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Pope at Mass in Bahrain: Love always and love everyone

Vatican News - Sat, 11/05/2022 - 01:52

Pope Francis presides at Mass in Bahrain's National Stadium on the third day of his 39th Apostolic Journey abroad, and urges the faithful to shatter the chains of evil and break the spiral of violence by loving everyone, always.

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Pope in Bahrain - Day Two: An oasis in the desert

Vatican News - Fri, 11/04/2022 - 12:39

As Pope Francis wraps up his second day in Bahrain, our correspondent picks up on how the Pope consistently draws on the contrast between desert and oasis to point out the path toward peace.

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Pope in Bahrain: pleading for peace and fraternity in a war-ravaged world

Vatican News - Fri, 11/04/2022 - 12:29

Our correspondent in Bahrain, Devin Watkins, reports on Pope Francis' participation at the Bahrain Forum for Dialogue where he launched an urgent appeal for peace and fraternity in a world broken by conflict and inequality.

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In Bahrain behind the scenes: broadcasting the Pope's message to the world

Vatican News - Fri, 11/04/2022 - 12:00

The broadcast director and main cameraman of many of the events that make up Pope Francis’ apostolic visit to Bahrain reveals his communications strategy as he brings the Pope, his message and spirituality, as well as the symbolic features of many events, to the eyes of the world.

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Pope in Bahrain: Unity and witness are essential for ecumenism

Vatican News - Fri, 11/04/2022 - 10:50

Pope Francis emphasizes the need for “unity in diversity” and “witness of life” during an Ecumenical Meeting and Prayer for Peace at the end of his second day in Bahrain.

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For survivors of Ethiopia's Tigray war, truce brings cautious hope.

Vatican News - Fri, 11/04/2022 - 09:43

Civilians reflect on ruined lives, look to humanitarian assistance and the restoration of basic services in Tigray.

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Pope in Bahrain: Prayer and fraternity are our modest but effective weapons

Vatican News - Fri, 11/04/2022 - 09:35

Pope Francis encourages members of the Muslim Council of Elders in Bahrain to embrace fraternity, prayer and common efforts to help humanity rediscover the hidden sources of life, foster peace and promote care of the disadvantaged in society.

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Believers saying 'no' to the blasphemy of war

Vatican News - Fri, 11/04/2022 - 08:00

The Vatican's Editorial Director, Andrea Tornielli, reflects on Pope Francis' words in Bahrain at the closing of the Forum for Dialogue and Coexistence between East and West

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The Daughters of Mary Help of Christians celebrate 150 years

Vatican News - Fri, 11/04/2022 - 07:04

After 150 years of foundation, the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, present in 97 nations, revive their commitment to the education of young people, with a preventive imprint of their own

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Cardinal Ayuso: world needs interreligious dialogue for peace

Vatican News - Fri, 11/04/2022 - 06:31

As the two-day "Bahrain Forum for Dialogue: East and West for Human Coexistence" wraps up with Pope Francis’ intervention on Friday, Cardinal Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot highlights the importance of these interreligious events to foster human fraternity and peace in a war-torn world.

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Pope at Bahrain Dialogue Forum: Religious leaders have duty to help humanity

Vatican News - Fri, 11/04/2022 - 02:55

At the closing ceremony of the Bahrain Forum for Dialogue, Pope Francis speaks out against war and on behalf of true religious freedom, recognition of women, protection of children's fundamental rights, and the concept of citizenship.

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Pope in Bahrain - Day One: Peaceful coexistence for all peoples

Vatican News - Thu, 11/03/2022 - 12:58

As Pope Francis wraps up his first day in Bahrain, our correspondent offers a peek into the journey toward peace which his Apostolic Visit seeks to foster.

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Sisters advocating for environment on behalf of the ignored and excluded

Vatican News - Thu, 11/03/2022 - 12:32

On Thursday afternoon, the International Union of Superiors general launches a statement intended to “reflect and clarify the response of Catholic Sisters to the environmental challenges of our time”.

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Former Pakistani Prime Minister shot, in stable condition

Vatican News - Thu, 11/03/2022 - 11:54

The Former prime minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, has been shot in what the country’s president described as 'a heinous assassination attempt’.

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Danish Prime Minister returns to power

Vatican News - Thu, 11/03/2022 - 11:19

Denmark is preparing for the prime minister's return after the center-left secured the most votes in a general election of the Scandinavian nation. Mette Frederiksen's "red bloc" of parties secured 90 seats to form a government despite a scandal over the mass killing of mink.

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Pope in Bahrain: Bring waters of fraternity to desert of human coexistence

Vatican News - Thu, 11/03/2022 - 10:40

After a courtesy visit to the King of Bahrein in the Sakhir Royal Palace, Pope Francis addresses authorities, members of civil society, and the diplomatic corps, and reflects on the “Tree of Life,” an outstanding “emblem of vitality” in the country.

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Pope Francis arrives in Bahrain

Vatican News - Thu, 11/03/2022 - 08:50

The papal plane touches down in Awali as Pope Francis arrives in the Kingdom of Bahrain for his 39th Apostolic Journey abroad.

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Italian ex-pat in Bahrain: Pope's visit promotes coexistence

Vatican News - Thu, 11/03/2022 - 05:39

Laura Dunham, an Italian photographer who has been living in Bahrain for the last eighteen years, says the Pope’s upcoming visit is an emotional moment for the Catholic community living in the country and reflects how different religions can peacefully coexist as brothers and sisters.

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Pope Francis bids farewell to Bahrain

Vatican News - Thu, 11/03/2022 - 05:10

Pope Francis boards the return flight to Rome following his four-day visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain. The main focus of this 39th Apostolic Journey abroad, his second to the Gulf region, was to confirm local Christians in their faith and promote interreligious dialogue.

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Bahrain to welcome ‘Father Pope’ for historic return to Gulf region

Vatican News - Thu, 11/03/2022 - 04:19

Both Christians and Muslims are welcoming Pope Francis to Bahrain as “Father Pope” for his historic visit to the Gulf country, says Nivedita Dhadphale, a Bahraini communications expert.

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