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Bangalore Church facilities help ease India’s Covid-19 burden

Vatican News - Thu, 04/29/2021 - 09:15
Bangalore Archdiocese offers its facilities as makeshift hospitals for Covid-19 patients who are unable to get hospital care.
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Pope Francis: Dr. José Gregorio, a man of universal service

Vatican News - Thu, 04/29/2021 - 09:00
Pope Francis sends a video message to the Bishops and people of Venezuela to mark the beatification of Venezuelan physician Dr. José Gregorio Hernández Cisneros, which takes place on the 30 April in Caracas. In the message, the Pope also expresses his desire to visit the country.
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Vatican announces May 'prayer marathon' for the pain of the pandemic

Vatican News - Thu, 04/29/2021 - 08:02
The Pontifical Council for New Evangelisation announces a prayer marathon lasting the entirety of the month of May, to pray for all the pain that has surrounded this pandemic.
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Pope Francis sends telegram on death of Italian lay Missionary

Vatican News - Thu, 04/29/2021 - 07:57
Pope Francis has sent a telegram of condolences for the death of Nadia de Munari, an Italian lay Missionary serving in Peru.
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Protests in Chad turn deadly as demonstrators demand civilian rule

Vatican News - Thu, 04/29/2021 - 06:07
Chad’s transitional military government faces protests as citizens demand a return civilian rule after a military council took control of the country following the sudden death of President Idriss Deby Itno this month.
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New anti-corruption law for members of Vatican management

Vatican News - Thu, 04/29/2021 - 05:00
Pope Francis releases a Motu proprio requiring a declaration on the part of senior management and administrators that they are clear of convictions or investigations regarding terrorism, money laundering or tax evasion. They will also be prohibited to place assets in tax havens or to invest in companies whose principles are against the Church’s doctrine. All employees are prohibited to receive gifts worth more than 40 Euro.
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Pope commends late Cardinal Cheong’s service to Korean Church, Holy See

Vatican News - Thu, 04/29/2021 - 03:16
South Korean Cardinal Nicholas Cheong Jin-suk, former Archbishop of Seoul and Apostolic Administrator of Pyong-yang in North Korea, died on April 27. His funeral is scheduled for Saturday.
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India's Covid-19 deaths cross 200,000 mark

Vatican News - Wed, 04/28/2021 - 09:43
Wednesday’s figures showed record spikes in infections and deaths on a single day. The international community is extending a hand to help India tide over its devastating crisis.
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New analysis shows 393 million children unable to read

Vatican News - Wed, 04/28/2021 - 09:21
A new analysis tool created by a number of organisations, including the charity "Save the Children" reveals the scale of a global learning crisis in which more than 393 million are unable to read.
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Holy See calls for inclusion of religious and faith communities in public debate

Vatican News - Wed, 04/28/2021 - 09:05
The Permanent Representative of the Holy See to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe underscores the traits of authentic democracy and urges States to include the participation of citizens in legislative initiatives, including religious and faith communities.
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European Parliament approves Brexit trade deal

Vatican News - Wed, 04/28/2021 - 08:59
The European Parliament approves the post-Brexit trade deal between Britain and the EU, paving the way for the Treaty’s formal ratification.
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US Bishops welcome global commitments to reduce carbon emissions

Vatican News - Wed, 04/28/2021 - 08:28
The Bishops of the United States express their appreciation for the outcome of the Leaders' Summit on Climate Change, where various world leaders announced new goals to meet to reduce carbon emissions.
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Amoris laetitia: Family is the mirror of the love of God

Vatican News - Wed, 04/28/2021 - 08:05
In 10 episodes, one each month, we bring you a video with the Pope's reflections and first-hand testimonies of families from across the world on the theme of the family. The initiative is a joint collaboration between the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life and Vatican News, and aims to 're-read' the Apostolic Exhortation, with the aid of downloadable material prepared for personal and community reflection. Because, as Pope Francis reminds us: being a family is always "primarily an opportunity".
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Caritas blames lack of political will and indifference for migrant deaths

Vatican News - Wed, 04/28/2021 - 07:05
As media attention wanes after the drowning of more than 130 migrants last week in yet another Mediterranean Sea tragedy, Caritas Internationalis says it is high time to take concrete political action to save human lives and counter a culture of indifference.
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Pope Francis’ appeal should not sink into the sea along with the migrants

Vatican News - Wed, 04/28/2021 - 06:47
The Covid-19 pandemic is a terrible crisis, but other emergencies such as migrants dying in the Mediterranean Sea are equally important, say the Scalabrinian Sisters.
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South Korean Cardinal Cheong passes away

Vatican News - Wed, 04/28/2021 - 04:54
The late cardinal, who “wanted the Church to be the light and salt of society”, emphasized the values of life and family, said Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung of Seoul.
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South Sudan: In Rumbek Diocese, the question all are asking: Why?

Vatican News - Wed, 04/28/2021 - 03:50
Following the shooting and wounding of the Bishop-elect of Rumbek Diocese, authorities have placed all officials and workers at the Bishop’s residence and diocesan office, including clergy, under investigations.
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Pope at Audience: Meditating is a way of encountering Jesus

Vatican News - Wed, 04/28/2021 - 03:03
Continuing his catechesis on Christian prayer during the weekly General Audience, Pope Francis explains the importance of meditation, highlighting that it is a means of prayer that helps us encounter Jesus and find ourselves.
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Indian bishops blame government, people for pandemic surge

Vatican News - Tue, 04/27/2021 - 07:46
India’s Health Ministry registered 323,144 fresh Covid-19 infections Tuesday morning, which stood below Monday’s record of 352,991 cases. Meanwhile, 2,771 new deaths took the toll to 197,894, closing in on the 200,000th mark.
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Global immunization campaign aims to save lives amid Covid disruptions

Vatican News - Tue, 04/27/2021 - 06:58
The UN Childrens’ Fund (UNICEF), WHO, and GAVI – the Vaccine Alliance, launch Immunization Agenda 2030 (IA2030) to respond to gaps in vaccination coverage across the globe. Currently, 60 lifesaving campaigns have been postponed in 50 countries due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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