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Centesimus Annus Foundation offers new courses on Catholic Social Doctrine

Fri, 01/05/2024 - 05:10

The ‘Centesimus Annus Pro Pontefice' Foundation opens registrations for new in-person and online courses to explore the contribution of the Social Doctrine of the Church to our world’s ongoing transformation and crises.

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Cardinal Onaiyekan on Nigeria's massacres: Insecurity crisis raises serious questions

Fri, 01/05/2024 - 05:00

In an interview with Vatican News, Cardinal John Onaiyekan, Archbishop Emeritus of Abuja, Nigeria, calls for a concrete response to the insecurity crisis witnessed in the latest Christmastime massacre, warning this coordinated series of attacks raises serious questions, and expresses gratitude to Pope Francis for his drawing attention to the 'horror' plaguing the West African nation.

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Pope encourages Italian cooperative to live active charity

Fri, 01/05/2024 - 04:43

Speaking to members of Unicoop Florence and The Heart Melts Foundation, Pope Francis says the mystery of the Lord’s Incarnation shows us that being close to those in need is “the privileged way to encounter Him.”

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Pope ‘deeply saddened’ for lives lost in Iran explosions

Fri, 01/05/2024 - 02:30

Pope Francis expresses his heartfelt condolences, sorrow, and prayers for those who were killed or injured by explosions in Kerman, Iran, and for those who mourn their loss.

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Benedictine Nuns move into Mater Ecclesiae Monastery

Thu, 01/04/2024 - 11:42

Six nuns of the Benedictine Order from the Abbey of Santa Scholastica in Victoria, Argentina, accompanied by their Abbess, are welcomed in the Vatican by the president of the Governorate. They will form a monastic community in the Monastery, which served as Benedict XVI’s home after his resignation and until his death.

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Archbishop Mourad: World is letting the Syrian people die

Thu, 01/04/2024 - 11:02

In an interview to Vatican News, the Archbishop of Homs launches an impassioned plea for the Syrian people who risk dying of hunger after the World Food Programme suspended its general food assistance programme in the war-torn country due to funding shortages.

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‘An uninterrupted path of unity’ since 1964 meeting of Paul VI, Athenagoras

Thu, 01/04/2024 - 08:25

On the 60th anniversary of the historic meeting in Jerusalem between Pope Paul VI and the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Athenagoras I, Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, explores the spirit of encounter set in motion by the two Church leaders.

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Nuncio to Ukraine: Light of Jesus shines even in war

Thu, 01/04/2024 - 08:19

Archbishop Visvaldas Kulbokas, the Apostolic Nuncio to Ukraine, speaks with Vatican News about celebrating Christmas even as bombs are falling.

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Pope: Bear witness to God in every sphere

Thu, 01/04/2024 - 08:12

Pope Francis invites the faithful to imitate God's love in all they do, and wherever they are, during his audience with members of the Catholic University of Sant'Antonio in Murcia, Spain.

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Abducted migrants released in Mexico

Thu, 01/04/2024 - 06:33

Mexican authorities have rescued 31 migrants who were abducted over the weekend by gunmen who hijacked their bus.

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Pope to Franciscan magazine: Build bridges of peace in a world of war

Thu, 01/04/2024 - 05:53

Pope Francis grants an interview to the monthly magazine of the Franciscans of the Sacred Convent in Assisi and invites them to be "apostles of reconciliation and forgiveness" in a world ravaged by warns

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Pope: We need a kind and prophetic communication to disarm conflict

Thu, 01/04/2024 - 05:42

Meeting some thirty members of the Association of German Catholic Journalists, Pope Francis highlights the precious role of Catholic communicators in providing truthful information and in not fuelling conflict even within the Church.

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Dicastery for Doctrine of the Faith clarifies application of ‘Fiducia supplicans’

Thu, 01/04/2024 - 04:55

In a statement signed by the Cardinal prefect and the secretary, the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith clarifies that ‘Fiducia supplicans’ does not change the doctrine on marriage; that bishops are able to discern the application of the document according to context; and that pastoral blessings are not comparable to liturgical and ritualized blessings. The full text of the statement is presented below.

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Venice Music Biennale seeking young composers for residency program

Thu, 01/04/2024 - 04:18

The artistic director of the 2024 Venice Music Biennale, Lucia Ronchetti, launches an international campaign that seeks to identify five composers and six performers under 30 years of age to be selected for a residency program to carry out research and production of new performances.

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Pope Francis: Our wounded cities need healing balm of fraternity

Thu, 01/04/2024 - 03:54

Pope Francis meets with a French missionary fraternity dedicated to working in cities, and praises their efforts to bring God’s tenderness and compassion to the existential peripheries of urban areas.

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Hamas deputy leader Saleh al-Arouri killed in Beirut

Wed, 01/03/2024 - 08:55

War reaches into Lebanon with the killing of the Hamas deputy leader in Beirut.

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Twin blasts kill dozens on anniversary of Iranian General's death

Wed, 01/03/2024 - 08:31

At least 73 people were killed and 170 others injured in twin blasts near Iranian General Qasem Soleimani’s tomb, as crowds marked the fourth anniversary of the assassination of the man credited with being the architect of Iranian policy across the region. .

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Calcutta Archdiocese gives a new look to Jubilee Holy Door

Wed, 01/03/2024 - 07:39

The Archdiocese of Calcutta, in eastern India, renovates the Holy Door ahead of the Jubilee Year 2025.

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Cardinal Filoni in Holy Land: ‘Please believe that peace and dialogue are possible'

Wed, 01/03/2024 - 05:29

Cardinal Fernando Filoni concludes his Pilgrimage of Peace to the Holy Land with an appeal to Israelis and Palestinians to show the world that peace is possible among people.

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Pope remembers victims of conflicts, saying war is madness and a defeat

Wed, 01/03/2024 - 04:29

Speaking during his Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis remembers the victims of armed conflicts in Palestine, Israel, Ukraine, and the persecuted Rohingya. He also reiterates his solidarity with victims of the earthquake and aircraft collision in Japan.

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