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Parolin: ‘Praedicate evangelium’ realizes a chief goal of the pontificate

Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin says “Praedicate evangelium” represents the realization of one of the chief goals of Pope Francis’ pontificate: the reform of the Roman Curia.

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Pope: Tackle poverty to protect children from child labour

Pope Francis addresses the 5th Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour taking place in South Africa and underlines that ensuring the present and future of children is ensuring the present and future of the entire human family.

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Churches in Holy Land condemn violence at funeral of slain journalist

Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theophilus III, the bishops and the faithful of the Christian communities underscore in a common statement their condemnation of a violent intrusion carried out last Friday by the Israeli police in the funeral procession carrying the body of reporter, Shireen Abu Aqleh.

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Music and talent join forces to repair a damaged Creation

From Saint Francis’ Canticle of the Creatures to the modern tunes of singers and musicians, encouraging all to safeguard our Common Home, a response to the urgent cries of the poor, and an embrace of ecological conversion to which the Pope calls us in his Encyclical. The testimony of a member of the Laudato si’ Movement: music can awaken consciences from the slumber of indifference.

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US Bishops pray for victims of Buffalo, Laguna Woods shootings

Bishops in the United States express sorrow over two deadly shootings in New York and California in the past days, and call for an honest dialogue in addressing the “persistent evil of racism” within the country.

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Pakistan: 'I spent 8 years on death row falsely accused of blasphemy'

The story of a Catholic couple in Pakistan falsely accused of blasphemy, jailed, and finally released in 2021 by the Lahore High Court. Shagufta Emmanuel shares her experience with the Pontifical Foundation "Aid to the Church in Need" expressing gratitude for the support she and her family have received and for their faith in God whom, she says, has always sustained them.

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Turn self-interests into mutual gain to overcome climate change

As the Israeli Embassy to the Holy See holds a conference on women and the climate crisis, Dalit Wolf Golan explores ways residents of the Holy Land can overcome their differences by working together on a common project like water accessibility.

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Pope to Mission Societies: ‘Be faithful, bold and creative’

In a message to members of the Pontifical Mission Societies gathered in the French city of Lyon to celebrate the 200th anniversary of their foundation, Pope Francis points to the path traced by Pauline Jaricot for the continuation and fulfillment of their mission.

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Pope to universities: Rethink development models and inspire community service

Pope Francis meets with University Rectors from Italy’s Lazio region on Monday, inviting them to commit their institutions to rethinking economic, cultural and social models that put the human person back at the centre. He also encourages them to continue to welcome students and teachers who are victims of war and persecution.

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Children of Ukraine suffering separated families, education gap

Caritas Ukraine and Caritas-Spes Ukraine deplore the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the country during a press conference at Vatican Radio highlighting the efforts of the Caritas Confederation and illustrating the catastrophic situation in the country.

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