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Vatican's Diwali message: May Christians and Hindus work together for peace

Vatican News - Mon, 10/17/2022 - 08:18

The Dicastery for Interreligious Dialogue sends well-wishes to people celebrating the feast of Deepavali, and invites Christians and Hindus to work together for peace in a divided world.

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Covid: Turning a crisis into a new commitment to labour protection

Vatican News - Mon, 10/17/2022 - 08:00

The Pandemic and the Magisterium of Pope Francis: the sixth in a series of videos created by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and the Vatican's Covid-19 Commission explores the Pope's teachings on the global health crisis, reaffirming that one does not come out of the crisis the same, but either better or worse. And "one does not come out alone" but by "taking each other by the hand".

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Cardinal Farrell invites World Youth Day organizers to build bridges

Vatican News - Mon, 10/17/2022 - 06:29

The International Preparatory Meeting for WYD Lisbon 2023 kicks off in Fatima to explain the organization of the event and explore the culture and identity of the host city in Portugal.

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Pope encourages Cistercians in their witness to community and poverty

Vatican News - Mon, 10/17/2022 - 05:09

Meeting with Cistercians of the Common Observance who have gathered for their General Chapter, Pope Francis speaks of the importance of following Jesus in community and through their missionary outreach.

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Pope calls for transformation of economy for the common good

Vatican News - Mon, 10/17/2022 - 05:04

Pope Francis meets with a group of entrepreneurs from Spain, and highlights the importance of transforming the global economy, so that everyone can benefit from it, especially the poor and marginalised.

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Over 600 people dead in Nigeria's worst flooding in a decade

Vatican News - Mon, 10/17/2022 - 04:08

More than 600 people are dead, thousands injured, and almost 1.5 million displaced, as Nigeria braces for more high-intensity rain.

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Ukraine: 'Russian invasion has killed hundreds of children'

Vatican News - Sun, 10/16/2022 - 09:55

Ukrainian authorities say over 400 hundred children have been killed and many more injured since the start of Russia's invasion nearly eight months ago.

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Ukraine: Missionary priests hoping to open healing centre in Kyiv

Vatican News - Sun, 10/16/2022 - 09:46

As the war in Ukraine grinds on toward its 9th month, Fr. Pavlo Vyshkovskyi, OMI, says people are increasingly traumatized and in need of both psychological and spiritual assistance.

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Heavy floods force thousands from homes in Australia

Vatican News - Sun, 10/16/2022 - 08:38

Floods in southeastern Australia displace thousands of people from their homes, with housing and farm land beneath water, and leave at least 1 person dead in the town of Rochester.

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Synod in two sessions will encourage participation

Vatican News - Sun, 10/16/2022 - 06:25

Our Editorial Director says Pope Francis' decision to extend the Synod to two sessions - in 2023 and 2024 - reflects the reality of an increasingly missionary Church which involves everyone.

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Fire kills inmates at prison in Iran amid ongoing protests

Vatican News - Sun, 10/16/2022 - 06:09

Iran says a fire at a prison in Tehran on Saturday killed 4 people and injured 61 others, as protests continue against the death of a young woman while in the custody of Iran’s morality police.

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Eritrea: God speaks Blin, my language. He is not a foreign God.

Vatican News - Sun, 10/16/2022 - 05:43

Eritrea’s minority Blin speakers can hardly wait for the Old Testament Bible translation to be complete.

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Pope urges children to pray the Rosary for peace in Ukraine

Vatican News - Sun, 10/16/2022 - 05:38

Pope Francis is calling on children throughout the world to pray the Rosary on Tuesday for peace in Ukraine and other war-torn areas, as part of the initiative “A million children praying the Rosary”.

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Pope at Angelus: Prayer is medicine for faith, restoring the soul

Vatican News - Sun, 10/16/2022 - 05:17

Before leading the recitation of the Angelus, Pope Francis encourages us to focus on what is most important, love for God and neighbour, and to pray always so our faith stays strong.

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Pope: Synod Assembly of Bishops to be held in 2023 and 2024

Vatican News - Sun, 10/16/2022 - 05:10

Pope Francis announces that the Assembly meetings of the Synod of Bishops on Synodality will take place in two sessions: in October 2023 and October 2024.

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Pope Francis: ‘War must end or world risks nuclear catastrophe’

Vatican News - Sun, 10/16/2022 - 04:27

Pope Francis anticipates the release of his new book “I Ask You in the Name of God. Ten Prayers for a Future of Hope”, and launches an impassioned plea for nations to set aside war and the threat of nuclear destruction.

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Hungary calls for more support for persecuted Christians

Vatican News - Sat, 10/15/2022 - 09:32

Hungary says persecuted Christians need to receive more support, in comments made at an international conference in Slovakia on the protection of religious freedom.

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The Lord’s Day Reflection: “God’s open invitation”

Vatican News - Sat, 10/15/2022 - 09:30

As the Church marks the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Fr. Marion Nguyen, OSB, offers his thoughts on the day’s liturgical readings under the theme: “God’s open invitation”.

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Blast in Turkish coal mine kills 40, rescue effort continues

Vatican News - Sat, 10/15/2022 - 07:20

At least 40 people have been killed in northeastern Turkey following an explosion deep inside a coal mine.

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Villagers brutally massacred in DRC's eastern Ituri province

Vatican News - Sat, 10/15/2022 - 05:34

Unidentified militants have killed 12 civilians in a village in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a region which has been plagued by violence perpetrated by armed groups for years.

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