museum

Vatican News - Fri, 11/06/2020 - 09:27
Francis donates a pectoral cross to the International Museum of the Crucifix of Caltagirone, and in a letter encourages the faithful and pilgrims to adhere ever more intensely to Christ: the Way, the Truth and the Life.
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Libya: vaccine shortages put children at risk of preventable diseases

Vatican News - Fri, 11/06/2020 - 09:12
UNICEF and WHO estimate that about 250,000 Libyan children are at increased risk of vaccine-preventable diseases due to disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Covid: Rebirth passes through inclusive technology for all

Vatican News - Fri, 11/06/2020 - 08:01
Pope Francis is certain of this and is repeating it to everyone: we will emerge either better or worse after the pandemic The global crisis requires that the parameters of human co-existence be rethought through the lens of solidarity. Based on this foundational idea, the "Covid-19: Building a Healthier Future" has been created in collaboration with the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, to offer a vision that might lead to the beginning of a new fraternity after the pandemic.
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Covid-19: New poll spotlights grief during pandemic

Vatican News - Fri, 11/06/2020 - 07:46
A new poll published Friday reveals the coronavirus pandemic has made the grieving process more difficult.
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Pope Francis receives Kenya’s President Kenyatta

Vatican News - Fri, 11/06/2020 - 07:07
Pope Francis receives the President of the Republic of Kenya in private audience in the Vatican.
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Vatican invites Christians, Hindus to positivity, hope despite pandemic

Vatican News - Fri, 11/06/2020 - 06:52
The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue has issued a message on the occasion of Deepavali (or Diwali) this year, encouraging a positive spirit and hope for the future.
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Mozambique: Thousands flee Cabo Delgado as the crisis worsens

Vatican News - Fri, 11/06/2020 - 05:32
Jihadist groups set fire to villages and crops in Cabo Delgado’s northern province of Mozambique. They beheaded innocent villagers and young persons.
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