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Pope receives in audience outgoing German Chancellor Merkel

Vatican News - Thu, 10/07/2021 - 07:58
Angela Merkel paid a visit to Pope Francis in the Vatican during her farewell visit to Rome. The German leader will step down after a new government is formed following the recent election.
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Pope: Ecumenical dialogue must be grounded in a reflection of synodality

Vatican News - Thu, 10/07/2021 - 06:53
Pope Francis highlights the importance of dialogue in the service of communion and synodality in his address to members of the St. Iranaeus Joint Orthodox-Catholic Working Group.
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Pope: Environmental studies are beneficial to all

Vatican News - Thu, 10/07/2021 - 04:48
Pope Francis addresses a letter to the Pontifical Lateran University of Rome with regards to the implementation of university's new course on ecology and the environment.
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Pope at Lateran: Damage to earth threatens life itself

Vatican News - Thu, 10/07/2021 - 04:32
Pope Francis has inaugurated a new cycle of studies at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome, dedicated to ecological and environmental issues, in conjunction with the Patriarchate of Constantinople and UNESCO. In his speech, the Pontiff underlines that the complexity of the ecological crisis requires responsibility, concreteness, and competence.
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Archbishop Gallagher: Rebuild multilateralism for social justice

Vatican News - Thu, 10/07/2021 - 03:07
The Vatican Secretary for Relations with States highlights the deepening inequalities caused by the COVID-19 crisis and calls for substantial reforms in world trade and finance. He issued the appeal during the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.
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Papal Chirograph establishes new Foundation for Catholic healthcare

Vatican News - Wed, 10/06/2021 - 09:17
Pope Francis establishes a new Foundation to offer financial support to Catholic healthcare institutions so they can preserve the charism of their founders while complying with Catholic social teachings. It will be headed by Archbishop Nunzio Galantino, President of APSA.
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Fr. Lombardi: More space to women in combating abuse

Vatican News - Wed, 10/06/2021 - 08:55
Reacting to the publication of the CIASE report on sexual abuse in the Church in France, Jesuit Fr. Federico Lombardi reflects on the need to include women in addressing the crisis and to continue to listen to victims.
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Mozambique: 29 years after the peace accords that ended the civil war.

Vatican News - Wed, 10/06/2021 - 08:02
This week on Monday 4 October, Mozambique commemorated the 29th anniversary of peace accords that ended 16 years of civil war.
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Archbishop Welby wearing Paul VI’s pastoral ring

Vatican News - Wed, 10/06/2021 - 07:03
While visiting Rome for a series of meetings with Pope Francis and other religious leaders, the head of the Anglican Communion is wearing a gift Pope Paul VI gave to his predecessor, the Most Revd Michael Ramsey, in 1966.
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ACN: Syrians trying to survive on a dollar a day

Vatican News - Wed, 10/06/2021 - 06:38
Aid to the Church in Need’s director of projects says children in Syria are rummaging for food and people are surviving on a dollar a day.
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US death row inmate Ernest Johnson executed by lethal injection

Vatican News - Wed, 10/06/2021 - 06:25
The US state of Missouri executes convicted murderer Ernest Johnson on Tuesday evening despite pleas for clemency by Pope Francis, among others, on the grounds that Johnson was intellectually disabled.
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Metropolitan Hilarion: Christians should promote spirit of fraternity, interreligious dialogue

Vatican News - Wed, 10/06/2021 - 04:53
In an interview with Vatican News, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk reflects on the importance of joint efforts geared towards the protection of our common home and the need for interreligious dialogue on the path to a world of fraternity.
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Pope expresses shame for Church’s failure to confront abuse

Vatican News - Wed, 10/06/2021 - 03:53
At Wednesday's General Audience, Pope Francis prays for victims of clerical sexual abuse in France, expressing his sadness and grief at the trauma they have experienced.
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Pope at Audience: True freedom flows from the Cross of Christ

Vatican News - Wed, 10/06/2021 - 03:27
In his weekly General Audience, Pope Francis continues his reflection on St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians, exploring the concept Christian freedom and how Christ, the Truth, achieved it in His supreme act of love on the Cross.
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Archbishop Welby: Church is synodal when walks together, serving, not dominating

Vatican News - Wed, 10/06/2021 - 03:23
As Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury visits Rome for a series of encounters with Pope Francis and other religious leaders, the head of the Anglican Communion sits down with Vatican News to discuss topics ranging from ecumenical efforts on climate change to synodality and hopes for a joint visit to South Sudan.
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UN: Severe malnution threatens half of Afghanistan’s children under 5

Vatican News - Tue, 10/05/2021 - 10:34
Two WFP and UNICEF officials have raised an alarm over the severe food and nutrition crisis in Afghanistan after a 2-day visit.
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Pope prays for victims following report on clerical sexual abuse in France

Vatican News - Tue, 10/05/2021 - 09:29
Following the release on Tuesday of an independent report commissioned by the French Bishops and religious on sexual abuse in the Church, the Director of the Holy See Press Office says that Pope Francis’s thoughts and prayers go “first to the victims” who have suffered and have had the courage to speak out.
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Vatican meeting of religions on education to peace, fraternity

Vatican News - Tue, 10/05/2021 - 09:04
The Vatican on Tuesday organized a meeting of representatives of the world’s religions with Pope Francis, to discuss how, through the Global Compact on Education, religions can promote an open and inclusive education for the common good.
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India: From organic cotton to an opportunity for 300 young women

Vatican News - Tue, 10/05/2021 - 08:02
In the spirit of Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato si' and following the teachings of the “Poor man of Assisi”, the Franciscan nuns serving in India’s Tamil Nadu state are spearheading an activity to help young Indian women without work, with particular attention to those with disabilities. "Assisi Garments" is a textile company that combines tradition, innovation and environmental protection, focusing on 100% organic cotton.
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Pope: Religions reaffirm mission of integral education

Vatican News - Tue, 10/05/2021 - 05:28
Speaking at a meeting on “Religions and Education,” Pope Francis repeated the commitment of the various religious traditions of educating the “head, hands, heart, and soul” of each individual.
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