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Cardinal Turkson at Davos: Business should foster economic solidarity

Vatican News - Thu, 01/18/2024 - 03:06

On the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Cardinal Peter Turkson reflects on the importance of entrepreneurs working to change business practices and goals in order to promote the economic integration of people enduring poverty.

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'Changes' exhibit in Davos to inspire care for creation in mould of Pope Francis

Vatican News - Thu, 01/18/2024 - 02:49

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Lia Beltrami discusses the Vatican's "Emotion to Generate Change" exhibit, and highlights how art can inspire global leaders to engage productively on the issue of climate change.

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Cardinal Parolin: Holy See concerned about general war in Middle East

Vatican News - Thu, 01/18/2024 - 01:23

Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin expresses the Holy See’s concerns for an escalation of war that could engulf the entire Middle East, speaking on the sidelines of an event at the Italian Senate.

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Pope Francis pens preface of book on St. Paul VI, the “martyr” Pope

Vatican News - Wed, 01/17/2024 - 10:04

The Vatican Publishing House (LEV) is set to publish the book “Paul VI: Doctor of the Mystery of Christ” which collects the homilies that Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, the Prefect of the Dicastery for the Causes of Saints, gave from 2008 to 2014 on the anniversary of the passing of St. Paul VI. Pope Francis has written the preface, which we publish here.

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100 years of the Studium Biblicum Franciscanum in Jerusalem

Vatican News - Wed, 01/17/2024 - 09:08

The Vatican celebrates the 100th anniversary of Studium Biblicum Franciscanum in Rome, highlighting its position as the sole Catholic university in the Holy Land for biblical studies and its unique contribution to a firsthand understanding of the Scriptures.

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Nicaragua cancels legal status of 16 NGOs, some Catholic

Vatican News - Wed, 01/17/2024 - 06:53

Nicaragua’s government cancels the juridical status of 16 non-governmental organizations, ten of which are Catholic or evangelical Christian, and seizes their assets.

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Pontifical Universities to offer online course on Integral Ecology

Vatican News - Wed, 01/17/2024 - 06:37

Church-run Universities in Rome launch an online diploma in integral ecology, aiming to respond to “the unprecedented challenge facing the planet.”

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Cardinal Czerny undertakes pastoral visit to Benin

Vatican News - Wed, 01/17/2024 - 04:35

Cardinal Michael Czerny, SJ, will be in the West African country of Benin from 17-20 January. His visit will include be a stop at the Saint Jean De Dieu Hospital in Cotonou, which guarantees quality medical care at affordable prices for the poor and those living in remote villages.

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The scandal of the youngest migrant who now sets an example in Spain

Vatican News - Wed, 01/17/2024 - 04:15

Mohamed, at just 9 years old, fled his home in Morocco to seek a future in Europe. After passing through various centers for the protection of minors, a community of nuns welcomed him, gave stability to his life, and accompanied him in a human process that today sees him working toward a university master's degree and engaged in helping other migrants at the Fundación Centro Tierra de Todos.

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Pope to Davos Economic Forum: Development needs a moral compass

Vatican News - Wed, 01/17/2024 - 04:13

In a message to the 2024 World Economic Forum in Davos, Pope Francis urges business and world leaders to ensure that economic development benefits everyone and remains tied to solidarity.

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Pope condemns missile strikes on Iraqi Kurdistan

Vatican News - Wed, 01/17/2024 - 04:02

Pope Francis condemns Iran's rocket attacks on Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan, saying that “good relations between neighbours are not built with such actions, but with dialogue and cooperation”.

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Pope at Audience: Beware of the vice of lust, embrace pure love

Vatican News - Wed, 01/17/2024 - 02:14

Embrace the purity of love, and resist lust, which leads to emptiness and enslaves, urges Pope Francis at his weekly General Audience, as he continues his catechesis series of virtues and vices.

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Church in Lebanon supporting people displaced by fighting in the South

Vatican News - Tue, 01/16/2024 - 11:15

Father Michel Abboud, president of Caritas Lebanon speaks to Vatican News about the thousands of men, women and children forced to flee cross-fire in South Lebanon, saying the escalation of the fighting further complicates the economic crisis in Lebanon.

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Pope Francis pays tribute to late Cardinal Sebastiani

Vatican News - Tue, 01/16/2024 - 10:11

In a letter to his family, Pope Francis describes Cardinal Sebastiani, who has died at age 92, as a “good and vigilant servant” of the Lord. A Vatican diplomat, he was also president of the Holy See's Prefecture for Economic Affairs for more than 10 years.

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UN agencies appeal for greater access to Gaza to deliver life-saving aid

Vatican News - Tue, 01/16/2024 - 09:36

International humanitarian aid agencies have appealed for greater access to reach the population of Gaza where emergency medicine and food are desperately needed to assist the injured and avert famine and disease.

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Love of God and neighbour at heart of Week of Prayer

Vatican News - Tue, 01/16/2024 - 09:17

Inspired by the parable of the Good Samaritan, this year’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity invites us to pray for love of God and neighbour.

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Escalation of war worsens humanitarian crisis in Lebanon

Vatican News - Tue, 01/16/2024 - 07:42

As clashes between Israeli forces and Lebanese Hezbollah militants intensify on the border with Israe,l thousands of Lebanese families continue to flee the Southern part of Lebanon already facing a compounding set of multiple crises.

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Challenges ahead for new President of Guatemala

Vatican News - Tue, 01/16/2024 - 06:10

Guatemala's newly-sworn-in President faces huge political and structural challenges as well as the daunting prospect of overcoming chronic widespread poverty.

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Pope changes rules on procurement and extraordinary expenses of Dicasteries

Vatican News - Tue, 01/16/2024 - 05:41

The Pope’s decisions are communicated in two motu proprios released today. A spending limit is set, beyond which Vatican offices must request the approval of the Secretariat for the Economy.

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Pope invites Curia to live Lenten Spiritual Exercises in prayer

Vatican News - Tue, 01/16/2024 - 05:30

The first week of Lent, Pope Francis' engagements will be suspended as he and top Roman Curia officials dedicate the days to private, prayerful Spiritual Exercises.

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