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Sr. Becquart: Extra year of Synod to make Church more inclusive

Vatican News - Fri, 10/21/2022 - 10:22

Sister Nathalie Becquart, Undersecretary of the General Secretariat of the Synod, comments on Pope Francis' recent decision to extend the synodal process by an extra year, saying it will allow for a greater "time of maturation.”

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UN: Colombia could produce record amount of cocaine

Vatican News - Fri, 10/21/2022 - 09:50

The United Nations releases a report detailing a potential record-breaking crop of coca production in Colombia, which would have grave consequences for the rest of the world.

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Ukraine: ‘Russia plans to blow up hydroelectric dam’

Vatican News - Fri, 10/21/2022 - 09:43

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has accused Russia of preparing to blow up a dam at a hydroelectric plant in southern Ukraine, which he said could lead to a "large-scale disaster."

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Italy set for new government led by Giorgia Meloni

Vatican News - Fri, 10/21/2022 - 09:07

Italy’s Giorgia Meloni is set to become the country’s first female Prime Minister, after earlier telling President Sergio Mattarella that she and her allies could swiftly form a new government.

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Pope to business leaders: Use gifts to promote common good

Vatican News - Fri, 10/21/2022 - 07:04

In his address to business leaders and entrepreneurs gathered for the 27th World Congress of UNIAPAC, an international union of business executives, Pope Francis urges members to use their God-given gifts to work towards a more caring and inclusive economy.

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Pope to French public servants: 'Always care for the disadvantaged in society'

Vatican News - Fri, 10/21/2022 - 05:15

Pope Francis encourages a delegation of parliamentarians and mayors from northern France to embrace representative methods that allow them to bring people's real needs to the highest authorities, and urges them to care for the most disadvantaged in society.

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Pope names Giuseppe Boccuzzi as member of Vatican ASIF

Vatican News - Fri, 10/21/2022 - 05:09

Pope Francis appoints Giuseppe Boccuzzi, an Italian-born expert in banking crisis management, as a Member of the Vatican’s Supervisory and Financial Information Authority.

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Cardinal Parolin to EWTN: ‘Truth is what distinguishes information from communication’

Vatican News - Fri, 10/21/2022 - 04:41

Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin speaks at the EWTN Gala Dinner in Frascati on Wednesday evening. We publish here the full text of his reflections under the theme: “The truth is what distinguishes information from communication”.

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Pope writes preface for Edith Bruck’s book “I am Francesco”

Vatican News - Fri, 10/21/2022 - 04:35

Pope Francis writes the preface for author Edith Bruck’s just-released book “Sono Francesco” – “I am Francesco,” a reflection of the Pope’s exceptional visit to the writer’s house in February 2021.

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Britain's Prime Minister resigns after turbulent six weeks

Vatican News - Thu, 10/20/2022 - 10:01

British Prime Minister Liz Truss announced her resignation Thursday after just six turbulent weeks in office. Her announcement makes her one of the shortest-serving government leaders in Britain's history.

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Ecuadorian Church promotes and aids process to tackle historic challenges

Vatican News - Thu, 10/20/2022 - 08:39

A round table of discussions in Ecuador has been squaring up to the challenges the country faces and how to move forward in tackling them. The latest Accord has been signed in conjunction with the Episcopal Conference with the Bishops as guarantors.

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Vatican to host 'Lectio Petri' events to explore St. Peter's legacy

Vatican News - Thu, 10/20/2022 - 08:14

The Holy See Press Office hosts Cardinals Ravasi and Gambetti to showcase the 'Lectio Petris: The Apostle Peter in History, Arts and Culture' initiative, which runs through the Spring of 2023.

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UK inquiry issues final report into 'epidemic' of child sexual abuse

Vatican News - Thu, 10/20/2022 - 07:51

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse in England and Wales issues its final report after 7 years of investigations, noting a 'national epidemic' of abuse in government and religious institutions.

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Cabo Verde: Ad limina visit was an opportunity for us to recharge for the mission.

Vatican News - Thu, 10/20/2022 - 06:33

This week, the Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Senegal, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau and Mauritania concluded their ad limina visit to the Vatican.

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Vatican News to feature reports from media students in Philippines and India

Vatican News - Thu, 10/20/2022 - 06:10

Vatican News, together with the Dicastery for Culture and Education's Gravissimum Educationis Foundation, will feature special reports prepared by media students at Catholic universities in the Philippines and India. The project aims to allow students to share inspirational stories on their faith, the Church, and communion with the universal Church globally, while providing local news under the banner: "Good Makes Headlines!"

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Pope encourages Mariannhill Missionaries in holiness

Vatican News - Thu, 10/20/2022 - 03:58

Pope Francis praises participants in the General Chapter of the Mariannhill Mission Society for their proclamation of the Gospel, and encourages them to spread holiness and welcome synodality.

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LEV features book on Nativity Scenes at Frankfurt Book Fair

Vatican News - Wed, 10/19/2022 - 09:46

The Vatican's publishing house, Libreria Editrice Vaticana (LEV), presents a book on the 800-year history of the Nativity Scene at the international Frankfurt Book Fair, along with several new books signed by Pope Francis focusing on literature and spirituality, as well as works on ecology and spirituality.

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Apostolic Nuncio to US: World Mission Sunday, concrete help for universal Church

Vatican News - Wed, 10/19/2022 - 07:45

The Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, affirms that the generosity collected on World Mission Sunday, which takes place 23 October, offers concrete assistance to those most in need, vulnerable, and facing persecution and intimidation, worldwide.

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Students in India unite to strengthen marginalized communities

Vatican News - Wed, 10/19/2022 - 07:40

The student movement in South India called “Together We Can” provides support and gives new vitality to marginalized communities in the region. Sponsored by the Centre for Social Action (CSA) at CHRIST University in Bangalore, the aim is to create a more humane and just society, a response to the call to social responsibility.

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Philippines: A Catholic parish journeys together, living synodality

Vatican News - Wed, 10/19/2022 - 07:33

In Cavite, south of the city of Manila - the capital of the Philippines, local parishioners meet to discuss the life of their local church, its mission, outreach, and hopes for the future. They meet, share, and discuss, in a common journey of synodality, one of many similar gatherings taking place around the world now leading to the global 2023 Synod on synodality.

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