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Hundreds of newly discovered species ‘threatened’ in Mekong region

Vatican News - Tue, 05/23/2023 - 04:39

The World Wildlife Fund, a conservation organization, calls on governments to “increase protection” for the hundreds of newly discovered species in the Mekong region.

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Synodality leads Filipino youth to listen and engage with God

Vatican News - Tue, 05/23/2023 - 03:31

Fr. Valdez of Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene, known as Quiapo Church in the Philippines, calls on young people to participate in the Synodal mission of the Church, to understand the importance of listening and communicating with the Lord.

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Sr. Dulce: Celebrating 100 years of Carmelite presence in the Philippines

Vatican News - Tue, 05/23/2023 - 03:27

As the Filipina Carmelites celebrate 100 years of service in the Philippines, the Prioress of the Infanta Carmel in Quezon shares her Order’s mission to foster the spirit of faith and provide an oasis of prayer to help people encounter God.

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Ecuador: the friar saving the forest

Vatican News - Tue, 05/23/2023 - 02:00

If a part of the Amazon is still intact with trees and its inherent biodiversity, credit is due to Giovanni Onore who 26 years ago created the Otonga Foundation with the aim of preserving the world's green “lung” and all the creatures it contains, including the children of indigenous people to whom scholarships are awarded through educational projects.

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Pope urges Italian Bishops' assembly to address challenges of Church and world

Vatican News - Tue, 05/23/2023 - 01:45

Pope Francis opens the 77th General Assembly of the Italian Bishops' Conference, and holds an open dialogue on the issues of peace, finances, the environment, the ministry of bishops and priests, and charity towards the poor and refugees.

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Another priest kidnapped in Nigeria

Vatican News - Mon, 05/22/2023 - 09:14

Fr Jude Kingsley Maduka of the Diocese Okigwe, Imo State, was reportedly kidnapped on May 19.

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Filipino Bishop calls for ‘serious’ action against climate crisis

Vatican News - Mon, 05/22/2023 - 08:32

As the annual Laudato Si’ Week begins, a Filipino bishop joined calls for action against climate change.

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Logo for 53rd International Eucharist Congress unveiled

Vatican News - Mon, 05/22/2023 - 08:25

The Vatican unveils the official logo for the 53rd International Eucharistic Congress (IEC2024), which is set to take place in Quito, Ecuador, on 8-15 September 2024.

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Vatican highlights crucial role of women in eradicating hunger

Vatican News - Mon, 05/22/2023 - 07:43

The Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome hosts a Conference dedicated to the role of women in development. The focus on the potential of women to become true agents of change, and transform the current food system, if given the tools, is viewed through a perspective of integral ecology.

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“Hands off Africa!” – Pope’s new book hits stores

Vatican News - Mon, 05/22/2023 - 06:34

A new book from Pope Francis, condemning the continuing exploitation of Africa by Western powers, is released with a preface by the Nigerian feminist writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

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Pope to Vocationists: Always be an open space to welcome vocations

Vatican News - Mon, 05/22/2023 - 05:43

Meeting in the Vatican with the Vocationist Family, Pope Francis encourages them to continue their work in helping people discern their vocations following the path of their founder.

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Saint Rita: Despite bitter suffering, always full of joy, working countless miracles

Vatican News - Mon, 05/22/2023 - 05:30

Seek Santa Rita, Patron Saint of Impossible Causes, who despite bitter suffering, worked countless miracles and was always full of joy, suggested Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, the Vatican's Prefect of the Dicastery for the Causes of Saints, during the Mass he celebrated for the beloved Saint's Liturgical Feast, today, 22 May, in Cascia, Italy.

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E-vehicle supply lines leave trail of abuse in Southeast Asia

Vatican News - Mon, 05/22/2023 - 05:01

A report reveals the incidents of human rights and environmental abuses in two countries in Southeast Asia by companies which feed into the production of electric vehicles.

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Pope to travel to Lisbon and Fatima for World Youth Day in August

Vatican News - Mon, 05/22/2023 - 05:00

Accepting the invitation of the civil and ecclesiastical authorities of Portugal, Pope Francis will travel to Lisbon and Fatima in August to take part in World Youth Day 2023.

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Pope Francis meets with the President of Slovenia

Vatican News - Mon, 05/22/2023 - 04:15

Pope Francis receives President Nataša Pirc Musar of the Republic of Slovenia in the Vatican, where they discuss positive bilateral relations, the war in Ukraine, and the political situation in the Western Balkans.

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Looking for love in all the wrong places

Vatican News - Sun, 05/21/2023 - 08:53

Vatican Media presents a story by Dale Recinella, a former Wall Street finance lawyer who, along with his wife Susan, acts as a chaplain for prisoners in Florida.

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Pope: May we hear the voice of the unborn through science

Vatican News - Sun, 05/21/2023 - 08:38

Pope Francis gives the preface to a book in Italian entitled, "The Miracle of Life" (Piemme publisher) by Arnoldo Mosca Mondadori together with scientist Gabriele Semprebon and author Luca Crippa. The book aims to deepen discusion on the subject without any ideological barriers, as Italy's Corriere della Sera writes in a preview of the publication.

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New ceasefire in Sudan to begin Monday

Vatican News - Sun, 05/21/2023 - 08:28

Warring factions in Sudan agree to a provisional ceasefire set to begin at sunset on Monday.

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Pope Francis: Let us not get used to conflict and violence

Vatican News - Sun, 05/21/2023 - 06:12

At the Regina Coeli on Sunday, Pope Francis calls for the international community to promote dialogue in Sudan, and to continue to stand by the “tormented” people of Ukraine.

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Pope: Jesus leads the way to heaven with His Ascension

Vatican News - Sun, 05/21/2023 - 05:09

At the Regina Coeli on Ascension Sunday, Pope Francis recalls how on this feast, Jesus brought our humanity into heaven, opening the way for us to follow so that we might live forever in paradise as children of the Father.

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