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Reflections of three women at the centre of C9 meetings

Tue, 06/18/2024 - 13:42

The two-day work session of the Council of Cardinals that concluded on Tuesday focused on the role of women in the Church and on the issue of the protection of minors. Cardinals Ambongo and Gracias note the many opportunities for developing women's leadership in the Church.

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Pope to dialogue with students in "Building Bridges Across Asia Pacific"

Tue, 06/18/2024 - 11:52

On 20 June Pope Francis will dialogue with students online via livestream in the "Building Bridges Across Asia Pacific initiative" hosted by Loyola University Chicago together with the Pontifical Commission for Latin America.

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Ukraine strikes Russia despite nuclear fears

Tue, 06/18/2024 - 10:15

An overnight attack on two oil depots inside Russia's Rostov region was reportedly carried out by the Security Service of Ukraine, just days after several countries agreed with Kyiv that it could use Western weapons to hit targets on Russian territory despite concerns about nuclear escalation.

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On Peter's tomb

Tue, 06/18/2024 - 09:31

For a long time, the whereabouts of the Apostle's ancient burial place had been lost. Then, with the excavations, encouraged first by Pope Pius XII and then by Paul VI, his tomb and bones were rediscovered. Our Editorial Director, Andrea Tornielli, takes a look at the process of rediscovery.

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Senegal: Inter-Religious Council for Peace set up

Tue, 06/18/2024 - 05:20

An Interfaith Council for Peace has just been established in Senegal. Bringing together representatives of Islam, the Catholic Church, Protestant Churches, and Traditional Religions, the Council’s mission is to anticipate, defuse conflicts and promote peace, social cohesion, reconciliation, and development in Senegal and in West Africa, as a whole.

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Father Martin: Jesus calls us forth from the grave

Tue, 06/18/2024 - 04:43

A conversation with Fr James Martin, SJ, author of “Come Forth: The Raising of Lazarus and the Promise of Jesus’s Greatest Miracle.”

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Church still bringing hope for migrants at Venezuelan border

Tue, 06/18/2024 - 02:50

As thousands of Venezuelans emigrate due to poverty or violence, the Church continues its mission by accompanying and bringing hope to people on the move.

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'There's no respect for international humanitarian law in Sudan'

Tue, 06/18/2024 - 00:33

In an interview with Vatican News, the International Committee of the Red Cross's spokesperson in Sudan calls for more access to humanitarian aid in one of the world’s most beleaguered nations.

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Cardinal Parolin: Dialogue is the only means to achieve peace

Mon, 06/17/2024 - 09:05

Addressing world leaders gathered for a high-level Conference for Peace in Ukraine, the Vatican Secretary of State reiterates the Pope’s message that the only means capable of achieving true, stable and just peace is dialogue between all the parties involved.

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Benjamin Netanyahu dissolves Israeli war cabinet

Mon, 06/17/2024 - 08:23

As the suffering in the Holy Land continues, the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is dissolving the country’s war cabinet.

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ASIF continues along path of financial transparency

Mon, 06/17/2024 - 07:52

The Vatican’s Supervisory and Financial Information Authority publishes its annual report, showing increasing alignment with international standards for combating money laundering and terrorist financing.

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Comedians after meeting Pope: Inviting us is always a bad idea!

Mon, 06/17/2024 - 06:11

'They've let comedians in, which is always a bad idea! Always!,' jokes Conan O'Brien to Vatican News and other reporters, on the sidelines of Pope Francis' unforgettable audience with comedians, as he expresses a collective sense of gratitude felt by him and the other famous US comedians present.

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Synodal Church: ‘Hotel for saints, hospital for sinners’

Mon, 06/17/2024 - 05:40

As the Church journeys toward the second session of the Synod on Synodality, Fr. Cletus Mwilla explores the hope of a paradigm shift toward a more inclusive and participatory Church.

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Council of Cardinals meeting in the Vatican

Mon, 06/17/2024 - 05:19

The C9 Council of Cardinals convenes in the Vatican for its third meeting of 2024.

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Cardinal Zuppi in Bethlehem: The suffering of children in unacceptable

Mon, 06/17/2024 - 04:36

Cardinal Matteo Zuppi visits the Caritas Baby Hospital in Bethlehem and highlights the urgent need for a ceasefire in Gaza in light of the unacceptable suffering of children amid ongoing violence.

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Cardinal Parolin to present book on Cardinal Costantini & China

Mon, 06/17/2024 - 03:01

The Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, will present a new book on Cardinal Costantini, the first Apostolic Delegate to China, at the Pontifical Urban University in Rome on 20 June.

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Martyred Polish priest beatified in Krakow by Cardinal Semeraro

Mon, 06/17/2024 - 01:49

The Prefect of the Dicastery for the Causes of Saints presides over the beatification in Krakow of martyred diocesan priest, Fr. Michał Rapacz, killed at the age of 42 by the communist regime. He praised his legacy in "spreading love for Christ" as "the only effective antidote to atheism, materialism and all worldviews that threaten human dignity."

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Ukraine Peace Summit overshadowed by children's disappearance

Sun, 06/16/2024 - 09:22

The final declaration at this weekend's so-called "peace summit" of world leaders in Switzerland on ending the war in Ukraine was not heading for unanimous support despite concerns about the impact of the armed conflict on those whose lives have just begun.

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Israel declares military pause on Gaza highway for aid shipments

Sun, 06/16/2024 - 08:12

Israel has announced a ‘daily tactical pause’ in military operations in parts of southern Gaza.

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Pope decries massacres in DRC and appeals for protection of civilians

Sun, 06/16/2024 - 05:56

Pope Francis appeals to DRC authorities and to the international community to do everything possible to stop violence in the eastern part of the country and protect civilians. He also asks for prayers for peace in all countries wracked by war.

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