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Pope Francis celebrates 70th anniversary of Fellini’s "La Strada"

Thu, 05/02/2024 - 08:30

In a video message produced by Vatican Media, Pope Francis recalls the 70th anniversary of “La Strada,” saying Federico Fellini’s masterpiece film has stayed in his heart.

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Rafah attack could scupper truce talks

Thu, 05/02/2024 - 07:44

Hamas has said that the ceasefire negotiations with Israel would be halted if Israel attacks Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

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Guinea-Bissau’s youth gatherings bring together thousands of young people

Thu, 05/02/2024 - 07:18

As happens every year, during the Fifth Sunday of Easter, the two dioceses of Guinea-Bissau have held youth congresses and festivals in their respective dioceses of Bissaue and Bafata. Over three thousand young people attended the Bissau event, while a thousand others were in Bafata

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Pope to Anglican bishops: ‘Patient dialogue’ needed on papal primacy

Thu, 05/02/2024 - 04:50

Speaking to the Primates of the Anglican Communion, Pope Francis says that even the very earliest Christians had their disagreements.

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Pope to parish priests: 'The Church couldn't go on without your dedication'

Thu, 05/02/2024 - 04:44

Pope Francis sends a letter to parish priests taking part in the International Meeting “Parish Priests for the Synod” and underscores, regardless of how obvious it may seem, that the Church couldn't go on without their love, faith and dedication.

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In May, Vatican to offer special Marian tour of Pope's gardens

Wed, 05/01/2024 - 08:02

For the month of May, which is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, the Vatican Museums are offering a tour of the Pope’s gardens every Wednesday and Saturday dedicated to Marian spirituality.

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Blinken in push for Gaza peace deal

Wed, 05/01/2024 - 08:02

On the third day of his Middle East tour, America’s top diplomat – Anthony Blinken – has been meeting with Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, in Jerusalem.

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Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby endorses Rome Call for AI ethics

Wed, 05/01/2024 - 05:24

The Archbishop of Canterbury endorses the "Rome Call" effort for ethical development of artificial intelligence, saying “Let us all work to ensure that the dignity of every human being, created by God, not for profit or productivity, is central to all we do.”

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Upholding the dignity of workers and eradicating child labour

Wed, 05/01/2024 - 04:07

The 1 May is marked annually as International Workers Day, also known as Labour Day. It is a day in which workers are celebrated for their presence, contribution and achievements in society.

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Pope denounces arms industry and condemns profitting from death

Wed, 05/01/2024 - 03:09

Pope Francis prays for victims of war in Ukraine, Palestine, Israel, and Myanmar, highlighting how, unfortunately, the most profitable investments are those linked to the arms industry.

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Pope prays for those affected by floods in Kenya

Wed, 05/01/2024 - 02:38

Pope Francis expresses closeness to all those affected by the severe floods that have devastated the East African country of Kenya causing death and destruction.

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Pope at Audience: Faith is first gift of Christian life

Wed, 05/01/2024 - 02:30

Pope Francis continues his series of catecheses on the virtues and vices, focusing this week on faith, the first of the theological virtues.

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South Sudan: Where are Fr Luke and his driver?

Tue, 04/30/2024 - 10:55

South Sudan’s Diocese of Tombura-Yambio is desperately searching for Fr. Luke Yugue and his driver, Mr Michael Gbeko. The duo left Nagero County for Tombura on Saturday, 27 April, but did not arrive at their destination. Their whereabouts are unknown.

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Faith in action: Church's compassionate aid for migrants in Spain

Tue, 04/30/2024 - 10:00

Catholic-inspired organizations are implementing a series of social programs in Ceuta and Algeciras, assisting those arriving from Africa to enter Europe. One of the greatest challenges is the fight against human trafficking which exposes women to forced prostitution.

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Holy See: ‘Birth control is not the key to sustainable development’

Tue, 04/30/2024 - 09:09

As the U.N. marks the thirtieth anniversary of the Cairo International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) this year, Archbishop Gabriele Caccia reiterates that promoting birth control policies does not help eradicate world poverty and promote sustainable development.

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Pope's May Prayer Intention: For the formation of men and women religious

Tue, 04/30/2024 - 09:00

Pope Francis releases his prayer intention for the month of May: For the formation of men and women religious and for seminarians. In his video message, the Pope emphasises the ongoing development of their vocations through grace, prayer, community, and witness to the Gospel.

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Pontifical charity provides solar panels to Church in Syria and Lebanon

Tue, 04/30/2024 - 08:06

As electricity prices soar in Syria and Lebanon, Aid to the Church in Need provides solar power to the local church.

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South African Bishops saddened by the killing of yet another priest: Fr Paul Tatu

Tue, 04/30/2024 - 07:37

The Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) says they are saddened by the tragic death of a Stigmatine priest Fr Paul Tatu of the Archdiocese of Pretoria.

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Ethiopia and its life-giving water wells

Tue, 04/30/2024 - 05:32

Fr Filippo Perin, 52, is a missionary in Ethiopia’s Gambella region on the border with South Sudan. A beautiful land where, however, there is no water; the people are starving and the climate is unbearable. His project, supported by the Salesians and the non-profit organization Cuore Amico, opens as many wells as possible to ensure the population’s survival in a country where the average life expectancy is below 50 years of age.

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Bishop Martinelli: Interreligious education promotes fraternity

Mon, 04/29/2024 - 14:29

The Apostolic Vicar of Southern Arabia shares his views at a meeting hosted by the Committee of Human Fraternity and the Muslim Council of Elders dedicated to the importance of interreligious education and the promotion of ethical values.

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