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FABC delegates explore Thailand's Catholic history on pilgrimage

Vatican News - Thu, 10/27/2022 - 11:24

The Cardinal and Bishop delegates, along with priests, religious and lay people attending the General Conference of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences, went on pilgrimage on Thursday to explore Thailand’s Catholic and social history.

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Bishops urge peace as war rages in Ukraine

Vatican News - Thu, 10/27/2022 - 09:46

With war raging in Ukraine, Peace was the central theme of a just concluded meeting of leaders of the Bishops' Conferences from Central and Eastern Europe in Budapest. They gathered in the Hungarian capital shortly after Hungary's prime minister opened a memorial center for the late Cardinal József Mindszenty.

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Trócaire CEO: 'We must commit to dismantle barriers to women in leadership'

Vatican News - Thu, 10/27/2022 - 08:30

On the sidelines of the Caritas-sponsored 'Women in Leadership' conference in Paris, the CEO of Trócaire, Caoimhe de Barra, says that though women worldwide face discrimination, change can happen and long-standing societal concepts can slowly but surely be dismantled.

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‘Have no part in the execution of an innocent man!’ Exodus 23:7

Vatican News - Thu, 10/27/2022 - 08:00

Vatican Media presents a story by Dale Recinella, a former Wall Street finance lawyer who, along with his wife Susan, assists prisoners in Florida.

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Cardinal Parolin at Caritas conference: 'Much still to be done to empower women'

Vatican News - Thu, 10/27/2022 - 07:33

As a two-day Caritas Internationalis conference gets underway in Paris, Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin and various keynote speakers highlight the harsh realities and injustices many women face around the world, and pledge to work together to create a more just and equal society for all.

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Strong earthquake injures dozens in the Philippines

Vatican News - Thu, 10/27/2022 - 07:12

An earthquake has struck the northern Philippines, injuring at least three dozen people and leaving buildings damaged.

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Pope Francis: Unity and closeness to Christ bring true joy

Vatican News - Thu, 10/27/2022 - 05:03

Pope Francis encourages Madagascar's priests and religious men and women residing in Rome to form a unified spiritual family, centred on the love of Christ, and the joy the Lord gives.

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Voices of excluded heard in Document for Continental Phase of Synod

Vatican News - Thu, 10/27/2022 - 04:09

The Synod of Bishops publishes the text that will provide a “frame of reference” and form the basis for the work of the second stage of the synodal path launched by Pope Francis in 2021. The Working Document for the Continental Stage was based on the syntheses coming from the churches of the five continents after consultation with the faithful and others.

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Archbishop Gallagher receives warm welcome in Algeria

Vatican News - Thu, 10/27/2022 - 03:26

At the conclusion of Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher's visit to Algeria to mark the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations with the Holy See, Archbishop Jean-Paul Vesco of Algiers says the welcome given to the Holy See's "number three" testifies to the attention paid to the small Christian community of Algeria.

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The voice of laymen at FABC General Conference

Vatican News - Wed, 10/26/2022 - 10:09

Among those participating in the FABC General Conference in Bangkok are laymen who have been invited as guests. They too come from all over Asia. Their presence makes the People of God “complete”.

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Britain's new PM faces opposition

Vatican News - Wed, 10/26/2022 - 09:08

Britain's new Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, has faced opposition in Parliament for the first time since he was elected as the nation's first British Asian government leader. Sunak was confronted with questions after less than two days on the job.

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Nations prepare to respond to North Korea nuclear tests

Vatican News - Wed, 10/26/2022 - 07:23

North Korea will warrant an “unparalleled” scale of response if it conducts another nuclear test, senior diplomats from Tokyo, Seoul and Washington said Wednesday during a meeting in Tokyo following a series of missile launches by North Korea.

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Pope Francis to engage African university students in a virtual dialogue on Synodality.

Vatican News - Wed, 10/26/2022 - 06:56

Next Tuesday, 1 November, Pope Francis is scheduled to hold a virtual synodal dialogue with Africa’s young people from Catholic institutions of higher learning.

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Pope Francis: 'Priests must be close to the people'

Vatican News - Wed, 10/26/2022 - 05:48

In a conversation with seminarians and priests studying in Rome, Pope Francis addresses numerous topics: from the compassionate style of priests, called to be close to the people, to spiritual direction.

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Ethiopia at the heart of Australia's Catholic Mission

Vatican News - Wed, 10/26/2022 - 05:35

As the Church marks World Mission Month this October, Australia's Catholic Mission agency is dedicating its efforts to helping Ethiopia to fight malnutrition and child death, to educate, and to secure employment and well-being.

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Pope condemns DR Congo attacks: 'We watch in horror'

Vatican News - Wed, 10/26/2022 - 03:09

In the wake of an attack on a Catholic mission hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo in which civilians and a nun were killed, Pope Francis condemns a surge in violence and prays for all those affected.

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Pope at Audience: Spiritual desolation can strengthen us if we listen to God

Vatican News - Wed, 10/26/2022 - 02:29

During his catechesis at the General Audience, Pope Francis says desolation and sadness, though considered to be a negative experience, can teach us important things and strengthen us spiritually, if we know how to traverse it with openness and awareness.

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Susan Pescoe to FABC: Synod document is genuine voice of People of God

Vatican News - Wed, 10/26/2022 - 01:39

Susan Pescoe, a member of the team who drafted the Synod Continental Document shares with delegates at the FABC General Conference how Pope Francis was involved in the process.

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Germany's president in Kyiv amid strikes and prisoners setback for US

Vatican News - Tue, 10/25/2022 - 11:58

A Russian court on Tuesday rejected an appeal by U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner against her nine-year prison sentence for possession and smuggling of drugs. The announcement raised the prospects of a prison swap between Russia and the United States, which had condemned the ruling as tensions rise over the war in Ukraine. Amid the standoff, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier arrived in Kyiv for his first trip to Ukraine since Russia invaded amid new Russian air strikes.

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Pope, religious leaders launch appeal: 'No more war and universal ceasefire'

Vatican News - Tue, 10/25/2022 - 10:36

As war plagues the world, Pope Francis and religious leaders make an adamant appeal for a universal ceasefire, as part of the Community of Sant’Egidio's prayer for peace to mark the closing of its 36th 'Spirit of Assisi' event at Rome's Colosseum.

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