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Pope Francis advocates for inclusion and dignity for people with disabilities

Vatican News - Thu, 04/11/2024 - 03:41

Pope Francis addresses the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, and emphasises the need for inclusive societies that recognise the dignity and rights of persons with disabilities, denouncing the throwaway culture and advocating for integral inclusion and solidarity.

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Indigenous leader: Pope Francis helps us protect our lands

Vatican News - Thu, 04/11/2024 - 03:09

In an interview with Vatican News, Shaman Davi Kopenawa, the leader of the Yanomami tribe in the Amazon, who met with Pope Francis before Wednesday's General Audience, discusses the "calamitous" situation of the lands being besieged, without scruples, by extractive activities.

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US setting up temporary port for Gaza humanitarian aid

Vatican News - Wed, 04/10/2024 - 10:39

In the six months since Israel mounted its military operation in the Gaza Strip to counter a Hamas attack mounted from Gaza, the Palestinian territory’s infrastructure has been dealt a crippling blow. Beyond the more than thirty thousand dead, Palestinians of all ages are at risk of starvation, and famine looms in the region.

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India: Religious superiors explore ‘heartbeat of the Church’

Vatican News - Wed, 04/10/2024 - 08:04

Over 100 superiors of Catholic religious institutions gather in Kerala to explore ways to lead their congregations and better serve the Church in India.

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Fr. Faltas: Christians enduring war in Holy Land in faith and hope

Vatican News - Wed, 04/10/2024 - 06:18

Father Ibrahim Faltas, Vicar of the Custody of the Holy Land, reflects on the realities faced by Christian communities in the Holy Land, underscoring the importance of solidarity, prayer, and unwavering faith in times of turmoil.

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Pope asks for prayers for those affected by flooding in Kazakhstan

Vatican News - Wed, 04/10/2024 - 03:58

During his General Audience, Pope Francis requests prayers for those affected by massive flooding in Kazakhstan, which has impacted many regions of the Central Asian country and forced thousands of people to evacuate. He also asks for prayers for those suffering from conflicts in the Holy Land, Ukraine and Myanmar.

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Pope at Audience: Grace-sustained fortitude helps us daily

Vatican News - Wed, 04/10/2024 - 02:31

During his Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis continues his catechetical series on virtues and vices, focusing on the cardinal virtue of fortitude, saying that sustained by grace, it can fuel our efforts daily and bring us closer to God.

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Humanitarian organizations urge action against famine in Sudan

Vatican News - Tue, 04/09/2024 - 09:58

Ahead of a humanitarian conference on war-torn Sudan and its neighbouring countries to be held in Paris on April 15, aid organisations have urged international actors to take immediate action to prevent famine setting in the country At a virtual media briefing hosted on Tuesday by the InterAgency Working Group for East and Central Africa (IAWG) and the Sudan INGO Forum experts reiterated that the people in Sudan can no longer wait for international aid and that the time for action is now.

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European Court of Human Rights rules on climate change cases

Vatican News - Tue, 04/09/2024 - 08:21

The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday rules that Switzerland’s failure to adequately work to meet emission reduction targets amounted to a vioaltion of human rights.

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CATHAN Conference: Theology, Culture and New Media in Nigeria

Vatican News - Tue, 04/09/2024 - 05:45

The members of the Catholic Theological Association of Nigeria (), in partnership with John Carroll University, Ohio, USA, recently held their 38th Annual Conference at the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria Resource Centre, Durumi, Abuja.

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The Jobel at the origins of the Jubilee

Vatican News - Tue, 04/09/2024 - 05:00

The Shofar, a ram's horn used in the Jewish tradition to announce the beginning of some sacred festivals, is at the root of the word "Jubilee."

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From war-torn Cameroon to Marseille: Daniel's journey through hell

Vatican News - Tue, 04/09/2024 - 04:48

Daniel Bourha, a young Cameroonian Catholic, speaks to Vatican News about his perilous two-year journey to reach Europe. He was participating in MED24, a conference on migration organised by the French Archdiocese of Marseilles.

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Archbishop Gallagher makes 6-day visit to Vietnam

Vatican News - Tue, 04/09/2024 - 04:28

Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, the Vatican's Secretary for Relations with States, embarks on a diplomatic visit to Vietnam, which will include meetings with the Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister and encounters with the local Church.

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EU Bishops: Abortion will never be a fundamental right, 'no' to imposing ideologies

Vatican News - Tue, 04/09/2024 - 04:16

Ahead of the upcoming vote on 11 April in Brussels on whether to include the right to abortion in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, the Bishops of the European Union (COMECE) reiterate their firm opposition, and decry imposing ideologies.

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Mantellate Sisters’ mission for women in Equatorial Africa

Vatican News - Tue, 04/09/2024 - 03:41

Sister Noretta Zecchinon recounts the mission of the Mantellate Sisters, Servants of Mary, who have been serving in Africa for more than a century: “I have always been struck by the fact that women are the backbone of the household economy in Africa, as the Pope also says.”

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Pope takes time to discern appointment of new Cardinal Vicar

Vatican News - Mon, 04/08/2024 - 10:23

A statement issued by the Communications Office of the Vicariate of Rome says Pope Francis is taking time to "make a healthy discernment" before appointing the new Cardinal Vicar.

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Churches in Mediterranean discuss migrant ministry in Marseille

Vatican News - Mon, 04/08/2024 - 10:15

Following Pope Francis’s Apostolic Journey to Marseille, France, on the occasion of the Mediterranean Meetings in September 2023, the French Archdiocese convenes the “MED 24 on Migrations” to discuss coordinated pastoral efforts for migrants in the region.

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Palestinians return to Khan Younis as Israel quits city

Vatican News - Mon, 04/08/2024 - 09:30

Palestinians have begun returning to the shattered city of Khan Younis, after Israel says it is shrinking the numbers of soldiers in southern Gaza.

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Cardinal Fernández: Every single person has dignity

Vatican News - Mon, 04/08/2024 - 09:22

The Prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal Victor Manuel Fernández, presents the Dicastery's just-published declaration "Dignitas Infinita" in the Holy See Press Office, calling it a document "fundamental" for remembering that "everyone has their inalienable dignity."

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Pope Francis meets with relatives of hostages being held by Hamas

Vatican News - Mon, 04/08/2024 - 08:06

Pope Francis meets with relatives of hostages being held by Hamas since the start of the Israeli war against Hamas. The private audience on Monday morning in the Vatican was confirmed by the Holy See Press Office.

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