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Sudan: One year of conflict

Vatican News - Mon, 04/15/2024 - 08:15

The war in Sudan broke out exactly one year ago. 12 months of fierce fighting and violence have caused a huge loss of life, the displacement of millions of people, acute hunger, and a tragic ongoing humanitarian crisis.

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Congo-Brazzaville: Bishops evaluate and offer guidance to episcopal commissions

Vatican News - Mon, 04/15/2024 - 07:02

Bishops in the Republic of Congo, over the weekend, concluded their first Plenary Assembly for 2024. The Plenary was held in the capital, Brazzaville. During the report sessions, they evaluated various pastoral projects and received reports on the activities of the Episcopal Commisions and Church institutions.

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The C9 commences April meetings in the Vatican

Vatican News - Mon, 04/15/2024 - 06:24

April 15 marks the start of the April working session of the Council of Cardinals, in the presence of Pope Francis.

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The invisible and indelible wounds of war

Vatican News - Mon, 04/15/2024 - 06:13

Dr. Richard Mollica, Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, shares with Vatican Media his decades of experience in assisting trauma survivors as they and their families seek healing from the hidden wounds of war.

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Poland: Thousands join National March for Life in Warsaw

Vatican News - Mon, 04/15/2024 - 02:38

Thousands of people express their support for the lives of unborn children and their opposition to expanding access to abortion, as they took part in Poland’s National March for Life on Sunday.

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Cardinal Parolin tells university students their commitment counts

Vatican News - Sun, 04/14/2024 - 13:19

The Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, encourages university students of the Università Cattolica in Milan, to make the most of their time now, in order to create a better future.

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Ukraine military fears more losses at battlefields

Vatican News - Sun, 04/14/2024 - 09:41

Ukraine’s military chief warned that the battlefield situation in the industrial east has “significantly worsened in recent days,” amid concerns that warming weather allows Russian forces to launch a fresh push along several stretches of the more 1,000 km-long (620-mile) front line.

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Calls for calm after Iran launches massive missile attack

Vatican News - Sun, 04/14/2024 - 09:00

The Israeli military says 99% of the drones and missile fired at it from Iran overnight were intercepted without hitting their target.

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Over Taxation of Kenyans: A matter of concern, says the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops

Vatican News - Sun, 04/14/2024 - 07:53

The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) has expressed deep concern over the increasing burden of taxation on Kenyans. Addressing the media, just before the weekend, the Bishops who were meeting for the Plenary Assembly held at Roussel House, Karen Nairobi, raised the issue of taxation, among other pressing matters affecting the nation.

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Pope calls for every effort for dialogue and peace in Mideast

Vatican News - Sun, 04/14/2024 - 05:45

At the conclusion of Sunday's Regina Coeli, Pope Francis makes a heartfelt appeal to halt the spiral of violence in the Middle East and for all nations to favour negotation and peace efforts, while assisting those suffering in Gaza.

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Pope at Regina Coeli: How beautiful is it to share our faith

Vatican News - Sun, 04/14/2024 - 05:25

During his Sunday Regina Coeli this third Sunday of Easter, Pope Francis invites faithful to remember their personal encounters with the Lord and to consider how truly beautiful it is for us to share and transmit our faith.

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Cardinal Tolentino de Mendonça: WYD are indispensable, even after 40 years

Vatican News - Sun, 04/14/2024 - 03:00

Forty years after the first worldwide gathering of young people in St. Peter's Square in 1984, a procession carrying the World Youth Day Cross recalls the many fruits of the initiative set in motion by Pope St. John Paul II.

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Lord's Day Reflection: 'A Divine Encounter'

Vatican News - Sun, 04/14/2024 - 02:01

As the Church marks the Third Sunday of Easter, Jenny Kraska offers her thoughts on the day’s liturgical readings under the theme: "A Divine Encounter".

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Radio Maria's accounts blocked in Nicaragua

Vatican News - Sat, 04/13/2024 - 09:22

Radio Maria radio station has announced that it can no longer access its savings at the Banco de la Producción.

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Pope Francis offers consolation and prayers to victims of Sydney attack

Vatican News - Sat, 04/13/2024 - 09:08

In a telegram signed by Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, Pope Francis says he is "deeply saddened" by an attack at a Sydney, Australia, shopping centre that left six people dead. He assures the victims of his prayers and spiritual closeness.

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Holy See Press Office declaration on dismissal of nun in France

Vatican News - Sat, 04/13/2024 - 07:50

Matteo Bruni, the Director of the Holy See Press Office, responds to questions from journalists about the dismissal of Sabine de la Valette, formerly Sister Marie Ferréol.

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Iranian action on Israel expected, says US President

Vatican News - Sat, 04/13/2024 - 06:07

President Biden has urged Iran not to attack Israel in retaliation for last weeks deadly strike on an Iranian diplomatic compound in Syria.

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Pope to Italian scouts: ‘We must defend the dignity of all human life’

Vatican News - Sat, 04/13/2024 - 06:07

As the Italian Catholic Movement of Adult Scouts (MASCI) celebrates 70 years of foundation, Pope Francis encourages them to continue to stay true to their founding values of community, education, service, and care for human life and our common home.

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Pope Francis approves decrees for new Italian Saint and two Blesseds from Spain

Vatican News - Sat, 04/13/2024 - 05:56

Pope Francis approves the canonization of the foundress of the Oblates of the Holy Spirit and the beatfication of a priest and a layman murdered in 1936 during the Spanish Civil War.

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Pope: Like our cities, we build future with an eye to the past

Vatican News - Sat, 04/13/2024 - 03:59

Meeting with members of the Spanish World Heritage Cities Group, Pope Francis says people build their cities and cultures by mixing faith in God with their historical situations.

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