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Faith shines bright amid the darkness in Myanmar

Vatican News - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 11:40
As protests against the military coup continue in Myanmar, women religious accompany their people in the “fighting and protesting to end military dictatorship, to get justice and peace”.
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Interests and colonial legacy fuelling violence in DRC

Vatican News - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 10:41
Pope Francis has joined his voice to those of the many leaders expressing shock and condolences for the brutal killing of the Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo, together with an Italian police officer and their Congolese driver.
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Holy See calls for easing of intellectual property barriers for Covid-19 vaccines

Vatican News - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 08:51
The Holy See is calling for the easing of restrictions imposed by the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), in order to allow speedy and maximum access to Covid-19 vaccines.
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Malaysian bishops oppose deportation of Myanmar refugees

Vatican News - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 08:39
Catholic leaders in Malaysia recall that refugees, migrants and asylum seekers are vulnerable people, and that they should be treated with humanity, based on mercy, compassion and love.
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“Breathe, Peru” campaign ramps up fundraising to help Covid-19 patients

Vatican News - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 08:38
Donors have come out in strength to support a Church-supported campaign to help guarantee oxygen supplies for hospitals treating Covid-19 patients.
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Lent: a time for renewing faith, hope and love

Vatican News - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 06:17
In this period of preparation leading to Easter, and starting from themes tied to the Lenten journey, we offer reflections of Pope Francis. To experience Lent in hope, the Pope writes in his Message for Lent 2021, means "receiving the hope of Christ, who gave His life on the Cross".
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Ecuador: Over 75 people killed in prison riots

Vatican News - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 06:15
At least 75 people have been killed and dozens more injured in three separate prison riots in Ecuador, where officials are blaming gang rivalry for the tragedy.
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Zambia: Thieves steal Tabernacle containing Holy Eucharist

Vatican News - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 04:27
In Kitwe, Zambia’s second largest city, Unknown people have stolen the Tabernacle from a Catholic Church.
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Holy See reiterates calls for nuclear disarmament, arms control

Vatican News - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 03:59
During the High-Level Segment of the 2021 Conference on Disarmament, the Vatican’s Secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, highlights the importance of joint efforts geared towards disarmament, calling it an “ethical imperative” as the world continues on the path towards peace and fraternity.
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Pope sends telegram on the death of Italian Ambassador in DRC

Vatican News - Tue, 02/23/2021 - 12:23
On Tuesday evening, Pope Francis sends a telegram to Italian President Sergio Mattarella noting the 'exemplary witness' of the Italian Ambassador, and the 'expert and generous service' of the police offier both slain in an attack on Monday.
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Wife of drug kingpin arrested in US

Vatican News - Tue, 02/23/2021 - 08:59
The wife of the jailed Mexican drug kingpin Chapo Guzman has been arrested in the United States. She's accused of drug trafficking and of helping him in previous jail break.
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Afghanistan begins Covid-19 vaccination campaign

Vatican News - Tue, 02/23/2021 - 07:43
Afghanistan launched its Covid-19 inoculation programme on Tuesday, despite a surge in violence in the war-ravaged country.
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Democratic Republic of Congo: Italian ambassador killed in attack on UN convoy

Vatican News - Tue, 02/23/2021 - 07:32
Condolence messages pour in from religious and civil authorities in the wake of the brutal killings of Luca Attanasio, the Italian Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo; a police officer; and their driver on Monday during a field trip in the east of the country.
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