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Pope prays for Paralympians and victims of 2016 Italy earthquake

Vatican News - Wed, 08/25/2021 - 04:13
During the General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis prays for athletes competing at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics and for the victims of a devastating earthquake in Italy that occurred five years ago.
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Pope at Audience: Hypocrisy jeopardises the unity of the Church

Vatican News - Wed, 08/25/2021 - 02:52
At the General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis warns about a type of “formalism” which can lead to hypocrisy, and in turn threatens the unity of the Church.
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Rights awards to mark 13th anniversary of India’s anti-Christian violence

Vatican News - Tue, 08/24/2021 - 09:31
Indian Christians observe Kandhamal Day on August 25 that marks the outbreak of mass anti-Christian violence in eastern India’s Odisha state in 2008.
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Holy See expresses deep concern over crisis in Afghanistan

Vatican News - Tue, 08/24/2021 - 08:46
Respect for human dignity and inclusive dialogue marked two key concerns brought up by the Holy See representative in Geneva at the 31st Special Session of the Human Rights Council, “On the serious human rights concerns and situation in Afghanistan.”
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UN seeks to monitor Taliban rule in Afghanistan

Vatican News - Tue, 08/24/2021 - 07:42
The United Nations Human Rights Chief has called on member states to create a dedicated body to monitor Afghanistan.
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Pope donates aid to Haiti, Bangladesh, Vietnam

Vatican News - Tue, 08/24/2021 - 07:24
The Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development details humanitarian aid sent by Pope Francis to assist people in Haiti, Bangladesh, and Vietnam, who are suffering from natural disasters and the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Pope: Laudato si’ is not only a ‘green’ Encyclical but also a ‘social' Encyclical

Vatican News - Tue, 08/24/2021 - 07:16
Pope Francis greets members of the Laudato si’ Inter-University Congress and highlights the importance of promoting social awareness to the care of our common home.
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WHO chief calls for moratorium on Covid-19 booster shots

Vatican News - Tue, 08/24/2021 - 06:02
WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus is calling on wealthier nations to temporarily suspend administering Covid-19 booster shots for two months, expressing concern that they could limit the supply of vaccines for poorer countries struggling to provide first and second doses for their citizens.
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Paralympics a source of inspiration and hope

Vatican News - Tue, 08/24/2021 - 05:52
As the Paralympic Games gets underway in Tokyo, the undersecretary at the Pontifical Council for Culture with responsibility for sport, Monsignor Melchor Sanchez de Toca, says the Games are a sign of “great hope” because they are “necessary to inspire many people with disabilities”.
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Economy of Francesco launches global march for Afghan women

Vatican News - Mon, 08/23/2021 - 16:17
The Economy of Francesco launches a global march for Afghan women to be held on 28 August, to shine the spotlight on their plight amid the recent Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.
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Nigerian Bishops call on Catholic politicians to make a difference to the nation’s politics.

Vatican News - Mon, 08/23/2021 - 11:13
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has called on Catholic politicians to make a difference in the Nigerian political sphere.
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Myanmar cardinal: Those in power earn legitimacy from serving the people

Vatican News - Mon, 08/23/2021 - 09:09
In his Sunday's homily, Card. Charles Bo of Yangon assesses the nation’s current situation and the legitimacy of those holding power against the values of the Gospel.
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Pope Francis: ‘Liturgy needs to return to center of Christian faith’

Vatican News - Mon, 08/23/2021 - 04:08
Pope Francis sends greetings to participants in an Italian liturgical conference, and says last year’s Covid-lockdown can help the Church rediscover the importance of the Sunday Eucharistic assembly.
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UN warns of Afghanistan ‘humanitarian crisis’

Vatican News - Sun, 08/22/2021 - 09:39
The United Nations has sent a stark message to world leaders, warning that Afghanistan is facing an “absolute catastrophe” including widespread hunger and financial collapse.
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Hurricane Grace lashes eastern Mexico as it moves inland

Vatican News - Sun, 08/22/2021 - 09:24
At least eight people have been killed and three are still missing, after Hurricane Grace hit Mexico twice in two days, causing widespread damage, flooding, and landslides.
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Taliban grandee arrives in Kabul to forge “inclusive government”

Vatican News - Sun, 08/22/2021 - 03:30
Taliban co-founder Abdul Ghani Baradar has touched down Kabul for talks as the group plots a new government. The group insists the new administration will be inclusive, but many remain skeptical.
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Russia and Germany clash over dissident and Afghanistan

Vatican News - Sun, 08/22/2021 - 03:19
Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned the West not to interfere in Afghanistan after the fall of Kabul, making the remarks at what was likely the last summit between him and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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Pope holds Korean saint as model of faith and evangelization

Vatican News - Sat, 08/21/2021 - 09:56
Pope Francis sent a message to Korean Catholics on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the birth of St. Andrew Kim Taegon, Korea’s first Catholic priest, on August 21.
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Korean Archbishop: St. Kim Taegon ‘upheld Christian value of human dignity’

Vatican News - Sat, 08/21/2021 - 09:54
Archbishop Lazarus You Heung-sik celebrates Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica with the Korean faithful in Rome to mark the 200th birth anniversary of St. Andrew Kim Taegon.
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Korean Church marks 200th birth anniversary of first priest, St. Andrew Kim

Vatican News - Sat, 08/21/2021 - 08:53
Born on August 21, 1821, St. Andrew Kim Taegon was martyred for his faith on September 16, 1846. He was declared a saint in1984.
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