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Strike kills Iranian military commanders in Syria

Vatican News - Sat, 01/20/2024 - 08:35

Four high ranking members of Iran's military have been killed in a suspected air strike on the Syrian capital of Damascus

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Lord's Day Reflection: ‘Follow the Leader’

Vatican News - Sat, 01/20/2024 - 07:00

As the Church marks the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jenny Kraska offers her thoughts on the day’s liturgical readings under the theme: “Follow the Leader”.

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Pope laments culture of waste and of depopulation in Italy

Vatican News - Sat, 01/20/2024 - 05:43

Meeting members of ASMEL, an Italian association that supports small municipalities in disadvantaged areas of Italy, Pope Francis highlights the need for innovative social practices as an alternative to the profit-centred paradigm to fight social and economic inequalities, and reiterates his concern for the worsening demographic crisis in Italy.

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Pope: We must stand in awe of God's grace

Vatican News - Sat, 01/20/2024 - 02:46

Pope Francis welcomes a delegation of the 'Renewal in the Holy Spirit' Church movement in the Vatican, and urges them to move forward in prayer, especially adoration, evangelization, and communion.

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Armed gunmen kidnap six nuns in Haiti

Vatican News - Sat, 01/20/2024 - 02:23

Armed gunmen take at least six nuns hostage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, when they took over a bus carrying them and drove off to an unknown destination.

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Cardinal Grech highlights key outcomes of October's Synod

Vatican News - Fri, 01/19/2024 - 11:49

Addressing participants at the Philippine Conference for the New Evangelization, Cardinal Mario Grech looks at key outcomes from last October's Synod Assembly, "A Synodal Church in Mission," and his hopes for the next session later this year.

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Congolese bishops urge re-elected President Tshisekedi to work for unity

Vatican News - Fri, 01/19/2024 - 09:41

As President Felix Tshisekedi prepares to be sworn in on Saturday for his second term, the National Episcopal Conference of the Congo issues a statement in which the bishops deplore “electoral catastrophe” in December, while urging President Tshisekedi to work for unity and territorial integrity of the conflict-torn country.

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Pope Francis calls for global equality in healthcare

Vatican News - Fri, 01/19/2024 - 08:15

Pope Francis sends a message to participants at the International Conference on "The Declaration of Helsinki: Research in Resource-Poor Settings," which explores the theme of ethical considerations in clinical research within low-income countries.

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Fr. Lohre: ‘Vatican Radio made me feel part of Church during captivity’

Vatican News - Fri, 01/19/2024 - 07:00

After his year-long ordeal as a hostage of Islamist militants in Mali, Fr. Hans-Joachim Lohre shares details of his captivity and recounts how he listened to Pope Francis’ 2022 Christmas Mass on Vatican Radio, allowing him to feel part of the universal Church.

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Pope Francis meets with President of Colombia

Vatican News - Fri, 01/19/2024 - 06:51

Pope Francis holds an audience with President Gustavo Petro of the Republic of Colombia, discussing how to best promote social justice, dialogue, and reconciliation.

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Pope recalls 1963 landslide in Italy: 'You've witnessed resurrection'

Vatican News - Fri, 01/19/2024 - 05:40

For the 60th anniversary of Vajont Dam landslide that killed nearly 2,000 people in northern Italy, Pope Francis praises the community of the Diocese of Belluno-Feltre for their ability to start anew and care for Creation.

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Pope Francis meets with President of Kazakhstan

Vatican News - Fri, 01/19/2024 - 04:43

Pope Francis holds an audience with President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev of Kazakhstan, discussing the importance of "the urgent commitment to promote peace and stability in the world."

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Pope to Catholic universities: Continue to nurture wisdom and humanity

Vatican News - Fri, 01/19/2024 - 04:00

Pope Francis urges Catholic universities to prioritize genuine passion for truth, resist fear and societal walls, and commit to transformative education and addressing contemporary issues.

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Pope to Finnish ecumenical group: The saints are a source of unity

Vatican News - Fri, 01/19/2024 - 03:41

To mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Pope Francis meets with a groups of Protestants, Catholics and Orthodox from Finland, encouraging them to journey together as a “pilgrim Church”.

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English College to bring legacy of 19th-century Cardinal to life

Vatican News - Thu, 01/18/2024 - 10:35

Rome’s Venerable English College, together with the British Embassy to the Holy See, announces a series of events for the 200th anniversary of the death of the renowned papal diplomat, Cardinal Ercole Consalvi.

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WCC urges Davos Forum to consider longer-term good of all people

Vatican News - Thu, 01/18/2024 - 10:16

The General Secretary of the ecumenical body reminds world leaders meeting in Davos that, given the unprecedented constellation of global crises there is an urgent need for cooperation rather than division.

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Archbishop Gallagher discusses Pope's meeting with Vietnamese delegation

Vatican News - Thu, 01/18/2024 - 09:12

Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, the Vatican's Secretary for Relations with States, comments on Pope Francis' audience with a delegation of Vietnamese political representatives, and says the Pope would like to visit the Asian nation.

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A fraternal embrace that is also a commitment

Vatican News - Thu, 01/18/2024 - 08:09

As the Church celebrates the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Cardinal Kurt Koch, the prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity, reflects on the relationship between Catholics and Orthodox 60 years after the historic encounter between Pope St. Paul VI and Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras.

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Anti-Christian persecution on the rise according to Open Doors

Vatican News - Thu, 01/18/2024 - 08:07

The annual World Watch List released this week by the non-denominational advocacy organization shows that more Christians than ever recorded in the past three decades faced some form of persecution in 2023.

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Pope Francis encourages Verona Arena's artists to offer love, charity, joy

Vatican News - Thu, 01/18/2024 - 03:20

Pope Francis has invited those engaged in the arts to go forward with love, joy and charity when welcoming the Arena Foundation of Verona in the Vatican, for the occasion of the centenary celebrations for the 'rebirth' of the historic and world-renowned Italian Arena.

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