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Go and proclaim: providing spiritual support to German youth

Mon, 09/26/2022 - 04:19

As the Catholic Church in Germany continues in its attempts to evangelize and reach people, new initiatives launched by the Catholic Church such as the “Workshop for the Future” in Frankfurt aim to provide spiritual guidance and support for youth.

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Pope to Capuchin sisters: 'Let the Holy Family inspire you'

Mon, 09/26/2022 - 04:10

Pope Francis invites Capuchin Tertiary Sisters of the Holy Family to learn from the Holy Family, to embrace littleness and to have a massive impact by listening silently to God's voice, maintaining a strong personal prayer life, and living out synodality together.

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Ukraine urges Russian troops to surrender

Sun, 09/25/2022 - 08:58

Pope Francis's appeal on Sunday to end the war in Ukraine came after Ukraine's president urged Russian soldiers to surrender and pledged they would be treated in a "civilized manner." The appeals came as Russia plans to send an additional 300,000 reservists to the frontlines after suffering significant battlefield setbacks. And as clashes continue, referendums are underway in occupied territories to quickly make them part of Russia.

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The eyes of the world on Italy as it goes to the polls

Sun, 09/25/2022 - 08:14

Italians are voting on Sunday in a general election that is forecast to return the country’s most right-wing government since World War Two, led by its first female prime minister ever. A right-wing alliance led by Giorgia Meloni’s Brothers of Italy party appears on course for a clear victory when the last opinion polls were published two weeks earlier.

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IMBISA Plenary Assembly opens in Windhoek, Namibia.

Sun, 09/25/2022 - 07:03

The Interregional Association of Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA) is meeting for its XIII Plenary Assembly in Windhoek, Namibia under the theme: “Building Together - Reimagining the Church's involvement with young people in the IMBISA region in the light of the Exhortation of Pope Francis, Christus Vivit.”

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Pope visits Matera solidarity center, blesses new premises

Sun, 09/25/2022 - 05:14

Following the Mass in Matera, Italy, to mark the conclusion of the 27th National Eucharistic Congress, the Pope visited the "Don Giovanni Mele" soup kitchen where he greeted staff and blessed their new building.

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Pope: May we welcome, accompany, support and integrate migrants

Sun, 09/25/2022 - 04:02

At the conclusion of the Mass in the southern Italian city of Matera on Sunday morning, Pope Francis recalled that today the Church celebrates the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. May we welcome and assist them, he said, as they also can help our communities grow, and the Kingdom of God can be realized together with them.

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Pope appeals for peace in Myanmar, Ukraine, Cameroon

Sun, 09/25/2022 - 04:00

Pope Francis appeals for international attention and peace for the suffering peoples of Myanmar, Ukraine and Cameroon.

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Synod: Learning to discern

Sun, 09/25/2022 - 03:22

As the Synod on Synodality enters a new phase, we bring you the second in a series of videos to explore how the continental phase is being prepared, following the completion of documents from the diocesan and national levels.

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Pope at Eucharistic Congress: Bread must be shared on the table of the world

Sun, 09/25/2022 - 03:20

Pope Francis celebrates Holy Mass in the city of Matera at the conclusion of the 27th National Eucharistic Congress reminding Christians there is no eucharistic worship without compassion for the poor.

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Pope Francis in Matera for closing of National Eucharistic Congress

Sun, 09/25/2022 - 02:00

The papal plane has taken Pope Francis to the southern Italian city of Matera to preside over Holy Mass that concludes the 27th National Eucharistic Congress.

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The Lord’s Day Reflection: “The rich man and Lazarus”

Sat, 09/24/2022 - 08:58

As the Church marks the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Fr. John Luke Gregory, OFM offers his thoughts on the day’s liturgical readings under the theme: “The rich man and Lazarus.”

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Cardinal Czerny: EoF2022 a powerful event and sign of great continuity

Sat, 09/24/2022 - 08:02

Summing up the three-day Economy of Francesco event in Assisi, the Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development says the meeting has given momentum to a new course in human development.

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US Bishops: 'A nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought'

Sat, 09/24/2022 - 07:58

The Bishops of the United States condemn Russian President Vladimir Putin’s latest nuclear threats, and invite Catholics to continue to pray for peace in Ukraine.

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Ukraine: Courage to end the war and great risk of going further

Sat, 09/24/2022 - 07:53

The war in Ukraine appears to have reached at a turning point, as the Kremlin is increasingly cornered and nuclear threats are becoming more real. The options are becoming increasingly narrow: the world can either dare to make peace or choose to worsen the conflict with unimaginable consequences.

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#EOF2022: End of the meetings - beginning of the future

Sat, 09/24/2022 - 07:27

Our correspondent in Assisi, Francesca Merlo, offers a concluding look at the three-day Economy of Francesco meeting, which saw over a thousand young economists and entrepreneurs gathered in the central Italian city to draw inspiration from St. Francis.

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Changing our model for development before it's too late

Sat, 09/24/2022 - 07:00

Our Editorial Director emphasizes the urgency of Pope Francis’ message to the young economists and entrepreneurs who took part in the Economy of Francesco event in the Italian city of Assisi.

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#EOF2022: Giving life to a hub for Far East Asia

Sat, 09/24/2022 - 05:06

Thomas Ching Wei Tu, a young economist from Taiwan, talks about some of the seeds sown in Assisi during the Economy of Francesco 2022 event.

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Pope to Economy of Francesco youth: 'Like St. Francis, economy must embrace the poor'

Sat, 09/24/2022 - 04:43

Pope Francis calls on the young people of the Economy of Francesco to work for social, relational and spiritual sustainability, and to recognize the cry of the poor and the cry of the planet.

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Economy of Francesco Covenant: ‘Building an economy of the Gospel’

Sat, 09/24/2022 - 04:27

Young economists and Pope Francis endorse a Covenant to improve the global economic system to better the lives of all people, as the result of the 3-day Economy of Francesco event in Assisi.

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