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Japan supports UN’s fight against hunger in Myanmar

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 08:30
An additional contribution from Japan is helping WFP to continue its fight against the food crisis in Myanmar's impoverished urban townships.
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Pope urges French scouts to be dynamic Christians, faithful scouts

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 05:39
Pope Francis addresses the Scouts Unitaires de France on the occasion of their 50th anniversary, and encourages them to help rebuild a culture of community after the pandemic.
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Pope Francis: 'A society that does not welcome life stops living'

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 05:05
Pope Francis highlights the importance of solidarity, improving the birth rate, protecting the family, and generational sustainability, in his address at a meeting on the “General States of Birth” in Italy.
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Holy See: media freedom promotes democracy and justice

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 11:26
Monsignor Janusz Urbańczyk, Holy See’s Permanent Representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) addressed a meeting on media freedom on Thursday.
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Indian Catholics welcome Pope's new ministry of catechist

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 09:07
With an Apostolic Letter on May 11, Pope Francis instituted the lay ministry of catechist in the Catholic Church.
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Pope Francis meets with Argentina’s president

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 09:05
Pope Francis meets Thursday with the President of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, at a private audience in the Vatican.
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Israel-Gaza: Aid agencies call on all parties to end violence

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 06:25
As another night of violence rocks southern Israel and Gaza, aid agencies are calling on all parties to end violence and de-escalate tensions.
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Brazilian Church celebrates week against modern slavery with focus on Covid-19

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 06:07
The Pastoral Commission for the Land (CPT), the social arm of the Brazilian Bishops’ Conference (CNBB) dealing with the rights of farm workers, is holding its annual national Communication Week against Slavery-related Work.
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Vatican Radio journalist recalls the events of 13 May 1981

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 05:49
Thursday, 13 May, marks the 40th anniversary of the assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II. Vatican Radio’s retired director of the English Program recalls those events.
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13 May 1981: A radio report of the unthinkable

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 05:21
Forty years ago in St. Peter's Square, Benedetto Nardacci, an historic voice of Vatican Radio, was following the General Audience live when Ali Agca's gun turned John Paul II's celebration with the people into a drama. In spite of the shock, the exceptional lucidity of his account remains a part of the history of the Pope's radio station. We present the highlights in a photographic video.
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Pope pens preface to book on theology of consecrated life

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 05:12
Pope Francis writes the preface of a book exploring the theology of consecrated life, and says the Church is at her most beautiful when she values each of the three states of life.
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Pope appoints bishop in Sylhet, Bangladesh

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 04:11
Auxiliary Bishop Shorot Francis Gomes of Dhaka has been transferred to head the Diocese of Sylhet.
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USCCB Communication Campaign "continues the work of the apostles"

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 02:56
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops discusses its upcoming Catholic Communication Campaign, marked on the 55th World Day for Social Communications.
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Australian Ambassador to Holy See: we are working to bring the Pacific voice to Rome

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 02:34
The Australian Ambassador to the Holy See speaks of the fruits of a webinar held jointly with Caritas Internationalis and the Australian Embassy on the improvement of integral ecology in Oceania.
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COP26 President: It’s all down to the next ten years

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 12:00
The Rt Hon Alok Sharma, President of COP26, discusses the Catholic Church's importance in the fight against climate change and stresses that it all comes down to "how we act, together, because it is all down to the next ten years."
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5.9 million Covid-19 infections in Asia in 2 weeks

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 10:47
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Holy See launching 3 webinars ahead of UN Food Systems Summit

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 09:44
In Autumn this year, the United Nations will convene a Food Systems Summit to raise global awareness and coordinate initiatives aimed at achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 2 of Zero Hunger (SDG2), by 2030.
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Fighting intensifies in Gaza and Israel

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 09:17
Violence escalates in Tel Aviv and Gaza Wednesday as the United Nations raises fears the situation could spiral out of control.
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UN: 100 days after coup no letup in Myanmar military’s brutality

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 07:58
Tuesday, May 11, marked 100 days since Myanmar’s military seized power in a coup on February 1, deposing the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi. Nationwide protests continue.
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Gun shots, fear, prayer and forgiveness

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 07:54
Forty years ago, the assassination attempt on John Paul II took place in Saint Peter's Square. A video with commentary by André Frossard recalls those shocking events, together with the disarming power of mercy and forgiveness.
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