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Pope Francis says he will appoint women to Dicastery of Bishops

In the third and final part of his interview with the Reuters news agency, Pope Francis shares his plans to expand the role of women in the Roman Curia, and announces his intention to place two women in the Dicastery that assists the Pontiff in the selection of bishops.

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Cardinal Parolin meets President Kiir: "The fight for peace is only necessary fight"

The Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin met with South Sudanese President Salva Kirr in the Presidential Palace on Tuesday during which they recalled the 2019 retreat with Pope Francis in the Vatican. The Cardinal subsequently met with First Vice President Riek Machar who reiterated his willingness to implement the peace process in the country.

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A Syrian sister’s journey of light amid the darkness of war

Sister Deema Fayyad offers the witness of her community throughout Syria’s painful civil war, as they pray, carry out daily tasks, and weave a relationship of dialogue and fraternity with the Muslims in their area.

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Massive divestment from fossil fuels by faith organizations

After various calls by the Vatican for divestment from fossil fuels, thirty-five faith institutions with more than $1.25 billion in combined assets, including some Catholic organizations, announce they are divesting from fossil fuel companies .

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Cardinal Parolin in South Sudan: ‘The Pope has you in his heart and prays for peace'

The Cardinal Secretary of State landed in Juba on Tuesday morning on the second leg of a visit taking him to Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan.

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Cardinal Ayuso: religious freedom guarantees peace

The Prefect of the Dicastery for Interreligious Dialogue sends a message to the International Ministerial Conference on Freedom of Religion and Belief (FoRB) hosted by the British Government in London.

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Ukraine war: Jesuit economist invokes negotiations "or it will be total destruction"

French economist Gaël Giraud, SJ, comments on Pope Francis’ appeal on Sunday, 3 July, in which he called for de-escalation over Ukraine, in order “to avoid disastrous outcomes which could lead to a new world conflict,” noting that “it is absolutely necessary to reach a truce and then peace.”

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Cardinal Cupich on shootings: We must remove 'weapons of war' from our streets

In an interview with Vatican News, Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, says something must change so that profits stop driving this gun violence 'enslaving' the United States. His words come in the wake of the Fourth of July shooting in a Chicago suburb.

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Pope Francis saddened by Fourth of July shooting in Chicago

Pope Francis decries a shooting in which six people were killed and over 30 injured at a Fourth of July parade in the northern Chicago suburb of Highland Park.

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International Conference on Freedom of Religion starts in London

The British Government is hosting a two-day International Ministerial Conference on Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB) to urge increased global action so that this fundamental human right is recognized and implemented globally.

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