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'Art and Faith': Video projection on St. Peter's Basilica

Vatican News - Tue, 09/20/2022 - 08:02

The façade of St. Peter’s Basilica will be lit up starting 2 October with a video projection depicting the life of St. Peter as part of the “Art and Faith” initiatives organized by St. Peter’s Basilica’s pastoral groups.

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Big Bob in the Execution Chamber – the Steal of a Lifetime

Vatican News - Tue, 09/20/2022 - 08:00

Vatican Media presents a story by Dale Recinella, a former Wall Street finance lawyer who, along with his wife Susan, assists prisoners in Florida.

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Archbishop Peña Parra speaks on Human Fraternity, inaugurates new nunciature

Vatican News - Tue, 09/20/2022 - 07:32

The Substitute of the Secretariat of State, Archbishop Peña Parra, visits East Timor and, in the capital of Dili, inaugurates the new nunciature. He also speaks at a local Catholic University about the importance of the Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together, signed in Abu Dhabi in 2019.

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#EOF2022: Through cross-border connections changes can be made

Vatican News - Tue, 09/20/2022 - 04:40

A young economic analyst from New Zealand looks ahead to the upcoming Economy of Francesco event in Assisi, expressing his hope for unity across borders and global innovation in sustainable economic solutions.

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Cardinal Krajewski prays before mass graves in Izium

Vatican News - Tue, 09/20/2022 - 04:03

The Pope's almoner travelled to Ukraine for the fourth time since the beginning of the war to bring the Holy Father's closeness and solidarity to the suffering people. In one particularly poignant moment he was able to pray before the mass graves discovered near the besieged city of Izium that had been occupied by Russian forces.

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Oxygen and food for all: a missionary’s dream in the Amazon Rainforest

Vatican News - Tue, 09/20/2022 - 01:00

Some of it is already a reality, but much has yet to be done. 85-year-old Father Giovanni Mometti is not giving up and is reintroducing the "New Moses" project for growing rice and raising fish and pigs in Brazil. Some three thousand families are already involved, but if the project is expanded, "without cutting down a single plant,” it “could make the Amazon the granary of the poor."

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Nearly 100 die in Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan clashes

Vatican News - Mon, 09/19/2022 - 10:25

Authorities say at least 94 people have died and more than 100 injured in clashes on the Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan border – the deadliest in years. The battles come as regional power Russia focuses on its invasion of Ukraine.

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Pope to new Bishops: Be open to dialogue and close to poor

Vatican News - Mon, 09/19/2022 - 10:20

On Monday morning Pope Francis met privately in the Apostolic Palace with around 200 newly ordained Bishops over the past year taking part in the second session of a formation course taking place at the Regina Apostolorum Atheneum and organized by the Dicasteries for Bishops and for Eastern Churches.

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Seminar of young Bishops generates new zeal for mission

Vatican News - Mon, 09/19/2022 - 10:08

Recently appointed Bishops in Africa, Asia, America and Oceania gather for a study seminar organized by the Dicastery of Evangelization from 5-17 September looking at a wide range of topics to help them in their work in primarily mission territories around the world.

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Mourners pray for soul of Queen at funeral in Westminster Abbey

Vatican News - Mon, 09/19/2022 - 09:52

The state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II took place on Monday at London’s Westminster Abbey with 2,000 guests attending the ceremonial event including 500 world leaders, foreign dignitaries, and senior politicians. Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, the Vatican's Secretary for Relations with States, represented Pope Francis at the funeral.

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Archbishop Peña Parra visits East Timor

Vatican News - Mon, 09/19/2022 - 09:19

On the occasion of the inauguration of the new headquarters of the Apostolic Nunciature, the Vatican Substitute of the Secretariat of State is to meet with authorities the and the local community in the Indonesian archipelago until 23 September.

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Cameroon: Diocese of Mamfe reeling from brutal attack on parish by gunmen.

Vatican News - Mon, 09/19/2022 - 09:17

The attack on the Catholic Church of Saint Mary’s in the village of Nchang, Diocese of Mamfe, represents an “atrocious act,” say the Bishops of the Bamenda Ecclesiastical Province.

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Bishops condemn attack and abduction in a church in Cameroon

Vatican News - Mon, 09/19/2022 - 09:12

The Bishops of the Bamenda Provincial Episcopal Conference, in Northern Cameroon, express “shock and utter horror” at an arson attack against a parish church in the Diocese of Mamfe, where nine people, including five priests and a nun, have been abducted by unknown gunmen.

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Course for new Bishops concludes, a 'wonderful' occasion of unity

Vatican News - Mon, 09/19/2022 - 09:05

The first three weeks of September have brought together over three hundred recently ordained Bishops from around the world for a special formation course that just concluded, marking a "wonderful opportunity" and special occasion of unity in diversity.

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Hosts for Matera Eucharistic Congress prepared by prison inmates

Vatican News - Mon, 09/19/2022 - 08:36

“The Bread of Hope” is the name given to an initiative that sees prison inmates preparing the hosts for the XXVII National Eucharistic Congress that takes place in the southern Italian city of Matera from 22 to 25 September.

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Haiti: Religious decry humanitarian catastrophe, appeal for action

Vatican News - Mon, 09/19/2022 - 05:16

A statement released by The Haitian Conference of Religious (CHR) expresses dismay and offers solidarity to the priests and religious of the country who have been affected by violence, acts of vandalism and looting in recent days, and issues an urgent appeal for action.

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Cardinal Czerny invites Christians to come together to rebuild broken world

Vatican News - Sun, 09/18/2022 - 10:25

The Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Integrity focuses on the message contained in the encyclical ‘Fratelli tutti’ and quotes from other encyclicals and Church teachings to call on Christians to foster solidarity and ethics in order to help rebuild a broken world.

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Hundreds of thousands pay respects to Queen Elizabeth II

Vatican News - Sun, 09/18/2022 - 09:25

Tens of thousands of people from around the world continued to queue across London on Sunday to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II on the final day of her lying-in-state at Westminster Hall. The Queen’s state funeral is being held on Monday and over 500 world leaders and foreign dignitaries were travelling to the British capital to attend the ceremony.

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International community worried over Armenia-Azerbaijan clashes

Vatican News - Sun, 09/18/2022 - 09:14

The international community is raising the alarm about clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan that have recently killed as many as 200 people. Stefan Bos reports on Sunday's visit of U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Armenia's capital Yerevan.

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Pope prays for peace between Azerbaijan and Armenia

Vatican News - Sun, 09/18/2022 - 06:29

Speaking at the conclusion of the Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis prayed for the victims of recent fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia, appealing for dialogue and peace. He also asked everyone to continue praying for Ukraine and all parts of the world bloodied by war.

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