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Pope Francis to Poor Clares in Assisi: pray for the Church

Vatican News - Sat, 11/13/2021 - 07:13
Speaking to the Poor Clares in Assisi on Friday, Pope Francis focused on the need for prayer so that the Church might not be affected by sin, stressing that God "only asks our humility to ask for forgiveness.”
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Pope: Journalism is embarking on a mission

Vatican News - Sat, 11/13/2021 - 06:29
Pope Francis on Saturday honoured two veteran journalists who report on the Vatican and the Holy See: Valentina Alazraki of Mexico and Philip Pullella, an Italian-born American who works for Reuters news agency.
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Pope to Christian entrepreneurs: Grow in creativity

Vatican News - Sat, 11/13/2021 - 06:18
In a video message to the International Christian Union of Business Executives (UNIAPAC), the Pope says that entrepreneurs are called to make their contribution for development in order to overcome the crisis triggered by the pandemic.
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55th World Peace Day: Education, work and dialogue between generations

Vatican News - Sat, 11/13/2021 - 06:00
The Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development presents the message for the 55th World Peace Day, an observance marked annually on 1 January.
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Pope: Ratzinger Prize enriches human and spiritual heritage

Vatican News - Sat, 11/13/2021 - 05:54
Pope Francis addresses past and current winners of the prestigious Ratzinger Prize, recalling that the award, given in Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's name, enriches an immense human and spiritual heritage to be shared.
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Pope sends message to UNESCO to mark its 75th anniversary

Vatican News - Fri, 11/12/2021 - 12:02
Pope Francis sends a videomessage to the UN organisation, UNESCO, congratulating it for its work in reflecting the Gospel.
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Kenya: Entire regions face severe drought due to climate change.

Vatican News - Fri, 11/12/2021 - 10:34
Kenyan Bishops seeing some of their regions struggle in the face of a severe drought situation, say no Kenyan should die of famine. They have asked Kenyans to donate food.
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Green lights between Belarus and Poland: Torches of humanity

Vatican News - Fri, 11/12/2021 - 09:23
Catholic activists find a novel way to assist migrants trying to survive in the freezing woods on the border between Poland and Belarus.
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COP26: New draft document urges bolder climate action

Vatican News - Fri, 11/12/2021 - 07:17
The latest draft document calls for urgent action by countries in the battle against global warming. As the COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow draws to a close the Director of Jesuit Missions UK says there needs to be more political will to deliver what is needed to keep global warming to 1.5 degrees.
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Pope urges the poor be restored their voice and dignity

Vatican News - Fri, 11/12/2021 - 05:22
In view of the Catholic Church’s 5th World Day of the Poor, on 14 November, Pope Francis paid a private visit to Assisi on Friday, to listen to and pray with poor people from around Europe.
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Pope prays with poor in Assisi: ‘May we always share our bread with those in need’

Vatican News - Fri, 11/12/2021 - 05:18
Pope Francis visits the Italian town of Assisi to speak and pray with the poor, and urges all Christians to extend our hands toward those in need of assistance.
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Pope in Assisi: Polish pilgrims bring messages of hope

Vatican News - Fri, 11/12/2021 - 04:36
A group of Polish pilgrims, representatives of the Barka Foundation, are taking part in Pope Francis’ visit to Assisi, bringing with them messages of hope for recovery and social reintegration.
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Holy See on COP26: Progress made but time is running out

Vatican News - Fri, 11/12/2021 - 04:18
As the COP26 Climate Conference draws to a close in Glasgow, Scotland, the Holy See’s delegation at the summit expresses its appreciation for the commitments states have made in the battle against climate change. However, the delegation also reiterates the need for agreement on a clear roadmap to fill gaps that have emerged.
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Cardinal Hollerich on migration crisis: EU borders risk becoming cemeteries

Vatican News - Thu, 11/11/2021 - 10:30
The President of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union is urging the EU and its member states to actively show solidarity with migrants and asylum seekers trapped on the bloc’s borders in increasingly desperate conditions.
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Ethiopia: Salesian missionaries arrested in Addis Ababa

Vatican News - Thu, 11/11/2021 - 09:34
Amid a recently declared state of emergency, Ethiopian authorities have begun a crackdown on people that the government says are “supporters” of the rebellious Tigrayan forces. The arrests have included Salesian missionaries, as well as 72 humanitarian aid truck drivers and 16 other UN humanitarian staffers.
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World Day of the Poor: Church in Brazil launches week of action

Vatican News - Thu, 11/11/2021 - 08:00
Ahead of the Fifth World Day of the Poor, the Brazilian Church has invited Catholics to make concrete gestures against poverty, saying Christian faith calls for solidarity with the poor.
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US, China strike deal to curb emissions as COP26 nears end

Vatican News - Thu, 11/11/2021 - 07:58
As the COP26 climate summit enters its final days, the United States and China announce a surprise deal to increase cooperation on climate change.
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Peace Forum: Pope calls for ‘responsible hope’ to emerge from pandemic

Vatican News - Thu, 11/11/2021 - 06:58
Pope Francis sends a message to the 4th edition of the Paris Peace Forum calling for “responsible hope” to improve the world and emerge from the pandemic. He also writes that “there can be no peace-generating cooperation without a concrete collective commitment to integral disarmament.”
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Covid-19: Italy offers over 40’s booster shots amid rising cases in Europe

Vatican News - Thu, 11/11/2021 - 06:51
With COVID-19 cases rising in Europe, Italy is offering booster shots to people aged 40-60 in order to keep infection rates down.
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Pope: If integrated, migrants help society and Church grow

Vatican News - Thu, 11/11/2021 - 06:37
At the Vatican on Thursday, Pope Francis receives participants in a conference promoted by the ‘Migrantes Foundation,’ the pastoral arm of the Italian bishops’ conference (CEI) for people on the move.
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