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Religious Sisters organise a Day of Prayer for eSwatini and South Africa.

Vatican News - Sun, 07/25/2021 - 08:39
Following the social unrest that engulfed South Africa and eSwatini recently, women religious leaders in Southern Africa organised an online Day of Prayer to intercede for their countries.
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Pope prays for victims of flooding in China and blesses Olympics

Vatican News - Sun, 07/25/2021 - 07:49
Pope Francis prays for the victims of flash floods in the city of Zhengzhou, capital of China's Henan Province. He also remembers the Olympic games that started on Friday in Tokyo, blessing all those taking part.
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World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly is the “ultimate gift

Vatican News - Sun, 07/25/2021 - 04:15
The founder of the Catholic Grandparents Association says the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly is an acknowledgment of the vital role they play in family life.
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Pope: Grandparents, elderly are bread that nourishes our life

Vatican News - Sun, 07/25/2021 - 04:14
In his homily on the first World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly, Pope Francis insists on the importance of young and old coming together in a covenantal sharing of life.
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UN hails Olympic spirit despite pandemic

Vatican News - Sat, 07/24/2021 - 09:00
The United Nations chief says the Olympic spirit “inspires and unifies us in troubled times”.
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Guerrero: 2020 was a difficult year, but better than expected

Vatican News - Sat, 07/24/2021 - 05:32
The Prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy explains the Holy See’s consolidated balance sheet: the deficit is €66.3 million, but Peter’s Pence subsidized less than in previous years, increasing contributions made to the Churches most in need.
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Challenges in time of pandemic: APSA publishes its balance sheet

Vatican News - Sat, 07/24/2021 - 05:32
The 2020 balance sheet of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See, APSA, made public for the first time, shows decreased contributions to the Roman Curia and decreased profits from investments. APSA’s president, Archbishop Nunzio Galantino, says APSA has been able to help those in financial difficulty; and notes that, although income has been reduced during the pandemic, there are nonetheless positive results as difficulties have brought out the desire to act “as a Church.”
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Irish Bishop: Grandparents, elderly have much to teach young about the faith

Vatican News - Sat, 07/24/2021 - 04:03
As the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly is celebrated on the fourth Sunday in July, Bishop Denis Nulty, chair of the Irish Bishops’ Council for Marriage and the Family says grandparents have a lot to teach young people, and are the unsung heroes of the pandemic.
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Sister Becquart: there is no synodality without spirituality

Vatican News - Fri, 07/23/2021 - 09:51
The Under-Secretary of the Synod of Bishops recalls the themes of the 1 July Day of Study and Reflection noting that as Pope Francis has stated, the synodal experience is a journey of listening to the Holy Spirit.
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US expands visa scheme for Afghan helpers

Vatican News - Fri, 07/23/2021 - 09:09
US lawmakers have voted to expand a visa programme for Afghans facing retribution for helping American troops and diplomats during two-decade war in Afghanistan.
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Olympic Games gets underway with opening ceremony

Vatican News - Fri, 07/23/2021 - 07:57
The Olympics Games got underway in Tokyo on Friday celebrating the world's best athletes set to compete amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Prayer for World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

Vatican News - Fri, 07/23/2021 - 07:09
The Vatican Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life on Friday released the video-prayer for the Catholic Church’s first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, which will be observed worldwide on Sunday, July 25.
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Zambian Bishops denounce pre-election violence.

Vatican News - Thu, 07/22/2021 - 14:16
Catholic Bishops in Zambia say the country’s motto of “One Zambia, One Nation” is under threat going by the prevalence of pre-election violence and hate speech perpetrated by political cadres at the instigation of politicians.
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US Cardinal advocates for rights of undocumented migrants

Vatican News - Thu, 07/22/2021 - 09:49
Speaking at an immigration reformation rally in the United States, Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washing DC speaks of the rights of immigrants to peace and inclusion, and calls on Law-makers to pass immigration reform legislation.
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Norway “united in grief” on 10th anniversary of Utøya attack

Vatican News - Thu, 07/22/2021 - 09:16
Norwegian Bishop Erik Varden speaks of the "grief and perplexity" of Norwegians on the tenth anniversary of the extremist attacks in Oslo and the island of Utøya, which left 77 people dead and scores more wounded.
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Talitha Kum: Break the cycle of trafficking with “Care”

Vatican News - Thu, 07/22/2021 - 08:07
Talitha Kum, the global anti-trafficking network of Consecrated Life Against Trafficking in Persons, launches a new campaign focused on a care-centered model to break the cycle of human trafficking.
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Myanmar Church moved by solidarity of Philippine Church

Vatican News - Thu, 07/22/2021 - 07:28
The Philippine bishops dedicated July 19 as a “Day of Solidarity with Myanmar”. On that day, they asked churches across the nation to toll their bells at noon and at 6:00 pm, and recite a prayer they composed for Myanmar.
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Church in Canada celebrates grandparents and the elderly

Vatican News - Thu, 07/22/2021 - 06:10
The Standing Committee for Family and Life of the Canadian Bishops’ Conference highlights the special place of the elderly in Church and society. The message comes in a video for Sunday's Inaugural celebration of the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly.
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Cardinal Grech: The Church is synodal because it is a communion

Vatican News - Wed, 07/21/2021 - 09:17
Interview with the Secretary of the Synod of Bishops: “Synodality is the form that realizes the participation of all the people of God in mission.”
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Afghanistan: Rocket attack in Kabul targets Presidential Palace

Vatican News - Wed, 07/21/2021 - 09:14
Several rockets were fired at Afghanistan's Presidential Palace in Kabul on Tuesday, but failed to hit the target.
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