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Pope Francis asks for prayers for peace in Myanmar

Sun, 05/02/2021 - 05:51
Reminding the faithful that we have entered the Marian month of May and of the daily “Prayer Marathon” initiative, Pope Francis invites everyone to pray for peace and reconciliation in Myanmar.
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Pope at Regina Coeli: A truly Christian life bears witness to Christ

Sun, 05/02/2021 - 05:09
Pope Francis addresses the faithful on the fifth Sunday of Easter and reflects on how in order to bear witness to Christ, it is necessary to be united with Him and abide in HIm actively,
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Pope opens Marathon of Prayer with Rosary in Vatican Basilica

Sat, 05/01/2021 - 13:36
Pope Francis inaugurates the Marathon of Prayer for an end to the pandemic on Saturday by leading the faithful in the Holy Rosary from St Peter’s Basilica.
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Pope approves 7 new invocations to Litany of St. Joseph

Sat, 05/01/2021 - 12:50
On the feast of St. Joseph the Worker, May 1, the Vatican added 7 new invocations to the Litany of St. Joseph, with the approval of Pope Francis.
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Cardinal Tagle: Deacons are called to be living signs of Jesus

Sat, 05/01/2021 - 08:24
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle ordains 24 deacons from 13 countries during Mass in Saint Peter’s Basilica
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Rosary, Eucharistic adoration campaign for Myanmar in May

Sat, 05/01/2021 - 06:01
Cardinal Charles Bo is promoting a prayer initiative for peace, justice, unity and human dignity in Myanmar during the Marian month of May.
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Deir al-Surian: Saving ancient Christian manuscripts in Egypt

Sat, 05/01/2021 - 03:32
For twenty years now, an Anglo-Egyptian foundation has been working to preserve and restore one of the most prestigious collections of ancient manuscripts, which contain Christian texts of exceptional historical value that were secretly preserved for centuries.
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Pope sends message as new Cathedral blessed in Madagascar

Sat, 05/01/2021 - 02:30
Pope Francis sends a video message to Madagascar to mark the consecration of the new Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph in Miandrivazo.
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Haiti: remaining kidnapped religious freed

Sat, 05/01/2021 - 02:27
The seven remaining kidnapped clergy in Haiti, who were abducted by a street gang, have been freed unharmed.
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Pope urges Catholic Action to “listen” to the suffering of people

Fri, 04/30/2021 - 09:30
Pope Francis on Friday received some 80 members of the Azione Cattolica Italiana (ACI), or Italian Catholic Action, a popular lay Catholic association that functions under the Italian bishops’ conference.
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125 Europe-bound children rescued off Libyan coast

Fri, 04/30/2021 - 09:26
The United Nations Children’s Fund highlights the dangerous plight of migrants, including children, attempting to reach Europe via the Mediterranean. This week alone, 125 children were among those rescued at sea off the coast of Libya.
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Swiss Guard: Swearing in ceremony on 6 May amid Covid restrictions

Fri, 04/30/2021 - 07:37
The Pontifical Swiss Guard confirms the date of 6 May, for the swearing-in of 34 new recruits. It will take place without an audience out of respect for the current rules of protection against Covid-19.
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Pope allows Cardinals, Bishops to be tried by Vatican tribunals

Fri, 04/30/2021 - 06:28
Pope Francis has issued a new Apostolic Letter “motu proprio,” which modifies the judicial system in Vatican City State. Until now, Cardinals and Bishops could only be tried by the “Corte di Cassazone” (Court of Cassation, the Vatican’s Supreme Court), presided over by a Cardinal. With the new motu proprio, the Pope allows Cardinals and Bishops to be tried by a court of first instance, with the stipulation that cases will still have to be authorised by the Supreme Pontiff.
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Pope to Chemin Neuf Community: “Continue to walk the paths of fraternity"

Fri, 04/30/2021 - 05:37
Pope Francis encourages the members of the Chemin Neuf Community in their mission of service of the poor, reminding them that the Lord counts on their boldness, courage and enthusiasm.
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Scores dead in stampede at Jewish festival in Israel

Fri, 04/30/2021 - 05:11
A stampede at a religious festival attended by tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews in northern Israel killed at least 44 people and injured about 150 early Friday.
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Seven days with Pope Francis - News Video

Fri, 04/30/2021 - 02:55
With the image of Christ, the Good Shepherd who lays down His life, the high point of the Holy Father's last seven days in service to the Church was the ordination of priests which took place on the Altar of the Confession in St Peter's Basilica.
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Brazil's Bishops to hold a special day of prayer for Haiti

Fri, 04/30/2021 - 01:03
Catholics in Brazil will join in prayer on Saturday for a special day of prayer for the Caribbean nation of Haiti, which is still recovering from a devastating 2010 earthquake and has seen rising violent crime.
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The hidden life of Somalia’s Christians

Thu, 04/29/2021 - 17:44
In Somalia’s complex context, a very small Christian community continues to live notwithstanding the various difficulties and challenges.
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UK Bishops supporting global “Thy Kingdom Come” prayer initiative

Thu, 04/29/2021 - 15:16
Ahead of the global “Thy Kingdom Come” prayer initiative to be held between the celebrations of the Ascension and Pentecost, from 13 to 23 May 2021, the Bishops of England and Wales are encouraging Catholics to pray for and share their faith with people who don’t belong to the Church.
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Pope Francis sends message to mark Italy's patron saint

Thu, 04/29/2021 - 09:16
Pope Francis sends a telegram to mark the memorial of St. Catherine of Siena, patroness of Italy and co-patroness of Europe, which is celebrated on 29 April.
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