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Pope at Spirit of Assisi: God's name 'cannot bless terror and violence'

Vatican News - Tue, 10/25/2022 - 10:28

At the Community of Sant'Egidio's 'Cry for Peace' at the Colosseum, Pope Francis reiterates that religions cannot be used for war, and calls for nations to defuse conflicts with the weapon of dialogue.

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Cardinal Parolin at Mass: 'May Armenia enjoy peace'

Vatican News - Tue, 10/25/2022 - 10:28

At a Mass celebrating 30 years of diplomatic relations between Armenia and the Holy See, Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin stresses their strong relationship, and prays for peace in the country.

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The voice of women religious at the FABC General Conference

Vatican News - Tue, 10/25/2022 - 09:35

Six women religious attending the FABC General Conference explain why their presence, “representing the poor…minorities…the vulnerable…people on the ground” is important

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Cameroon: Bishop of Mamfe announces the release of nine hostages in Nchang.

Vatican News - Tue, 10/25/2022 - 09:21

In a letter published on Sunday, the Bishop of Mamfe Diocese, Aloysius Fondong Abangalo, announced the release of nine people kidnapped on 16 September from the Church of St. Mary’s in Nchang.

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Brazil elections: Opposition leaders prepare for election day

Vatican News - Tue, 10/25/2022 - 07:40

As Brazil prepares to hold its general elections, tension rises between the leaders of the opposing parties

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Gallagher in Algeria for 50 years of diplomatic relations with Holy See

Vatican News - Tue, 10/25/2022 - 07:36

The Secretary for Relations with States and International Organizations, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, is visiting Algeria, where he meets with civil and religious leaders and visits the Memorial to martyrs of the war of liberation and the Monastery of Tibhirine.

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Church in Ukraine stands by suffering people in Kharkiv

Vatican News - Tue, 10/25/2022 - 07:19

Bishops, priests, and Caritas workers remain in the Ukrainian city that has come under constant bombardment, in order to support those facing the winter season without means. Bishop Vasyl, the Archiepiscopal Exarch of Kharkiv, notes that "surviving in these conditions is very difficult. So many inhabitants have left, and those who remain are only getting by on humanitarian aid."

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Vatican Dicasteries join IOC in Appeal for Peace

Vatican News - Tue, 10/25/2022 - 06:14

The Vatican Dicasteries for Culture and Education; for Laity, Family and Life; and for Promoting Integral Human Development join the International Olympic Committee in issuing an Appeal for Peace, calling for just and peaceful solutions to disputes and conflicts across the globe.

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Holy See to UN: 'Why are weapons sold to those who inflict harm?'

Vatican News - Tue, 10/25/2022 - 05:38

The Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations highlights the dangers of the arms trade, and urges against technological development without responsibility and conscience.

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A new technique for recovering precious metals from electronic waste products

Vatican News - Tue, 10/25/2022 - 03:17

What happens to those old cell phones that we no longer use or the computers, tablets, or the electronic and other equipment from hospitals? Mostly they end up in open landfills with a disastrous impact on the environment. But one company in the Italian province of Cremona has developed a clever system for recovering and refining the gold, silver, platinum, palladium and other precious elements contained in these devices. A recent accord has also been struck with the Vatican. Gottardi: with the

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Holy See: Joint efforts needed to face environmental, social crisis

Vatican News - Tue, 10/25/2022 - 03:06

The Holy See encourages joint efforts from all European countries to tackle the ecological and social crises in the wake of the dramatic change in the global security landscape after the outbreak of the war in Ukraine.

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Sant'Egidio's 'Cry for Peace' awaits Pope Francis for closing event

Vatican News - Tue, 10/25/2022 - 02:59

The Community of Sant’Egidio is hosting the 36th edition of its annual "Cry for Peace" event in Rome, welcoming Heads of State, religious leaders, and Pope Francis for its concluding Prayer for Peace at Rome's Colosseum.

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Asian Bishops seek to respond to emerging challenges with compassion

Vatican News - Mon, 10/24/2022 - 10:19

Three Asian Cardinals attending the General Conference of the FABC taking place in Bangkok meet with members of the press on Monday, each sharing how the Holy Spirit is guiding the process undertaken.

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Syriac monastery in Turkey reopens after 100 years

Vatican News - Mon, 10/24/2022 - 09:45

The Syriac Catholic Monastery of St Ephrem in southern Turkey has been reconsecrated, a century after it was requisitioned by the state.

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Rishi Sunak to become Britain's Prime Minister

Vatican News - Mon, 10/24/2022 - 09:06

The former Finance Minister Rishi Sunak will become Britain’s next Prime Minister after Penny Mordaunt, the only remaining candidate for the Conservative party leadership contest, withdrew at the last minute.

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Death row prisoners launch legal challenge to Japan’s no-notice executions

Vatican News - Mon, 10/24/2022 - 07:56

Two prisoners sentenced to death in Japan have appealed against the country's policy of giving only two hours' notice before executions are carried out.

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Pope to Pontifical Institute ‘JP II': family is not ideology

Vatican News - Mon, 10/24/2022 - 06:06

Addressing the Pontifical Theological Institute “John Paul II” for Marriage and the Family Sciences, Pope Francis highlights the need for the Church as well as the State “to listen and support families” in these turbulent times, reminding that the family is the very fabric of society, while warning against ideological approaches.

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Pope meets with President of Cyprus

Vatican News - Mon, 10/24/2022 - 05:05

In a meeting in the Vatican, the Pope and the Cypriot president discussed their strong ties, and the possibility of further collaboration, particularly on the issue of refugees

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Church prays for end to drought, hunger and insecurity in Kenya.

Vatican News - Mon, 10/24/2022 - 04:39

Kenya’s Catholic Bishops over the weekend led prayers for an end to drought, hunger, and insecurity facing parts of the country. This was at the ordination of the new Bishop of the Diocese of Maralal, Hieronymus Joya.

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Pope meets French President Emmanuel Macron

Vatican News - Mon, 10/24/2022 - 04:04

Pope Francis meets with the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, for their third private audience in the Vatican, and discusses the desire to promote peace in a world overtaken by war, especially the war in Ukraine.

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