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Bishops in England and Wales to continue opposing Assisted Dying Bill

Vatican News - Sat, 10/23/2021 - 09:38
Following the Second Reading of the Assisted Dying Bill at the House of Lords, on 22 October , Bishop John Sherrington has thanked Catholics in England and Wales for writing to peers and praying that the legislation might be defeated. He said bishops will continue to scrutinise and challenge the Bill.
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Holy See urges renewed efforts for disarmament and cybersecurity

Vatican News - Sat, 10/23/2021 - 08:59
Earlier this week, the Vatican's Permanent Observer to the United Nations addressed a statement to the UN General Assembly on disarmament measures and cybersecurity.
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UN aborts flight after Ethiopian government airstrike in Tigray region

Vatican News - Sat, 10/23/2021 - 08:58
A UN humanitarian flight is aborted as the conflict between Ethiopia’s federal government and the TPLF in the Tigray region escalates, severely hampering humanitarian operations.
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Gospel facts that fill the heart

Vatican News - Sat, 10/23/2021 - 07:56
Evangelizing an evangelist: Dale Recinella, a “lay chaplain” to death row inmates in Florida, shares his testimony in this story about conversion.
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Covid - Be Not Proud: Story of Kenny, "the Real Deal"

Vatican News - Sat, 10/23/2021 - 07:30
Dale Recinella, a lay prison chaplain based in the US state of Florida, shares his experience of friendship with a former inmate who turned his life around through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
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Pope: may witness of Maria Montessori inspire solidarity & dialogue

Vatican News - Sat, 10/23/2021 - 07:05
In a message sent to the International Conference of the "Opera Nazionale Maria Montessori", Pope Francis urges people to look to her example "to form people in solidarity, citizens of the world open to dialogue and to acceptance."
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Pope: Work to build a more solidary, just, and equitable work

Vatican News - Sat, 10/23/2021 - 05:51
In an address to the Centesimus Annus – Pro Pontifice Foundation, Pope Francis says developing a more just and equitable society, and protecting the freedom and dignity of persons, is at the heart of the mission to implement the Church’s social teaching.
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US Church preparing for National Vocation Awareness Week

Vatican News - Fri, 10/22/2021 - 11:57
The Catholic Church in the United States will celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week, 7-13 November, with dioceses across the US holding events to foster an appreciation for all vocations and pray specifically for those discerning a vocation to ordained ministry and consecrated life.
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Pope to Salesian Sisters: 'Renew your mission in listening love for young people'

Vatican News - Fri, 10/22/2021 - 11:54
Pope Francis urges members of the 24th General Chapter of the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians to be inspired by the example of Our Lady and encourages them in their service of young people and of the poor.
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Schedule of the Pope’s liturgical celebrations for November

Vatican News - Fri, 10/22/2021 - 10:53
The highlight of the liturgical celebrations of Pope Francis in the month of November is the World Day of the Poor, instituted by him 5 years ago.
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Professor Wolf: In education, know the difference between paper and screen

Vatican News - Fri, 10/22/2021 - 10:09
Neuroscientist Professor Maryanne Wolf explains why Pope Francis was right in saying that education is key in bettering the world post-Covid, especially as we come out of the pandemic to a much more technological way of doing things.
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Extractive companies in Papua New Guinea urged to be considerate, sustainable

Vatican News - Fri, 10/22/2021 - 08:44
A group of Catholic students in Port Moresby has urged extractive companies in Papua New Guinea to respect the environment for the wellbeing of indigenous people and future generations. Their call echoes one of the nine Appeals “in the name of God” addressed by Pope Francis in his message to the Fourth World Meeting of Popular Movements.
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Children are 'first victims of the conflict in Yemen'

Vatican News - Fri, 10/22/2021 - 07:37
Philippe Duamelle, UNICEF representative in Yemen, highlights the devastating toll of the war in Yemen, which has claimed the lives of at least 10,000 children since it started in 2015. He says that despite dwindling funds, UNICEF continues to work to respond to the needs of the conflict-hit Yemeni population.
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Madagascar edging towards perhaps world’s first climate change famine

Vatican News - Fri, 10/22/2021 - 06:17
United Nations agencies say that 3 years of consecutive severe drought as well as floods, cyclones and locust outbreaks in southern Madagascar have wiped out harvests and hampered people’s access to food.
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Vatican decree clarifies role of Bishops’ conferences in liturgical translations

Vatican News - Fri, 10/22/2021 - 05:53
The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments has published a decree implementing Pope Francis’ motu proprio “Magnum principium,” concerning the respective competencies of the Congregation and the episcopal conferences with regard to the translation of liturgical texts. The Prefect of the Congregation explains the import of the new decree, in a written interview with Vatican Media.
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Haitian gang threatens kidnapped Christian missionaries

Vatican News - Fri, 10/22/2021 - 05:23
The leader of a Haitian street gang, which has kidnapped seventeen missionaries and family members, is threatening to murder them unless their $17 million ransom demand is paid in full.
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Pope congratulates Bartholomew on 30 years as Ecumenical Patriarch

Vatican News - Fri, 10/22/2021 - 03:40
Pope Francis sends a congratulatory letter to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I as he marks the 30th anniversary of his election as the Archbishop of Constantinople.
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Fr. Alain Mayama is new Superior General of the Spiritans.

Vatican News - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 12:28
The General Chapter of the Spiritans, taking place in Bagamoyo, Tanzania, has elected as new Superior General, Fr Alain Mayama.
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WHO warns vaccine inequality will prolong Covid-19 pandemic

Vatican News - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 09:44
A senior leader at the World Health Organisation (WHO) warns that the Covid-19 pandemic will "go on for a year longer than it needs to" and drag deep into 2022 because poorer countries are not getting the vaccines they need.
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Cardinal Tagle: An encounter with the Lord is always missionary

Vatican News - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 09:23
World Mission Day 2021, with the theme “We cannot but speak about what we have seen and heard”, will be celebrated throughout the Church this Sunday, October 24th.
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