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Cadiz: Three migrants who overcame every adversity

Thu, 02/08/2024 - 08:00

Suffering, personal difficulties, and distance from their families could not break the dreams of Martial and Saleha. These two foreign-born young people have fought tenaciously to build a future in Spain, where, with the help of Catholic Church organizations, they are realizing those dreams.

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Pope Francis: Everyone must combat human trafficking, never be complicit

Thu, 02/08/2024 - 06:15

Pope Francis releases his message for the 10th World Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking, and urges society at all levels to combat the scourge and to feel moved by the testimonies of victims, as well as those whose voices remain unheard.

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Pope: The liturgy must be for all the people of God

Thu, 02/08/2024 - 04:24

Pope Francis meets with members of the Dicastery for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments and reminds them that the Church cannot be reformed without a reform of the liturgy, which must be for all the people of God.

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Pope Francis applauds holy, faithful service to priesthood

Thu, 02/08/2024 - 03:52

Calling for mercy and tenderness, Pope Francis praises holy priests who faithfully serve their flocks, as he highlights three keys for forming Christ-like clerics, in his address to participants in the Dicastery for the Clergy-sponsored International Conference for the Ongoing Formation of Priests in the Vatican.

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Only together can we defeat human trafficking

Thu, 02/08/2024 - 01:00

Over 50 million people worldwide are enslaved and exploited as human traffickers become more sophisticated and lure more and more vulnerable people, including children and migrants, into the trappings of modern slavery. The Catholic Church is increasingly on the frontlines in the battle against the phenomenon that is described by Pope Francis as “an open wound in the side of humanity.”

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Council of Cardinals adjourns until April

Wed, 02/07/2024 - 11:37

Pope Francis, with his Council of nine Cardinal advisors, often referred to simply as the 'C9,' adjourn their February session dedicated to listening to the role of women in the Church, synodality, and evangelization, until their next session in April.

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Pope Francis: 'Welcome' is at the heart of 'Fiducia supplicans'

Wed, 02/07/2024 - 08:16

Pope Francis has granted an interview to Italian weekly 'Credere,' in which he discusses the recently-issued Vatican document 'Fiducia Supplicans', ecclesial movements, and the role of women in the Church.

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Pope: Church has not listened enough to the voice of women

Wed, 02/07/2024 - 08:01

We publish Pope Francis’ Preface to “«Smaschilizzare la Chiesa»? Confronto critico sui «Principi» di H.U. Von Balthasar” (Making the Church Less Masculine? A critical evaluation of the ‘principles’ of Hans Urs von Balthasar), released on Wednesday. The volume is comprised of contributions by theologians Linda Pocher, Lucia Vantini, and Luca Castiglioni, who participated in the recent meeting of the Council of Cardinals that discussed the role of women in the Church.

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UN agencies launch new aid plan for war-torn Sudan

Wed, 02/07/2024 - 07:40

According to UNHCR and OCHA $4.1 billion are needed this year to support a total of 17.4 million people in war-torn Sudan and neighbouring countries hosting refugees who have fled the fighting.

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France moving towards a Constitution against life

Wed, 02/07/2024 - 07:30

Discussions are underway in France to include the right to abortion in the Constitution. The constitutional amendment has been approved by the National Assembly with 493 votes against 30 and is presently being discussed by the Senate.

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EU urged to change policy and engage with Faith-Based Organisations providing education in Africa

Wed, 02/07/2024 - 07:29

The European Parliament’s Standing Rapporteur for Education in Africa, Gyorgy Holvenyi, speaks to Vatican News about the relevance of education and training as tools to empower young Africans to develop their countries.

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Chile mourns former President Sebastián Piñera

Wed, 02/07/2024 - 03:22

Chile is mourning the death of former President Sebastián Piñera who was killed in a helicopter crash.

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Pope Francis recalls plight of Rohingya, devastating wars

Wed, 02/07/2024 - 03:00

During his General Audience, Pope Francis remembers in a special way the suffering of Rohingya refugees as he urges the faithful of the world to pray for peace, as wars plague the world, especially in Ukraine, Palestine, Israel.

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Pope thanks Patriarch Pizzaballa for closeness to people suffering from war

Wed, 02/07/2024 - 02:48

In a telephone call to Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Pope Francis expresses his continued concern for the Holy Family Catholic parish in Gaza and the hundreds of Christians sheltering there.

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Pope at Audience: Amid sorrow, be comforted by Jesus' Resurrection

Wed, 02/07/2024 - 02:14

At the weekly General Audience, Pope Francis reflects on sorrow, saying taking comfort in Jesus' Resurrection can comfort our despair and sense of loss, if we to respond to the sadness, with our faith in God's goodness.

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