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These are the headlines for Sunday, January 2nd: - Pope Francis urges Christians to draw near to Jesus during this Christmastide, since God loves to be near to us - Austrian bishops express their opposition to assisted suicide, as a new law comes into force allowing ‘death on demand’ - A wave of coronavirus infections is roiling the world in the new year, with restrictions on movement and travel tightening up
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Vatican & World News 08.07.2024

-   The Patriarchate of Jerusalem condemns an Israeli strike on a Catholic school compound in Gaza and demands the protection of civilians -   Russian airstrikes hit a children’s hospital in the Ukrainian capital -   The climate crisis brings destruction to Indian states where floods and landslides engulf the capital Mumbai  
7/8/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 07.07.2024

7/7/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 06.07.2024

 - Negotiators provide a glimmer of hope for a ceasefire deal for Gaza while continuing Israeli attacks on the enclave kill 29 Palestinians, including 5 journalists  - Iran’s new president-elect, a man considered “moderate”, pledges to serve all  - EU bishops release a document on the challenges posed to families by the ongoing digital revolution  
7/6/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 05.07.2024

7/5/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 04.07.2024

 - Sudan’s bishops appeal for peace as ongoing conflict leads to a grave humanitarian crisis  - India’s bishops offer condolences and prayers for victims of a stampede at a Hindu religious festival  - British voters head to the polls in parliamentary elections
7/4/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 03.07.2024

7/3/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 02.07.2024

In the headlines this Tuesday 2nd of July, -   The Justice and Peace Commission of the Holy Land decries the weaponisation of the term “just war” to legitimise the war in the Gaza Strip -   The Bishops of Sudan lament the country's "unimaginable destruction and immense suffering“ of the people -   Pope Francis releases his prayer intention for the month of July: for the pastoral care of the sick
7/2/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 01.07.2024

 - Pope Francis clears the way for the canonization of Blessed Carlos Acutis in a consistory at the Vatican  - The Bulgarian Orthodox Church elects a new Patriarch and Metropolitan of Sophia  - French voters turn against the ruling party amid record high turnout in the first round of parliamentary elections
7/1/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 30.06.2024

6/30/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 29.06.2024

These are the headlines for Saturday 29th of June: -   Pope Francis prays for the release of all prisoners of war -   Russia and Ukraine successfully exchange prisoners for the first time since February -   The Holy Father calls for a church and society of open doors
6/29/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 28.06.2024

In the headlines, this Friday, June 28th: - Gaza faces a dire health and sanitary crisis - Alarming increase of children are being killed in armed conflicts - The Pope hopes to visit Türkiye for anniversary of the Council of Nicea
6/28/202413 minutes, 54 seconds
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Vatican & World News 27.06.2024

 - Pope Francis renews his calls for peace, insisting once again that “war is always a defeat”  - The Vatican releases the Pope’s Message for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation  - Bolivia’s government repulses an attempted military coup
6/27/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 26.06.2024

- Pope Francis entrusts his prayers for peace in a war-shattered world to the intercession of Saints Peter and Paul - In a Motu Proprio entitled “Brother Sun” the Pope provides for the construction of a solar energy plant that will supply Vatican Radio - Meeting with a delegation from an Italian mosque, he upholds the friendship between Christians and Muslims and calls for the respect of all religions
6/26/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 25.06.2024

-   The Vice President of Bethlehem’s Catholic University appeals for prayers and assistance amidst the ongoing Israel-Hamas war. -   The Vatican’s Secretary of State celebrates Mass in Beirut, Lebanon amidst fears that the conflict could spread to the country. -   Members of the Ordinary Council of the Synod meet with Pope Francis as they prepare the working document for the upcoming General Assembly of the synod on synodality.
6/25/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 24.06.2024

- Israel’s Prime Minister says the war in Gaza will continue even if a ceasefire deal is reached with Hamas  - Three days of mourning are declared in Dagestan following a terrorist attack on a churches and a synagogue that killed 19 people  - Pope Francis donates a third ambulance to a Ukrainian hospital
6/24/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 23.06.2024

In the headlines, this Sunday, June 23rd: - Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address in St. Peter's Square - The Pope appeals to world leaders to work toward peaceful solutions in conflict zones - The Holy Father remembers a late confessor and praises Franciscans for their work
6/23/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 22.06.2024

In the headlines this Saturday June 22nd: - Pope Francis renews appeal to ethically use artificial intelligence - Strikes kill many in Gaza - Ukraine's infrastructure under heavy attacks amid regional concerns
6/22/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 21.06.2024

6/21/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 20.06.2024

 - Pope Francis participates in a dialogue with students from Asia and the Pacific  - A delegation of leaders of the Lutheran World Federation visits the Vatican  - Danielle Vella from Jesuit Refugee Services highlights the plight of migrants on World Refugee Day
6/20/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 19.06.2024

-   Pope Francis repeats his call to welcome, protect, promote and integrate migrants and refugees -   On the eve of the World Day for Refugees, the Jesuit Refugee Service prepares to launch its 'One Shared Humanity Manifesto' -   At his General Audience encourages believers to make the Book of Psalms their prayer
6/19/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 18.06.2024

6/18/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 17.06.2024

6/17/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 16.06.2024

6/16/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 15.06.2024

-   Pope Francis tells business leaders philanthropy is not enough -   Scores of Palestinians are killed in an Israeli raid targeting homes in Gaza -   Myanmar is classified as the most violent country in the world  
6/15/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 14.06.2024

6/14/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 13.06.2024

 - The Vatican releases Pope Francis’ message for the World Day of the Poor  - The Archbishop of Johannesburg reiterates the Church’s commitment to combatting statelessness  - The Vatican publishes a new study document on primacy and synodality in ecumenical dialogues
6/13/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 12.06.2024

-  Pope Francis reiterates his belief that war is always a defeat -  Unicef warns that 3,000 malnourished children in Gaza are at risk of dying as the Israeli offensive on Rafah cuts them off from aid and healthcare -  The Irish Brigade attends the Pope’s General Audience, marking 80 years from when Pope Pius XII thanked them and Allied soldiers for liberating Europe from nazi-fascism
6/12/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 11.06.2024

-   The UN Security Council votes in favour of a US-backed Gaza ceasefire and hostage release deal -   A handful of Iraqi Christian families return to their homes in the city of Mosul -   The Vatican Observatory announces it will host an international conference celebrating the legacy of the Belgian physicist and priest Msgr. Georges Lemaître.
6/11/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 10.06.2024

6/10/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 09.06.2024

6/9/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 08.06.2024

 - Pope Francis reflects on family, hope, and peace in an address to new ambassadors to the Vatican  - Four hostages being held in Gaza were rescued by the Israeli military forces  - Voters in five more countries headed to the polls on Saturday as elections for the European Parliament continue
6/8/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 07.06.2024

6/7/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 06.06.2024

 - More than 35 people have died in an Israeli airstrike on a UN school in Gaza  - A United Nations report warns of acute food insecurity in 18 “hotspots” around the world  - Pope Francis highlights formation and the need for vocations in an address to members of the Dicastery for Clergy
6/6/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 05.06.2024

-   Pope Francis says the coming Jubilee Year is an occasion to cancel foreign debt owed by poor countries -   Scores of Palestinians are killed in a new Israeli military campaign in Gaza -   World Environment Day invites the new generations to be the ones to make peace with land  
6/5/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 04.06.2024

6/4/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 03.06.2024

6/3/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 02.06.2024

6/2/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 01.06.2024

-   Pope Francis encourages members of Italian Christian Associations of Workers to cultivate and practice solidarity and peace -   The US President reveals an Israeli plan to end the Gaza conflict -   India’s six-week-long election concludes after 970 million voters cast their ballots
6/1/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 31.05.2024

-   Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parolin opposes plans to use Nato weaponary to strike targets within Russia -   South Africa’s ruling African National Congress party looks set to fall short of a majority for the first time since the end of apartheid in 1994 -   Pope Francis announces plans to commemorate the tenth anniversary of his peace meeting in the Vatican gardens with the leaders of Palestine and Israel
5/31/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 30.05.2024

-   Pope Francis praises religious charisms for building up the mission of the Church -   A sobering report by Amnesty International shows a rise in capital punishment -   Haiti’s Transitional Council appoints a Prime Minister tasked with setting the ground for democratic elections
5/30/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 29.05.2024

5/29/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 28.05.2024

-   Waves of refugees flee Rafah as Israeli Forces reach the centre of the besieged city in the southern Gaza Strip -   Christians in Pakistan rally over yet another mob attack over false blasphemy accusations -   A rising death toll in Papua New Guinea's landslide tragedy suggest more than 2000 people may be dead  
5/28/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 27.05.2024

5/27/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 26.05.2024

5/26/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 25.05.2024

-   Pope Francis meets with children from Ukraine and Palestine, as the Vatican’s first ever World Children’s Day kicks off in Rome -   The Pope tells the national directors of the Pontifical Mission Societies to be creative and tenacious in the face of difficulties -   We speak to a doctor at the Massachusets General Hospital about the global landscape of palliative care
5/25/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 24.05.2024

-   Pope Francis urges Jesuits teachers and professors to foster service and academic rigor in their educational institutions -   Hundreds are feared dead in Papua New Guinea after a massive landslide -   Catholic youth ministers gather near Rome to prepare for the Jubilee for Youth next year and World Youth Day in 2027
5/24/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 23.05.2024

- Pope Francis officially puts the Blessed Carlo Acutis on the path to sainthood - He encourages Sisters of the Talitha Kum anti-trafficking network to continue to fight the trafficking scourge and stand by victims -  A Symposium on Palliative Care in Toronto enters its final day with a call to strengthen the network of carers to support people who are suffering and in need of hope
5/23/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 22.05.2024

- Pope Francis prays for peace in Ukraine, Israel, Palestine, Myanmar and in all war-torn countries of the globe - A well-known Italian artist creates the first Cross of Joy for the first World Children’s Day - Norway, Spain and Ireland announce they will formally recognize the State of Palestine  
5/22/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 21.05.2024

- Pope Francis encourages Chinese Catholics to testify to their faith through works of mercy and charity - The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem thanks Italian bishops for their prayers for the people of the Holy Land - The Head of India’s Syro-Malabar Catholic Church recalls his meeting with Pope Francis and the warmth of a father and brother in faith
5/21/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 20.05.2024

- Pope Francis is to travel to Luxembourg and Belgium in September - Religious involved in the fight against human trafficking gather in Rome to renew their commitment to fight the trade and rescue victims - Palliative Care is the focus of a symposium organized by the Canadian Bishops in collaboration with the Pontifical Academy for Life
5/20/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 19.05.2024

5/19/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 18.05.2024

In the headlines this Saturday May 18th: - Pope Francis makes a pastoral visit to the Italian city of Verona - He urges people to take the cause of peace in their hands, rather than leaving it to world leaders - The Pope tells children to, with Jesus their friend, not have fear to go against the tide
5/17/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 17.05.2024

5/17/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 16.05.2024

-   The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem entera the Gaza strip, offering the closeness of the Church to the suffering people -   Pope Francis addresses a climate summit exploring the theme: “From Climate Crisis to Climate Resilience.” -   Participants at a conference on interreligious dialogue in Lisbon describe the importance of real change coming from within
5/16/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 15.05.2024

 - Pope Francis appeals to the international community to provide support and aid to flood-stricken Afghanistan  - A conference on Climate Crisis and Climate Resilience opens in the Vatican  - In the preface of a book dedicated to peace and justice, the Pope reflects on how peace is handmade by each of us    
5/15/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 14.05.2024

 - Pope Francis says the elderly are the “firm foundation of the future” in a Message for Grandparents’ Day  - A West Sumatran Bishop warns that climate change is exacerbating flooding and other natural calamities  - The Pontifical Urban University is preparing to host an international conference on the Church in China
5/14/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 13.05.2024

-   Pope Francis encourages India’s Syro-Malabar Catholic Church to commit to a path of unity -   The Apostolic Penitentiary releases a Decree that explains to the faithful how to obtain an Indulgence during the Jubilee Year -   The head of the Nasa Space Agency reflects on the unique “outer-space” view of a world without divisions
5/13/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 12.05.2024

5/12/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 11.05.2024

-   Pope Francis encourages participants in the Second World Meeting on Human Fraternity to persevere in their efforts to promote fraternity in a broken world -   Israel orders more evacuations from Rafah in the south of the Gaza Strip amid continuing attacks -   Flood-stricken Brazilians in the south of the country find refuge and aid in church buildings and organizations
5/11/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 10.05.2024

5/10/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 09.05.2024

-   Pope Francis expresses his grief over a deadly attack on two camps for displaced persons in the Democratic Republic of Congo. -   A leading bishop in Ethiopia urges religious leaders to act as mediators to heal the nation’s political and social divisions. -   The President of the Commission of EU Bishops' Conferences calls for greater participation in Europe’s future
5/9/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 08.05.2024

5/8/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 07.05.2024

 - The Israeli Defense Force says it is in control of the Gaza side of the Rafah crossing -   A state of public calamity is declared in Brazil after heavy rains killed at least 85 people and wreaked widespread destruction -   Experts in development and rights gather for a Consultation in the Vatican to demand dignified work in all sectors and for all workers
5/7/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 06.05.2024

In the headlines, this Monday, May 6th: -  Pope Francis meets the new recruits to the Swiss Guard -  He thanks them and encourages them in their generous and diligent service -  Panama has a new President
5/6/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 05.05.2024

 - At the Regina Coeli, Pope Francis encourages the faithful to grow in friendship with the Lord  - Ukraine celebrates Easter today, despite widespread suffering due to Russia’s war of aggression  - New recruits to the Swiss Guard prepare for their formal swearing-in tomorrow
5/5/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 04.05.2024

 - Pope Francis calls on Christians to rediscover the devotion of reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus  - Diplomatic efforts are continuing as negotiators work for a ceasefire in Gaza  - Scores of people have died as Brazil experiences the worst flooding the country has seen in decades
5/4/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 03.05.2024

In the headlines, this Friday, May 3rd: -   Pope Francis insists that all young people deserve equal job opportunities -   The Pope affirms that education must form people, not offer impossible ideals -   Türkiye suspends all trade with Israel over Gaza war
5/3/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 02.05.2024

In the headlines this Thursday 2 May: -   Hamas says the ceasefire negotiations with Israel will be halted if Israel attacks Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, -   British authorities have started to detain migrants in preparation for them to be sent to Rwanda in the next nine to 11 weeks, And -   Pope Francis tells Primates of the Anglican Communion, that even the very earliest Christians had their disagreements.
5/2/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 01.05.2024

5/1/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 30.04.2024

 - Hamas is considering an Israeli offer of a 40-day truce in exchange for the release of hostages  - The UN warns that Sudan is in the midst of the world's worst hunger and displacement crisis  - Pope Francis highlights the formation in his prayer intention for the month of May
4/30/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 29.04.2024

4/29/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 28.04.2024

4/28/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 27.04.2024

 - Rescuers in Gaza race to save survivors under rubble as Israeli attacks kill scores of people  - 150 years from his birth, Vatican Radio celebrates Guglielmo Marconi, the man who set up the radio of the Popes in 1931  - We look ahead to the Pope’s half-day visit to Venice on Sunday during which he will meet prison inmates, artists and young people before celebrating Holy Mass  
4/27/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 26.04.2024

 - Haiti’s prime minister steps down amid continuing unrest throughout the country  - The UN children’s agency, UNICEF, says the number of children killed in Ukraine has risen dramatically  - Israeli forces are expected to begin evacuations from Rafah ahead of an anticipated ground assault
4/26/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 25.04.2024

 - Pope Francis tells Catholic Action Italy that embracing one another can prevent wars  - International NGO Human Rights Watch calls for an investigation into a massacre of civilians in Burkina Faso  - Flooding in Kenya has led to some thirty deaths, while more than 40,000 people have been displaced
4/25/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 24.04.2024

4/24/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 23.04.2024

- Hezbollah militants in Lebanon launch their deepest attack on Israel since the start of the Gaza war - Humanitarian organizations express disappointment over the approval by the UK of a deportation bill for migrants and refugees - Young South Korean climate change activists bring their case against the government to the nation’s highest court
4/23/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 22.04.2024

4/22/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 21.04.2024

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Vatican & World News 20.04.2024

4/20/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 19.04.2024

4/19/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 18.04.2024

 - Mediators from Qatar review their role as they attempt to broker a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas  - The bishops of Quebec call on Christian communities in one of the world’s richest nations to respond to the call of the hungry  - Pope Francis tells Discalced Carmelite nuns to bear witness to the love they have received  
4/18/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 17.04.2024

 - Pope Francis calls for the release of prisoners of war and condemns the use of torture  - The Holy See calls for solidarity and urgent action to meet the humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia  - Myanmar transfers prisoners, including Aung San Suu Kyi, from jail to house arrest
4/17/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 16.04.2024

These are the headlines for Tuesday, April 16:  - As the death toll in the Gaza Strip nears 34,000, Israel’s war cabinet meets to discuss how to respond to Iran’s weekend assault - A new report by UNICEF highlights the number of children kidnapped in Nigeria, warning that urgent measures must to be taken - Around 50 people are killed after severe weather conditions strike Pakistan
4/16/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 15.04.2024

- Europe joins the United States in urging Israel to exercise restraint following Iran’s weekend attack - Sudan marks a tragic first anniversary of the civil war in which 15,000 people have died and 10.7 million have been displaced - Five years after the fire that destroyed Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris restoration is on track for a grand reopening on 8 December
4/15/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 14.04.2024

In the headlines, this Sunday, April 14th: - Pope Francis appeals for stopping any action that could worsen the spiral of violence in the Middle East - The Holy Father renews his prayers for children around the world suffering from war -  He calls on faithful to transmit the beauty of their faith and of their encounter with Christ
4/14/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 13.04.2024

In the headlines, this Saturday, April 13th: - Pope Francis expresses his closeness to Australians mourning loved ones after stabbing rampage at a mall in Sydney. - The Pope advances causes for sainthood - The Holy Father calls for defending the dignity of human life
4/13/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 12.04.2024

4/12/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 11.04.2024

 - Pope Francis says the Bible shows Jesus’ closeness to suffering humanity  - Cardinal Pietro Parolin leads a retreat for Brazil’s Bishops, as part of the Bishops’ General Assembly   - Rights advocates express disappointment with the European Union’s new migration and asylum policy
4/11/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 10.04.2024

-  Pope Francis asks for prayers for people affected by widespread flooding in Kazakhstan and Central Asia -  The Vicar of the Custody of the Holy Land speaks of the challenges faced by Christian communities in light of the ongoing war in Gaza -  At least 38 migrants drown in a shipwreck off the coast of Djibouti as EU members vote to reform the Asylum and Migration Pact
4/10/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 09.04.2024

These are the headlines for Tuesday 9 April, 2024: -   Ahead of a humanitarian conference on war-torn Sudan NGOs warn that the time to act is now -   The European Court of Human Rights issues three rulings on Climate change And -   A participant in a conference on migration in the Mediterranean shares the story of his perilous journey to Europe
4/9/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 08.04.2024

 - A new document from the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith offers a comprehensive approach to human dignity  - Pope Francis meets with the families of hostages who are being held in Gaza by Hamas  - In Marseille, representatives of Church organizations discuss how to offer care to migrants headed for Europe
4/8/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 07.04.2024

-   Pope Francis appeals to leaders of warring countries to pause and find the strength to negotiate -   Israeli citizens rally in Tel Aviv demanding the government prioritize talks with Hamas for the release of hostages -   War-torn Ukraine reels from massive Russian strikes that kill more than a dozen people over the weekend  
4/7/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 06.04.2024

-   Starving Palestinians in besieged Gaza await new aid crossings into the enclave -   Children in Haiti’s capital pay the highest price for mayhem unleashed by rival criminal gangs after political collapse -   The Pope praises the irreplaceable service of Red Cross volunteers
4/6/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 05.04.2024

In the headlines this Friday, April 5th: - More terror grips Haiti - An international conference demands abolition of surrogacy - The Pope calls on Christians to tend to Christ’s wounds in humanity
4/5/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 04.04.2024

4/4/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 03.04.2024

-   Pope Francis repeats his call for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza -   Church officials in Syria decry a recent Israeli drone in Damascus -   Pope Francis prays once more for 'tormented' Ukraine, as President Zelensky meets with Christian leaders in the country
4/3/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 02.04.2024

4/2/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 01.04.2024

In the headlines, this Easter Monday, April 1st: - Pope Francis gives his Regina Caeli address to the faithful this Monday of the Angel - He insists the Lord's Resurrection gives us immense joy and completely transforms our lives - The Pope prays for Easter peace to fill places torn by war
4/1/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 31.03.2024

In the headlines, this Easter Sunday, March 31st: - Pope Francis delivers his Urbi et Orbi message, appealing for peace in the world and for an end to wars. - The Holy Father celebrates Easter Mass and reminds that Christ's Resurrection defeats death and darkness, and starts all anew - The Pope appeals once again for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip
3/31/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 30.03.2024

In the headlines this Holy Saturday, March 30th: - A South Sudan Bishop prays Easter inspires peace and fraternity - The parish priest of the Church of the Sacred Family on the Gaza Strip speaks of their Easter amid war - Expert suggests main victims of the war in Syria were the Christian religious communities
3/30/202413 minutes, 58 seconds
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Vatican & World News 29.03.2024

In the headlines this Good Friday, March 29th: - Pope Francis releases his meditations, for the Via Crucis at Rome's Colosseum - Easter pilgrims from Botswana die in bus crash in South Africa - Death toll climbing after deadly cyclone makes landfall in Madagascar
3/29/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 28.03.2024

3/28/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 27.03.2024

3/27/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 26.03.2024

- The United Nations Security Council calls for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza - Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako, the head of Iraq's Chaldean Catholic Church, reflects on the significance of Holy Week  - Pope Francis sends a videomessage to the citizens of Rosario, an Argentinian city sufering from a major crime wave
3/26/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 25.03.2024

 - Pope Francis encourages young people to continue to bear witness to the joy of friendship with Christ  - Christians in the Holy Land prepare to celebrate Easter as war between Israel and Hamas continues to rage  - Religious and social organizations condemn the treatment of Haitians in the Dominican Republic
3/25/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 24.03.2024

3/24/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 23.03.2024

-   Pope Francis encourages reporters to stay true to the truth in journalism -   A terrorist attack on a nightclub in Moscow kills over 130 people -   Catholics in the Pacific continue their reflections on the Synod on synodality
3/23/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 22.03.2024

-   The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem says that the situation in Gaza is “objectively intolerable” -   The President of Malta praises Pope Francis’ commitment to tackling climate change  -   As we prepare to enter Holy Week, the Preacher of the Papal Household delivers his fifth and final Lenten sermon to Pope Francis
3/22/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 21.03.2024

In the headlines this Thursday, March 21st: - Several killed in Russian missile attack on Kyiv - Pope Francis writes letter to migrants - The parish priest of Gaza insists they have endured ‘relentless Calvary for months'
3/21/202413 minutes, 59 seconds
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Vatican & World News 20.03.2024

3/20/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 19.03.2024

 - Pope Francis releases his message for the World Day of Prayer for Vocations  - Renewed pastoral efforts in the diocese of Columbus, USA, have resulted in greater numbers of seminarians  - The German embassy to the Holy See presents a new book on the role of women in the Church
3/19/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 18.03.2024

 - Israeli forces raid Gaza’s largest hospital  - Aid agencies warn against ‘forgetting’ the conflict in Syria  - The Knights of Malta conclude their 30th International Conference of Hospitallers
3/18/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 17.03.2024

3/17/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 16.03.2024

-   The first seaborne humanitarian aid shipment arrives in the Gaza Strip. -   Pope Francis meets with some 200 sick children at the Vatican-run “Child Jesus” children’s hospital in Rome -   We speak to a parish priest in Pakistan about the ongoing violence against Christians in the country
3/16/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 15.03.2024

3/15/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 14.03.2024

3/14/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 13.03.2024

3/13/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 12.03.2024

 - Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin explains the Holy See’s position on Ukraine  - Haiti’s prime minister steps down as unrest continues to sweep the country   - Pope Francis speaks out about the need to eradicate situations where abusers are protected
3/12/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 11.03.2024

-   Haitian gangs release 5 of 7 religious brothers after two weeks in captivity amid a spiral of violence -   The Holy See involves female inmates in its exhibit for the Venice Art Biennale -   The Cardinal Bishop of Hong Kong welcomes a Vatican delegation to a meeting between Christians and Taoists
3/11/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 10.03.2024

3/10/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 09.03.2024

3/9/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 08.03.2024

3/8/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 07.03.2024

-   Pope Francis encourages the Vatican’s child protection commission to continue its vital mission, as it enters its tenth year -   As International Women’s Day approaches, the Pope calls for greater recognition of women’s contributions to the Church -   On the 750th anniversary of the death of the great philosopher and theologian St Thomas Aquinas, Pope Francis says that his work remains more relevant than ever
3/7/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 06.03.2024

- Pope Francis reflects on the vice of pride at the weekly General Audience  - Three more nuns have been kidnapped in Haiti  - A conference in Rome focuses on the need for women leaders in the Church and the world
3/6/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 05.03.2024

3/5/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 04.03.2024

 - The UN children’s agency UNICEF appeals for aid for the children of Gaza  - Violent gangs storm a prison in Haiti and release thousands of prisoners  - Pope Francis will preside at the opening of the “24 Hours for the Lord” devotion on Friday
3/4/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 03.03.2024

3/3/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 02.03.2024

-   Holy Land Church leaders condemn an Israeli attack that killed dozens of Palestinians waiting in line to receive aid and reiterate their call for a ceasefire for Gaza -   Kenya offers a peacekeeping force to beleaguered Haiti -   Pope Francis’ Message for the upcoming World Children’s Day reminds new generations to never forget their peers who are suffering war
3/2/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 01.03.2024

-   Pope Francis warns against the dangers of gender ideology -   The Pope calls for showing closeness to the vulnerable -   International pressure grows for investigation into Gaza incident that killed dozens of Palestinians seeking aid  
3/1/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 29.02.2024

These are the headlines for Thursday, February 29th: -   Chad’s opposition leader is killed in a violent exchange of fire with security forces -   More than 100 people are killed after Israeli troops open fire on a crowd of Palestinians waiting for aid in Gaza City And -   The Holy See calls for renewed international efforts to address the ongoing violations of human rights in the world
2/29/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 28.02.2024

In the headlines this Wednesday, February 28th: -   Pope Francis invites the faithful to pray for Burkina Faso and for Haiti, both suffering from - The Holy Father also denounces the use of landimes, which, he says, "continue to target civilians and children"  and -   Geopolotics, peace and the need to stay close to their flock were topics addressed in a meeting with the Bishops of the Armenian Catholic Church
2/28/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 27.02.2024

-   US President Joe Biden says he hopes to see a truce in the Israel-Gaza war by next week -   Bishops in the Phillipines call for special protection of the "Verde Island Passage", the site of a massive oil spill last year -   Pope Francis releases his prayer intention for March, dedicated to the Christians persecuted for their faith today
2/27/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 26.02.2024

 - At least 15 Catholic faithful die in Burkina Faso during a terrorist attack on a church during Sunday Mass  - The Israeli government presents a plan for the evacuation of Palestinian civilians from combat zones in Gaza  - On the anniversary of the Cutro migrant tragedy in southern Italy we shine the light on the difficulties migrants and refugees continue to face in their quest for safety and welcome
2/26/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 25.02.2024

 - Ukraine faces an unprecedented humanitarian crisis as the war with Russia enters its third year  - The United Nations warns of grave threats to the health of children in Gaza  - At the Angelus, Pope Francis invites the faithful to open themselves to the light of Jesus
2/25/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 24.02.2024

 - Ukraine marks the second anniversary of the full-scale Russian invasion  - Six religious brothers and and priest have been kidnapped in Haiti  - The UN warns of human rights abuses by all parties in Sudan’s ongoing civil strife
2/24/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 23.02.2024

2/23/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 22.02.2024

2/22/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 21.02.2024

-   Amidst increasing bombardments, the Christians taking refuge in Gaza’s Catholic parish say they are staying put -   The Holy See Press Office offers an update on the ongoing investigation into abuse allegations against Fr. Marko Rupnik. -   The Vatican Athletics team meets with Sara Minkara, the US Department of State’s Special Advisor on disability and inclusion
2/21/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 20.02.2024

 - The United States calls for a temporary ceasefire in Gaza at the UN Security Council  - An upsurge of violence in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado’s province targets Christian communities and forces missionaries to flee  - The Bambino Gesù – the Pope’s Children’s Hospital – marks an important anniversary
2/20/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 19.02.2024

 - An outbreak of ethnic violence in Papua New Guinea has led to dozens of deaths  - Anti-government protests in Israel ramped up over the weekend  - The Bishops of the Democratic Republic of Congo call for prayers for peace
2/19/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 18.02.2024

-   Pope Francis prays for people suffering due to conflict in Sudan and northern Mozambique, where armed assailants have destroyed a Catholic church -   Church leaders from Europe visit Ukraine in a sign of solidarity as the war nears its second anniversary -   The Pope invites Christians to enter into the silence of the desert in our Lenten journey
2/18/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 17.02.2024

-   Fears mount of an Israeli offensive in the southern Gaza city of Rafah  -  A side event at Munich’s Security Conference highlights the need for respect for Humanitarian Law that is increasingly under threat  -  Pope Francis releases the dates for the second Session of the 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of bishops
2/17/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 16.02.2024

2/16/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 15.02.2024

2/15/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 14.02.2024

 - Pointing to the start of the Lenten Season as an opportunity for conversion Pope Francis expresses his wish for conversion of those involved in war  - A senior United Nations official warns the consequences of an Israeli invasion of Rafah would be catastrophic  - The Pope pays tribute to a Cardinal who was imprisoned in communist-ruled Albania for twenty-eight years
2/14/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 13.02.2024

 - The director of the CIA is in Egypt for discussion on a ceasefire plan for Gaza  - Haiti’s bishops denounce the ongoing violence that is wracking the Caribbean nation  - And the Vatican announces that Pope Francis will be visiting Venice in April
2/13/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 12.02.2024

2/12/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 11.02.2024

2/11/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 10.02.2024

 - The UN aid agency for Palestine warns of famine and hunger in parts of the northern Gaza Strip  - Rohingya refugees in one of the world’s largest refugee camps face dangers of human trafficking  - Pope Francis tells Italian craftsmen that the world needs artisans of peace and fraternity  
2/10/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 09.02.2024

2/9/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 08.02.2024

-  Pope Francis releases his message for the 10th World Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking -  Israeli forces prepare to enter the Rafah, the only area of the Gaza strip that they have so far left unoccupied - We speak to a United Nations representative based in East Africa about the Pope’s appeals for peace there
2/8/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 07.02.2024

2/6/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 06.02.2024

 - The UN’s Palestinian relief agency could run out of funds by the end of February    - Turkey and Syria continue to suffer a humanitarian crisis one year on from a devastating earthquake that killed more than 65,000 people  - About a thousand priests from around the world are in Rome for a conference on ongoing priestly formation
2/6/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 05.02.2024

-   Pope Francis phones a Haitian nun who cares for children in the slums to convey his support -   German Church leaders share growing concerns for the rise of the far-right anti-semitic movement in their country -   The Archbishop of Dakar expresses preoccupation for the political situation in Senegal as riots erupt following the decision to postpone presidential elections
2/5/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 04.02.2024

-   Pope Francis asks for prayers for those suffering from war in various parts of the world and says peace is the responsibility of the entire human family -   US and UK strikes against Yemen’s Houthis in the Red Sea heighten tensions in the explosive Middle Eastern situation -   In a message to participants in events marking the 5th anniversary of the Document on Human Fraternity the Pope points to education, dialogue and flexibility to achieve peace
2/4/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 03.02.2024

2/3/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 02.02.2024

In the headlines this Friday the 2nd of February, -   Pope Francis releases his message for World Mission Day 2024 -   A new book about martyred men and women in Argentina during the 1970s is published, featuring a preface by Pope Francis And -   The first World Children’s Day, to be celebrated in May, is presented at the Holy See Press Office
2/2/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 01.02.2024

-   Pope Francis releases his message for Lent 2024, inviting the faithful to pause for prayer and assist their brothers and sisters in need -   Eight are killed in an attack on a Pentecostalist Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo -   European leaders agree to a 50 billion euro aid package for war-torn Ukraine
2/1/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 31.01.2024

1/31/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 30.01.2024

-   Pope Francis invites Christians to pray for people who are terminally ill and says they deserve our utmost care -   Several children from Gaza arrive in Italy to receive medical treatment in hospitals around the country -   The Dicastery for Communication hosts the first-ever Vatican workshop on mental health and pastoral care
1/30/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 29.01.2024

 - Pope Francis renews calls for a global ceasefire in an interview with an Italian newspaper  - Iran denies involvement in a deadly drone strike on a U.S. military base in Jordan  - The UN expresses concern as various countries halt funding to its Palestinian aid agency
1/29/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 28.01.2024

In the headlines, this Sunday, January 28th:  - Pope Francis decries attack on a Catholic church in Istanbul  - He appeals for humanitarian aid to arrive to those suffering in Myanmar  - At Angelus, he insists that wars destroy peoples and are a defeat for humanity  
1/28/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 27.01.2024

In the headlines this Saturday, January the 27th -   The world marks Holocaust Remembrance Day, 79 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau   -   The Holy Father recalls the 1994 Rwandan genocide urging the world to never forget and -   We hear from the UN’s High Commissioner from Human Rights, who sheds light on International Law and fight for global peace and justice
1/27/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 26.01.2024

-   The International Court of Justice imposes emergency measures on Israel over the situation in Gaza-  -   A new report says that Christians are being targeted in the ongoing conflict in Myanmar -   Pope Francis tells a delegation from the Oriental Orthodox Churches that “Full communion between our Churches is not only possible but urgent and necessary”  
1/26/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 25.01.2024

 - Six nuns kidnapped in Haiti last week have been released  - Twelve people were killed in an attack on a UN facility in Gaza  - Pope Francis will celebrate 2nd Vespers for the feast of the conversion of St Paul
1/25/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 24.01.2024

 - Pope Francis dedicates his message for the World Day of Social Communications to artificial intelligence  - The Holy Father renews his prayers for peace in Ukraine and the Holy Land  - European and African bishops gather in Kenya to foster deeper communion between the churches of the two continents
1/24/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 23.01.2024

1/23/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 22.01.2024

1/22/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 21.01.2024

 - Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St Peter’s Basilica to mark the Sunday of the Word of God  - The Holy Father announces a Year of Prayer in preparation for the upcoming Jubilee of 2025  - Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejects the idea of a future Palestinian state
1/21/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 20.01.2024

 - Pope Francis urges a charismatic group to move forward in adoration, evangelization, and communion  - Armed criminals have kidnapped at least six nuns in Haiti  - Iran blames Israel for an air strike in Syria that killed four Iranian military advisors
1/20/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 19.01.2024

1/19/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 18.01.2024

1/18/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 17.01.2024

These are the headlines for Wednesday, 17 January: -   Pope Francis condemns a recent Iranian missile strike on the city of Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan, -   The heads of leading humanitarian organisations appeal for greater access to Gaza to bring desperately needed food and medicine to the people there, and -   The Holy Father also urges world leaders to ensure that economic development benefits everyone.
1/17/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 16.01.2024

1/16/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 15.01.2024

 - Pope Francis sends prayers and condolences to victims of a landslide in Colombia  - Nicaragua’s government has released several bishops, priests and seminarians from prison  - The United Nations launches a new appeal for humanitarian aid for Ukraine
1/15/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 14.01.2024

1/14/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 13.01.2024

-   Pope Francis highlights the fraternity-building power of sports -   The war between Israel and Gaza near its 100th day, as the conflict risks spreading to the Red Sea -   The Pope calls for a ‘therapeutic covenant’ in his message for the 2024 World Day of the Sick
1/13/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 12.01.2024

1/12/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 11.01.2024

1/11/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 10.01.2024

-   Ecuador’s bishops call for unity and fraternity in response to a surge of violence in the country -   A group promoting dialogue between socialists and Christians meets with Pope Francis in the Vatican -   The Pope gives his approval to the election of the new head of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church in India
1/10/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 09.01.2024

In the headlines this Tuesday, January 9th: -   Vatican publishes Pope Francis’ upcoming liturgical celebrations. -   Another earthquake hits Japan as we speak to the Head of Caritas Japan -   Germany mourns Catholic football great Franz Beckenbauer
1/9/202413 minutes, 49 seconds
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Vatican & World News 08.01.2024

 - Pope Francis delivers his “state of the world” address to diplomats accredited to the Holy See  - A fire in the world’s largest refugee camp has left nearly 7000 Rohingya refugees without shelter  - Pope Francis calls for greater efforts for a peace deal between Armenia and Azerbaijan
1/8/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 07.01.2024

1/7/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 06.01.2024

1/6/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 05.01.2024

-   Pope Francis prays for victims of a bombing in Iran -   Maronite Catholic Bishops express concern the war between Israel and Hamas could spill over into Lebanon -   Sudan’s warring leaders continue their deadly civil war despite calls for a ceasefire
1/5/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 04.01.2024

- Israeli strikes in Gaza bring the total death toll of Palestinians to over 22,000 as the war against Hamas nears the three-month mark - Regional tensions rise in the Middle East as an attack in Iraq follows strikes this week in Iran and Lebanon - Pope Francis thanks Catholic communicators for providing truthful information and not fuelling conflict – even in the Church
1/4/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 03.01.2024

In the headlines, this Wednesday, January 3rd: - Pope Francis appeals for Palestine, Israel, Ukraine, and Rohingyas, and prays for Japan - The UN urges restraint after Hamas deputy leader killed in Lebanon - More than 100 killed and hundreds injured in twin blasts near Iran General Qasem Soleimani’s tomb
1/3/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 02.01.2024

 - Pope Francis mourns the loss of life due to a powerful earthquake in Japan  - Sudan’s bishops call on the international community to intensify efforts to end violence in the country  - Israel continues its push into Gaza with ongoing attacks in the southern region of Khan Younis
1/2/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 01.01.2024

1/1/202414 minutes
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Vatican & World News 31.12.2023

-   Pope Francis reflects on a year blighted by wars and violence and appeals to those who have stakes in conflicts to heed their consciences -   Israel’s Prime Minister warns the war in Gaza will last many months -   The war in Ukraine grinds into the New Year with a series of major attacks by both sides
12/31/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 30.12.2023

12/30/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 29.12.2023

 - Pope Francis speaks by phone with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky  - The people of Sudan continue to suffer the ravages of war far from the eyes of the world  - Christians in war-torn Myanmar celebrate a subdued Christmas as fighting continues
12/29/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 28.12.2023

 - At least 210 people are killed by Israeli strikes in Gaza in the last 24 hours  - The Pope’s almoner returns from a mission to the Holy Land with stories of great suffering  - Pope Francis tells young people gathered for the 46th Meeting of the Taizé Community to be bold and build a world of listening, dialogue and openness
12/28/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 27.12.2023

 - At Wednesday’s General Audience, Pope Francis begins a new catechetical series on virtues and vices  - Christians in southern Lebanon have left their homes due to daily rocket fire along the border with Israel  - More than 140 people were killed in a series of attacks in Nigeria on Christmas Eve
12/27/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 26.12.2023

-   Pope Francis prays for peace in all areas torn by war, and urges Christians to always show charity when faced with discrimination -   Ukraine’s military damages a Russian warship in the Black Sea
12/26/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 25.12.2023

 - At the Christmas Urbi et orbi blessingPope Francis renews his prayers for world peace and solidarity with those who suffer   - The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem reflects on the tragedy in the Holy Land at a subdued Midnight Mass in Bethlehem  - Monsignor Robert Vitillo invites us to reflect on the plight of migrants and refugees during the Christmas season
12/25/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 24.12.2023

 - Pope Francis expresses his closeness to our brothers and sisters who are suffering due to war  - Israel vows to continue its military campaign in Gaza while admitting fighting is difficult  - Almost two years on from Russia's full-scale invasion, Ukraine faces a turbulent Christmas
12/24/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 23.12.2023

-   Scores of Palestinians die in intense Israeli strikes on Gaza as humanitarian organizations warn of imminent famine in the Strip -   European bishops express concern for the EU’s new Asylum and Migration Agreement that could result in more suffering for people on the move -   The Vatican Secretary of State visits the Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital with a message of peace and gifts for the little patients
12/23/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 22.12.2023

-   Pope Francis sends his papal almoner to the Holy Land to accompany the Church during Christmas amid the Israel-Hamas war -   Nicaraguan authorities arrest a second bishop in the latest crackdown on the local Church -   The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors unveils an allocation of funds to support safeguarding initiatives in the Global South
12/22/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 21.12.2023

12/21/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 20.12.2023

 - Pope Francis expresses closeness to victims of an earthquake in China and asks for prayers for Ukraine, Palestine and Israel - The possibility of a new pause in fighting in Gaza is supported by talks taking place in Cairo  - Caritas Europa expresses disappointment with the just agreed new EU Pact on Asylum and Migration
12/20/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 19.12.2023

-   The Church in the Holy Land grieves the two Christian women shot inside a church compound in Gaza by Israeli snipers -   China suffers its worst earthquake in nine years, leaving over a hundred dead -   Cardinal Cupich of Chicago welcomes the Vatican’s recent declaration on blessings for couples in irregular relationships
12/19/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 18.12.2023

- Pope Francis encourages members of the 2nd Global Refugee Forum to persevere in their efforts to help migrants  - Ahead of elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo, superiors of religious orders remind consecrated men and women to avoid divisive speech  - Voters in Chile have rejected an amended constitution for the second time in a year
12/18/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 17.12.2023

12/17/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 16.12.2023

-   At least 2 people are killed as the Church of the Holy Family in Gaza comes under Israeli attack -   An investigation is opened by the Israeli military into how it mistakenly killed three hostages during its Gaza offensive -   Pope Francis invites Christians to think about the suffering wreaked by war in the Holy Land this Christmas
12/16/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 15.12.2023

-   Pope Francis appeals to leaders to stop wars, to stop enabling the killing of children -   As the death toll continues to rise in Gaza the White House says it wants the war between Israel and Hamas over as soon as possible -   The Preacher of the Papal Household delivers his first Advent meditation focused on the figure of John the Baptist
12/15/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 14.12.2023

-   Pope Francis releases his World Peace Day Message warning of the risks of Artificial Intelligence to peace -   Fighting continues throughout Gaza with the leader of Hamas saying he is ready to discuss any initiative that would lead to a ceasefire -   The President of the Pontifical Academy for the Sciences reacts to the final agreement reached at the UN Climate Summit
12/14/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 13.12.2023

-   Pope Francis utters yet another plea for a ceasefire for Gaza -   Extreme suffering in the Gaza Strip - under a barrage of Israeli attacks - is compounded by cold winter weather -   Pope Francis chats with a Mexican journalist about possible upcoming journeys, his desired burial place and his continuing good health
12/13/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 12.12.2023

-   A suicide bombing on a police station in Pakistan kills more than 20 soldiers -   As Israel continues its military operations in Gaza, the UN warns that the humanitarian situation in the strip has reached breaking point - The Vatican’s Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith responds to questions concerning cremation and the preservation of ashes
12/12/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 11.12.2023

 - Pope Francis urges Vatican watchdogs to “fight the insidiousness of corruption” in the Holy See and Vatican City  - Christians in Jordan are planning lowkey Christmas celebrations as a gesture of solidarity with Palestinians  - UN officials at the COP28 gathering in Dubai highlight the link between human rights and climate change
12/11/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 10.12.2023

 - Pope Francis says the commitment to human rights is never finished as he recalls the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights  - The head of the World Health Organization warns of the “catastrophic impact” of the war in Gaza on healthcare  - Venezuela and Guyana’s presidents are set to meet later this week to discuss the growing crisis over a disputed oil-rich region
12/10/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 09.12.2023

- Pope Francis says the creche invites us to turn our thoughts to the tragedy unfolding in the Holy Land - Fierce Israeli attacks in the Gaza Strip continue to kill and displace the terrified population - Indigenous women at the UN Climate Summit in Dubai struggle to make their voices heard
12/9/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 08.12.2023

 - Pope Francis leads the Angelus in St Peter’s Square for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception - A new Christmas song produced by a British band and a Palestinian Christian aims at conveying a message of hope  - The United States calls on Israel to do more to protect civilians in Gaza
12/8/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 07.12.2023

-   Pope Francis calls on the faithful of a Syro-Malabar Archeparchy in India to stay united with Rome  - Israeli tanks shell Jabalia camp as heavy fighting continues in north Gaza -   Peru’s former president Fujimori is released from prison
12/7/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 06.12.2023

-   Pope Francis appeals for peace in the Holy Land and Ukraine -   A new report says that one in five children in the world’s wealthiest countries are living below the poverty line -   In his weekly catechesis, Pope Francis stresses that the help of the Holy Spirit is indispensable in proclaiming the Gospel  
12/6/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 05.12.2023

-   Israeli forces launch a massive attack on Khan Younis, the main city in the southern Gaza Strip as the number of Palestinian victims continues to rise  - Environmental activists in Dubai ramp up pressure on COP28 participants to cut fossil fuels -   Peruvian bishops demand an investigation into an attack in the northeast of the country in which 10 gold miners were killed
12/5/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 04.12.2023

 - Israeli forces are expanding their ground operations in Gaza after last week’s cease-fire ended  - Tensions between Venezuela and Guyana are rising in a dispute over the oil-rich region of Guyana Essequibo  - Pope Francis meets with his Council of Cardinal Advisors, with discussions focusing on the feminine dimension of the Church
12/4/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 03.12.2023

12/3/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 02.12.2023

-   Pope Francis calls on world leaders gathered for the COP 28 climate conference to eliminate fossil fuels -   Israel continues to launch rocket attacks on targets in the Gaza strip -   At a meeting at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the Holy See calls for collaboration to bring about nuclear disarmament
12/2/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 01.12.2023

-   Over a hundred die in Gaza after the Israel-Hamas truce breaks down -   The Vatican confirms that Cardinal Parolin will represent the Holy See at the COP28 climate conference -   We speak to Prof. Vanderlei Bagnato, the organizer of a Vatican conference on quantum technologies
12/1/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 30.11.2023

-   The truce between Israel and Gaza continues into its seventh day with the release of more hostages on both sides -   The Rome-based Sant’Egidio Community launches an appeal to save the life of a death row inmate in Alabama on the Day of "Cities for Life against the death penalty" -   The UN COP28 Summit kicks off in Dubai with the adoption of a new fund to support victims of climate disasters
11/30/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 29.11.2023

-   Pope Francis calls for an extension to the ceasefire in Gaza -   Scotland’s Celtic Football Club pays a visit to the Vatican -   In his weekly catechesis, Pope Francis says that Christians are called to fill pessimistic societies with the joy of the Gospel
11/29/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 28.11.2023

-   The temporary ceasefire between Israel and Hamas is extended by 48 hours -   More details are released about the Pope’s upcoming journey to Dubai for the COP28 Climate Conference -   Pope Francis releases his December prayer intention, asking that disabled people might be placed at the centre of society
11/28/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 27.11.2023

11/27/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 26.11.2023

 - Pope Francis thanks God for the truce between Israel and Hamas, and calls for continued prayer and dialogue  - Recalling the Holodomor, the Pope calls for “untiring” prayers for all peoples torn apart by conflict  - On diocesan World Youth Day, the Holy Father encourages young people to be protagonists in the life of the Church
11/26/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 25.11.2023

- Pope Francis undergoes a CT scan to avoid any complications with an onset of flu-like symptoms - The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem says the exchange of Israeli hostages and Palestinian prisoners marks a first step toward peace - The Pope renews his condemnation of violence against women
11/25/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 24.11.2023

 - Israel and Hamas have begun releasing hostages, while a shaky ceasefire appears to be holding  - Pope Francis meets local authorities from parts of Italy that were devastated by the earthquakes in 2016 and 17  - The Church marks the 10th anniversary of Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Evangelii gaudium
11/24/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 23.11.2023

-   The Vatican’s Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, welcomes the news of a temporary ceasefire in Gaza -   The man who has been called the Dutch Donald Trump sails to victory in elections in Holland -   Speaking to Italian journalists, Pope Francis stresses the importance of an “ecology of communication” in the digital world
11/23/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 22.11.2023

-   Pope Francis meets with delegations of Israelis and Palestinians who share their suffering -   The Holy Father calls for an end to the war that is ravaging the Holy Land -   Israel and Hamas confirm a deal that foresees the release of hostages and a four-day pause in fighting in Gaza beginning at 10 am on Thursday
11/22/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 21.11.2023

11/21/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 20.11.2023

 - International Children’s Day highlights the fact that children pay the highest price in ongoing wars  - Hopes are increasing that a deal may soon be reached to release hostages held by Hamas in Gaza  - A Cameroonian migrant describes the tragic journey that brought him to Italy and his recent meeting with Pope Francis
11/20/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 19.11.2023

11/19/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 18.11.2023

-   Pope Francis urges Child Protection operators to safeguard, to listen to and to care for victims of sexual abuse -   Christians in Myanmar ask for prayers as violence in their country worsens -   We look ahead to the World Day of the Poor celebrated annually on the third Sunday in November
11/18/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 17.11.2023

-   Pope Francis meets with pilgrims from the Philippines, urging them to remain faithful to their baptismal promises -   The Syrian Archbishop Jacques Mourad decries the political agendas of international powers in the Middle East -   A play on child sexual abuse debuts in Rome, supported by the Vatican’s Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors
11/17/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 16.11.2023

-   Israeli forces search for weapons and Hamas infrastructure inside Gaza’s Al-Shifa hospital -   As food systems collapse in Gaza barely 10 percent of the amount needed reaches Gaza's 2.2 million inhabitants -   Pope Francis reflects on holiness and its place in everyday life
11/16/202313 minutes, 59 seconds
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Vatican & World News 15.11.2023

-   Pope Francis asks the world to pray for Ukraine, the Holy Land, and Sudan -   Israeli soldiers raid the largest hospital in the Gaza strip -   In his weekly catechesis, Pope Francis reminds Christians that Jesus is their joy, and remains with them even in times of trial
11/15/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 14.11.2023

-   US and British leaders push for greater protection for Gaza hospitals and civilians as the humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza worsens by the hour -   We hear the perspectives on the war of an Israeli and a Palestinian professor -   Pope Francis invites young people to share Christian hope in dark times
11/14/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 13.11.2023

11/13/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 12.11.2023

11/12/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 11.11.2023

In the headlines, this Saturday, November 11th: -   Israel intensifies offensive on Gaza -   Pope Francis prays for baby Indi Gregory and her family -   The Pope reaffirms the right of parents to educate their children in freedom
11/11/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 10.11.2023

11/10/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 09.11.2023

11/9/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 08.11.2023

11/8/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 07.11.2023

In the headlines, this Tuesday, November 7th: - The Holy See calls for 'just peace' in Israel and Palestine - The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights insists bloodshed in Gaza must stop - Cardinal Parolin underlines Holy See's commitment to climate action  
11/7/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 06.11.2023

-   The Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza says that 10,000 people have died in the enclave since the outbreak of war -   Discussions between faith leaders on the subject of climate change go into their second day in Abu Dhabi -   Pope Francis meets with seven thousand children in Rome
11/6/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 05.11.2023

11/5/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 04.11.2023

11/4/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 03.11.2023

-   The Holy See announces that Pope Francis will travel to Dubai in December for the COP28 Climate summit -   The head of Caritas Lebanon warns about the impact that an escalation of the Gaza conflict would have on the wider region -   Pope Francis offers Mass for the soul of the late Pope Benedict XVI
11/3/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 02.11.2023

11/2/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 01.11.2023

 - Pope Francis calls on us to continue to pray for peoples who are suffering from ongoing wars  - Wounded Palestinians and some foreign nationals have been permitted to leave Gaza  - Russian drone and missile strikes hit critical military and civilian infrastructure in Ukraine
11/1/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 31.10.2023

 - The humanitarian crisis in Gaza is growing more urgent by the day, as Israel expands its ground offensive  - The Holy See denounces racial discrimination, as well as the rise in religious intolerance and persecution  - Pope Francis asks the faithful to pray for him and his ministry in his November prayer intention
10/31/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 30.10.2023

-   Pope Francis praises the courage of women who have cut family ties with organized crime -   The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem consecrates the Holy Land to the Virgin Mary, as calls for humanitarian aid and a ceasefire intensify -   As Synod participants return home, a Canadian Bishop offers his take on the month-long synodal journey and the steps to be taken in future
10/30/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 29.10.2023

10/29/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 28.10.2023

-   Gaza goes dark as Israel cuts of electricity and mobile networks -   The United Nations educational agency decries Israeli attacks on schools and hospitals in the Gaza strip -   Pope Francis prays for the victims of the latest mass shooting in the United States
10/28/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 27.10.2023

10/27/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 26.10.2023

10/26/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 25.10.2023

-   Pope Francis renews his appeal for the release of Israeli hostages, and for humanitarian aid to be allowed to reach Gaza -   A resident of a kibbutz attacked earlier this month by Hamas militants tells his story to Vatican News -   The Pope meets with a group from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
10/25/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 24.10.2023

-   Pope Francis renews his appeals for peace in the Holy Land and Ukraine -   Church leaders across the Holy Land pray for peace and condemn violence against innocent civilians -   Religious women meet in Rome to network and promote the efforts of sisters working in areas ranging from the grassroots to the UN
10/24/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 23.10.2023

-   Hundreds of civilians die in Gaza in a barrage of Israeli strikes targeting Hamas infrastructure in the Strip -   The UN Agency for Palestinian refugees appeals for fuel and clean water to allow doctors and medics to assist the wounded -   the Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on Synodality enters its final week
10/23/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 22.10.2023

In the headlines this Sunday, October 22nd: -   The Holy Father renews appeal for humanitarian aid, release of hostages in Gaza -   Pope Francis insists at Angelus that faith and daily life are crucially connected -   The Church observes World Mission Sunday  
10/22/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 21.10.2023

10/21/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 20.10.2023

 - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urges “rapid, unimpeded humanitarian access to the Gaza Strip  - US and European leaders seek to present a united front with regard to conflicts in Gaza and Ukraine  - Ahead of World Mission Sunday, the Fides news agency releases the latest statistics on the Catholic Church
10/20/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 19.10.2023

-   Fighting continues unabated in the Holy Land where the death toll is on the rise and the humanitarian situation is increasingly desperate -   Bishops' conferences and aid agencies across the world join Pope Francis’ appeal to halt the war between Israel and Hamas -   As winter encroaches in Afghanistan thousands are in need of aid following a series of deadly earthquakes that flattened villages 
10/19/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 18.10.2023

10/18/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 17.10.2023

-   Pope Francis makes a phone call to the parishioners of the Holy Family Catholic Parish in Gaza -   Christians across the world observe a Day of Prayer and Fasting for peace in the Holy Land. -   In a new interview, the Pope says he would like to visit Papua New Guineau
10/17/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 16.10.2023

 - Aid groups warn that an Israeli ground offensive in Gaza could hasten the unfolding humanitarian catastrophe  - The International Union of Superiors General joins the call for a day of prayer and fasting on Tuesday for peace in the Holy Land  - Daniel Noboa is set to become Ecuador’s youngest leader ever after winning the second round of presidential elections
10/16/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 15.10.2023

-   Pope Francis appeals for respect for Humanitarian Law as Gaza is pounded by Israeli military attacks and for humanitarian corridors as the death toll continues to rise -   The Pope also prays for those displaced from Nagorno Karabakh and asks Azerbaijan to preserve monasteries and places of worship as signs of fraternity and living together despite differences -   During the Angelus prayer, the Holy Father invites everyone to make room for God in their lives
10/15/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 14.10.2023

-   Women and children are amongst those killed fleeing Gaza on what had been assured was a “safe route” -   Australia rejects a historic referendum that proposed to elevate First Nation voices -   Pope Francis praises Scalabrinians for their unwavering commitment to migrants
10/14/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 13.10.2023

10/13/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 12.10.2023

-   Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako, the head of Iraq’s Chaldean Catholic Church, leads prayers in the Vatican for peace in the Middle East -   Thousands are dead and many more have been left injured following two powerful earthquakes in western Afghanistan -   Pope Francis meets with American actress and star of “Sister Act” Whoopi Goldberg.
10/12/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 11.10.2023

10/11/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 10.10.2023

-   Pope Francis prays for the victims of violence between Israel and Hamas -   The situation of Armenian refugees from Nagorno Karabakh continues to deteriorate, following Azerbaijan’s recent military takeover -   We speak to the organizer of “Cupid’s Spoon”, the first European Gastronomy Competition for people with disabilities
10/10/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 09.10.2023

10/9/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 08.10.2023

10/8/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 07.10.2023

 - Israel’s prime minister says the nation is at war following Palestinian attacks on Israel.  - European leaders are discussing how the EU can respond to migrants entering the EU irregularly  - Pope Francis says that honouring Mary means celebrating the tenderness of God
10/7/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 06.10.2023

-   Pope Francis invites everyone to live holy lives and not as worldly people -   The Synod General Assembly continues its small group reflections on the synodal journey thus far -   The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to an imprisoned Iranian women’s rights activist
10/6/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 05.10.2023

10/5/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 04.10.2023

-   The Sixteenth General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops gets underway in the Vatican -   Pope Francis releases a new Apostolic Exhortation – with the name Laudate Deum – on climate change and care for our common home -   We speak to members of Caritas Poland who are helping to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Yemen
10/4/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 03.10.2023

In the headlines this Tuesday, October 3rd: -   Bishops anticipate Pope’s upcoming Apostolic Exhortation of the Environment to be released tomorrow -   Synod participants continue their spiritual retreat ahead of the Synod’s opening in the Vatican -   Catholic sisters reaffirm the international community’s responsibility for every migrant
10/3/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 02.10.2023

-   Ten people are crushed to death in Mexico when a Church roof collapses during a Baptism service -   The new Director of the International Jesuit Refugee Service says hope for an inclusive and just society is at the heart of his mission -   Pope Francis praises the silent work of a Congregation of contemplative religious sisters and their humble testimony to the Gospel for those in need
10/2/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 01.10.2023

-   Pope Francis appeals to the international community to promote dialogue between Armenia and Azerbaijan on the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh -   A dramatic humanitarian crisis follows the exodus of almost the entire Armenian population from Nagorno-Karabakh  -   Participants in the upcoming Synod of Bishops on Synodality gather for a three-day retreat before the start of the month-long assembly
10/1/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 30.09.2023

-   Pope Francis tells 21 new Cardinals to work for an ever more symphonic and synodal Church -   Young Christians gather in St. Peter’s Square as a prelude to the Ecumenical Prayer Vigil that highlights the centrality of prayer in the Synod process -   We hear from some of the Christian leaders participating in that Vigil that ushers in the month-long Synod on Synodality
9/30/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 29.09.2023

 - Pope Francis praises Vietnamese Catholics for their charity and calls them to be courageous in following Jesus  - Leaders of various Christian denominations have come to Rome to mark the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement  - Religious sisters are joyfully responding to the invitation to the ecclesial journey of the Synod
9/29/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 28.09.2023

9/28/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 27.09.2023

 - Pope Francis prays for victims of a tragic fire in Benin  - Canadian Bishops are meeting for their annual Plenary Assembly  - Abuse experts highlight the need for prudence as the Church commits itself to greater transparency
9/27/202313 minutes, 59 seconds
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Vatican & World News 26.09.2023

 - Pope Francis prays for victims of a tragic fire in Benin  - Canadian Bishops are meeting for their annual Plenary Assembly  - Abuse experts highlight the need for prudence as the Church commits itself to greater transparency
9/26/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 25.09.2023

-   Pope Francis says that child sexual abuse is a scourge which affects all of societ -   Ethnic Armenians begin their exodus from Nagorno Karabakh following last week’s takeover by the Azerbaijani military -   Australia’s Catholic bishops weigh in on their country’s upcoming referendum on an indigenous voice to parliament
9/25/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 24.09.2023

9/24/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 23.09.2023

9/23/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 22.09.2023

In the headlines this Friday, September 22nd: -   Pope Francis embarks upon his Apostolic Journey to Marseille -   The Holy Father meets poor women in the Vatican before departing -   Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher tells the UN that healthcare is not a luxury, but for all
9/22/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 21.09.2023

-   The Vatican’s Secretary for Relations with States urges UN member states to join efforts for peace in Ukraine -   Poland announces it will no longer supply weapons to Ukraine for its counteroffensive against Russia -   The General Secretariat of the Synod briefs journalists as momentum increases in the run-up to the opening of the Synod on Synodality
9/21/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 19.09.2023

9/19/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 18.09.2023

In the headlines this Monday, September 18th: -   Pope Francis encourages pharmacists to continue their “mission” on behalf of the sick and most vulnerable -   The Holy Father encourages consecrated religious to spend time daily in dialogue with the Lord -   He participates in initiative to help sick children
9/18/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 17.09.2023

In the headlines this Sunday, September 17th: -   Pope Francis says at his Angelus that God forgives us incalculably -   The Holy Father prays for the 'martyred people' of Ukraine and all war-torn lands -   He looks ahead to his upcoming two-day visit to Marseille
9/17/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 16.09.2023

In the headlines, this Saturday, September 16th: -   Pope Francis tells Church in Korea that the Gospel overcomes divisions and barriers -   The Holy Father urges Italy’s Carabinieri officers to be inspired by their late Deputy Brigadier, a Servant of God, who offered his life during World War II -   Relief efforts scaled up in the aftermath of Libya's deadly floods
9/16/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 15.09.2023

-   Pope Francis urges men and women religious to have hearts expanded by God’s love -   Cardinal Mario Grech invites everyone to pray for the upcoming Synod General Assembly -   Cartias in Croatia seeks to respond to the cost of living crisis by offering parents professional guidance to break the chains of poverty
9/15/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 14.09.2023

In the headlines this Thursday, September 14th: -   Pope Francis praises courageous and prophetic work of ecumenical scholars -   Major Archbishop Shevchuk speaks to Vatican Radio at conclusion of Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church's Holy Synod -   Cardinal Parolin is preparing for a short travel to Slovakia to commemorate four anniversaries  
9/14/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 13.09.2023

9/13/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 12.09.2023

 - Pope Francis expresses his closeness to victims of devastating flooding in Libya  - Cardinal Matteo Zuppi is headed to China as the Pope’s peace envoy  - North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un is in Russia to meet with Russian president Vladimir Putin
9/12/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 11.09.2023

 - Pope Francis welcomes the head of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church to the Vatican  - The Holy See’s representative to the UN in Geneva calls for nations to renounce the use of cluster munitions  - Rescue efforts continue following an earthquake in Morocco, as the death toll rises
9/11/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 10.09.2023

9/10/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 09.09.2023

9/9/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 08.09.2023

-   Pope Francis highlights the importance of literacy in contributing to peaceful societies -   The Vatican offers a glimpse of the prayer vigil that will precede the Synod General Assembly -   Poland prepares for the first-ever beatification of an entire family, with the Pope praising their heroicism
9/8/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 07.09.2023

9/7/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 06.09.2023

 - Pope Francis meets with the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian-Greek Catholic Church  - At the General Audience, the Holy Father prays for victims of a tragic fire in South Africa  - The Pope reflects with joy and gratitude on his Apostolic Journey to Mongolia
9/6/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 05.09.2023

 - Pope Francis makes a surprise visit to the Dicastery for Doctrine of the Faith to thank Cardinal Ladaria for years of service as prefect  - The President of Central Asia’s Bishops’ Conference praises the Pope’s visit to Mongolia as highlighting unity despite differences   - Mongolia’s Cardinal Giorgio Marengo shares a favorite moment from the Pope’s historic visit to the country
9/5/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 04.09.2023

In the headlines, this Monday September 4th: - Pope Francis concludes his Apostolic Journey to Mongolia - The Holy Father  inaugurates the 'House of Mercy' in Ulaanbaatar, emphasising selfless love - Mongolia’s Cardinal Giorgio Marengo speaks to us about the significance of the Pope’s historic Visit
9/4/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 03.09.2023

9/3/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 02.09.2023

In the headlines, this Saturday, September 2nd, - In Mongolia, the Pope tells Catholic ministers the Church must constantly proclaim Jesus - The Holy Father reminds them that God loves and believes in them - The Pope praises Mongolia’s active role in promoting world peace    
9/2/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 01.09.2023

9/1/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 31.08.2023

 - Mongolia’s small Catholic community is eagerly awaiting the arrival of Pope Francis, who begins his journey to the central Asian country on Thursday  - Tomorrow, September 1st, is the Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, marking the opening of the annual season of creation
8/31/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 30.08.2023

8/30/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 29.08.2023

In the headlines, this Tuesday, August 29th:  - Pope Francis prays for the marginalized this September  - The Vatican provides an overview of the Pope’s imminent Journey to Mongolia  - Vatican Radio speaks to the Mongolian Ambassador to the Holy See
8/29/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 28.08.2023

 - Pope Francis asks us to reach out to those who have fallen into the “slavery” of drug addiction  - Libya’s foreign minister has been suspended after an informal meeting with her Israeli counterpart  - The Taliban have banned Afghan women from attending university outside the country
8/28/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 27.08.2023

8/27/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 26.08.2023

- Pope Francis warns against what he calls a “technocratic tyranny” dehumanizing our societies - As the threat of war looms following a military coup in Niger, Nigerian Cardinal Onaiyekan warns of dire consequences for the region and issues a plea for peace - Looking ahead to the Pope’s upcoming apostolic visit to Mongolia, Cardinal Marengo describes it as "an honour and a grace"
8/26/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 25.08.2023

8/25/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 24.08.2023

 - More than 540 children have been killed in Ukraine since the beginning of the Russian invasion  - Voting in Zimbabwe continues for a second day due to delays at dozens of polling stations  - Nicaragua declares the Society of Jesus – the Jesuits – illegal, and confiscates their property
8/24/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 23.08.2023

In the headlines this Wednesday, August 23rd: -   Pope Francis praises mothers and grandmothers who hand on the faith to their children and grandchildren -   The Pope decries the cruel war in Ukraine, and remembers all those lost -   Bodies of migrants found dead from Greece wildfires
8/23/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 22.08.2023

 - Bishops in India are appealing to the United Nations to intervene to stop recurring anti-christian violence  - A human rights group is denouncing mass killings of African refugees by Saudi Arabian border guards  - Countries around the Pacific have expressed alarm over a Japanese plan to release radioactive water into the ocean
8/22/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 21.08.2023

In the headlines this Monday, August 21st: -   Pope Francis tells European lawyers to be at service of truth and justice, and some news about his encyclical Laudato si on the environment -   The Pope remembers Dorothy Day finding love in the poor -   He calls on Christians to witness the Gospel together
8/21/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 20.08.2023

In the headlines this Sunday, August 20th: -   Pope Francis says the Lord cannot resist us when we pray to Him -   The Pope appeals for Niger and Ukraine -   As today marks a special Day of Prayer in Pakistan, we speak to the head of Pakistan’s Bishops Conference
8/20/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 19.08.2023

In the headlines this Saturday, August 19th: -   Pope Francis calls and comforts mother of young man who passed away after World Youth Day -   The Holy Father remembers World Humanitarian Aid Day -   Canada’s wildfires continue to rage, and wreak destruction
8/19/202313 minutes, 59 seconds
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Vatican & World News 18.08.2023

-   Pope Francis upholds the value of social friendship as an antidote to conflict and war -   The Apostolic Nuncio to South Sudan praises Cardinal Parolin’s recent visit to show the Church’s solidarity with refugees and IDPs -   Wildfires rage in Canada forcing the evacuation of entire towns
8/18/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 17.08.2023

8/17/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 16.08.2023

 - Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin is in South Sudan, where he’s urging all to work for peace  - Humanitarian aid agencies are working to supply Ukrainian hospitals with much-needed medical supplies  - Peru’s Bishops are speaking out against a medical board’s decision to permit an abortion for a young girl
8/16/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 15.08.2023

8/15/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 14.08.2023

In the headlines this Monday, August 14th:  - Pope Francis insists that the Church accompany workers in midst of job insecurity  - Cardinal Parolin arrives in South Sudan to encourage peace process -  Ukraine’s main pediatric hospital determined to keep families together
8/14/202313 minutes, 58 seconds
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Vatican & World News 13.08.2023

8/13/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 12.08.2023

In the headlines this Saturday, August 12th:  - Pope Francis condemns "unjustifiable violence" in Ecuador  - The Pope urges young people to be ‘champions of fraternity’  - The Church in Italy helps Ukrainian children arrive safe in Italian Dioceses
8/12/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 11.08.2023

 - Pope Francis prays for victims of catastrophic wildfires in Hawaii that have killed at least 55 people and displaced thousands more  - Bishops of Niger, Nigeria and Burkina Faso express dissent for a proposed military intervention to oust coup-leaders in Niger  - The bishops of Slovenia join the local Caritas office to bring aid and support to those affected by devastating floods  
8/11/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 10.08.2023

 - Pope Francis prays for victims of yet another migrant tragedy in the Mediterranean  - West African nations meet to discuss the Niger crisis as coup leaders attempt to consolidate power  - A presidential candidate in Ecuador is assassinated in the capital just weeks ahead of the election
8/10/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 09.08.2023

-   Pope Francis prays for people affected by natural disasters in Slovenia and Georgia where floods and mudslides have caused death and destruction -   More than 40 migrants die in a shipwreck off the Italian coast -   Ethiopian bishops appeal for a peaceful solution in a new conflict looming in the country’s northern Amhara region
8/9/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 08.08.2023

-   The theme of Pope Francis' next World Day of Peace message is dedicated to Artificial Intelligence and Peace -   Diplomatic relations between the Holy See and Vietnam continue to flourish and consolidate -   Extreme weather temperatures in Europe cause death and destruction  
8/8/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 07.08.2023

8/7/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 06.08.2023

-   Pope Francis announces World Youth Day 2027 will be held in Seoul, South Korea -   On the last day of his pilgrimage to celebrate World Youth Day in Lisbon, the Holy Father celebrates Mass for over 1 and a half million people and says the Church needs young people like the earth needs rain
8/6/202313 minutes, 58 seconds
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Vatican & World News 05.08.2023

In the headlines this Saturday, August 5th: -   Pope Francis entrusts all the world’s intentions, including peace amid war, to the Blessed Virgin Mary in Fatima -   As he nears the end of his time in Portugal, he offers closeness to the ill and disabled -   The Pope reminds young people Jesus journeys at their side.
8/5/202313 minutes, 59 seconds
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Vatican & World News 04.08.2023

 - Young people gather in Lisbon’s Edward VII Park for the Way of the Cross led by Pope Francis -  On the third day of his visit to Portugal for World Youth Day, the Pope hears the confessions of three young people  - We shine the light on the Holy Father's visit to a local Caritas center where he thanks charity workers for what he calls their "love in action”  
8/4/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 03.08.2023

8/3/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 02.08.2023

-   In his first discourse on Portuguese soil where Pope Francis is celebrating World Youth Day 2023, he makes an impassioned plea to Europe to find a path to peace -   During the flight taking him to Lisbon to be with hundreds of thousands of young people, Pope Francis jokes with journalists and says he expects to return “rejuvenated” -   We hear from our correspondent on the ground in Lisbon who looks ahead to upcoming highlights of World Youth Day and describes the myriads of activities going on
8/2/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 01.08.2023

In the headlines this Tuesday, August 1st: -   Cardinal Parolin says the Pope has great expectations for World Youth Day -   The day before the Pope departs, Myanmar’s Cardinal Bo insists on investing in young people -   Drone hits tower housing Russian ministries for second time in three days
8/1/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 31.07.2023

-   Lisbon warms up for World Youth Day and the Pope’s arrival with a series of events including a conference for the Care of Creation -   Cyclists of the Vatican Athletics team take to the road in Glasgow for the Cycling World Championship in Scotland -   African heads of state intimate Niger coup leaders to release President Bazoum or face serious consequences
7/31/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 30.07.2023

7/30/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 29.07.2023

7/29/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 28.07.2023

-   Pope Francis prays for victims of devastating wildfires in Italy and Greece -   A general in Niger declares himself the new leader of a military junta following a coup d’etat -  Cardinal Pietro Parolin expresses his hopes for renewed diplomatic ties between the Holy See and Vietnam
7/28/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 27.07.2023

- The Holy See Press Office presents Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to Lisbon for the 2023 World Youth Day - The Secretary-General of Caritas Internationalis visits war-struck Ukraine to bring solidarity to the people and to the Caritas organizations there - Young people are in the Pope’s thoughts as he directs a message to a youth Festival in Medjugorie and dedicates his August Prayer intention to World Youth Day
7/27/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 26.07.2023

-  The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem says Christians in the Holy Land do not need special protection, only respect for their rights - We look ahead to the upcoming World Youth Day in Lisbon and efforts to include those who are unable to attend in person -  A year from Pope Francis' apostolic visit to Canada we shine the light on the ongoing path of reconciliation that involves the Indigenous peoples, the government and the Church
7/26/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 25.07.2023

In the headlines this Tuesday, July 25th: -   Pope Francis encourages young people ahead of the imminent World Youth Day in a special podcast with Vatican Radio -   We speak to the Vatican official responsible for the Day on the ground in Portugal -   Nearly 30,000 from the US traveling to Lisbon for the event
7/25/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 24.07.2023

-   Pope Francis encourages women religious bear witness to Christ in our world with their joyful presence -   The Carmelite superior general visits Ukraine, as Russian missiles destroy the Orthodox cathedral in Odessa -  A small cohort of pilgrims depart Estonia bound for Christian adventures at World Youth Day in Lisbon
7/24/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 23.07.2023

7/23/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 22.07.2023

-   St. Peter’s Basilica gets a massive audio upgrade ahead of Pope Francis’ Mass on the World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly -   Russia accuses Ukraine of attacking an ammunition depot in annexed Crimea -  Doctors Without Borders considers pulling out of war-torn Sudan after an attack on the medical charity’s personnel
7/22/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 21.07.2023

-   Amidst continuing fallout from the collapse of the Russia-Ukraine grain deal, five European nations extend their ban on Ukrainian grain imports -   The Bishops of England and Wales reiterate their call for the British Government to facilitate safe access for asylum seekers to the UK -   As young Australian pilgrims prepare to make the journey to Portugal for World Youth Day, we speak to the director of the country’s National Centre for Evangelisation
7/21/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 20.07.2023

-   Pope Francis encourages Basic Ecclesial Communities to promote an outgoing Church -   We shine the light on the papal envoy, Cardinal Zuppi’s mission for solidarity and peace in Ukraine and his meeting with the US President -   Young people are invited to participate in the 3rd World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly who will symbolically send them on their way to World Youth Day in Lisbon
7/20/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 19.07.2023

-   Cardinal Matteo Zuppi, the Pope’s envoy for peace in Ukraine, meets with US President Joe Biden -   Cardinal Giorgio Marengo, the Apostolic Prefect of Ulaanbaatar, discusses the Church’s mission in the country ahead of Pope Francis’ visit later this year -   Heatwaves continue to intensify across much of Europe, Asia, and the United States
7/19/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 18.07.2023

-   The collapse of the so-called grain deal involving Russia and Ukraine highlights the need for the world to rethink food distribution -   A humanitarian corridor offers a group of Afghan refugees safe passage to Rome -   Pope Francis takes time to greet children at a summer camp in the Vatican
7/18/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 17.07.2023

-   Italian Cardinal Matteo Zuppi visits the United States as Pope Francis’ special envoy to seek peace in Ukraine -   European and Latin American Church leaders urge their governments to work toward a ‘people-centered’ green transition -   US Bishops report a decrease in abuse allegations in 2022 and urge continued vigilance to safeguard minors
7/17/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 16.07.2023

7/16/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 15.07.2023

7/15/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 14.07.2023

-   The Syrian government announces it will allow  humanitarian aid into rebel-held territory in the north of the country -   Following the recent burning of the Quran in Sweden, the Holy See firmly condemns the desecration, destruction and disrespect of religious symbols.  -   Over 300 young pilgrims from Hong Kong prepare to attend the upcoming World Youth Day in Portugal
7/14/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 13.07.2023

7/13/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 12.07.2023

7/12/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 11.07.2023

-   Pope Francis praises the theological legacy of St. Thomas Aquinas as the 700th anniversary of his canonization approaches -   Nato military alliance members meet in Lithuania to discuss continued support for Ukraine -   Cardinal-elect Stephen Brislin expresses his hopes for a renewal of his native South Africa as he prepares to receive the ‘red hat’ of the Cardinalate
7/11/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 10.07.2023

-   The new cardinal designates react to Pope Francis’ announcement of a consistory on the coming 30 September -   The search for at least 200 migrants whose boat disappeared more than a week ago continues in waters off the Canary Islands -   An annual scholarship for Australian aboriginal students brings two young students to Rome in the footsteps of Saint Francis Xavier Conaci
7/10/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 09.07.2023

In the headlines this Sunday, July 9th: -   Pope Francis announces a consistory for the creation of 21 new cardinals -   He appeals for peace and dialogue in the Holy Land, and remembers suffering Ukraine -   The New Prefect of Vatican’s Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, and Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, both named by the Pope as new cardinals today, speak to Vatican Radio
7/9/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 08.07.2023

In the headlines this Saturday, July 8th: -   Today we mark the tenth anniversary since Pope Francis made his historic visit to the Italian island of Lampedusa to pray for refugees and migrants lost at sea. -   Mongolia’s Cardinal Marengo looks ahead to Pope’s upcoming trip. -   Pope’s New Commission to remember new martyrs who died for the faith impresses Bishops worldwide
7/8/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 07.07.2023

7/7/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 06.07.2023

-   Following the establishment by Pope Francis of a Commission of the New Martyrs, we shine the light on the legacy of those killed in hatred of the faith in today’s world -   European Bishops join a chorus of voices condemning the recent burning of pages of Islam’s holy book -   Kenya delays the re-opening of its border with Somalia due to a wave of attacks it blames on extremist militants
7/6/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 05.07.2023

-   Pope Francis establishes a new commission in the Vatican dedicated to the New Martyrs, Christians killed for their faith in recent years -   The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem condemns a two-day armed Israeli incursion into the Palestinian territories as an “unprecedented aggression” -   The Vatican announces a plenary indulgence for those who take part in the forthcoming 3rd World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly
7/5/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 04.07.2023

-   Pope Francis continues his month of rest but will celebrate Mass to mark the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly later in July -   Violent unrest flares up in Israel amid a military operation in the West Bank -   Caritas Internationalis calls on humanitarian agencies to resume food aid delivers in Ethiopia
7/4/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 03.07.2023

 - Pope Francis appeals for joint multi-lateral action to eradicate the scourge of hunger  - Looking ahead to Sea Sunday, the Holy See highlights the essential work and needs of seafarers  - Israel launches a large-scale military operation against Palestinian militants  
7/3/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 02.07.2023

 - Pope Francis asks for prayers for peace as conflicts – many of them forgotten – continue to bloody many places on earth  - We shine the spotlight on some of those forgotten conflicts that claim a high human cost  - A massive drone attack on Ukraine’s capital Kyiv is one of many attacks in various regions of the nation
7/2/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 01.07.2023

 - Pope Francis appoints Argentinian Archbishop Víctor Manuel Fernández as the new Prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith  - The Archbishop of Juba in South Sudan appeals for emergency action to help refugees and returnees fleeing the war in Sudan  - The French President postpones a state visit to deal with escalating unrest in France triggered by the fatal shooting of a teenager by police officers
7/1/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 30.06.2023

-   Pope Francis prays for Christian unity as he meets with a delegation from Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew -   Riots continue in cities across France after police killed a 17-year-old man during a routine traffic stop -   The Bishops of Nigeria say they are concerned about a bill that would give the government oversight of what is taught in Christian schools and seminaries
6/30/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 29.06.2023

 - Pope Francis presides at Mass for the Solemnity of Sts Peter and Paul in St Peter’s Basilica  - Cardinal Matteo Zuppi is in Moscow on a peace mission initiated by Pope Francis  - As fighting continues in Sudan, a paramilitary group releases a group of captured Sudanese soldiers
6/29/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 28.06.2023

-  Pope Francis upholds the mission and legacy of St. Mary MacKillop - Sculptor Timothy Schmaltz talks about his work dedicated to victims of human trafficking - A new ceasefire deal in Sudan fails to hold
6/28/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 27.06.2023

- Cardinal Matteo Zuppi travels to Moscow on behalf of Pope Francis to seek a solution for peace in Ukraine - Russia's president vows to abandon the Wagner mercenary group following Saturday's failed rebellion - A UN human rights mission in Ukraine documents breaches of international law by both warring sides
6/27/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 26.06.2023

-   Pope Francis thanks the staff and doctors of Gemelli hospital for their warmth during his recent 9-day hospitalization -   Results flow in from elections in Greece, Guatemala, and Sierra Leone -   The Bishops of the Democratic Republic of Congo urge voters to cast their ballots for competency and moral integrity later this year
6/26/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 25.06.2023

 - Pope Francis laments the “terrible violence” of a prison riot in Honduras that left more than 40 women dead  - An armed mutiny in Russia ends with a deal brokered by Belarusian president Aleksander Lukashenko  - At the Angelus, Pope Francis calls on the faithful to be attentive to what really matters in life
6/25/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 24.06.2023

 - Russian President Vladimir Putin has condemned an armed rebellion in his country as "betrayal" and "treason."  - Guatemala prepares to vote in presidential elections on Sunday  - Pope Francis calls journalists to embrace their vocation to responsibly and ethically educate future generations
6/24/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 23.06.2023

-   The Vatican’s child protection body launches a global consultation on its new abuse prevention guidelines -   Writers, musicians, and directors from around the world gather in the Sistine chapel to hear Pope Francis speak about the theological significance of art -   At least 227 migrants are rescued from boats off the coast of Spain's Canary Islands.
6/23/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 22.06.2023

 - Pope Francis expresses gratitude for the work of the ROACO  - The Papal Almoner, Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, brings humanitarian aid to Ukraine  - World leaders gather in Paris for a summit on a new global financing pact  
6/22/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 21.06.2023

6/21/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 20.06.2023

 - The Vatican releases the text of the working document that will guide the work of the upcoming General Assembly of the Synod  - Pope Francis tells young astronomers to never lose their sense of wonder  - The UN observes World Refugee Day, focusing on the theme: “Hope away from Home. A world where refugees are always included”
6/20/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 19.06.2023

-   Pope Francis joins celebrations for the 400th anniversary of the birth of Blaise Pascal, praising his "brilliant" and "inquisitive mind" -   An investigation into last week’s migrant tragedy in the Mediterranean casts doubt on the Greek coastguard’s account -   At least five Palestinians die and scores are injured as a huge clash breaks out with Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank
6/19/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 18.06.2023

6/18/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 17.06.2023

 - At least forty-two people, mostly students, were killed in a rebel attack on a school in Uganda  - President Vladimir Putin says Russia has deployed tactical nuclear weapons in neighbouring Belarus  - Catholic leaders urge greater efforts to assist migrants after yet another tragedy in the Mediterranean
6/17/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 16.06.2023

6/16/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 15.06.2023

-   Pope Francis expresses deep dismay for yet another migrant tragedy in the Mediterranean Sea -   The Holy See Press Office announces the Pope to be dismissed from hospital on Friday morning following last week’s surgery -   The theme of Human Fraternity takes center stage at the United Nations Security Council
6/15/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 14.06.2023

6/14/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 13.06.2023

 - In his message for this year's World Day for the Poor, Pope Francis says all Christians must be personally involved in the struggle against poverty  - The head of the United Nations warns against “the rapid spread of lies and hatred” in the digital ecosystem  - Russia launches a “massive” missile attack against civilian targets in the hometown of Ukrainian President Zelensky 
6/13/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 12.06.2023

In the headlines this Monday, June 12th: -   All is proceeding well with Pope Francis’ recovery following his abdominal surgery last week -   Italy’s longest serving premier Silvio Berlusconi dies at age 86 after health battles -   More suffering in Ukraine after Russia’s recent destruction of crucial dam
6/12/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 11.06.2023

6/11/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 10.06.2023

6/10/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 09.06.2023

-   Pope Francis continues to recover from his recent surgery, with doctors reporting that he is well on the way to recovery -   Fighting continues in Ukraine amidst an ongoing humanitarian effort in response to flooding caused by the destruction of the Kakhovka dam  -   Church leaders, businesspeople and academics gather in the Vatican for a conference on corporate ethics
6/9/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 08.06.2023

6/8/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 07.06.2023

- Pope Francis returns to the Gemelli Hospital for abdominal surgery - Ukraine says tens of thousands of people are at risk after the collapse of a gigantic dam - UN organizations are drawing attention to global food safety concerns for World Food Safety Day
6/7/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 06.06.2023

-   The Pope’s special peace envoy to Ukraine concludes his 2-day mission to the war-ravaged nation -   The Vatican Bank releases its annual budget and notes that its Moneyval rating places it among the best-ranked institutions in the world -   Amongst the highlights of Pope Francis’ just released programme for World Youth Day is a visit to the Marian Shrine of Fatima
6/6/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 05.06.2023

In the headlines this Monday, June 5th: - Pope Francis has entrusted Cardinal Matteo Zuppi with a mission to Ukraine, which begins today in Kyiv, aimed at "easing tensions in the conflict." - This World Environment Day, the Pope says we are responsible before God for how we react to climate change and protect the planet - Horrendous rains in Haiti bring death, flooding and destruction
6/5/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 04.06.2023

In the headlines this Sunday, June 4th: - Pope Francis expresses closeness to those affected by deadly train crash in India, and Ukraine war victims - The Holy Father leads Angelus this Trinity Sunday, reminding the sign of the cross makes us feel God’s embrace  - Pope Francis’ interview on Italian TV show on RAI, from Saxa Rubra television studio, airs this morning
6/4/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 03.06.2023

6/3/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 02.06.2023

-   Pope Francis encourages indigenous women for their struggle to protect the Amazon rainforest -   Cardinal Tagle tells missionaries that their ministry is about sharing with others the great things God has done -   Nicaraguan authorities escalate their crackdown on the local Church by confiscating a Catholic school
6/2/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 01.06.2023

- Pope Francis says Africa is a continent capable of charting future paths - The Vatican Foreign Minister reiterates the Holy See's commitment to promote peace negotiations for Ukraine - Violence erupts in Sudan following the collapse of yet another ceasefire deal    
6/1/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 31.05.2023

 - Pope Francis upholds the witness of missionaries in spreading the Gospel message and thanks young people committed to conflict resolution  - The World Council of Churches condemns violent protests by fundamentalist Jewish activists against Christians in Jerusalem  - The climate crisis puts hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people and children at risk in Somalia
5/31/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 30.05.2023

5/30/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 29.05.2023

5/29/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 28.05.2023

5/28/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 27.05.2023

-   A Catholic priest in Nicaragua is arrested as the government’s crackdown on the Church continues -   We look ahead to World Hunger Day at a time in which over 800 million people still go hungry every day -   Pope Francis greets poets, artists, writers and film directors encouraging them to pluck the voice of God from the voice of time
5/27/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 26.05.2023

5/26/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 25.05.2023

 - In his message for this year’s World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, Pope Francis calls for a transformation of hearts, lifestyles, and the public policies  - UNICEF warns that children in East Asia and the Pacific are facing increasing environmentally-related hazards  - Pope Francis encourages Italy’s bishops and synodal representatives to promote co-responsibility of clergy and laity
5/25/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 24.05.2023

5/24/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 23.05.2023

In the headlines, this Tuesday May 23rd: - Pope to attend 'Not Alone' International Meeting on Human Fraternity - Cardinal Parolin praises magisterium and peace efforts of Blessed Pope John Paul I - Sudanese war triggers grave consequences for region and beyond  
5/23/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 22.05.2023

In the headlines, this Monday May 22nd, the Feast of Saint Rita of Cascia: - Pope Francis to travel to Lisbon and Fatima, Portugal for World Youth Day in August - The Vatican highlights crucial role of women in eradicating hunger - E-vehicle supply lines leave trail of abuse in Southeast Asia
5/22/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 21.05.2023

 - Pope Francis issues an ardent appeal to the international community to promote dialogue in Sudan  - G-7 leaders gathered in Hiroshima, Japan, voice their continued support for Ukraine  - The Church observes World Communications Day, celebrated this year with the theme “Speaking with the Heart”
5/21/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 20.05.2023

 - Pope Francis reiterates the Holy See’s firm conviction that the use of nuclear weapons is a crime against humanity  - Ukrainian president Volodomyr Zelensky meets with G-7 leaders gathered in Hiroshima, Japan  - Human rights groups call for an end to attempts to return Rohingya refugees to Myanmar
5/20/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 19.05.2023

5/19/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 18.05.2023

5/18/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 17.05.2023

- Pope Francis reflects on St Francis Xavier, “the greatest missionary of modern times,” as a model of apostolic zeal  - Catholics in India celebrate the inauguration of a new shrine dedicated to Our Lady of Fatima  - A heat wave scorching southeast Asia leads to fears of serious droughts throughout the region
5/17/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 16.05.2023

 - Violence continues in Sudan, with air strikes and artillery fire intensifying in the nation’s capital on Tuesday  - Christian leaders in Jerusalem are renewing their call for a just and lasting peace in the Holy Land  - Humanitarian NGO Amnesty International says the number of executions in 2022 was the highest in five years
5/16/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 15.05.2023

-   A cyclone brings death and destruction to Myanmar and a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh -   Eleven European states throw their support behind Patriarch Sako amid a dispute about political representation of Christians in Iraq's parliament -   Caritas delegates bring their local concerns to the General Assembly of the Church’s charitable confederation
5/15/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 14.05.2023

-   Pope Francis prays for a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants to hold, after women and children were killed this week -   Turkish voters head to the polls in a closely-fought general election -   Archbishop Isao Kikuchi says the mission of Caritas Internationalis is to help people to find hope
5/14/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 13.05.2023

-   Pope Francis highlights the fundamental role of women in the happiness and life of every society -   The Bishops of Norway travel to Ukraine to encourage the works of Catholics amid the war, as the Pope meets with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky -   A new documentary shines the spotlight on African women in their struggles to overcome violence and abandonment
5/13/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 12.05.2023

5/12/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 11.05.2023

 - Pope Francis focuses on the freedom to migrate or to stay in his message for the 2023 World Day of Migrants and Refugees  - The UN Relief and Works Agency Commissioner General in Palestine highlights the plight of refugees in the region  - The Holy Father encourages members of Caritas Internationalis to “continue reciprocating God’s love”
5/11/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 10.05.2023

5/10/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 09.05.2023

 - Pope Francis and Coptic Orthodox Patriarch Tawadros II celebrate 50 years since the signing of the Joint Christological Statement  - A bishop and a labour union leader are calling for a just basic wage in the Philippines  - Curial officials describe preparations for the upcoming Jubilee at a press conference at the Vatican 
5/9/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 08.05.2023

-   Pope Francis says the Holy Spirit can overcome immense human difficulties if we only allow Him to work in us -   The Bishop of Dallas laments a mass shooting at a shopping mall in his diocese in Texas -   The Pope will be joined by the Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II at this Wednesday’s General Audience for a unique guest appearance
5/8/202313 minutes, 58 seconds
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Vatican & World News 07.05.2023

5/7/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 06.05.2023

5/6/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 05.05.2023

- Pope Francis encourages the safeguarding efforts of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors - Great Britain gears up for the coronation of King Charles III, a liturgy which bears several notable Catholic elements - Flooding in Rwanda kills over 130 people, with the Pope sending his condolences and prayers
5/5/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 04.05.2023

 - In The Hague, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky calls for Russia to be prosecuted for war crimes  - Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parolin talks about the Holy See’s initiatives for peace in Ukraine  - Pope Francis sends a message to young Catholics preparing to attend the upcoming World Youth Day
5/4/202314 minutes
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Vatican & World News 03.05.2023

 - The UN says more than 100,00 people have left Sudan since fighting began  - At least eight students and a security guard were killed in a school shooting in Serbia  - Pope Francis offers birthday greetings to Holocaust survivor Edith Bruck