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Philippine church bells kick off voter registration campaign

Vatican News - Mon, 05/10/2021 - 07:06
Filipinos are scheduled to go to the polls to choose a new president and vice-president on May 9, 2022.
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Nigerian Bishops distant Church from alleged Buhari coup d'état

Vatican News - Mon, 05/10/2021 - 06:37
Catholic Bishops have distanced the Church from coup accusations and any plan that could lead to an undemocratic change of government in Nigeria.
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WCC joins calls for calm in Jerusalem as clashes continue

Vatican News - Mon, 05/10/2021 - 04:32
Christian leaders around the world are voicing calls for an end to violence in Jerusalem, as Israeli police and Palestinian protesters continue to face off for the fourth consecutive day.
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Pope writes preface to book on Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius

Vatican News - Mon, 05/10/2021 - 04:01
“Seeking and finding the will of God" is a book written by Fr. Father Miguel Ángel Fiorito and prefaced by Pope Francis. Composed of spiritual flashcards, it is structured to be a practical guide to the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola.
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Ukraine soldiers killed as tensions rise in eastern areas

Vatican News - Sun, 05/09/2021 - 09:52
Ukraine says at least two soldiers were killed and another wounded in recent days in clashes between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed separatists. The military claims the latest reported clashes rose the death toll to at least 36 Ukrainian soldiers killed in the east this year.
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Mother’s Day: Pope applauds all moms, mums, and mamas

Vatican News - Sun, 05/09/2021 - 06:25
Pope Francis greets all mothers as several countries celebrate Mother’s Day, and prays for victims of an attack in Afghanistan and for social tensions gripping Colombia.
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Pope appeals for peace in Jerusalem amid ongoing clashes

Vatican News - Sun, 05/09/2021 - 05:58
Pope Francis calls for peace and a shared solution to the violence occurring in Jerusalem, as Palestinian protesters continue to clash with Israeli police.
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Pope calls Blessed Rosario Livatino a 'martyr of justice'

Vatican News - Sun, 05/09/2021 - 05:36
Pope Francis holds up the heroic example of Blessed Rosario Livatino, an Italian judge murdered by the mafia, and urged judges to learn from his efforts to promote redemption through justice.
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Pope at Regina Coeli: Love means serving others, not controlling them

Vatican News - Sun, 05/09/2021 - 05:07
At the Regina Coeli prayer on Sunday, Pope Francis reflects on what it means to abide in Jesus’ love, saying it is best expressed in self-giving service to others.
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Cardinal Hollerich applauds launch of Conference on Future of Europe

Vatican News - Sun, 05/09/2021 - 01:30
Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, Archbishop of Luxemburg and president of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE), applaud the launch of the Conference on the Future of Europe on Europe Day.
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Caritas Europa appeals for full humanitarian access to Eastern Ukraine

Vatican News - Sat, 05/08/2021 - 10:51
A Caritas Europa delegation concludes a visit to eastern Ukraine on Saturday, and expresses concern that the 7-year standoff between Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists in the region could blow into a full-scale conflict.
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Pope sends message to Vatican conference on Mind, Body and Soul

Vatican News - Sat, 05/08/2021 - 10:34
Pope Francis underlines the importance of interdisciplinary research for a better understanding of our human nature, in a video message for the Fifth International Conference dedicated to “Exploring the Mind, Body and Soul.”
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Cardinal Parolin: Explore and discover what makes us truly human

Vatican News - Sat, 05/08/2021 - 10:30
In a video message to a Vatican conference, Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin encourages participants “to discover and remain fascinated by what makes us truly human”.
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Pope to VAX Live: “We need light and hope, paths of healing and salvation"

Vatican News - Sat, 05/08/2021 - 04:06
In a video message sent Saturday to participants in the VAX Live concert, Pope Francis stresses the need for deep healing, both from the effects of the Covid-19 virus and the virus of individualism and closed nationalism.
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French Catholics to join Day of Solidarity with Eastern Christians

Vatican News - Sat, 05/08/2021 - 03:42
Catholics in France are taking up the call to show solidarity with Eastern-rite Catholics as a way of strengthening bonds between Western and Eastern Christians.
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Justice and Peace in England and Wales to hold conference on ecological conversion

Vatican News - Sat, 05/08/2021 - 03:33
The Justice and Peace Network of England and Wales is gearing up to hold its annual conference in July, which will focus on the need for a global ecological conversion.
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Vaccines for everyone, for the poor: examples from Pius VII and Pius IX

Vatican News - Sat, 05/08/2021 - 02:06
A look at the history of the papacy helps us understand Pope Francis’s words and actions – from the insistence that vaccines be made available to everyone, to the concrete example of the Vatican vaccination project for the homeless.
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Vatican to provide vaccinations to more than 300 people

Vatican News - Fri, 05/07/2021 - 12:35
On Saturday, the Vatican will be offering Covid vaccines to the homeless and vulnerable people. The Office of Papal Charities is coordinating the initiative, which will take place in the Paul VI Hall. Meanwhile, the “suspended vaccine” campaign, which has already made it possible to help countries in serious difficulty due to the pandemic, is continuing, with contributions exceeding expectations.
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CAR’s Cardinal Nzapalainga: Hopes and challenges of peacemaking.

Vatican News - Fri, 05/07/2021 - 10:25
In a recently published book, Cardinal Nzapalainga reflects on his life as a Spiritan priest, Archbishop of Bangui, Cardinal, peacemaker, hopes and challenges of life in CAR.
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Indian Christians observe day of fasting, prayer against Covid-19

Vatican News - Fri, 05/07/2021 - 09:25
Indian Christians observed a day of fasting and prayer on Friday for deliverance from the scourge of Covid-19 that has ravaged the nation with massive waves of infections and deaths, stretching the nation’s healthcare system to breaking point.
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