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Pope meets with Luxembourg PM Xavier Bettel

Vatican News - Sat, 10/29/2022 - 05:49

Pope Francis meets with Mr. Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of Luxembourg, at the Apostolic Palace on Saturday morning.

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Pope encourages Catholic Action youth to become "leaven" in society

Vatican News - Sat, 10/29/2022 - 05:30

Pope Francis encourages young leaders of the Italian Catholic Action in their work in the parishes and urges them to contribute to the growth of the Church in fraternity.

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Asian Bishops: We wanted to see how our Churches can be agents of change

Vatican News - Sat, 10/29/2022 - 03:37

The concluding FABC press conference featured the 3 Cardinal Presidents and Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, all of whom are optimistic that the General Conference is a way forward for the Church in Asia.

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Overview of Church in Bahrain ahead of Pope’s visit

Vatican News - Sat, 10/29/2022 - 01:00

As Pope Francis prepares to embark on his 39th Apostolic Journey abroad to visit Bahrain, we offer an overview of the Church in the Gulf nation, home to some 80,000 Catholics.

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The Lord’s Day Reflection: “With whom do you refuse to eat?”

Vatican News - Fri, 10/28/2022 - 21:30

As the Church marks the 31th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jonathan Montaldo offers his thoughts on the day’s liturgical readings under the theme: “With whom do you refuse to eat?”

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Cardinal Tagle to FABC: 'We are called to evangelize social media'

Vatican News - Fri, 10/28/2022 - 20:27

In his address to the Asian Bishops' General Conference on Saturday, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle focuses on the importance of reading in an age of social media to develop critical thinking and empathy.

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Russia deports thousands from Kherson as Ukrainian army nears

Vatican News - Fri, 10/28/2022 - 12:18

Russian officials say they have completed an operation to move civilians out of the southern city of Kherson ahead of an expected battle with Ukrainian forces. The announcement came after Russia's president, whose forces invaded Ukraine, warned the world is facing its most dangerous times in more than 80 years.

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North Korea fires two ballistic missiles into the sea

Vatican News - Fri, 10/28/2022 - 10:06

North Korea fired two missiles into the sea on Friday, coinciding with military exercises by United States and South Korean troops. Seoul urged Pyongyang to return to talks, which could take place without preconditions.

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Cameroonian women’s activist: 'We must train girls to be leaders'

Vatican News - Fri, 10/28/2022 - 09:50

On the sidelines of a Caritas-sponsored conference on women in leadership, Cameroonian activist and NGO founder Marthe Wandou speaks about helping girls to be leaders, and the threat to women’s rights posed by instability and violence.

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Synod: Church leaders welcome Document for Continental Stage

Vatican News - Fri, 10/28/2022 - 09:30

As the Church gears up for the continental phase of the Synod on synodality, local Catholic Church leaders are encouraging the people of God to continue walking together in the three-year synodal process to discern more deeply what the Holy Spirit is saying to the Church today.

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Pope’s visit to Bahrain a ‘precious step on path of fraternity’

Vatican News - Fri, 10/28/2022 - 08:50

As Pope Francis prepares to depart for Bahrain on 3-6 November, the Director of the Holy See Press Office offers an overview of the Pope’s 39th Apostolic Journey abroad, which aims to strengthen interreligious dialogue and encourage local Catholics.

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An expanded Commission for an expanded mandate

Vatican News - Fri, 10/28/2022 - 08:20

Fr. Andrew Small, O.M.I., Secretary pro tempore of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, highlights the Vatican's efforts through the expanded Commission, to ensure the safeguarding and protection of minors.

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Fr. Small: Protection Commission implementing abuse prevention measures worldwide

Vatican News - Fri, 10/28/2022 - 08:16

As the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors holds its plenary assembly in Rome, Fr. Andrew Small, OMI, the Commission Secretary, says efforts to combat clerical sexual abuse are forging ahead and expanding into missionary territories with the Pope's direct support.

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Caritas conference on women: 'Fighting to ensure equality for the voiceless'

Vatican News - Fri, 10/28/2022 - 07:45

The final day of the Caritas conference on "The full face of humanity: women in leadership roles for a just humanity" features testimonies highlighting the harsh realities women face every day, while offering an attempt to forge solutions to a global problem.

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Holy See advocates laws inspired by commonly shared values

Vatican News - Fri, 10/28/2022 - 07:38

The Holy See hails efforts taken to advance the development of international law and calls for the prioritization of the humanitarian needs of victims of armed conflict.

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Cardinal Bo: Asian Bishops pursuing path of ‘triple dialogue/harmony’

Vatican News - Fri, 10/28/2022 - 02:53

As the Bishops of Asia draw near the end of their first General Conference, Cardinal Charles Bo expresses his hopes that the Church in Asia might embrace harmony with the poor, other religions, and the surrounding culture.

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The voice of laywomen at FABC Conference

Vatican News - Fri, 10/28/2022 - 01:34

Laywomen are also participating as invited guests at the General Conference of Asian Bishops, and they have much to say about the important role they are playing at the Conference.

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International aid workers meet in Milan to face climate crisis issues

Vatican News - Thu, 10/27/2022 - 14:36

As the UN’s COP27 Climate Change Conference approaches, the Italian NGO Coopi calls for active dialogue on how to deal with the environmental impact that our lives have on the global community and the planet.

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A look at Day One of Caritas' conference on women in leadership roles

Vatican News - Thu, 10/27/2022 - 12:44

Our correspondent in Paris, Francesca Merlo, provides a summary of the first day of the “The Full Face of Humanity: Women in leadership for a just society” conference, aimed at finding ways to empower women and promote a culture of women in leadership.

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