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Vatican Museums' Graphic Arts on display in Minneapolis in the sign of encounter

Vatican News - Sat, 04/20/2024 - 02:30

The Thrivent Art Gallery in Minneapolis, Minnesota, inaugurates the exhibition "Art That Unites: A Dialogue between the Centuries from the Vatican Museums and Thrivent Art Collection." The exhibition, in collaboration with the Vatican Museums, presents some of the most significant contemporary graphic masterpieces from the pontifical collections, exhibited for the first time in the United States.

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Sri Lanka: In pursuit of justice 5 years from Easter Sunday attacks

Vatican News - Sat, 04/20/2024 - 01:00

On the eve of the fifth anniversary of the Sri Lanka Easter Sunday bombings, efforts to seek closure and accountability for those responsible for the massacre continue to face many challenges. Fr Rohan Silva, director of Colombo’s Centre for Society and Religion speaks about his tireless quest for justice.

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A conversation with the Prefect of the Dicastery for the Clergy

Vatican News - Fri, 04/19/2024 - 10:00

In view of the World Day of Prayer for Vocations (21 April) we asked Cardinal Lazarus You Heung-sik, Prefect of the Dicastery for the Clergy, some questions.

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Cardinal Dolan marks anniversary of ‘Pontifical Mission for Palestine’

Vatican News - Fri, 04/19/2024 - 10:00

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, was in Jerusalem from 12-18 April, in his capacity as President of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association. During his visit, he participated in formal meetings and in encounters with local Christian communities.

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Committed to life: Nearly 30 years of service in Poland for Ursuline Sisters

Vatican News - Fri, 04/19/2024 - 09:23

February 2025 will mark 30 years since the Institute of the Ursuline Sisters of the Immaculate Virgin Mary of Gandino arrived in Poland.

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Indian Lok Sabha elections kick off amid growing polarization

Vatican News - Fri, 04/19/2024 - 08:03

India starts voting in the largest election globally, with nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi running for a consecutive third term against the INDIA coalition led by the Indian National Congress.

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The female face of migration in Brazil

Vatican News - Fri, 04/19/2024 - 08:00

The exponential increase of foreign women arriving in Brazil poses a challenge for the state and civil society. Various ecclesiastical organizations offer multiple opportunities through training, employment, and support for entrepreneurship.

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Faced with irresponsibility, people are called to responsibility

Vatican News - Fri, 04/19/2024 - 05:41

Our Editorial Director offers his thoughts on Pope Francis' encounter with the Network of Schools for Peace, saying that a cry for peace is swelling amid the many situations of war and conflict.

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Pope modifies Vatican judicial norms with new motu proprio

Vatican News - Fri, 04/19/2024 - 05:37

With a new Apostolic Letter issued 'motu proprio,' Pope Francis modifies laws governing the Vatican's judicial system, especially regarding remuneration and pensions for judges.

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News from the Orient – April 19, 2024

Vatican News - Fri, 04/19/2024 - 05:26

Each week we offer news from the Eastern Churches, in collaboration with L'Œuvre d'Orient.

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Pope asks children to be “artisans of peace”

Vatican News - Fri, 04/19/2024 - 03:30

Pope Francis asks Italian children to pray for their peers in Ukraine and Gaza, and encourages them to be “artisans of peace” as he meets with students and teachers of the Italian National Network of the Schools of Peace to the Vatican.

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Vatican offers free cancer screening for homeless women in Rome

Vatican News - Fri, 04/19/2024 - 02:29

Under the Colonnade of St. Peter's Square, the Vatican Dicastery for the Service of Charity runs a clinic offering dozens of homeless women free screening for breast cancer, as part of an initiative with the Komen Italy association.

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Pope encourages deepening of faith and communion for building Christian unity

Vatican News - Thu, 04/18/2024 - 13:00

In his greetings shared with participants at the Fourth World Gathering of the Global Christian Forum taking place in Accra, Ghana, Pope Francis encourages everyone to deepen their faith and revitalize fraternal love, reflecting the unity to which Christians are called as they discuss the challenges facing the global Christian community.

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Cardinal Ambongo expresses worry over increasing violence in eastern DRC

Vatican News - Thu, 04/18/2024 - 10:52

Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo Besungu, Metropolitan Archbishop of Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo, has warned that the situation in the east of the country is deteriorating rapidly. Armed militias have recently captured several towns in the area.

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Ethiopian Bishop appeals for help to alleviate humanitarian crisis in Tigray

Vatican News - Thu, 04/18/2024 - 10:43

Bishop Medhin of the Catholic Eparchy of Adigrat, Ethiopia appeals for vital aid amid a catastrophic humanitarian crisis gripping the northern region of Tigray.

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Qatar mediating role between Israel-Hamas under strain

Vatican News - Thu, 04/18/2024 - 08:08

Qatar is reviewing its role as a mediator between Israel and Hamas.

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Quebec bishops: Christians must respond to call of the hungry

Vatican News - Thu, 04/18/2024 - 08:05

The Bishops of Quebec call on Christian communities to respond “to the call of those who are hungry,” to ensure that everyone has enough to eat.

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Attacks on villages in southern Chad create climate of anxiety

Vatican News - Thu, 04/18/2024 - 07:22

The head of the Justice and Peace Commission in Chad’s Diocese of Sarh has told Vatican News about the heavy toll exacted on lives, livestock and property as a result of unknown gunmen

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'Get caught up in God's love,' Pope urges Discalced Carmelite nuns

Vatican News - Thu, 04/18/2024 - 04:50

Pope Francis invites Discalced Carmelite nuns to immerse themselves entirely in the Lord's presence in order to be filled with joy and love.

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Holy See highlights Indigenous youth as guardians of culture

Vatican News - Wed, 04/17/2024 - 10:38

In a statement addressed to the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at the 23rd Session in New York on April 16, Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the UN, spoke of the importance of supporting indigenous people, especially young people, and cultivating dialogue.

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