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Pope Francis sends condolences following death of the UAE president

The Pope assures the new president of the United Arab Emirates of "all his prayers", joining the people of the Emirates in mourning the death of the former president.

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Pope authorizes non-clerics to be Major Superiors in certain cases

With a rescript promulgated on Wednesday, Pope Francis grants the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life faculties to allow non-clerics to serve as “major superiors” in religious communities.

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Finland and Sweden apply to join NATO

Sweden and Finland formally submit their applications to join NATO, marking a possibly significant change in Europe’s security architecture. Turkey restates its opposition to the bid by the two Nordic countries.

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Archbishop Gallagher begins three-day mission to Ukraine

The visit marks the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Holy See and Ukraine and will focus on the ongoing war in the country..

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2021 Global Climate Report warns of alarming record temps

In its new ‘State of the Global Climate 2021’ report, the World Meteorological Organization says the past seven years have been the hottest on record and that greenhouse gas concentrations, sea-level rise, ocean heat, and ocean acidification set new records in 2021.

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Fratelli Tutti inspiring Church in Lesotho to welcome migrants.

The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) in Lesotho recently held a one-day workshop for religious congregations on how best to care for migrants, refugees and people on the move.

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Pope at Audience: The elderly teach us to persevere in faith

Continuing his catechesis on the elderly at the weekly General Audience, Pope Francis draws inspiration from the biblical figure of Job, who witnesses a God of tenderness behind His silence.

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Pope: St. Charles de Foucauld shared essence and universality of faith

Pope Francis meets with men and women inspired by the charism of St. Charles de Foucauld, and praises the new Saint’s focus on the love of Christ for all people.

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Pope Francis approves international character of Scholas Occurrentes

Pope Francis establishes that the international Pontifical Foundation “Scholas Occurentes” be formally recognized as a Private Association of the Faithful of international character and prepares to launch its International Movement in the Vatican on Thursday.

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Inheriting a passion: grandparents and the elderly at the centre of the sixth video catechesis

10th World Meeting of Families: 7 catecheses and 7 short films that tell stories of sorrow, rebirth and faith. Promoted by the Diocese of Rome and the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, the reflections and films aim to provide preparation for the great event that will be held in Rome from 22 to 26 June.

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