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Australian Church concerned over suicide rate of Aboriginal children

Vatican News - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 02:43
Catholic Social Services Australia (CSSA) has described findings in a recent report detailing suicide deaths in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children as a national disgrace.
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Myanmar - 3 million in urgent need of help; junta arrests Caritas staff

Vatican News - Wed, 10/20/2021 - 11:54
Since the February 1 military coup, Myanmar’s crisis has deepened with arrests and a bloody crackdown against protesters. The pandemic and other factors have added to the people’s desperate situation.
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Father Jacquineau Azétsop: Celebrating the life of a dedicated Cameroonian Jesuit.

Vatican News - Wed, 10/20/2021 - 10:36
For current and former students at the Gregorian University’s Faculty of Social Sciences, Rome, the death of the Faculty Dean at only 49 years has been both shocking and painful.
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Vatican Conference to spotlight post-pandemic regeneration

Vatican News - Wed, 10/20/2021 - 09:52
An International Convention in the Vatican proposes to shine the light on the antidotes to fight injustice, inequality and exclusion in a post-pandemic era, and according to the teachings of Pope Francis, build a better world.
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Vatican meeting explores challenge of artificial intelligence

Vatican News - Wed, 10/20/2021 - 09:01
The Pontifical Council for Culture and the German Embassy to the Holy See host a one-day symposium starting on Thursday looking at "The Challenge of Artificial Intelligence for Human Society and the Idea of the Human Person".
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Msgr. Nykiel: Upcoming Symposium to explore sacramental penance in 19th century

Vatican News - Wed, 10/20/2021 - 08:29
Ahead of a Symposium organized by the Apostolic Penitentiary on the theme “Penance and Penitentiary between revolutions and restorations (1789 – 1903),” Monsignor Krzysztof Józef Nykiel, Regent of the Apostolic Penitentiary, reflects on the sacrament of Confession and the role of the Penitentiary in the 19th Century. The Symposium take place in Rome from 21 – 22 October.
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UN-led report: Fossil fuel plans far outstrip climate goals

Vatican News - Wed, 10/20/2021 - 06:33
A UNEP-led report says that despite increased climate ambition and net-zero commitments, governments still plan to produce more than double the amount of energy from fossil fuels in 2030, than commitments to limiting global warming.
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Impact investing conference focuses on development in Africa

Vatican News - Wed, 10/20/2021 - 06:32
Investors and social entrepreneurs from across the globe meet up online for a three-day conference to create connections and work toward a more humane, just, and sustainable economy.
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Holy See: Joint efforts needed in fight against corruption

Vatican News - Wed, 10/20/2021 - 05:51
The Permanent Representative of the Holy See to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Archbishop Janusz Urbańczyk reaffirms the need for collective efforts in the fight against corruption in a statement to OSCE.
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Joy for the creation of new Bishops’ Conference of the Amazon

Vatican News - Wed, 10/20/2021 - 05:06
Latin American and Caribbean bishops welcome Pope Francis’ official approval of the new Bishops’ Conference of the Amazon (CEAMA).
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Ransom demanded for kidnapped Haitian missionaries

Vatican News - Wed, 10/20/2021 - 04:46
A Haitian street gang is demanding a million dollars for each for the safe return of the seventeen people from a missionary group it`s kidnapped.
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Pope at Audience: Freedom is born in God’s love, grows in charity

Vatican News - Wed, 10/20/2021 - 02:55
At the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis continues his catechesis on St Paul’s Letter to the Galatians, emphasising that Christian freedom is expressed in serving others.
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Haitians strike to protest insecurity as search for kidnapped continues

Vatican News - Tue, 10/19/2021 - 10:10
The United States Government has dispatched a joint FBI-State Department taskforce to Haiti to work with their Police to resolve the kidnapping of seventeen missionaries who were abducted at gunpoint by a gang.
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Faith communities in Australia call for climate action

Vatican News - Tue, 10/19/2021 - 09:44
The Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC) has organized a two-day initiative calling on the Australian Government to act urgently against climate change.
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Church sex abuse: A letter from a survivor

Vatican News - Tue, 10/19/2021 - 09:33
A survivor addresses seminarians through a letter, in which she shares her pain from her past as well as her hopes for the future of the entire Church.
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1921: Mutual understanding re-blossoms between France and Holy See

Vatican News - Tue, 10/19/2021 - 09:24
Marking 100 years since the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between France and the Holy See, the French Prime Minister and the Secretary of State of the Holy See meet for a roundtable discussion, in which they emphasise the good relations between Paris and the Vatican despite the crises and misunderstandings that have marked their history, not only during the last century, but also, and above all, before.
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Card. Gracias launches synodal process for a listening and inclusive Church

Vatican News - Tue, 10/19/2021 - 08:51
A week after Pope Francis launched a 2-year-long process in preparation for the 2023 Synod of Bishops, Indian Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Bombay inaugurated it at the level of his Archdiocese on Oct. 17.
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Yemen: 10,000 children killed, maimed since start of conflict

Vatican News - Tue, 10/19/2021 - 08:42
The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) highlights the unfortunate effect of Yemen’s almost seven-year war. At least 10,000 children have been killed or maimed since it began, with many more child victims unreported and unaccounted for.
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'Click To Pray' 2.0 at the service of the synodal process

Vatican News - Tue, 10/19/2021 - 08:36
A new and updated version of the Pope’s prayer app helps the faithful pray for a synodal Church.
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Kenya: Religious life is a gift from God says Archbishop van Megen.

Vatican News - Mon, 10/18/2021 - 13:36
Archbishop Hubertus Matheus Maria van Megen, the Apostolic Nuncio to Kenya and South Sudan, has called on the religious to reflect on the gift of their consecrated lives by looking up to St. Joseph as the perfect example to emulate.
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