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Panamanians head to polls for presidential election

Sun, 05/05/2024 - 02:39

Panama goes to the polls today to choose a new president after the Electoral Tribunal ruled that the front-runner can compete, replacing a former President who is forbidden from running after a conviction for money laundering.

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Gaza truce talks continue in Cairo

Sat, 05/04/2024 - 08:55

Egyptian TV reports mediators and Hamas have reached an agreement on several issues regarding a potential ceasefire in Gaza.

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Floods cause major damage in Southern Brazil

Sat, 05/04/2024 - 08:37

Southern Brazil is engulfed by the heaviest and most persistent flooding for decades, which has killed scores of people with many more missing.

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Lord's Day Reflection: God is Love

Sat, 05/04/2024 - 07:40

As the Church marks the Sixth Sunday of Easter, Fr Luke Gregory, ofm, offers his thoughts on the day’s liturgical readings under the theme: “God is love".

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Pope Francis meets with the President of the Swiss Confederation

Sat, 05/04/2024 - 06:23

Pope Francis welcomes the President of the Swiss Confederation, Viola Amherd, on Saturday morning. Following their meeting, President Amherd visited the Secretariat of State where discussions focused on various international crises and efforts for diplomatic solutions leading to a cessation of hostilities as soon as possible.

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Pope welcomes pilgrims from Amsterdam soon to mark 750th anniversary

Sat, 05/04/2024 - 06:06

Pope Francis welcomes pilgrims visiting from Amsterdam as the Netherlands' capital is set to mark its 750th anniversary year starting at the end of October 2024.

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Pope Francis: Rediscover the practice of reparation to the Sacred Heart

Sat, 05/04/2024 - 06:03

Meeting with participants in a conference organized in Rome on the occasion of the Jubilee celebrations of the apparitions and subsequent devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Pope Francis calls for a rediscovery of this Christian practice of reparation.

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Fr. Patton: Holy Land needs leaders to commit to reconciliation

Sat, 05/04/2024 - 06:00

In an interview with Vatican Media, the Custos of the Holy Land, Father Francesco Patton, discusses the wounds caused by the war, the Two-State solution, the role of Christians, and paths to peace.

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Pope: Couples need Church's help

Sat, 05/04/2024 - 04:00

Pope Francis thanks the Teams of Our Lady International Catholic Movement dedicated to helping Christian couples for their efforts, stressing that safeguarding marriage safeguards families, and that young couples should not be left alone but must be bolstered by Christ, community and prayer.

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Pope meets with 100 priests at Rome’s Holy Cross Basilica

Fri, 05/03/2024 - 10:36

Pope Francis visits the Basilica of the Holy Cross for a closed-door meeting with around 100 priests of the Diocese of Rome.

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Pope Francis to visit Trieste for Italian Catholic Social Week

Fri, 05/03/2024 - 10:18

Pope Francis is scheduled to visit Trieste on July 7 to take part in the Italian Catholic Social Week, where he will meet with migrants and people on the margins of society.

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After Rome meeting, parish priests head home as ‘missionaries of synodality'

Fri, 05/03/2024 - 10:02

Vatican News speaks to three of the 300 clergymen who gathered in Rome this week for a conference entitled 'Parish Priests for the Synod'.

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St. Peter’s Square to host photographic exhibition "Changes”

Fri, 05/03/2024 - 09:44

The famous Bernini's Colonnade embracing St. Peter’s Basilica will be home to the exhibition presenting a photographic interpretation of Saint Francis’ "Song of Creatures" raise awareness on the dramatic effects of human-made climate change on God’s Creation.

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Turkey suspends all trade with Israel over Gaza war

Fri, 05/03/2024 - 07:02

As the war in the Holy Land continues to cause great suffering, Turkey has suspended all trade with Israel over its operation in Gaza.

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Pope: 'All young people deserve equal job opportunities'

Fri, 05/03/2024 - 06:14

Meeting with the National Vocational Training Confederation (CONFAP), Pope Francis encourages the Italian Catholic network to focus its attention on young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who are marginalized by the job market and feel rejected by society.

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Pope: Education must form people, not offer impossible ideals

Fri, 05/03/2024 - 04:45

Pope Francis meets with members of the Blanquerna Foundation from Barcelona, and urges Catholic universities to provide education that helps people form their minds and hearts, without seeking to create “illusory replicas of impossible ideals.”

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News from the Orient – May 3, 2024

Fri, 05/03/2024 - 03:00

In this week's news from the Eastern Churches, produced in collaboration with L'Œuvre d'Orient, Christians following the Julian calendar celebrate Palm Sunday, Cardinal Louis Sako marks his priestly jubilee, and St. Joseph Universiry in Beirut nears its 150th anniversary.

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CAFOD appeals for emergency aid for Sudan

Thu, 05/02/2024 - 09:23

Fighting between the army and a paramilitary force that erupted in war over a year ago has plunged Sudan into what observers warn could be the world’s worst hunger and displacement crisis.

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Pope receives the King of Jordan

Thu, 05/02/2024 - 08:47

Pope Francis meets with King Abdullah II of Jordan in the Vatican on Thursday, whom Pope Francis has known since the start of his pontificate.

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Ten unpublished shots of Padre Pio now available to all

Thu, 05/02/2024 - 08:41

"Photographs of Saint Pio - Memories of a Saint" is an initiative of the Saint Pio Foundation, which has selected some photographs of the saint taken by his photographer, Elia Stelluto, and made them available to believers for free. The initiative marks the 25th anniversary of the beatification of the Saint of Pietrelcina and the 10th anniversary of the Foundation.

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