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Jesuit Fr. Swamy: A caged bird sings for his birthday in prison

Vatican News - Tue, 04/27/2021 - 06:49
As Father Stan Swamy celebrates his 84th birthday in an Indian prison cell, numerous Church leaders voice calls for his release, with his fellow Jesuits saying “a caged bird still can sing.”
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Gregorian University ramps up Child Protection programme

Vatican News - Tue, 04/27/2021 - 06:49
The Pontifical Gregorian University’s Centre for Child Protection takes on a new guise and institutional framework, intensifying its commitment to the work of protecting minors and vulnerable people from sexual abuse.
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Pope praying for Bishop-elect of South Sudan after shooting attack

Vatican News - Tue, 04/27/2021 - 05:24
According to a Holy See Press Office statement Pope Francis was immediately informed of the attack against the bishop-elect of Rumbek, Fr Carlassare, on Sunday night and is praying for him.
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Christian Churches in Germany prepare for Ecumenical Convention

Vatican News - Tue, 04/27/2021 - 04:14
Germany's Christian Churches prepare for their Third Ecumenical Kirchentag (ÖKT).
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"Bruno's Coffee": The aroma of solidarity in the care for Creation

Vatican News - Tue, 04/27/2021 - 02:16
Thanks to a non-profit “Laudato si’ social enterprise” in Thailand, a group of Italian missionaries is making sure the rights of local laborers are guaranteed and their children have access to education.
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Aid to the Church in Need healing wounds of religious extremism

Vatican News - Mon, 04/26/2021 - 12:51
The Pontifical Foundation, "Aid to the Church in Need" (ACN), launches a new campaign to help heal the wounds of religious extremism in Africa.
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Faith-based aid agencies urge governments to address global famine

Vatican News - Mon, 04/26/2021 - 09:09
In an open letter, Caritas Internationalis and other aid agencies call on States and their Leaders to urgently respond to the needs of the millions of people facing hunger, starvation or famine all over the world.
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To choose a bishop: a man for the Church, not a "ladder-climber"

Vatican News - Mon, 04/26/2021 - 08:19
Vatican News brings you another chapter in its series dedicated to an inside look at the history, objectives and “mission budgets” of the various Vatican offices that assist the Pope in his pastoral ministry. Here we feature the Congregation for Bishops with an interview with the Prefect, Cardinal Marc Ouellet.
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Bishops of England and Wales: Place Mass at centre of post-pandemic lives

Vatican News - Mon, 04/26/2021 - 08:02
The Bishops of England and Wales have issued a reflection following their Spring Plenary Assembly inviting the faithful "back to the Church and to her Sacraments."
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Card. Sako pained at Iraq’s Covid-19 hospital fire

Vatican News - Mon, 04/26/2021 - 06:39
The Patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church blames the tragedy on corrupt authorities who misappropriate public funds, depriving people of adequate services.
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Pope to Poor Clares: Never tire of offering prayerful, consoling presence

Vatican News - Mon, 04/26/2021 - 06:25
Pope Francis meets with a group of Poor Clare nuns whose convent in the Italian town of Paganica was destroyed in a 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila, and says they have offered a sign of hope amid tragedy.
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Pope announces Consistory for vote on Canonizations

Vatican News - Mon, 04/26/2021 - 05:12
Cardinals will vote on proceeding with the canonizations of seven Blesseds, including those of Blessed Charles de Foucauld and of the first Indian layperson to be elevated to that rank.
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Pope Francis donates medical equipment to Armenia

Vatican News - Mon, 04/26/2021 - 04:16
Pope Francis expresses his affection for the people of Armenia with a gift of medical equipment, including a new ambulance.
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Fire at Iraqi hospital kills 82, many injured

Vatican News - Sun, 04/25/2021 - 08:05
The number of people killed by an explosion and subsequent fire at a hospital in Baghdad has risen to 82.
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Pope: Migrants at sea should never be denied aid

Vatican News - Sun, 04/25/2021 - 06:25
Pope Francis prays for the migrants who died attempting to cross the Mediterranean, describing this as a moment of shame. He also recalls the 82 victims of the fire in a Covid hospital in Baghdad and the pain caused by a volcanic eruption on the islands of St. Vincent and Granadine.
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Pope at Regina Coeli: Jesus defends, knows and loves

Vatican News - Sun, 04/25/2021 - 05:21
Speaking on the fourth Sunday of Easter, Pope Francis tells the faithful gathered in St Peter's Square for the recitation of the Regina Coeli that Jesus, the good shepherd, defends, knows and loves each person individually.
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Pope at Mass: Priestly ordination ‘a gift of service’

Vatican News - Sun, 04/25/2021 - 02:53
Pope Francis celebrates Mass on Good Shepherd Sunday, and ordains 9 men to the priesthood for the Diocese of Rome.
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Vatican Radio celebrates 30th International Marconi Day

Vatican News - Sat, 04/24/2021 - 16:23
The Dicastery for Communication marks the 30th International Marconi Day with a celebration at Vatican Radio’s historic broadcast station outside Rome.
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14 Catholic priests in India lost to Covid-19 in 4 days

Vatican News - Sat, 04/24/2021 - 11:11
India is grappling with an unprecedented wave of Covid-19 cases. The virus has claimed at least 20 priests over the past month.
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Prayer vigils for victims of the latest shipwreck off Libya

Vatican News - Sat, 04/24/2021 - 10:43
On Monday, 26 April, the Community of Sant’Egidio, in Italy, will spearhead prayer vigils in memory of victims of the latest shipwreck off the coast of Libya.
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