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Jailed Aung San Suu Kyi moved to house arrest

Wed, 04/17/2024 - 08:03

The ousted leader of the National League for Democracy Party and Nobel-laureate has been moved out of prison along with Myanmar former President Win Myint due to a major heat wave.

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Pope Francis: St. Pius X was a Pope near to people who suffer

Wed, 04/17/2024 - 07:00

Pope Francis pens the preface for a new book by Fr. Lucio Bonora on Pope St. Pius X, and praises the early 20th century Pope for the depth of his catechesis and opposition to World War I.

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Holy See urges solidarity and action for Ethiopia's humanitarian crisis

Wed, 04/17/2024 - 06:01

The Holy See emphasises the need for solidarity and urgent action in response to Ethiopia's humanitarian crisis, stressing the dire conditions of over 4.4 million internally displaced people and over one million refugees, along with severe drought, malnutrition, and economic difficulties.

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Pope Francis appeals for release of prisoners of war

Wed, 04/17/2024 - 03:32

Pope Francis turns his attention to prisoners of war, prays for their freedom and denounces the tortures many of them are subjected to.

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Pope at Audience: Temperance will not rob our joy, but will fill us with happiness

Wed, 04/17/2024 - 02:30

During his Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis focuses on the fourth and final cardinal virtue of temperance, saying that our ability to have power over ourselves will help us savour all we have in life, in a much more meaningful and joyful way, akin to sipping a glass of wine, rather than drinking it all at once.

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Pope Francis mourns Cardinal Pedro Rubiano Sáenz of Bogotà

Wed, 04/17/2024 - 01:37

Pope Francis remembers the 'self-sacrificing' pastor of the late Cardinal Pedro Rubiano Sáenz, Archbishop Emeritus of Bogotà, Colombia, who passed away at age 91 on Monday.

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Council of Cardinals discusses global situation, Synod, role of women in Church

Tue, 04/16/2024 - 13:42

The meetings took place from 15-16 April at Casa Santa Marta in the Vatican. Discussions focused on a number of areas, including the global situation, prayers for end to conflicts in different parts of the world, especially the Middle East and Ukraine. The Council of Cardinals with Pope Francis expressed hopes that efforts to find paths of negotiation and peace would be strengthened.

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"Conversations in the Spirit” to help women strengthen their role in the Church

Tue, 04/16/2024 - 11:27

Mónica Santamarina, president of the World Union of Catholic Women's Organisations (WUCWO) speaks with Vatican News about the upcoming online eventorganised in preparation of the second part of the Synod on Synodality

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CAFOD welcomes pledges to help Sudan and surrounding countries

Tue, 04/16/2024 - 11:18

The aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, CAFOD, welcomes EU pledges to support relief efforts in war-torn Sudan and neighbouring countries, but urges much more is needed to save millions at risk of famine due to the crisis caused by the civil war.

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Greater public awareness needed to stem child slavery

Tue, 04/16/2024 - 09:50

Christoph Lehermayr of "Missio Austria" says consumers’ awareness and behaviour in developed countries are the first steps in fighting the scourge of child slavery and labour that affects millions of children across the world. In an interview with Vatican News marking the International Day Against Child Slavery, Lehermayr speaks of the work carried out by Church organizations to free children from bonded labour.

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The C9 continues to meet in the Vatican

Tue, 04/16/2024 - 09:33

The April session of the Council of Cardinals began on Monday in the presence of Pope Francis. The last one was in February and saw the participation of three women who offered the cardinals and the Pontiff a contribution on the theme of the role of women in the Church.

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Green schools for children in Madagascar

Tue, 04/16/2024 - 07:42

The island country of Madagascar, off the southeastern coast of Africa, is deeply affected by the consequences of climate change. That’s why, the Diocese of Mananjary in the southeast, has decided to create "green schools" with courses on education for the protection of our Common Home, placing a bet on the future of young Malagasies.

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Church of Africa: An interview with Fr Joel Nkongolo

Tue, 04/16/2024 - 05:33

Congolese national and Claretian priest Fr Joel Nkongolo recently spoke to Fr Paul Samasumo of Vatican News about AI’s implications or possible impact on the African Church. Fr Nkongolo is currently based in Nigeria.

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UNICEF calls Nigeria to take decisive action to protect children

Tue, 04/16/2024 - 04:52

UNICEF Nigeria urges ‘decisive action’ to protect children in Nigeria and ensure they are able to receive a quality education.

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Cardinal Suharyo of Jakarta presents the Indonesia that Pope Francis will meet

Tue, 04/16/2024 - 00:02

In a wide-ranging interview with Vatican News, Cardinal Ignatius Suharyo Hardjoatmodjo of Jakarta, Indonesia, looks forward to Pope Francis’ arrival in September, discusses his small Catholic flock on the largest Muslim country, coexistence among religions, and the witness of Asian Christians.

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Church leader in Australia attacked during worship service

Mon, 04/15/2024 - 11:36

Authorities in Australia have arrested a man who attacked Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel of Christ The Good Shepherd Church as he was giving his sermon during a liturgical celebration. The attack took place in a Sydney suburb and does not appear related to one days earlier at a local shopping centre.

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World Council of Churches does not agree to XXV WRCC's Decree

Mon, 04/15/2024 - 10:30

The General Secretary of the WCC says the organization cannot reconcile the Decree of the XXV World Russian People's Council, whose head is the Orthodox Patriarch, which describes the conflict in Ukraine as a "holy war."

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"Conversations in the Spirit” for women in a synodal Church

Mon, 04/15/2024 - 10:24

Around 1400 people from all over the world are expected to gather online to put synodal methodology into practice, with a focus on the participation of women in a synodal Church.

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New modern stained-glass windows to be installed in Notre Dame

Mon, 04/15/2024 - 09:36

As the restoration of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris continues at a steady pace after the devastating fire that ravaged the Gothic masterpiece on April 15, 2019, the French Government appoints a committee of experts to select projects of new modern-style stained-glass windows to replace the existing ones in six of its chapels.

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US, Europe, Russia urge restraint after Iran attack on Israel

Mon, 04/15/2024 - 08:39

Following the recent weekend attack on Israel by Iran, European countries are joining the United States in urging restraint.

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