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Pope Francis has lunch with the poor of Rome

Vatican News - Sun, 11/13/2022 - 06:41

Pope Francis enjoys a lunch with the poor of Rome on the World Day of the Poor, joining around 1,300 guests who dined in the Paul VI Hall inside the Vatican.

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Pope encourages COP27, recalls Laudato Si’ Action Platform anniversary

Vatican News - Sun, 11/13/2022 - 05:33

Pope Francis encourages the work of the COP27 climate summit taking place in Egypt, and recalls the first anniversary of the Laudato Si’ Action Platform.

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Pope at Angelus: Persevere in goodness, prayer and service

Vatican News - Sun, 11/13/2022 - 05:08

At the Sunday Angelus address, Pope Francis says the perseverance Jesus speaks about in today's Gospel calls us to remain in His goodness through our daily prayer, good works, serving others, and keeping our focus on what really matters in life.

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Pope Francis: ‘Media professionals must engage with audience’

Vatican News - Sun, 11/13/2022 - 04:10

Pope Francis speaks with Members and employees of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Communication, and urges media professionals to let their heart and Christian values shine through in their work.

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Pope at Mass: ‘Christians must light candles of hope amid gathering darkness’

Vatican News - Sun, 11/13/2022 - 03:37

Pope Francis presides over Mass on the World Day of the Poor, and urges Christians to listen to the stifled cry of pain of the frailest members of society.

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DRC: Bishops concerned about insecurity in the county.

Vatican News - Sat, 11/12/2022 - 10:08

At the end of an extraordinary plenary session, the National Episcopal Conference of Congo says it is deeply concerned about the deteriorating security situation in the country.

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Human rights issue overshadows COP27 meeting

Vatican News - Sat, 11/12/2022 - 07:26

Hundreds of people have joined a march inside the COP27 climate summit to protest the issue of human rights in Egypt.

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Pope: communication must be inclusive and truthful

Vatican News - Sat, 11/12/2022 - 07:04

Pope Francis reflects on the responsibility of those involved in communication encouraging them to always seek the truth, fight hate speech, give voice to those who have no voice, and refrain from spreading personal opinions.

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Pope warns Catholic educators against ideological colonization

Vatican News - Sat, 11/12/2022 - 06:23

Meeting the World Union of Catholic Teachers (WUCT), Pope Francis reminds Catholic educators that Christian education must be both “fully human and fully Christian” while warning against ideological colonization

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Sr. Veera to many, “Mamma” for migrants

Vatican News - Sat, 11/12/2022 - 06:13

As Sr. Veera Bara walks the streets of a small town on the Italian island of Sicily, she shares the love of God with the many migrants whom she meets in their difficult circumstances.

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The Lord’s Day Reflection: “What remains”

Vatican News - Fri, 11/11/2022 - 21:30

As the Church marks the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Fr Marion Nguyen, OSB offers his thoughts on the day’s liturgical readings under the theme: “What remains”.

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Russia withdraws from Ukraine’s Kherson city

Vatican News - Fri, 11/11/2022 - 12:32

Russia says it has completed its withdrawal of troops from the vital city of Kherson in Ukraine's south to escape an ongoing Ukrainian counter-offensive, marking a major military setback for Moscow in an armed conflict that is now believed to have claimed hundreds of thousands of casualties.

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G20 to meet in Bali to promote just development in crippled world

Vatican News - Fri, 11/11/2022 - 08:44

As the G20 intergovernmental forum meets in Bali next week to address major issues related to the global economy, the President of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce highlights that the B20 and the R20 taking place on the sidelines will provide precious input for collaborative decision-making and long-term vision.

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COP 27 looks at financing issues, Biden makes appearance

Vatican News - Fri, 11/11/2022 - 08:22

Talks at the COP 27 gathering focus on climate finance, with US President Joe Biden making an appearance on Friday.

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As insurgency worsens in Myanmar, ASEAN urges return to peace plan

Vatican News - Fri, 11/11/2022 - 08:11

Following a peace plan agreed to by leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and Myanmar's military government last year, ASEAN leaders have lamented “little progress” toward its objectives.

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Pope Francis: Priests who don’t pray 'live in the bin of mediocrity'

Vatican News - Fri, 11/11/2022 - 07:47

In off-the-cuff remarks to seminary rectors and formators from Latin America, Pope Francis says they should teach student priests to pray constantly, and also warns of the dangers of “rigidity” in seminaries.

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A psychotherapist and nun helping people overcome trauma

Vatican News - Fri, 11/11/2022 - 06:01

Sr. Theresien Bartoňová, a psychotherapist religious sister, describes her search for an appropriate tool to alleviate trauma symptoms, and reveals how caring for victims of a destructive tornado in Moravia helped pave the way for treating the wounded of the war in Ukraine.

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Christmas creche, tree to be unveiled in the Vatican

Vatican News - Fri, 11/11/2022 - 05:42

On 3 December, the Vatican's Nativity Scene and Christmas Tree for 2022 will be revealed, at the annual tree-lighting ceremony in St. Peter's Square, and will remain on display until 8 January.

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World Day of the Poor challenges us to to see Jesus in our brothers and sisters

Vatican News - Thu, 11/10/2022 - 08:13

One of the initiatives marking the VI World Day of the Poor is the re-opening of a mobile health clinic in St. Peter’s Square offering free screenings and care to those in need. Archbishop Fisichella talks about the Church’s witness to serve the poor in an increasingly unequal world.

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Bishop Martinelli: ‘Religions can make world more humane’

Vatican News - Thu, 11/10/2022 - 08:12

Bishop Paolo Martinelli, the Vicar Apostolic of Southern Arabia, says tolerance is a pillar of the United Arab Emirates, and describes the vibrant life of parishes in the country.

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