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Pope: Celebrating Synod means walking together on the same road

Vatican News - Sun, 10/10/2021 - 04:16
Pope Francis celebrated Mass at St Peter’s Basilica for the solemn opening of the Synod of Bishops, which will take place in three stages over the next two years.
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Sr. Gloria is free!

Vatican News - Sun, 10/10/2021 - 04:15
Franciscan Nun Sister Gloria Cecelia Narvaez, kidnapped in 2017 in Mali, is finally free and in good health and sparkling good spirits.
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Bomber kills worshippers in Afghanistan

Vatican News - Sat, 10/09/2021 - 10:02
A suicide bomber kills and wounds worshippers at a Shiite mosque in northern Afghanistan, in the 3rd deadly attack this week targeting a religious institution.
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Cardinal Hollerich calls for solidarity with refugees

Vatican News - Sat, 10/09/2021 - 09:39
The President of COMECE, the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Union, expresses concern about the situation of migrants and asylum seekers in vulnerable situations on the Eastern borders of Europe
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'The Pope and the Grand Imam': Pope receives new book by Judge Abdulsalam

Vatican News - Sat, 10/09/2021 - 09:00
Last Monday, October 4, Grand Imam Al-Tayeb was received in audience by the Pontiff, along with the secretary-general of the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity, the author of the volume that recounts the history and choices that led to the signing of the Abu Dhabi Declaration in 2019.
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Pope to pre-COP26 meeting: You owe your best efforts to future generations

Vatican News - Sat, 10/09/2021 - 05:56
Pope Francis reiterates the need for genuine ecological conversion and an inclusive model of development in an address to participants at a preparatory meeting for the upcoming COP26 Climate Change Conference.
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Pope on Synod: The participation of everyone, guided by the Holy Spirit

Vatican News - Sat, 10/09/2021 - 04:06
Pope Francis leads a moment of reflection in the Vatican, ahead of the solemn inauguration of the Synod on Sunday with a Holy Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica.
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Zayed Human Fraternity Award: ‘A call to action to resist spread of hatred’

Vatican News - Sat, 10/09/2021 - 01:30
The jury members of the Zayed Award for Human Fraternity hold a press conference to share their thoughts on the value of human fraternity and the qualities they are looking for in the person who will be awarded the 2021 prize.
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Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) President visits Eswatini.

Vatican News - Fri, 10/08/2021 - 16:53
SACBC President Bishop Sithembele Sipuka has held discussions with the Kingdom of Eswatini’s Deputy Prime Minister, Themba Masuku, in the country’s capital, Mbabane.
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St. Irenaeus soon to be declared a Doctor of the Church

Vatican News - Fri, 10/08/2021 - 10:43
Pope Francis made the announcement during an audience with members of the St. Irenaeus Orthodox-Catholic Joint Working Group in the Vatican, describing the second-century theologian as a great spiritual and theological bridge between Eastern and Western Christians.
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Bishops of Missouri: The death penalty degrades society

Vatican News - Fri, 10/08/2021 - 09:31
Bishops of Missouri call for alternatives to capital punishment, highlighting that the death penalty does not make the state safer or more civil.
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Pope marks German edition of L’Osservatore Romano on 50 years

Vatican News - Fri, 10/08/2021 - 08:56
The German weekly edition of the Vatican's newspaper L’Osservatore Romano was started in 1971 with the blessing of Pope Paul VI.
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Pope receives Maltese prime minister

Vatican News - Fri, 10/08/2021 - 08:48
The Holy See and Maltese Prime Minister Robert Abela discuss migration, ethics and peace.
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Nobel Peace Prize honours freedom of speech

Vatican News - Fri, 10/08/2021 - 08:03
The announcement of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize highlights the right to information and freedom of speech in a world where democracy and freedom of the press face increasingly adverse conditions.
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Grand Imam Al-Tayeb: "Fratelli tutti" important for Muslims too

Vatican News - Fri, 10/08/2021 - 07:45
The Grand Imam of Al-Azhar speaks to Vatican Media about his relationship with Pope Francis: "From the first minute of our meeting I had confirmation that he is a man of peace and humanity. The encyclical is an appeal to create a true fraternity where there is no room for discrimination on the basis of differences of religion, race, gender, or other forms of intolerance."
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Catholic Archdiocese’s drive to house homeless this winter

Vatican News - Fri, 10/08/2021 - 06:40
The Catholic Archbishop of Halifax-Yarmouth, is looking into the idea of locating temporary shelters on church properties.
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COP26 Glasgow: Cardinal Parolin to attend on behalf of Holy See

Vatican News - Fri, 10/08/2021 - 06:19
The Director of the Holy See Press Office announces that Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin will travel to Glasgow, Scotland, to represent the Holy See at the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP26).
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Pope prays for peace with faith leaders: ‘Demilitarize our hearts!’

Vatican News - Thu, 10/07/2021 - 10:56
Pope Francis attends an International Meeting for Peace with leaders of various religions and confessions at Rome's Colosseum, and urges everyone to work toward purifying our hearts so that peace might fill our world.
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Peru's Prime Minister resigns

Vatican News - Thu, 10/07/2021 - 09:13
Peru`s Prime Minister has resigned only two months after taking office. Mirtha Vasquez has already been sworn-in replacing him.
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Scicluna on abuse: From mourning to action

Vatican News - Thu, 10/07/2021 - 07:59
Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta, who also serves as Adjunct Secretary for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, responds to the report on clerical sexual abuse in France, saying that we need to move from mourning to action in order to respond to the crisis.
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