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Pope encourages youth to be at home and protagonists in Church

Vatican News - Sun, 11/21/2021 - 05:47
Pope Francis greets young people around the world marking the diocesan World Youth Day celebrated on this Solemnity of Christ the King. He encourages them to feel at home in the Church and to be protagonists today, hepling the Church in her mission of living and proclaiming the Gospel in our lives and communities.
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Pope: the Kingship of Christ signifies truth, service, life

Vatican News - Sun, 11/21/2021 - 05:15
Pope Francis reflects on the Kingship of Christ on today's Solemnity of Christ the King, noting that Jesus came not to dominate, but to serve others. And Christians are called to do the same, seeking the truth of Jesus' boundless love who frees us from our weaknesses.
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Pope Francis tells young people to dream and take a bite out of life with Jesus in their heart

Vatican News - Sun, 11/21/2021 - 04:32
During Mass celebrated in St Peter's Basilica on Sunday, on the occasion of the diocesan World Youth Day and the Solemnity of Christ the King, the Pope exhorts today's young people to "stand upright while everything is falling apart", to be courageous in going "against the tide", "without shortcuts, without falsehood".
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World Fisheries Day: Championing the rights of Fishers

Vatican News - Sun, 11/21/2021 - 02:48
The Chief Executive of Stella Maris UK, Martin Foley, calls for more to be done to ensure that the rights of fishers are upheld.
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‘Mine is not a kingdom of this world’

Vatican News - Sun, 11/21/2021 - 02:10
The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, concludes the liturgical year. Today’s Gospel reading offers us food for thought regarding what kingship really is.
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UNICEF Afghanistan protests on World Children’s Day

Vatican News - Sat, 11/20/2021 - 10:45
UNICEF Afghanistan decided to ‘blackwash’ its online digital assets on World Children’s Day on Saturday, in solidarity with almost 14 million Afghan children who are facing food insecurity.
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Netherlands police shoot at Covid rioters, several injured

Vatican News - Sat, 11/20/2021 - 09:46
Several people have been injured in the Netherlands after police fired shots to end riots following protests against coronavirus restrictions in the Dutch port city Rotterdam. The violence comes as European nations announce lockdowns and other restrictions amid World Health Organization warnings that a new Covid-19 wave could kill hundreds of thousands of Europeans.
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US parishes join Catholic Campaign for Human Development Collection

Vatican News - Sat, 11/20/2021 - 08:57
On 20-21 November, Catholics across the United States are invited to donate to the annual collection for the US Bishops’ domestic anti-poverty programme and other organizations that combat poverty in the country.
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Vatican News to broadcast first soccer match on Sunday

Vatican News - Sat, 11/20/2021 - 07:59
Vatican News – Vatican Radio is set to broadcast its first football match on Sunday, highlighting the ethical value of sport as the World Rom Organization and the "Pope's team - Fratelli tutti" meet up in Rome for a friendly match.
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Pope to Daughters of Charity: Be mothers and sisters, not mothers-in-law

Vatican News - Sat, 11/20/2021 - 07:53
Pope Francis sends a video message to the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul, as they are concluding their General Assembly in Paris.
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Pope: Go into the world with your heart immersed in God

Vatican News - Sat, 11/20/2021 - 07:07
The Pope receives thirty Oblate Missionary Cooperators of the Immaculate in the Vatican on the occasion of a double anniversary: the 70th anniversary of the birth of their Institute and the 20th anniversary of its pontifical approval.
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Pope encourages players in friendly soccer match to team up for inclusion

Vatican News - Sat, 11/20/2021 - 06:57
Pope Francis meets the two teams playing on Sunday in the 'Fratelli Tutti football match', which is organized by the Pontifical Council for Culture and Athletica Vaticana, the Vatican’s sporting association.
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Pope names Cardinal Mamberti as envoy for 150th anniversary of Pro Petri Sede

Vatican News - Sat, 11/20/2021 - 05:32
Pope Francis appoints the prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, Cardinal Dominique Mamberti, as his special envoy for the 150th anniversary celebrations of the “Pro Petri Sede” Association.
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In plenary assembly Polish Bishops discuss migrant crisis

Vatican News - Sat, 11/20/2021 - 03:48
Polish Bishops focused their plenary assembly on the ongoing migrant crisis at the borfer with Belarus. They reiterated that protecting borders is not in conflict with helping the needy .
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European Bishops call for a more caring financial system

Vatican News - Fri, 11/19/2021 - 11:19
The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union publishes a Reflection Paper on financial ethics in the context of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis
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Vatican calls for joining forces to stop fishers’ rights violations

Vatican News - Fri, 11/19/2021 - 08:55
Cardinal Peter Turkson, the prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development releases a message for World Fisheries Day, which will be observed on Sunday, 21 November.
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Austrian Bishops oppose legalization of assisted suicide

Vatican News - Fri, 11/19/2021 - 08:25
During their recent Fall General Assembly, Austrian Bishops have reiterated their strong opposition to a new assisted suicide bill which will take effect in 2022.
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Pope: Child labour robs humanity of its future

Vatican News - Fri, 11/19/2021 - 05:03
Pope Francis addresses participants in an international conference that discusses the need to eradicate child labour, and calls for coordinated initiatives and joint efforts at all levels to fight the scourge.
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Pope to Swedish Academy: We grow more noble as we search for the truth

Vatican News - Fri, 11/19/2021 - 04:58
Pope Francis meets with members of the Swedish Academy, and urges them to fight the culture of indifference and never stop searching for the truth.
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Caritas Poland promises to assist migrants as Belarus clears camps on border

Vatican News - Fri, 11/19/2021 - 04:56
The Polish branch of the Church’s humanitarian arm promises to continue assisting people in need while respecting the work of border security agents, as Belarus begins repatriating migrants camped on the border to Iraq.
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