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Pope in Kazakhstan: Religions 'key to building world peace and understanding'

Vatican News - Wed, 09/14/2022 - 00:06

In his address at the 7th Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, Pope Francis underscores how religions need to grow in friendship in order to respond to the thirst for world peace and for the infinite that dwells in the heart of each of us.

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Highlights of Pope Francis' first day in Kazakhstan

Vatican News - Tue, 09/13/2022 - 14:35

As Pope Francis wraps up the first day in Nur-Sultan, Vatican News' correspondent, Deborah Castellano Lubov, offers her take on his welcome to the Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan and his words on the importance of religious freedom and peace to the country's civil authorities.

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Ruto becomes Kenya's fifth president after close election.

Vatican News - Tue, 09/13/2022 - 12:14

Dr William Ruto was sworn in as Kenya's fifth president on Tuesday, a week after the Supreme Court rejected a challenge by his defeated opponent in a close-fought election.

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Day 1 in Kazakhstan: Pope Francis and the importance of peace

Vatican News - Tue, 09/13/2022 - 11:38

With Pope Francis firmly on Kazakh soil, our correspondent in Nur-Sultan takes us through the events of the first day of his Apostolic Journey to Kazakhstan.

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Pope gifted a Mozambican stole to recall murder of Sr. De Coppi

Vatican News - Tue, 09/13/2022 - 10:16

As he flew to Kazakhstan on Tuesday, Pope Francis greeted journalists aboard the papal plane, and was given a symbolic stole to recall Sr. Maria De Coppi, an Italian Comboni missionary who was murdered recently in Mozambique.

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Russia admits defeat in key areas of Ukraine

Vatican News - Tue, 09/13/2022 - 10:04

Russia admits to losing control over key cities in Ukraine's north-eastern Kharkiv region, in what some military experts see as a potential breakthrough in the war. The comments came after Ukraine's president said the Ukrainian gains are part of a significant counter-offensive against Russian forces.

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Pope arrives in Kazakhstan to start Apostolic Journey

Vatican News - Tue, 09/13/2022 - 06:39

The papal plane touches down in Nur-Sultan as Pope Francis arrives for his 38th Apostolic Journey abroad.

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Pope Francis arrives for his first day on Apostolic Journey

Vatican News - Tue, 09/13/2022 - 05:06

As Pope Francis arrives in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, Vatican News' correspondent, Deborah Castellano Lubov, says the Pope's visit is inspiring hope for reconciliation and promoting peace amongst religions.

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Pope to civil authorities in Kazakhstan: 'Harmonise with your past and present'

Vatican News - Tue, 09/13/2022 - 04:12

Pope Francis meets with civil authorities and the diplomatic corps in Kazakhstan, and urges them to find harmony, as they do in their history and traditions, to allow peace and democracy to prevail in the country.

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Pope Francis begins his Apostolic Journey to Kazakhstan

Vatican News - Tue, 09/13/2022 - 00:36

Pope Francis departs from Rome’s Fiumicino airport aboard the papal plane bound for Nur-Sultan, as he begins his Apostolic Journey to Kazakhstan.

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Mongolia's Cardinal Marengo: Pope's visit to Kazakhstan 'a step toward reconciliation'

Vatican News - Mon, 09/12/2022 - 22:30

While in Kazakhstan for Pope Francis' visit, Mongolia's Cardinal Giorgio Marengo discusses with Vatican News the importance of the Pope's visit to the Central Asian nation, saying it will draw attention to the world's conflicts, while working toward concrete change and long-awaited peace.

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Pope Francis entrusts his visit to Kazakhstan to Our Lady

Vatican News - Mon, 09/12/2022 - 09:06

Pope Francis makes a brief stop at the Roman Basilica of Saint Mary Major to entrust his 38th Apostolic Journey abroad to the Blessed Virgin Mary, ahead of his departure for Kazakhstan on Tuesday.

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Kenya: Mombasa Governor-elect extends olive branch to the Catholic Church.

Vatican News - Mon, 09/12/2022 - 08:02

Mombasa’s Governor-elect, in Kenya, has declared that under his administration, there will be no more taxes on Churches paid to the county government.

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Covid: The sick - Christ's most beloved flesh

Vatican News - Mon, 09/12/2022 - 08:00

The Pandemic and the Magisterium of Pope Francis: the fourth 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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Pope to entrepreneurs: ‘Share economic gains with philanthropy, fair taxation, job creation'

Vatican News - Mon, 09/12/2022 - 06:40

Pope Francis urges entrepreneurs and participants at the Italian Confindustria public assembly to join efforts in order to bring about a different economic system, highlighting the importance of sharing through job creation, philanthropy and equitable taxation.

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Cardinal Parolin ahead of Pope's Kazakhstan visit: 'War is never inevitable'

Vatican News - Mon, 09/12/2022 - 06:00

On the eve of Pope Francis' Apostolic Journey to Kazakhstan, the Vatican Secretary of State looks at the war in Ukraine with hopes that the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions, which the Pope will attend, might become an opportunity for encounter and dialogue, and underscores the fruitful diplomatic relations between the Holy See and Kazakhstan.

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Pope's message for WYD: 'Young people must go in haste to others, just like Mary'

Vatican News - Mon, 09/12/2022 - 05:13

Pope Francis releases a third message for World Youth Day 2022 - 2023, to be held in Lisbon in 2023, after being postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and urges young people to follow in the footsteps of Our Lady, going in haste to others and dedicating our lives to Jesus.

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Pope to Swiss students: 'Education should always seek the truth'

Vatican News - Mon, 09/12/2022 - 04:55

Pope Francis meets with a student association of Switzerland marking the 75th anniversary of the canonization of St. Nicholas of Flüe, the Patron of Switzerland and of their Association, and urges participants to always employ education to seek the truth.

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Awaiting Pope Francis' arrival in Kazakstan for 38th Apostolic Journey

Vatican News - Mon, 09/12/2022 - 03:34

Vatican News' correspondent in Kazakhstan, Deborah Castellano Lubov, looks ahead to the warm welcome Pope Francis will receive in Nur-Sultan when he arrives on Tuesday for his 38th Apostolic Journey abroad.

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A futuristic Nur-Sultan ready to welcome Pope Francis to Kazakhstan

Vatican News - Mon, 09/12/2022 - 03:07

As Pope Francis prepares to depart for Kazakhstan on Tuesday, our correspondent in Nur-Sultan takes a look at his upcoming participation in the 7th Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions, as well as the small Catholic community's great joy to receive the Holy Father.

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