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Pope pleads for just and lasting peace in Ukraine

Sun, 02/25/2024 - 06:03

Pope Francis notes the anniversary of the beginning of the large-scale war in Ukraine, and pleads for a diplomatic solution aimed at “a just and lasting peace.”

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Pope at Angelus: Let's open ourselves to the light of Jesus!

Sun, 02/25/2024 - 05:13

During his weekly Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis offers the faithful a 'good Lenten resolution', inviting them to open themselves to the light of Jesus and to never let anything divert their glance from it.

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Lord’s Day Reflection: ‘From desert to mountain’

Sun, 02/25/2024 - 04:19

As the Church marks the Second Sunday of Lent, Fr. Edmund Power, OSB, offers his thoughts on the day’s liturgical readings under the theme: “From desert to mountain”.

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Western leaders in Kyiv for 2nd anniversary of Russian invasion

Sat, 02/24/2024 - 16:17

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy hosted Western leaders in Kyiv on Saturday to mark the second anniversary of Russia's full-scale invasion of the country.

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Reports of progress in Gaza truce talks

Sat, 02/24/2024 - 16:08

An Israeli official has said that talks in France over a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas conflict were productive.

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Pope: Education is an act of hope for a better society

Sat, 02/24/2024 - 08:32

In a message addressed to participants in a conference in Madrid on the Church’s commitment in education in Spain, Pope Francis highlights the importance for Catholic institutions to ensure that education is accessible to all.

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Archbishop Pezzi on Ukraine: Each horror opposes any act of goodness

Sat, 02/24/2024 - 08:31

Two years after the beginning of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Archbishop Paolo Pezzi of the Archdiocese of the Mother of God at Moscow reflects on changing hearts to become artisans of peace.

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Until when? Two years of war in Ukraine

Sat, 02/24/2024 - 07:26

After two years of war in Ukraine, what still needs to happen for the aggression to stop and for us to get around the table to negotiate a just peace?

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Nuncio to Ukraine: Despite two years of death, hope and faith

Sat, 02/24/2024 - 07:20

In a wide-ranging interview with Vatican Media, the Apostolic Nuncio to Ukraine, Archbishop Visvaldas Kulbokas, reflects on two years since the full scale invasion of Ukraine by Russia.

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Six religious and a priest held captive by gangs in Haiti

Sat, 02/24/2024 - 06:31

Religious in Haiti are urging for the immediate release of six Brothers of the Sacred Heart and a priest who were kidnapped in Port-au-Prince on Friday, as gang warfare gripping the the Caribbean nation continues.

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Cooperation and service at heart of priestly ministry, says Pope

Sat, 02/24/2024 - 05:17

In an address to deacons preparing for the priesthood in the diocese of Rome, Pope Francis highlights faithful cooperation, service to the People of God, and the guidance of the Holy Spirit as key aspects of priestly ministry.

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Cooperation and service at heart of priestly ministry, says Pope

Sat, 02/24/2024 - 05:01

In an address to deacons preparing for the priesthood in the diocese of Rome, Pope Francis highlights faithful cooperation, service to the People of God, and the guidance of the Holy Spirit as key aspects of priestly ministry.

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Pope cancels audiences due to mild flu

Sat, 02/24/2024 - 03:39

The Holy See Press Office informed journalists that Pope Francis has cancelled his engagements on Saturday “as a precautionary measure.”

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Bambino Gesù, for two years caring for young Ukrainian patients fleeing from war

Sat, 02/24/2024 - 03:07

Since the full scale invasion of Ukraine by Russia exactly two years ago, approximately 2,500 minors from the attacked country have been treated at the Vatican's Bambino Gesu pediatric hospital.

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Bishops urge Nigerians to embrace social cohesion and good governance.

Fri, 02/23/2024 - 13:18

As more households in Nigeria struggle under a distressing economic situation and rampant insecurity, the country’s Catholic Bishops call on politicians and citizens to shun unhelpful positions that polarize the nation.

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CAFOD welcomes UK Parliament motion for ceasefire in Gaza

Fri, 02/23/2024 - 11:20

The UK Parliament has passed a Labour Party motion calling for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza. Welcomed by humanitarian agencies, it aims to address catastrophic situations faced by Gaza residents and create the conditions for diplomacy and the release of hostages.

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Archbishop Shevchuk: 'Don't forget Ukraine!'

Fri, 02/23/2024 - 09:08

The Major Archbishop of Kyiv-Halych urges Catholics in Europe and around the world not to forget the ongoing suffering of the people of Ukraine, while expressing gratitude for the support and solidarity offered so far. The Head of the Greek Catholic Church in Ukraine speaks to Vatican media about the longing for peace of the Ukrainian people after two years of war, and the Church’s efforts to offer material and pastoral support to them.

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Pope Francis close to families and victims of deadly Valencia fire

Fri, 02/23/2024 - 08:31

Pope Francis says he is praying for victims and all those affected by a blaze in two residential towers in the eastern city of Valencia, where four people are confirmed dead and many others are still missing.

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Israel to send mission to Gaza ceasefire talks in France

Fri, 02/23/2024 - 08:29

The Israeli Prime Minister has revealed his post-war strategy for Gaza, the first since the Israel-Hamas conflict erupted in October last year.

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Haiti: Ramped-up international security force to tackle gang violence

Fri, 02/23/2024 - 07:21

Canada, Benin, France and Jamaica have offered support to a U.N.-backed international security force aimed at tackling rampant gang violence in Haiti. The initiative follows a meeting in Brazil co-hosted by the United States.

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