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The Bishops of Canada wrap up their first in-person Plenary Assembly since 2019, and pledge to continue “to walk together with Indigenous Partners on the Healing and Reconciliation Journey.”

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Sr. Rosalind Arokiaswami, a missionary in Myanmar with the Sisters of the Infant Jesus, recounts the decisive moment in her faith journey when she decided "to be ready to give my life for people, especially the poor."

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The Holy See’s Permanent Observer to OCSE calls for a greater commitment to combat intolerance and discrimination, including against Muslims, Christians and members of other religions.

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As Pope Francis appoints 10 new Members to the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, Cardinal Seán Patrick O'Malley, the Commission’s President, describes its renewed mission to be “the voice of the survivors in the community.”

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Pope Francis sends a message to the FAO on the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste, highlighting the importance of putting an end to inequalities that deny the poor of food in the face of increasing numbers of hungry people across the globe.

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Even though there are only 5,000 Catholics living in Estonia, the local Church community continues to grow thanks to the imprint left by German Jesuit Eduard Profittlich, the Archbishop who promoted Catholicism in the Baltic nation before he died a martyr during the Soviet persecution of the 1940s.

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Pope Francis encourages participants at the Mission Festival in Milan to be witnesses of peace and to cultivate a missionary spirit, saying that mission is the heart of the life of the Church.

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A Dutch newspaper has published anonymous allegations of sexual abuse of minors in the 90s by East Timorese Bishop Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo. The Director of the Holy See Press Office, Matteo Bruni, says the Vatican imposed restrictions on the bishop in 2020, including prohibiting contact with minors – restrictions that were reinforced in 2021.

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Among some of the Holy See’s Dicastery for Communications staff awarded with papal honours for services to the Church’s communication ministry is Fr Richard Mjigwa.

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The Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development undergoes an organizational restructuring in line with Pope Francis’ new Apostolic Constitution “Praedicate Evangelium.”

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Global Witness' annual report reveals that some 200 environmental and land defense activists were killed around the world in 2021, a big percentage of them in Mexico.

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US Assistant Secretary Julieta Valls Noyes, Bureau of Population, Refugees, And Migration says both governments and religious organizations must come together to respond to the growing needs of migrants and refugees uprooted by war and conflict.

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The prefect of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, Cardinal Kevin Farrell, opens the International Summit for the presentation of the Declaration of Sport, and says sport can contribute to the integral good of the human person.

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The Prefect of the Dicastery for Integral Human Development sends a video-message to participants in the Second Latin American International Congress on Climate Change and Biodiversity in Buenos Aires , Argentina, focused on local governments’ climate action in the region.

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The Holy See Press Office announces “Speak with the heart: Veritatem facientes in caritate” as the theme for the 57th World Communications Day.

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Pope Francis urges participants at the Gregorian University conference on Initiatives in Refugee and Migrant Education to do more in research, teaching and social promotion of migrants and refugees, and to make all educational institutions places of welcome, protection, promotion and integration for all, to the exclusion of none.

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Anne van der Bijl, who died on Tuesday at age 94, was the founder of the Open Doors Foundation, which supported persecuted Christians throughout the world.

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As the Synod on Synodality enters a new phase, we bring you the fourth in a series of videos to explore how the continental phase is being prepared, following the completion of documents from the diocesan and national levels.

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The Jesuit review “La Civiltà Cattolica” releases Pope Francis’ conversation with Jesuits in the “Russian Region” while on his Apostolic Journey to Kazakhstan, in which the Pope reflected on the causes of what he calls the third world war.

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As the Oblates of Mary Immaculate hold their General Chapter, Fr. Louis Lougen, the outgoing OMI Superior General, praises the work of Oblates across the globe and says his successor needs to be a man of hope and prayer to face the difficulties of the mission.

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As food and energy prices continue to soar in Britain and elsewhere, , the Bishops of Northern Ireland call for an urgent combined effort from all those in politics, Church, and society to help address the crisis , saying that for the poorest “this is an emergency”. They warn that benefiting the richest with tax cuts brings little comfort to those hardest hit and most at risk in these trying times.

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At the behest of the Algerian Government, the Catholic Church has announced with regret the closure of all charitable activities and facilities of Caritas Algeria from 1 October 2022.

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At a press conference in the Vatican on Wednesday, organizers present the International Summit "Sport for All: Cohesive, Accessible and Tailored to each Person" to be held at the New Synod Hall on Friday and Saturday, bringing together people from around the world to underscore the importance of sports for human, educational and spiritual growth.

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The Holy See Press Office announces that Pope Francis will undertake an Apostolic Journey to Bahrain at the beginning of November.

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The Bethlehem House of the “Nova Vita” Foundation, located in Riga, is a center where the Church, through Caritas Latvia, supports those in need of help, along with the assistance of the German relief foundation, Bonifatiuswerk.

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English Cardinal Arthur Roche pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II at a Mass of Remembrance celebrated in Rome, recalling the "hidden gem" of what inspired and directed her life: her faith based upon the truths and values found in the life of Christ.

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American Cardinals Blase Cupich and Timothy Dolan affirm the high quality of care transgender patients receive in Catholic hospitals, while expressing concern over a new federal rule which would force faith-based health care facilities to perform gender transition procedures.

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At the General Audience, Pope Francis invites prayers for the suffering people of Ukraine amid seven months of war .

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At the General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis focuses on the importance of prayer in discernment, which allows us to enter into intimacy with God.

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Opening its annual plenary Assembly in Cornwall on Monday, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) releases a letter by the Bishops thanking Pope Francis for his recent Penitential Pilgrimage to Canada.

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The United Nations' envoy to Haiti warns the Security Council that the Caribbean nation faces a humanitarian catastrophe brought on by economic woes, gang violence, and political gridlock.

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The Vatican Secretary of State reiterates the moral imperative to eliminate nuclear weapons calling on all parties to respond to the nuclear threat with a collective and concerted response.

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The World Health Organisation has confirmed 18 probable Ebola disease cases in Uganda, including 23 deaths.

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Unrest is exploding internationally following death of Mahsa Amini who was arrested for supposedly wearing a hijab headscarf in an improper fashion in Iran.

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Ukrainian Parliamentarian, Inna Sovsun, deplores education crisis and 'brain drain' in Ukraine, appealing for safety, adequate bomb shelters, and support. She spoke to Vatican News about the desire of Ukrainians to stay and be educated in their homeland, as she remotely addressed the international conference “Initiatives in Refugee & Migrant Education. Moving forward – Diving deeper – Together” taking place this week at Rome’s Pontifical Gregorian University.

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As Nigeria continues to suffer unrest and extremism, the International Catholic Migration Commission appeals to the UN's human rights council to work towards preserving the rights of all Nigerians.

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German charitable outfits are providing financial support for a new rehabilitation project in Riga to help women in prison, through which volunteers offer training and creative arts courses, as witnessed by our correspondent in Latvia hosted by Bonifatiuswerk.

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Andrea Tornielli's book "Life of Jesus", with an introduction by Pope Francis, hits the shelves in Italian on 27 September. The Editorial Director of the Vatican's Dicastery for Communication tells the story of Christ alternating the Gospel texts with a personal and historical reconstruction of details and events that are not part of the evangelists' narration. Woven into the story are comments by Pope Francis.

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The Archdiocese of Brisbane has given life to a project called ‘Laudato sì’ to tackle the disastrous consequences of climate change. It’s a seven-year plan to reduce investment in fossil fuels, adopt sustainable lifestyles, promote ecological education and strengthen relationships with Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders.

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When it comes to saving our planet, small steps make a big impact. Every person can make an effort toward reducing their carbon footprint and living a more altruistic lifestyle for the world.

As the Synod on Synodality enters a new phase, we bring you the third in a series of videos to explore how the continental phase is being prepared, following the completion of documents from the diocesan and national levels.

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Attending the 66th session of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Archibishop Paul Richard Gallagher speaks against the use of nuclear weapons, while thanking the IAEA for their work in fighting cancer and in bettering other aspects of life.

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The Canadian Embassy to the Holy See hosts a two-day workshop in the Vatican that seeks to support local communities that sponsor refugees, while sharing the expertise of community sponsorship programmes in the United States, Britain, Germany, and Italy.

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Demonstrations are continuing in Iran over the death of a young Iranian woman while in police custody. Mahsa Amini died after being arrested by Iran’s so-called “morality police” for allegedly wearing a hijab improperly.

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Giorgia Meloni is poised to become Italy’s first ever female prime minister at the head of its most right-wing government since World War Two after victory in Sunday’s general election. Provisional results showed Meloni’s Fratelli di Italia party, which is allied with two other right-wing parties, should have a solid majority in both houses of parliament.

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At an international conference on refugee and migrant education sponsored by the Pontifical Gregorian University, Cardinal Michael Czerny, SJ, emphasizes the importance of working together to provide educational opportunities for migrants and refugees.

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Addressing some 1000 youths of the “Shalom” Catholic Community in the Paul VI Audience Hall, Pope Francis encourages them to keep their missionary charism alive as they celebrate the fortieth anniversary of their Brazilian-born Movement that aims to evangelize the young by the young.

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As the Catholic Church in Germany continues in its attempts to evangelize and reach people, new initiatives launched by the Catholic Church such as the “Workshop for the Future” in Frankfurt aim to provide spiritual guidance and support for youth.

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Pope Francis invites Capuchin Tertiary Sisters of the Holy Family to learn from the Holy Family, to embrace littleness and to have a massive impact by listening silently to God's voice, maintaining a strong personal prayer life, and living out synodality together.

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Pope Francis's appeal on Sunday to end the war in Ukraine came after Ukraine's president urged Russian soldiers to surrender and pledged they would be treated in a "civilized manner." The appeals came as Russia plans to send an additional 300,000 reservists to the frontlines after suffering significant battlefield setbacks. And as clashes continue, referendums are underway in occupied territories to quickly make them part of Russia.

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