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Shrines around the world link up for recitation of the Rosary

Vatican News - Tue, 05/04/2021 - 10:57
Join the daily live broadcast of the recitation of the Holy Rosary in link-ups with Marian shrines around the world, as part of the May marathon of prayer called by Pope Francis.
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Covid-19: India passes 20 million cases amid oxygen shortage

Vatican News - Tue, 05/04/2021 - 10:51
Coronavirus cases in India surge past the 20 million mark, while hospitals continue to face a shortage in oxygen supplies.
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Archbishop Neary leads virtual pilgrimage to Ireland's Knock Shrine

Vatican News - Tue, 05/04/2021 - 10:13
As the Irish Archdiocese of Tuam celebrates its Diocesan pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, Archbishop Michael Neary recalls the importance of community in the life of every Christian.
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Pope’s May prayer intention: ‘For the world of finance’

Vatican News - Tue, 05/04/2021 - 09:00
Pope Francis releases his prayer intention for the month of May 2021, and calls for regulators to limit speculation in financial markets and protect ordinary people.
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Pope to celebrate Mass for Rome's Myanmar Catholics on May 16

Vatican News - Tue, 05/04/2021 - 08:57
The Pope’s gesture follows several appeals for dialogue and peace in Myanmar, which has been in turmoil since the 1 February military coup that ousted the country's elected government.
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Pope pens preface to book on Rosario Angelo Livatino

Vatican News - Tue, 05/04/2021 - 07:53
Pope Francis writes the preface to a book on Servant of God, Rosario Angelo Livatino, an Italian judge killed “in hatred of the faith” in 1990 by gunmen linked to the Sicilian Mafia. Rosario Livatino will be beatified on Sunday, 9 May.
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US Church to recall seafarers with special Day of Prayer

Vatican News - Tue, 05/04/2021 - 07:45
On the occasion of the National Maritime Day to be held on 22 May, the Catholic Church in the United States will celebrate a special Day of Prayer and Remembrance for Mariners and People of the Sea.
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South Sudan: From a hospital bed, Bishop-elect calls for new beginnings

Vatican News - Tue, 05/04/2021 - 05:47
The Bishop-elect of Rumbek Diocese in South Sudan says he is praying for the people in his diocese to join him in building a Church according to the teaching of Jesus.
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Burkina Faso: Deadly attack leaves dozens dead

Vatican News - Tue, 05/04/2021 - 04:08
A deadly attack in Burkina Faso’s Komandjari province has left several dozens dead and many injured after armed men attacked Kodyel village.
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50 years of EU - Holy See relations: A Church for each State

Vatican News - Tue, 05/04/2021 - 03:01
The "Iter Europaeum" initiative aims to celebrate 50 years of relations between the Holy See and the European Union. Ambassador Alexandra Valkenburg-Roelofs explains the concept of this "European walkway of Churches in Rome".
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Brazil: Laudato si' and Ciranda highlight family farming in Maranhão

Vatican News - Tue, 05/04/2021 - 02:23
The Center for Rural Innovation and Agroecological Development (Ciranda), offers theoretical and technical training in agroecology to 70 families in the city of Açailândia as an economic alternative to the region's mining and agrobusiness chain, which is located right in the middle of the "Estrada de Ferro Carajás" (EFC) railroad. According to coordinator Xoán Couto, the Brazilian project is inspired by Laudato si' because it follows the same path that unites faith and science in "response to the needs of communities, also taking into consideration traditional knowledge."
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Global press freedom restricted over past year

Vatican News - Mon, 05/03/2021 - 09:53
As World Press Freedom Day is celebrated on 3 May, the situation for journalists continues to worsen, with greater restrictions, censorship and abuse. Pope Francis marked the occasion with a tweet urging reporters to "build and strengthen the common good."
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Vatican Museums reopen to public after 3rd closure

Vatican News - Mon, 05/03/2021 - 09:11
The third reopening of the Vatican’s museums on May 3, has Covid-19 health protocols in place. A new feature honours Dante Alighieri, the great Renaissance poet of Italy.
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Mozambique: Bishops promote hope for Cabo Delgado.

Vatican News - Mon, 05/03/2021 - 07:49
Mozambique’s Catholic Bishops have urged their compatriots to embrace love, unity and solidarity with the people of Cabo Delgado Province affected by violence at the hands of jihadists.
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Pope Francis meets with Iraq’s Minister of Foreign Affairs

Vatican News - Mon, 05/03/2021 - 06:27
Pope Francis received in audience Iraqi Foreign Affairs Minister, Fuad Hussein, on Monday in the Vatican.
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Pope: Bd Devasahayam Pillai, six others to be named saints

Vatican News - Mon, 05/03/2021 - 06:23
At a Consistory on Monday, Pope Francis confirms the vote of the Cardinals to proceed with the canonization of seven Blesseds, with the date of the forthcoming canonizations to be announced in due course.
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Pope Francis to open Italian demographics conference

Vatican News - Mon, 05/03/2021 - 06:04
The Vatican announces that Pope Francis will open a meeting on the demographic crisis facing Italy and other nations, entitled “General States of Birth”.
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Pope to altar servers: “Offer your hands, thoughts and time to Jesus"

Vatican News - Mon, 05/03/2021 - 05:23
Pope Francis sends a message for the 25th National Pilgrimage of the altar servers of Portugal, urging them to “put the enthusiasm of their age into the encounter of Jesus” and to “be original” as they bring forth the gifts and the unique personal talents the Lord has given them.
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Indigenous Mexican Zapatistas launch symbolic invasion of Spain

Vatican News - Sun, 05/02/2021 - 08:42
Mexico`s Zapatista rebels, famed for their masks and pipes, are planning to launch a symbolic invasion of Spain, to mark the 500th anniversary of the Conquistador incursion into Mexico.
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Pope sends Easter greetings to Orthodox and Eastern Churches

Vatican News - Sun, 05/02/2021 - 06:39
Pope Francis sends his greetings to our brothers and sisters who celebrate the Solemnity of Easter according to the Julian calendar. He also expresses sorrow for an accident in Israel and recalls the beatification of a doctor in Venezuela who dedicated his life to the poor.
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