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London building trial: Defense claims 'mutilated' evidence, prosecution says 'everything correct'

Vatican News - Thu, 11/18/2021 - 08:00
In the fourth hearing of the proceedings on the alleged illegal activities carried out with funds from the Secretariat of State, the proceedings were suspended due to procedural issues. The defense attorneys requested nullity due to redaction of the material submitted. Enrico Crasso’s lawyers said that the Pope was interviewed as a witness but the promoter of Justice denied it. The next hearing is set for 1 December.
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Card. O’Malley: Child sex abuse victims are key to effective policies

Vatican News - Thu, 11/18/2021 - 06:47
US Cardinal Sean O’Malley, president of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors sent a message to a workshop on the occasion of the European Day to End Child Sex Abuse, Nov. 18.
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After captivity in Mali, Sr. Gloria Narváez finally arrives in Colombia

Vatican News - Thu, 11/18/2021 - 06:45
After 4 years and eight months in captivity, Sister Gloria Cecilia Narváez, a religious sister abducted in 2017 by jihadists in Mali, arrived Tuesday in her native country of Colombia.
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US Bishops foster Eucharistic devotion with new document

Vatican News - Thu, 11/18/2021 - 05:31
The Bishops of the United States vote to approve a document entitled “The Mystery of the Eucharist in the Life of the Church”, and link it to a pastoral plan for Eucharistic renewal.
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US Bishops move forward on pastoral projects at Fall General Assembly

Vatican News - Thu, 11/18/2021 - 04:37
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops are nearing the end of their annual General Assembly, having voted on a variety of initiatives on Wednesday.
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Card. Grech to US bishops: “Let the pastors not be afraid to listen to the flock"

Vatican News - Thu, 11/18/2021 - 00:31
Cardinal Mario Grech, the Secretary-General of the Synod of Bishops, addresses a video message to US Bishops encouraging them in the Church’s ongoing synodal process and urging them to listen to the voices of the faithful in the Churches.
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ACN highlights plight of women and girls during #Red Week

Vatican News - Wed, 11/17/2021 - 08:20
As Aid to the Church in Need’s international campaign to raise awareness of the persecution of Christians and the need for religious freedom kicks off this Wednesday, ACN UK’s Head of Press and Information, John Pontifex, says, “the persecution of Christians is today worse than at any time in history.”
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Laudato sì Action Platform: God chooses the little ones to change the world

Vatican News - Wed, 11/17/2021 - 07:46
Registration is open for the online hub that coordinates initiatives related to the Pope's encyclical on creation. Father Joshtrom Kureethadam, of the Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development, explains its objectives.
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Cardinal Parolin: elimination of nuclear weapons a moral imperative

Vatican News - Wed, 11/17/2021 - 06:40
The Vatican Secretary of State speaks at a conference on disarmament promoted in Assisi by the "Committee for a Civilization of Love". He argues that the challenge is to adopt forward-looking strategies to achieve the common good and overcome the logic of deterrence. He relaunches the Pope's idea of converting weapons resources into a fund to fight poverty and promote development.
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Nuncio to US bishops: Synodality, discernment lead to action in concrete situations

Vatican News - Wed, 11/17/2021 - 06:28
Addressing US bishops on Tuesday during their General Assembly in Baltimore, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, spoke about the importance of synodality in facing the challenges confronting the nation and the Church, in openness to the Holy Spirit.
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Pope prays for victims of abuse and those hurt by job crisis

Vatican News - Wed, 11/17/2021 - 05:27
At the general audience, Pope Francis recalls the duty to protect victims of abuse, as 18 November marks the European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse. He also expresses his closeness to workers at struggling factories in Italy's Veneto region.
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Pope Francis begins catechesis on St Joseph

Vatican News - Wed, 11/17/2021 - 02:30
Following his catechesis on St Paul’s Letter to the Galatians at the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis begins a new series of reflections on St Joseph as an example and a witness for our times.
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Pope: Justice and peace must overcome political, economic contradictions

Vatican News - Wed, 11/17/2021 - 02:15
Pope Francis urges participants in an online meeting of Justice and Peace Commissions of various national Bishops’ Conferences to help society correct the contradictions in the economic and political systems revealed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Abp Gómez to US Bishops: Share ‘beautiful story’ of Christ’s love

Vatican News - Tue, 11/16/2021 - 14:32
At the opening of the USCCB’s Fall General Assembly, Conference President Archbishop José Gómez called on American bishops to share “the beautiful story of Christ’s love for us, His dying and rising from the dead for us, and the hope He brings to our lives.”
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Caritas focuses on commitment made in numerous African regions

Vatican News - Tue, 11/16/2021 - 11:02
Caritas Internationalis hosts its fourth webinar on "promoting social justice through sustainable opportunities and building community resilience". Focusing on the African continent, the webinar saw members of various Caritas organisations across the continent describe the realities of their work.
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Pope’s and Roma people's teams in football match against exclusion

Vatican News - Tue, 11/16/2021 - 09:48
The team of the World Rom Organization and the "Pope’s Team - Fratelli tutti" will play a “fraternal” football match on Sunday, November 21 in the training grounds of Italy’s football club, Lazio.
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Poland's Forces use water cannon, tear gas against migrants

Vatican News - Tue, 11/16/2021 - 09:20
Polish forces have used tear gas and water against migrants fleeing war, persecution, and poverty to cross into the European Union nation from Belarus. The clashes came amid escalating border tensions with many people trapped in freezing temperatures.
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Cardinal Czerny: inclusion of migrants is key for the future

Vatican News - Tue, 11/16/2021 - 09:16
The Vatican Undersecretary for Migrants and Refugees speaks at the inauguration of the exhibition “Volti al Futuro” which was launched Tuesday by the Rome-based Astalli Centre for refugees on the occasion of its 40th anniversary
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Pope thanks religious, lay people who help HIV/AIDS patients

Vatican News - Tue, 11/16/2021 - 09:12
Pope Francis writes a letter to Michael O’Loughlin, journalist and host of a podcast on the work of some representatives of the Church during the peak of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 1980s and 1990s. The Holy Father praises the “mercy” shown by these people, including many who put their professions and reputations at risk.
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Two explosions rock Uganda's capital, Kampala, killing three.

Vatican News - Tue, 11/16/2021 - 08:19
Two explosions rocked Uganda's capital, Kampala, early Tuesday, killing at least three people in what police described as a coordinated attack by extremists.
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