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Ukraine: ‘Russia looting Kherson homes ahead of battle’

Vatican News - Mon, 11/07/2022 - 10:02

Ukraine has accused Russia of looting empty homes in the southern city of Kherson and occupying them with troops in civilian clothes. Monday's accusations came as both sides prepared for what they view as one of the war's most important battles, despite Pope Francis’ appeal for a peaceful solution to the armed conflict.

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COP27: UN head says world on highway to climate hell

Vatican News - Mon, 11/07/2022 - 09:43

More than 100 world leaders have started arriving in the Egyptian Red Sea town of Sharm el-Sheikh for the UN’s annual climate change summit that aims to maintain the momentum in the battle to curb planet-warming emissions.

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Amid energy crunch EU Bishops call for solidarity ahead of winter

Vatican News - Mon, 11/07/2022 - 09:27

The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union is calling on the EU to ensure fair access to affordable energy for all this winter.

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AMECEA region encouraged to strengthen its relationship with the Holy See’s Dicastery for Communication.

Vatican News - Mon, 11/07/2022 - 08:25

The Prefect of the Holy See’s Dicastery of Communication has called for close collaboration between countries of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) and the communications dicastery.

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Pope to Claretians: always seek new ways to serve the Lord

Vatican News - Mon, 11/07/2022 - 06:54

Addressing some 120 members of the Institute of Theology of Religious Life in Rome as they celebrate its 50th anniversary, Pope Francis praises their precious academic work for consecrated life at the service of the Apostolic See. He encourages the Claretian missionaries not tire of going to the frontiers and to be bold in their mission rooted in the Lord Jesus.

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Cardinal Ayuso: dialogue as an "existential skill“

Vatican News - Mon, 11/07/2022 - 05:36

Cardinal Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot, Prefect of the Dicastery for Interreligious Dialogue, looks back to Pope Francis‘ Apostolic Visit to Bahrain.

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Pope Francis meets with head of Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church

Vatican News - Mon, 11/07/2022 - 05:34

Pope Francis receives the head of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church, Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, in audience in the Vatican.

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Highlights of Pope Francis' visit to Bahrain

Vatican News - Sun, 11/06/2022 - 12:59

Our videographer in Bahrain, Franco Piroli, takes a visual glimpse back over the touching moments of Pope Francis' 4-day Apostolic Journey to the Kingdom of Bahrain.

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Pope thanks Blessed Mother for Apostolic Journey to Bahrain

Vatican News - Sun, 11/06/2022 - 11:10

As per tradition, Pope Francis, upon his return to Rome, makes detour to the Marian Basilica of St. Mary Major to thank the Blessed Virgin Mary for her maternal protection of his Apostolic Journey to the Kingdom of Bahrain.

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Pope Francis: 'Three world wars in one century: be pacifists!'

Vatican News - Sun, 11/06/2022 - 11:00

During the flight bringing him back from Bahrain, Pope Francis speaks about Ukraine and the world's many conflicts. He talks about his friendship with the Grand Imam of Al Azhar, of the importance of ensuring rights and equality for women, on migration issues and against child abuse. To German Catholics he says: "Germany already has one great Evangelical Church, I wouldn't want to see another one."

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Cardinal Tagle: Pope leaves lasting legacy in Bahrain

Vatican News - Sun, 11/06/2022 - 07:14

Cardinal Tagle reflects on the legacy and on impact of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain, both in terms of the affirmation of Catholics in the region and in the promotion of interreligious dialogue.

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Pope in Bahrain – Final Day: A mission of peace in heart of the Gulf

Vatican News - Sun, 11/06/2022 - 05:46

As Pope Francis wraps up his Apostolic Journey to Bahrain, our correspondent recalls the grand and simple moments that made up this historic visit to the Gulf country.

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Bahraini: humanity must bring us together, religion must not pull us apart

Vatican News - Sun, 11/06/2022 - 03:30

A Bahraini national attending some of the Pope's events during his Apostolic Journey reflects on the importance of the Pope's visit for interreligious dialogue and recalls the Catholic education that many Bahrainis received.

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Pope to Bahrain clergy: Never tire of spreading God's joy

Vatican News - Sun, 11/06/2022 - 01:55

On final day of Pope Francis' Apostolic Journey to Bahrain, Pope encourages nation's clergy to joyously bring God's joy to the Gulf nation's diverse flock, and makes appeals for peace in Ethiopia and Ukraine

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The Lord’s Day Reflection: “We need have no fear of death”

Vatican News - Sat, 11/05/2022 - 12:05

As the Church marks the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jonathan Montaldo offers his thoughts on the day’s liturgical readings under the theme: “We need have no fear of death”.

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Pope in Bahrain – Day Three: Heartfelt embrace of Catholics in the Gulf

Vatican News - Sat, 11/05/2022 - 11:52

As Pope Francis wraps up his third day in Bahrain, our correspondent digs into the warm encounters the Pope has had with Catholics living in the country and others nearby.

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Pope in Bahrain: Dear young people, we need you!

Vatican News - Sat, 11/05/2022 - 09:45

During a meeting with young people at Sacred Heart School in Awali, Pope Francis tells them, “We need your creativity, your dreams and your courage, your charm and your smiles, your contagious joy and that touch of craziness that you can bring to every situation, which helps to break us out of our stale habits and ways of looking at things.”

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Apostolic Carmel Sisters grateful to receive Pope’s message of unity in Bahrain

Vatican News - Sat, 11/05/2022 - 08:34

As Pope Francis meets with young people at Sacred Heart School, the Superior General of the Apostolic Carmel Congregation, Sr. Maria Nirmalini, expresses her joy to welcome the Pope to Bahrain's only Catholic educational institution, which five of her sisters run in Awali.

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A Catholic businessman from Iraq delighted at Pope’s visit to Bahrain

Vatican News - Sat, 11/05/2022 - 08:30

Nadhim Hanna Al-Sheikh, is an Iraqi Catholic who has been living in Bahrain for over 40 years. Speaking to Vatican News he expresses his joy at Pope Francis’ 6th Apostolic Apostolic Journey to an Arab country, and describes his experience as a Catholic in the Muslim nation as positive.

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Catholic Sisters in Gulf states flock to Bahrain to be with Pope

Vatican News - Sat, 11/05/2022 - 04:02

People have travelled from all over the UAE to be with the Pope in Bahrain on his 39th Apostolic Journey abroad, amongst these are some sisters who describe the privilege they feel in being able to return back to their respective communities and carry the Pope's message of peace and hope.

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