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Cupich & Dolan: Transgender patients receive equal care in Catholic hospitals

Vatican News - Wed, 09/28/2022 - 03:50

American Cardinals Blase Cupich and Timothy Dolan affirm the high quality of care transgender patients receive in Catholic hospitals, while expressing concern over a new federal rule which would force faith-based health care facilities to perform gender transition procedures.

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Pope prays for “martyred” Ukraine

Vatican News - Wed, 09/28/2022 - 03:22

At the General Audience, Pope Francis invites prayers for the suffering people of Ukraine amid seven months of war .

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Pope at Audience: Prayer is indispensable aid to discernment

Vatican News - Wed, 09/28/2022 - 02:17

At the General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis focuses on the importance of prayer in discernment, which allows us to enter into intimacy with God.

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Canadian Bishops thank Pope Francis for recent visit to Canada

Vatican News - Tue, 09/27/2022 - 09:28

Opening its annual plenary Assembly in Cornwall on Monday, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) releases a letter by the Bishops thanking Pope Francis for his recent Penitential Pilgrimage to Canada.

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UN: Haiti faces a 'humanitarian catastrophe' amid rampant violence

Vatican News - Tue, 09/27/2022 - 09:21

The United Nations' envoy to Haiti warns the Security Council that the Caribbean nation faces a humanitarian catastrophe brought on by economic woes, gang violence, and political gridlock.

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Cardinal Parolin: Nuclear weapons threaten human existence

Vatican News - Tue, 09/27/2022 - 06:25

The Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, reiterates the moral imperative to eliminate nuclear weapons, and calls on all parties to respond to the nuclear threat with a collective and concerted response.

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18 Confirmed Ebola Disease cases reported in Uganda, including 23 deaths.

Vatican News - Tue, 09/27/2022 - 06:03

The World Health Organisation has confirmed 18 probable Ebola disease cases in Uganda, including 23 deaths.

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Wave of demonstrations across Iran

Vatican News - Tue, 09/27/2022 - 05:09

Unrest is exploding internationally following death of Mahsa Amini who was arrested for supposedly wearing a hijab headscarf in an improper fashion in Iran.

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Ukraine faces 'an education crisis and long-term brain drain'

Vatican News - Tue, 09/27/2022 - 04:24

Inna Sovsun, a member of Ukraine's parliament, speaks about her country's education crisis on the sidelines of an international conference on educating refugees, hosted in Rome at the Pontifical Gregorian University.

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ICMC on Nigeria: Global community cannot stand by as Nigerians lose their lives

Vatican News - Tue, 09/27/2022 - 04:21

As Nigeria continues to suffer unrest and extremism, the International Catholic Migration Commission appeals to the UN's human rights council to work towards preserving the rights of all Nigerians.

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Latvia: Project seeks to help imprisoned women lead a better life

Vatican News - Tue, 09/27/2022 - 03:29

German charitable outfits are providing financial support for a new rehabilitation project in Riga to help women in prison, through which volunteers offer training and creative arts courses, as witnessed by our correspondent in Latvia hosted by Bonifatiuswerk.

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Pope: A "Life of Jesus" for a closer relationship with Him

Vatican News - Tue, 09/27/2022 - 03:16

Andrea Tornielli's book "Life of Jesus", with an introduction by Pope Francis, hits the shelves in Italian on 27 September. The Editorial Director of the Vatican's Dicastery for Communication tells the story of Christ alternating the Gospel texts with a personal and historical reconstruction of details and events that are not part of the evangelists' narration. Woven into the story are comments by Pope Francis.

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Australia: Church and Indigenous Peoples join forces for the Earth

Vatican News - Tue, 09/27/2022 - 02:53

The Archdiocese of Brisbane has given life to a project called ‘Laudato sì’ to tackle the disastrous consequences of climate change. It’s a seven-year plan to reduce investment in fossil fuels, adopt sustainable lifestyles, promote ecological education and strengthen relationships with Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders.

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What women are saying about the Synod

Vatican News - Mon, 09/26/2022 - 14:36

As the Synod on Synodality enters a new phase, we bring you the third 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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Archbishop Gallagher to IAEA: 'A world without nuclear weapons is possible'

Vatican News - Mon, 09/26/2022 - 12:55

Attending the 66th session of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Archibishop Paul Richard Gallagher speaks against the use of nuclear weapons, while thanking the IAEA for their work in fighting cancer and in bettering other aspects of life.

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Communities hosting refugees need help and ‘a more positive narrative’

Vatican News - Mon, 09/26/2022 - 11:50

The Canadian Embassy to the Holy See hosts a two-day workshop in the Vatican that seeks to support local communities that sponsor refugees, while sharing the expertise of community sponsorship programmes in the United States, Britain, Germany, and Italy.

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Protests continue to shake Iran

Vatican News - Mon, 09/26/2022 - 08:21

Demonstrations are continuing in Iran over the death of a young Iranian woman while in police custody. Mahsa Amini died after being arrested by Iran’s so-called “morality police” for allegedly wearing a hijab improperly.

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Italy: Centre-right wins elections amid low turnout

Vatican News - Mon, 09/26/2022 - 08:12

Giorgia Meloni is poised to become Italy’s first ever female prime minister at the head of its most right-wing government since World War Two after victory in Sunday’s general election. Provisional results showed Meloni’s Fratelli di Italia party, which is allied with two other right-wing parties, should have a solid majority in both houses of parliament.

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Cardinal Czerny: 'Work together to improve education for migrants'

Vatican News - Mon, 09/26/2022 - 07:30

At an international conference on refugee and migrant education sponsored by the Pontifical Gregorian University, Cardinal Michael Czerny, SJ, emphasizes the importance of working together to provide educational opportunities for migrants and refugees.

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Pope to youth of 'Shalom' Community: ‘Continue to be creative'

Vatican News - Mon, 09/26/2022 - 07:04

Addressing some 1000 young people of the “Shalom” Catholic Community in the Vatican, Pope Francis encourages them to keep their missionary charism alive as they celebrate the 40th anniversary of their Brazilian-born movement that aims to evangelize the young, by the young.

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