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Pope Francis to visit family hometown in November

Vatican News - Wed, 10/19/2022 - 06:48

Pope Francis is to travel to the northern Italian town of Asti in mid-November to celebrate his cousin’s birthday. He is also scheduled to meet with the diocesan community and celebrate the Eucharist.

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Ethiopian military takes control of three towns in Tigray

Vatican News - Wed, 10/19/2022 - 06:38

The Ethiopian military has taken control of three towns from rebel forces in the northern Tigray region.

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Blasts kill at least eight in Myanmar prison

Vatican News - Wed, 10/19/2022 - 06:22

At least eight people killed and 18 others injured, by explosions caused by parcel bombs near the entrance gates of the Insein prison in Myanmar's capital of Yangon.

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Pope prays for Ukraine as EU condemns Russian attacks on civilian infrastructure

Vatican News - Wed, 10/19/2022 - 04:16

Pope Francis renews his prayers for ‘martyred’ Ukraine, on the same day the President of the European Commission denounces Russia's recent attacks on civilian infrastructure as war crimes.

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Pope prays for victims of devastating floods in Nigeria

Vatican News - Wed, 10/19/2022 - 02:30

Pope Francis prays for Nigeria, where devastating floods have killed over 600 people and caused tremendous damage to property and critical infrastructure.

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Pope at Audience: ‘Reread your life’s story to discover Christ’

Vatican News - Wed, 10/19/2022 - 02:20

Pope Francis continues his catechesis series on discernment at the Wednesday General Audience, and urges each of us to examine the story of our life in order to discover the hidden footsteps of Jesus.

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Asian Bishops' General Conference: 'Working for a better Asia'

Vatican News - Tue, 10/18/2022 - 14:52

The first week of the General Conference of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conference (FABC) meeting in Bangkok wraps up with a challenge to reflect on how participants can bring hope in our contemporary world.

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Russian missiles destroy vital Ukrainian infrastructure

Vatican News - Tue, 10/18/2022 - 10:23

Russian missiles crashed into infrastructure targets across Ukraine on Tuesday morning, leaving many without electricity and running water ahead of winter in the wartorn nation. But Russia also suffered significant setbacks following a plane crash near Ukraine that Moscow said killed at least 13 people.

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For Africans, the climate change crisis is a lived reality, says Cardinal Ambongo.

Vatican News - Tue, 10/18/2022 - 10:18

Various faith-based and civil society organisations, primarily in Africa, have teamed up with Africa’s Catholic Bishops to demand climate justice for the continent ahead of Cop27.

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Pope tweets support for ACN children’s Rosary campaign

Vatican News - Tue, 10/18/2022 - 06:32

Pope Francis is encouraging the faithful to join children around the world who are praying the Rosary for peace.

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UN Chief: War in Ethiopia “spiralling out of control”

Vatican News - Tue, 10/18/2022 - 06:13

UN Secretary-General António Guterres told reporters that “violence and destruction have reached alarming levels” in the ongoing conflict in northern Ethiopia.

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Israel, Catholic migrants and the great faith of those who suffer invisibility

Vatican News - Tue, 10/18/2022 - 06:02

Father Schnabel, Patriarchal Vicar for Migrants and Asylum Seekers of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem highlights that migrants are often marginalized and discriminated against, but they are truly close to God.

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Nigeria: Catholic priest abducted in Anambra

Vatican News - Tue, 10/18/2022 - 03:53

Fr. Joseph Igweagu, the Parish Priest at St. Joseph’s Parish Abata Nsugbe, was abducted on Wednesday. The Archdiocese of Onitsha asks for prayers for his safe return.

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A garden dedicated to integral ecology

Vatican News - Tue, 10/18/2022 - 03:00

A small but significant sign, food for thought, a message that makes people look with hope at the beauty of Creation: this is the Laudato si' Garden inaugurated in the Italian town of Ladispoli by Bishop Ruzza and created by children and volunteers. In a place choked by excessive urbanization, the prelate calls the faithful to work together, overcome all divisions, to care for our Common Home and to restore dignity to the excluded.

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'Leaving No One Behind: Better Production, Food, Environment'

Vatican News - Tue, 10/18/2022 - 02:14

The Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to FAO, IFAD and WFP, the Rome Forum of Catholic-inspired Non-Governmental Organizations, and the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights, established at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum and the European University of Rome, are organizing a day of study on hunger worldwide, and other timely themes, with high-level participation in Rome later this month.

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UN Secretary General demands action to help Haiti

Vatican News - Tue, 10/18/2022 - 01:50

Antonio Guterres, the Secretary General of the United Nation, is intensifying calls for armed action to help beleaguered Haiti, as protests heighten as the coutry suffers a paralysed economy and cholera outbreak.

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African Union call for ceasefire in Ethiopia's Tigray region

Vatican News - Mon, 10/17/2022 - 10:03

The head of the African Union has called for an immediate ceasefire in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray state, where aid agencies say around a million people face famine.

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Russian ‘kamikaze drones’ kill civilians in Ukraine

Vatican News - Mon, 10/17/2022 - 09:57

Ukraine says at least seven people have been killed in Russian missile and drone strikes, including a couple in the capital, Kyiv, as Ukraine's leaders ask for more western air defense systems.

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Vatican returns three ancient mummies to Peru

Vatican News - Mon, 10/17/2022 - 09:20

As Pope Francis meets with Peru's Minister of Foreign Affairs, César Landa Arroyo, the Vatican signs an agreement to repatriate three Peruvian mummies dating from pre-Hispanic civilizations.

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Pope to World Food Forum: Eradicate hunger with spirit of fraternity

Vatican News - Mon, 10/17/2022 - 09:00

In a message to the World Food Forum taking place in Rome, Pope Francis reminds participants that in a world impacted by interconnected crises, the centrality of the human person must never be forgotten.

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