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#EoF2022: Young people share their dreams with Pope Francis

Sat, 09/24/2022 - 04:00

Pope Francis hears the testimonies of several young economists and entrepreneurs attending the Economy of Francesco in Assisi, on the third and final day of the event.

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Pope Francis arrives in Assisi to take part in Economy of Francesco

Sat, 09/24/2022 - 02:36

The papal helicopter has taken Pope Francis to Assisi where he is participating in the the final portion of the 3-day Economy of Francesco event, which has seen brilliant young minds gather to work towards solving some of the world's biggest problems.

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The Seven Churches Pilgrimage: Basilica of Saint John Lateran

Sat, 09/24/2022 - 00:00

In this fourth episode of a special seven-part series, we take you on a spiritual journey through the Seven Pilgrim Churches of Rome to learn more about the history, art, architecture, and spiritual wealth of each of these storied places of worship, continuing with the Basilica of St. John Lateran.

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Pope tells Brazil’s Bishops 'not to be afraid of today’s challenges’

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 14:48

Following Pope Francis’ meeting with the bishops of Brazil’s São Paulo, Aparecida, and Sorocaba regions on Friday, Cardinal Odilio Pedro Scherer says the Pope urged them to be near to God, their brother bishops, priests, and the faithful.

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#EOF2022: The young tackle difficult problems with positivity

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 12:59

At the end of day two, as the young prepare to rest before the arrival of Pope Francis tomorrow, we look back at what the day held.

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Migrant sea tragedy claims over 70 people off Syrian coast

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 10:09

Syrian authorities have recovered the bodies of at least 70 people who were aboard a migrant boat that sank off the coast of Tartus after sailing from Lebanon.

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Ukraine's occupied regions hold referendum amid counteroffensive

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 10:04

Russian-backed authorities in four occupied regions of Ukraine are holding referendums on whether to join Russia. The vote comes as Ukrainian forces rush toward these territories in a major counter-offensive.

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India's Karnataka state passes anti-conversion law despite opposition

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 08:42

Karnataka state’s Legislative Council passes the controversial “Right to Freedom of Religion Bill” which criminalizes religious conversions, amid concerns of Christians and other religious minorities for religious freedom in India.

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#EOF2022: A young Maasai man hopes to change the lives of others for the better

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 08:12

Samuel Lekato, a young Maasai man from Kenya, speaks about the motivation he has found at the Economy of Francesco to be empowered as a leader for his Maasai community back home.

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‘Believe in yourself’: Three nuns freeing victims of prostitution in Cape Verde

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 06:12

The story of how Chapter 3 of the Book of Exodus inspired three nuns to embark on a mission to free women trapped in prostitution, and how their work continues to liberate many women stuck in a web of exploitation.

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Chad: Catholic Bishops withdraw from national dialogue.

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 06:09

Two weeks after suspending their participation in the national and sovereign dialogue, the Chadian Bishops announced this week their definitive withdrawal.

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The Synod enters its continental phase

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 05:12

As the Synod on Synodality enters a new phase, we bring you the first 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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#EOF2022: Dreams of peace in Assisi amid horrors of war in Ukraine

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 03:07

Olena Komisarenko, a young Ukrainian woman, shares her thoughts on what it means to take part in the Economy of Francesco event in Assisi on 22-24 September as war continues to rage in her home country.

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#EOF2022: Young Sri Lankan economist in Assisi to adopt Pope Francis' idea of economics

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 01:44

Amongst the young people in Assisi for the Economy of Francesco is Sohan Patrick from Sri Lanka who epresses his interest and excitement at working on and implementing a new form of economics that will better the world for all of humankind.

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#EOF2022: Evangelical Church present in Assisi to share values of ecumenism

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 01:23

As participants in the Economy of Francesco share their views in a spirit of openness, Adrian Pust, a young Evangelical Church representative from Switzerland, describes the importance of the value of ecumenism, without which he says there can be no just and fair global economic structure.

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#EOF2022 - Jean Fabre: 'Mobilize economies to overcome hunger'

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 14:40

Jean Fabre, a former deputy director of the UN Development Programme, shares his thoughts on the importance of the Economy of Francesco event, taking place in Assisi on 22-24 September.

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Cardinal Parolin meets with Russia’s Lavrov at UN in New York

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 14:26

Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.

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#EOF2022: Kenya Bamboo ambassador works for sustainable housing

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 10:25

A young Kenyan conservationist shares her work with bamboo restoration at the Economy of Francis, where she hopes to find ways to collaborate and create sustainable housing around her country.

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Unrest continues in Iran, internet partially shut down

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 10:12

Authorities in Iran have shut down the internet in Tehran and Kurdistan in response to a rising protest movement that has relied on social media to document dissent.

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Massive arrests as Russia starts military mobilization for Ukraine war

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 10:05

Russia has begun implementing plans to call up reservists to fight in Ukraine after suffering massive setbacks. President Vladimir Putin's order to mobilize 300,000 more Russians with military experience sparked violent overnight protests with detentions across the country.

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