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Beauty — centimeters within reach

Vatican News - Tue, 10/05/2021 - 03:08
Twenty meters above the splendid cosmatesque pavement of the Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo’s brushstrokes can be admired up close — the Maestro’s imprints left in the plaster. Vatican News takes you on a unique visit with the Vatican Museums’ technicians and restoration workers.
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“Red Mass” in Washington highlights the theme of fraternity

Vatican News - Mon, 10/04/2021 - 12:13
Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, spoke at the 69th “Red Mass” on Sunday marking the opening of the new term of the US Supreme Court. In his homily the Vatican Permanent Observer to the UN called attention on Pope Francis’ “Fratelli Tutti” Encyclica on fraternity and social friendship.
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Pope appoints new Archbishop in Bhopal, India

Vatican News - Mon, 10/04/2021 - 09:51
Pope Francis on Monday appointed a new Archbishop to the Archdiocese of Bhopal in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.
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Pope sends condolences upon death of Cardinal Medina Estévez

Vatican News - Mon, 10/04/2021 - 09:35
Pope Francis sends a telegram to express his condolences upon the death of Cardinal Estévez, who died on Sunday at the age of 94.
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Dale Recinella: Through Jesus Christ we will end capital punishment

Vatican News - Mon, 10/04/2021 - 09:30
Dale Recinella, a lay Catholic spiritual advisor to inmates on Florida's death row, tells of the reality surrounding the death penalty in the United States and his hope for its abolition, in an interview with Vatican News.
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Death row spiritual advisor to Paliano inmates: thank you for allowing me to breathe

Vatican News - Mon, 10/04/2021 - 09:24
Dale Recinella, lay chaplain and spiritual advisor to Florida’s death row prisoners, visits the Paliano Detention Centre in Italy, a rehabilitative prison for around 70 people who have chosen the path to redemption through collaboration with the state.
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US Bishops ask Catholics to follow St. Joseph by protecting life

Vatican News - Mon, 10/04/2021 - 09:20
As the Church in the United States celebrates its annual Respect Life Month, US Bishops are encouraging Catholics to follow in the footsteps of St. Joseph in protecting human life and promoting a culture of life.
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American scientists awarded Nobel Prize for heat and touch discoveries

Vatican News - Mon, 10/04/2021 - 09:13
American scientists David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian have won the Nobel Prize in medicine for their discoveries into how the human body perceives temperature and touch. The revelations awarded Monday in Stockholm, Sweden, could lead to new ways of treating pain or even heart disease.
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Appeal ahead of COP26: Action needed heal our wounded humanity

Vatican News - Mon, 10/04/2021 - 08:24
During the meeting Faith and Science: Towards Cop26 held in the Vatican on Monday morning, Pope Francis along with scientists and religious leaders signs a document which calls for the world to achieve net-zero carbon emissions as soon as possible, reduce its own emissions and finance emission reductions by poorer nations.
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The Pontifical Council for Culture

Vatican News - Mon, 10/04/2021 - 08:06
Vatican News continues with its inside look at the history, objectives and “mission budgets” of the various Vatican offices assisting the Pope in his pastoral ministry. Here featured is the Pontifical Council for Culture with an interview with its President, Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi.
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Young African professionals reflect on being “changemakers” for the future

Vatican News - Mon, 10/04/2021 - 07:38
Young African professionals engage in dialogue and reflection on being agents of change inspired by Pope Francis’ call for economic justice and an economy that leaves no one behind.
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More than 76,000 children displaced by Myanmar coup

Vatican News - Mon, 10/04/2021 - 06:36
Save the Children: “While the world’s attention has moved on, a hunger crisis is unfolding in Myanmar.”
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Pope sends aid to victims of South Sudan floods, Greek fires

Vatican News - Mon, 10/04/2021 - 05:38
Pope Francis has sent financial aid to South Sudanese affected by devastating floods and to residents in areas of Greece where fires destroyed vast swaths of territory.
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Pope on COP26: Sharing, love, respect should shape efforts for better future

Vatican News - Mon, 10/04/2021 - 04:42
Pope Francis gathers scientists, religious leaders and experts in the Vatican for a “Faith and Science: Towards COP26” meeting, during which participants signed a joint appeal ahead of the upcoming UN COP26 Climate Conference.
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Pope Francis and religious leaders committed to education

Vatican News - Sun, 10/03/2021 - 10:45
On UNESCO’s World Teachers' Day, a meeting is taking place in the Vatican with Pope Francis and the representatives of religion for the Global Compact on Education.
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Pope prays for peace in Myanmar

Vatican News - Sun, 10/03/2021 - 06:16
Pope Francis prays for the people of Myanmar, that they might find peace after years of conflict and persecution.
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Pope prays for victims of a gang-related violence in Ecuador prison

Vatican News - Sun, 10/03/2021 - 05:54
Pope Francis prays for over one hundred victims of a battle between gangs in a prison in Ecuador.
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Pope Francis: Do not confuse utility with happiness

Vatican News - Sun, 10/03/2021 - 05:26
In a message to the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, Pope Francis points to the spirit of poverty as the way to ensure the happiness of individuals and peoples.
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Pope at Angelus: The Lord holds us like a Father does his child

Vatican News - Sun, 10/03/2021 - 05:11
Pope Francis addresses the faithful gathered in St Peter’s Square and urges them to accept being small in order to grow big.
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Vatican: Theological Commission welcomes first-ever African woman.

Vatican News - Sat, 10/02/2021 - 15:27
Pope Francis has appointed Sister Josée Ngalula of the Democratic Republic of Congo as the first-ever African woman to be a member of the International Theological Commission.
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