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300 refugees to benefit from new Humanitarian Corridor agreement

The Community of St Egidio formalises an agreement with the French Government and the Semains Sociales de France to renew the “Humanitarian Corridors” protocol.

Pope approves early ordination for religious sick with Leukemia

Nigerian religious, Livinius Nnamani, was ordained a priest on 1 April in Rome following Pope Francis approval for his early ordination. The recently-ordained priest suffers from Leukemia, a cancer of blood cells.

Covid-19: J&J vaccine paused after potential blood clot fears

The United States, South Africa and European Union suspend use of the Johnson & Johnson jab to investigate reports of rare blood clotting.

Pope at Audience: Church is the house and school of prayer

Continuing his catechesis on Christian prayer at the weekly General Audience in the Vatican, Pope Francis explains that prayer belongs to the very essence of the Church, without which she cannot carry out her evangelising mission and service to others.

Scottish Bishops: 'Put life at centre in upcoming elections'

The Bishops of Scotland call on Catholics to put human life and dignity at the centre in next elections.

35 years since Pope St John Paul II’s historic visit to Rome’s Synagogue

Pope St John Paul II's historic visit to Rome’s Synagogue 35 years ago marked a new chapter in Catholic-Jewish relations.

Myanmar: military raids on places of worship deplored

In the Myanmar military’s crackdown against opponents of its Feb. 1 coup, places of worship of all religious affiliations are being targeted with raids by security forces in search of protesters, alleged illegal activities or insurgents.

CAFOD: Marginalized communities hardest hit by pandemic in Brazil

As the death toll from Covid-19 continues to rise in Brazil, the UK-based Catholic relief agency CAFOD says marginalized communities are exceptionally hard hit by the pandemic.

Northern Ireland: Churches urge politicians to uphold Good Friday Agreement

Irish Christian leaders are appealing to politicians to preserve the Good Friday Agreement, following days of violent protests on the streets of Northern Ireland.

Pope: St Teresa of Ávila shows importance of women in Church and society

Pope Francis marks the 50th anniversary of the proclamation of Saint Teresa of Ávila as a Doctor of the Church, and stresses her importance even today, especially in highlighting the role of women in the Church and in society.