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Cardinal Czerny remembers martyrdom of Jesuits in El Salvador

Vatican News - Tue, 11/16/2021 - 06:14
In a letter 32 years after the killing of six priests and their housekeeper and daughter on the campus of the University of Central America (UCA) in San Salvador, Cardinal Michael Czerny remembers their sacrifice and stresses that the Church must reach out to those suffering, listening to the poor and always reforming to improve its outreach.
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Pope to Astalli Center: Refugees offer path to living in solidarity

Vatican News - Tue, 11/16/2021 - 05:39
Pope Francis opens a photography exhibition organized by the Jesuit-run Astalli Center for refugees, and urges everyone to rediscover unity in our rich diversity.
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West-African bishops hold annual session

Vatican News - Tue, 11/16/2021 - 05:06
The Bishops of Senegal, Mauritania, Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau hold their annual meeting, centering their discussions on several issues, including the Church’s synodal process and the socio-political life of the four countries.
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Ethiopian authorities release some Salesian missionaries

Vatican News - Mon, 11/15/2021 - 09:42
A group of religious and lay members of a Salesian missionary organization who were arrested and detained 10 days ago by government forces has been released. Many others remain held in custody.
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Card Mahony encourages US bishops to take the ‘pathway to constructive dialogue’

Vatican News - Mon, 11/15/2021 - 08:00
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops gathers from Monday to Thursday in Washington, D.C., for its Fall Plenary meeting. In an interview with Vatican News, Cardinal Roger Mahony sheds some light on a document on the Eucharist that is on the agenda.
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US Bishops hold first in person General Assembly since start of pandemic

Vatican News - Mon, 11/15/2021 - 07:43
The Autumn General Assembly of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) gets underway from 15-18 with a number of key issues on the agenda including the Synod of Bishops.
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Pope calls Secular Franciscans to closeness, compassion, tenderness

Vatican News - Mon, 11/15/2021 - 07:00
Pope Francis addresses the Secular Franciscan Order in Rome for their General Chapter, expressing his hope that they might fight for justice, work for an integral ecology, collaborate in missionary projects, and become artisans of peace and witnesses of the Beatitudes.
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Pope receives Croatian President Zoran Milanović

Vatican News - Mon, 11/15/2021 - 06:16
Croatian president Zoran Milanović meets with Pope Francis in the Vatican on Monday.
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Pope to visit Florence to meet Bishops and Mayors of the Mediterranean

Vatican News - Mon, 11/15/2021 - 05:28
Pope Francis will travel to Florence, in central Italy, on 27 February 2022, to greet the mayors, the highest-ranking officials of Mediterranean cities, and to meet with families of refugees and migrants.
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Extremist attacks kill at least 20 people in Burkina Faso

Vatican News - Mon, 11/15/2021 - 05:02
Burkinabe government authorities denounce an attack in the Soum province that killed 19 gendarmes and 1 civilian.
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Abp Akubeze: The Nigerian Church is not shy of confronting challenges

Vatican News - Mon, 11/15/2021 - 04:17
Archbishop Augustine Akubeze, President of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), reflects on the synodal process among the faithful in Nigeria, as the Church continues on her two-year synodal path which culminates with the Synod of Bishops in October 2023.
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COP26: Final Climate Pact falls short of hopes and expectations

Vatican News - Sun, 11/14/2021 - 09:46
The COP26 UN climate talks in Glasgow, Scotland have ended with an agreement to accelerate action on tackling climate change but the final deal saw a last-minute watering down of a resolution on coal use.The agreement came late on Saturday after over two weeks of often contentious talks attended by delegates from nearly 200 countries.
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Mozambique: The rise in the cost of living, a concern for the Church.

Vatican News - Sun, 11/14/2021 - 09:14
While acknowledging the reduction of attacks on the general population by insurgents as a positive aspect, the country’s Catholic Bishops say that the cost of living in Mozambique is way above what most people can afford.
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Pope on World Day of Poor: the poor are treasure of the Church

Vatican News - Sun, 11/14/2021 - 08:39
In a video message Pope Francis greets believers across the world joined in prayer on this Fifth World Day of the Poor. Recorded in response to the Holy Father's invitation to "Fratello", an organization that serves the poor, to organize a global prayer initiative for the observance, the video message highlights how "the poor are the treasure of the Church".
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Pope: Those who do good are investing in eternity

Vatican News - Sun, 11/14/2021 - 05:12
Pope Francis reflects on the transient nature of material goods and physical appearances and invites the faithful to base their lives on the Word of God.
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Pope at Mass: nurture tomorrow’s hope by healing today’s pain

Vatican News - Sun, 11/14/2021 - 04:16
Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Saint Peter's Basilica on the Fifth World Day of the Poor. He reminds us that God’s salvation is not only a future promise, but at work now in our wounded world. As Christians, we must "nurture tomorrow’s hope by healing today’s pain".
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Itinerary released for Pope's journey to Cyprus and Greece

Vatican News - Sat, 11/13/2021 - 11:02
The Holy See Press Office releases the programme of the Pope's journey to Cyprus and Greece scheduled from 2 to 6 December.
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Church in India: Devasahayam’s canonization a “historic moment”

Vatican News - Sat, 11/13/2021 - 10:02
Blessed Lazarus Devasahayam of India and 6 others will be officially declared saints at a canonization Mass and ceremony in the Vatican on May 22, 2022.
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Vital Climate Change deal hangs on a thread

Vatican News - Sat, 11/13/2021 - 08:57
Negotiators at the COP26 climate change talks in Glasgow, Scotland went into overtime on Saturday in a bid to strike a deal aimed at avoiding the worst effects of global warming.
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World Day of the Poor: prayer and action in England and Wales

Vatican News - Sat, 11/13/2021 - 07:15
Ahead of the World Day of the Poor, on Sunday November 14, Catholic Social Action Network (CSAN) has invited Catholics in England and Wales to join a special novena of prayer and to engage in concrete actions against poverty in their communities with the “See-Judge-Act” approach suggested by Pope Francis.
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