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Pope to comedians: Help us to dream of a better world

Vatican News - Fri, 06/14/2024 - 01:25

Pope Francis meets with more than 100 comedians from around the world, encouraging them to cheer people up and help people see reality with all its contradictions.

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Pope: The Lord’s judgment will be in favour of the poor

Vatican News - Thu, 06/13/2024 - 06:30

Pope Francis releases his Message for the eighth World Day of the Poor and reminds the faithful that God sees and cares for each one of them, whereas those who seek wealth to the detriment of the most needy are poor in His eyes.

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Pope to hold bilateral talks with world leaders at G7 Summit

Vatican News - Thu, 06/13/2024 - 06:15

The Holy See Press Office has published Pope Francis’ programme for his visit on Friday, 14 June, to the southern Italian region of Puglia where he will participate in the G7 Summit and hold bilateral meetings with world leaders.

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Pope: Resist temptation of 'closed circles'

Vatican News - Thu, 06/13/2024 - 05:49

This Thursday, in a meeting with the leaders of ecclesial movements, Pope Francis once again outlined his vision for synodality in the Church.

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Archbishop of Johannesburg: Every child has a right to know who they are

Vatican News - Thu, 06/13/2024 - 05:39

The Archbishop of Johannesburg reiterates the Church’s commitment to responding to statelessness in the Southern Africa Region.

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Pope: The Olympic truce can foster peaceful relations

Vatican News - Thu, 06/13/2024 - 04:38

In the preface of the Italian book "Giochi di Pace. L'anima delle Olimpiadi e delle Paralimpiadi" ("Games of Peace. The Soul of the Olympics and the Paralympics") published by Lev and promoted by Athletica Vaticana (the Vatican Athletics team), the Pope expresses his support for the proposal of a cessation of violence in the spirit of the upcoming Paris Olympic Games.

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The Bishop of Rome, servant of unity

Vatican News - Thu, 06/13/2024 - 04:30

The Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity presents a new study document that surveys the ongoing ecumenical dialogue concerning the role of the Pope and the exercise of the Petrine Ministry.

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Koch: Papal primacy is service, exercised in a synodal manner

Vatican News - Thu, 06/13/2024 - 04:30

Cardinal Kurt Koch, the Prefect of the Dicastery for the Promotion of Christian Unity, explains the ecumenical document entitled ‘The Bishop of Rome’: the ministry of the Successor of Peter is no longer seen by the other Churches simply as a problem, but rather as an opportunity for a common reflection on the nature of the Church and its mission in the world.

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Rethinking primacy in an ecumenical sense

Vatican News - Thu, 06/13/2024 - 04:30

A reflection on the study document “The Bishop of Rome”: the role of the Pope, synodality, and the other Churches.

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Caritas Europa reiterates appeal for Gaza ceasefire

Vatican News - Wed, 06/12/2024 - 13:49

Eight months into the war in Gaza, Caritas Europa issues a statement in which it reiterates its call for an immediate ceasefire, the release of all hostages and those arbitrarily detained, and delivery of humanitarian aid into the Strip.

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80 years after historic meeting with Pope, Irish Regiment returns to the Vatican

Vatican News - Wed, 06/12/2024 - 10:47

Eighty years ago today, the Irish Brigade became the first group of Allied soldiers to meet with Pope Pius XII following the liberation of Rome from the Nazis. Vatican News spoke to Major General Colin Weir.

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End Child Labour: a call to protect the most vulnerable

Vatican News - Wed, 06/12/2024 - 09:04

The World Day Against Child Labour highlights the ongoing issue of nearly 1 in 10 children worldwide being subjected to child labour, a scourge particularly affecting marginalised communities like migrants, refugees, and trafficked children.

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UNICEF warns children in Gaza risk “dying before their families’ eyes”

Vatican News - Wed, 06/12/2024 - 08:06

The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, warns that three thousand malnourished children in Gaza are at risk of “dying before their families’ eyes” as the Rafah offensive cuts them off from life-saving treatment.

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Mozambique: More than 300 children receive basic school supplies in Beira

Vatican News - Wed, 06/12/2024 - 04:57

More than 300 children in in the Archdiocese of Beira have received basic school supplies donated to them by lay people associated with the Divine Word Missionaries, as part of the “June Solidarity Initiatives.”

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Pope at Audience: The Holy Spirit makes Scripture living and active

Vatican News - Wed, 06/12/2024 - 02:16

Pope Francis reflects on the work of the Holy Spirit in revelation, highlighting His role in inspiring and explaining Sacred Scripture.

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Pope meets third group of priests of the Diocese of Rome

Vatican News - Tue, 06/11/2024 - 11:29

Pope Francis meets some 160 priests who have been ordained for between11 and 39 years at the Salesian Pontifical University.

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Ukrainian priest: We are tired and losing hope

Vatican News - Tue, 06/11/2024 - 10:40

Fr Roman Ostrovskyy, Vice-Rector of the Greek Catholic seminary in Kyiv, expresses the sense of downtroddenness felt by Ukrainians in this third year of the conflict in their country. He says that, on the darkest days, faith keeps him going.

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'From Tourist to Pilgrim': Let yourself be transformed!

Vatican News - Tue, 06/11/2024 - 10:34

As we prepare to live and celebrate the 2025 Jubilee Year, Vatican Media presents a 16-episode series of podcasts entitled “From Tourist to Pilgrim” featuring art historian Liz Lev, who highlights the hidden beauty of Rome through the lens of pilgrimage.

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Iraq: Few Christian families have returned to Mosul after 10 years

Vatican News - Tue, 06/11/2024 - 08:40

Ten years after the so-called Islamic State swept across Iraq and Syria, only a handful of Christian families have returned to their homes in the city of Mosul.

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Vatican Observatory conference to focus on black holes and gravitational waves

Vatican News - Tue, 06/11/2024 - 08:20

The Vatican Observatory will host the Second international conference celebrating the legacy of Belgian physicist and priest, Msgr. Georges Lemaître, focusing on areas of research he pioneered that have led to new understanding of black holes, gravitational waves and space-time singularities.

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