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Hungary prepares for Pope's arrival at Congress

Mon, 05/17/2021 - 12:48
Preparations are underway in coronavirus-stricken Hungary for the massive International Eucharistic Congress, where Pope Francis is due to preside at the closing Mass in September. Hungarian Cardinal Péter Erdő spoke with the Vatican about the gathering, which he views as a sign of hope for Hungary amid human misery.
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Indian Church loses 140 priests to Covid-19 priests in 5 weeks

Mon, 05/17/2021 - 10:44
As India continues to reel under the unrelenting waves of Covid-19 infections, averaging 4,000 deaths each day, the virus is also taking a heavy toll on the country’s Catholic priests.
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Pope Francis sends video-message for 50th Week of Consecrated Life

Mon, 05/17/2021 - 10:04
The Pope on Monday sends a video-message to the 50th National Week for Institutes of Consecrated Life, which is taking place from 17-22 May.
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World Communications Day: Seeing Africa through the eyes of Africans.

Mon, 05/17/2021 - 09:50
President of SIGNIS Africa, Father Walter Ihejirika, says Catholic media should tell the story of Africa in its totality and as a place where hope, faith and resilience reside.
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English, Welsh Bishops call for protection of environment

Mon, 05/17/2021 - 08:51
The Bishops of England and Wales focus this year’s Pastoral Letter for Pentecost on the protection of the environment, emphasizing that “the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the Church is not something separate from Creation”.
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Laudato Si’ Week: Philippine Bishop calls for renewed mining ban

Mon, 05/17/2021 - 07:39
As the Church launches Laudato Si’ Week, a Bishop in the Philippines decries a government decision to lift a mining ban, saying poor communities will pay the price and see none of the gain.
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Pope appoints Jesuit as new Bishop of Hong Kong

Mon, 05/17/2021 - 05:35
Pope Francis appoints Fr. Stephen Chow Sau-yan, SJ, as the new Bishop of the Diocese of Hong Kong.
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UN decries increasing child casualties in Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Mon, 05/17/2021 - 05:25
At least 192 people have been killed, including 55 children, since the escalation of violence between Israel and Palestine began last week. Calls for an end to the hostilities pour in from different quarters amid the rising death toll, with Pope Francis speaking by phone to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
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Virtual library boosts seminarians’ access to essential texts

Mon, 05/17/2021 - 04:25
The ‘Sharing the Word’ e-library boosts access to essential texts for more than 23,000 seminarians, clergy and theology students in developing countries. It now includes more than 14,000 catalogued volumes.
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Pope makes donation to women’s healthcare centre in India

Sun, 05/16/2021 - 08:00
Pope Francis lent his support to the Marathon of Solidarity conference, promoted by the Catholic University and University Centre for International Solidarity to raise funds for the Shanti Ashram Centre, an international center for development, learning and collaboration
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‘Stop the clamour of arms!’ Pope tells Israeli, Palestinian leaders

Sun, 05/16/2021 - 06:41
Pope Francis appeals for calm in the Holy Land as escalating violence threatens to degenerate “into a spiral of death and destruction.”
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Jesus’ Ascension brings us joy says Pope Francis at Regina Coeli

Sun, 05/16/2021 - 05:58
At the Regina Coeli on Sunday, Pope Francis says Jesus' Ascension into heaven as true God and true man and His promise of the Holy Spirit, are causes of joy
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Pope Francis on Myanmar: May God convert all hearts to peace

Sun, 05/16/2021 - 05:13
Pope Francis presides over a special Mass for Myanmar Catholics living in Rome and joins them in prayers for peace.
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John Kerry: Pope Francis one of greatest voices on climate crisis

Sat, 05/15/2021 - 09:24
After meeting with Pope Francis, Special US Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry speaks to Vatican News in this exclusive interview about this meeting and his work in promoting cooperation on addressing climate change.
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Founder of the Salvatorians beatified in Rome

Sat, 05/15/2021 - 08:31
Cardinal Vicar of Rome Angelo De Donatis presided over the beatification of Father Francis Mary of the Cross Jordan, founder of the Society of the Divine Saviour and the Congregation of the Sisters of the Divine Saviour, saying the witness of his holiness "is passed on into the hands of each one of us."
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Pope expresses support for the Italian Charismatic Consultation

Sat, 05/15/2021 - 07:46
Pope Francis sends a message to participants at an ecumenical dialogue between Catholics and Pentecostals in Italy, encouraging them to serve together in fraternity.
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Pope: child abuse is a kind of "psychological murder"

Sat, 05/15/2021 - 05:48
Pope Francis on Saturday met a delegation from the Meter Association, which fights abuse of children, especially online.
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Pope appoints two auxiliary bishops in Melbourne

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 10:15
Pope Francis has appointed two new auxiliary bishops to the Australian Archdiocese of Melbourne.
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New bishop appointed in Papua New Guinea

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 09:17
Pope Francis has appointed an Indian priest as Bishop of Aitape, PNG
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A “glimpse” at the bridge between the Holy See and China

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 09:12
"A Bridge with China - The Pope and the Apostolic Delegation in Peking (1919-1939)" is the working translation of a just-published book by Fr. Adel Afif Nasr dedicated to the Holy See’s relations with China between the two World Wars, the establishment of an official Apostolic Delegation to the nation and its many fruits.
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