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In its fourteenth month, the war in Sudan shows no sign of abating, and international observers and humanitarian actors ask for protection for civilians who are paying the highest price.

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U.S. President Joe Biden has announced that the Group of Seven (G7) Western economies have agreed to use frozen Russian state assets to give tens of billion in aid to war-torn Ukraine. The announcement comes as fighting continues on the battlefields.

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At least 28 people have been killed and dozens wounded in Israeli bombing of three homes in Gaza City.

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Pope Francis meets with managing directors and employees of major companies and banks, urging them to employ the poor and the young in their businesses.

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As the Church marks the Eleventh Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Edmund Power, OSB, offers his thoughts on the day’s liturgical readings under the theme: “The seed of a fruitful harvest".

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Myanmar has been described as the most violent place on Earth as it faces severe economic and humanitarian crises due to ongoing conflict, and past conflicts, with widespread displacement, poverty, and restricted humanitarian access.

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At the G7 summit in southern Italy, Pope Francis holds one-on-one meetings with the leaders of the US, Ukraine, India, Kenya, France, Turkey, Canada, and Brazil.

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The Institute for the Works of Religion (IOR) publishes its Annual Report for 2023, revealing a 30.6 million euro profit.

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U.S. President Joe Biden has announced that the Group of Seven (G7) Western economies have agreed to use frozen Russian state assets to give tens of billions in aid to war-torn Ukraine. The announcement comes as fighting continues on the battlefields.

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In this week's news from the Eastern Churches, produced in collaboration with L'Œuvre d'Orient, Cardinal Sako returns to Baghdad, Germany hosts a peace conference for Ukraine, and a Lebanese town is plunged into a political crisis.

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Our Editorial Director reflects on an event in 1983, when a man saved the world from a nuclear war that could have been triggered by the error of a machine.

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In an address to the G7 summit, Pope Francis discusses the threat and promise of artificial intelligence, the ‘techno-human condition’, human vs algorithmic decision-making, AI-written essays, and the necessity of political collaboration on technology.

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Last month’s Rome conference on Africa Day, organised by African religious men and women serving in various generalates of religious congregations, provided a window into Africa’s contribution to the universal Church. These African religious men and women are providing much-needed leadership not just as heads of their congregations but also as ordinary council members of congregational councils or leadership teams.

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Addressing the 34th Standing Committee on Programs and Finance of the IOM, Archbishop Ettore Balestrero emphasises the urgent need for a comprehensive, human-centred approach to climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction, and the protection of climate migrants.

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Theologians evaluating contributions for the upcoming Second Session of the General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops have concluded their reflections, with work on the “Instrumentum laboris” for the Second Session of the General Assembly of the Synod continuing.

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Pope Francis meets with more than 100 comedians from around the world, encouraging them to cheer people up and help people see reality with all its contradictions.

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Pope Francis releases his Message for the eighth World Day of the Poor and reminds the faithful that God sees and cares for each one of them, whereas those who seek wealth to the detriment of the most needy are poor in His eyes.

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The Holy See Press Office has published Pope Francis’ programme for his visit on Friday, 14 June, to the southern Italian region of Puglia where he will participate in the G7 Summit and hold bilateral meetings with world leaders.

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This Thursday, in a meeting with the leaders of ecclesial movements, Pope Francis once again outlined his vision for synodality in the Church.

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The Archbishop of Johannesburg reiterates the Church’s commitment to responding to statelessness in the Southern Africa Region.

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In the preface of the Italian book "Giochi di Pace. L'anima delle Olimpiadi e delle Paralimpiadi" ("Games of Peace. The Soul of the Olympics and the Paralympics") published by Lev and promoted by Athletica Vaticana (the Vatican Athletics team), the Pope expresses his support for the proposal of a cessation of violence in the spirit of the upcoming Paris Olympic Games.

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Cardinal Kurt Koch, the Prefect of the Dicastery for the Promotion of Christian Unity, explains the ecumenical document entitled ‘The Bishop of Rome’: the ministry of the Successor of Peter is no longer seen by the other Churches simply as a problem, but rather as an opportunity for a common reflection on the nature of the Church and its mission in the world.

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A reflection on the study document “The Bishop of Rome”: the role of the Pope, synodality, and the other Churches.

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The Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity presents a new study document that surveys the ongoing ecumenical dialogue concerning the role of the Pope and the exercise of the Petrine Ministry.

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Eight months into the war in Gaza, Caritas Europa issues a statement in which it reiterates its call for an immediate ceasefire, the release of all hostages and those arbitrarily detained, and delivery of humanitarian aid into the Strip.

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Eighty years ago today, the Irish Brigade became the first group of Allied soldiers to meet with Pope Pius XII following the liberation of Rome from the Nazis. Vatican News spoke to Major General Colin Weir.

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The World Day Against Child Labour highlights the ongoing issue of nearly 1 in 10 children worldwide being subjected to child labour, a scourge particularly affecting marginalised communities like migrants, refugees, and trafficked children.

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The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, warns that three thousand malnourished children in Gaza are at risk of “dying before their families’ eyes” as the Rafah offensive cuts them off from life-saving treatment.

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More than 300 children in in the Archdiocese of Beira have received basic school supplies donated to them by lay people associated with the Divine Word Missionaries, as part of the “June Solidarity Initiatives.”

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Pope Francis reflects on the work of the Holy Spirit in revelation, highlighting His role in inspiring and explaining Sacred Scripture.

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Pope Francis meets some 160 priests who have been ordained for between11 and 39 years at the Salesian Pontifical University.

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Fr Roman Ostrovskyy, Vice-Rector of the Greek Catholic seminary in Kyiv, expresses the sense of downtroddenness felt by Ukrainians in this third year of the conflict in their country. He says that, on the darkest days, faith keeps him going.

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As we prepare to live and celebrate the 2025 Jubilee Year, Vatican Media presents a 16-episode series of podcasts entitled “From Tourist to Pilgrim” featuring art historian Liz Lev, who highlights the hidden beauty of Rome through the lens of pilgrimage.

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Ten years after the so-called Islamic State swept across Iraq and Syria, only a handful of Christian families have returned to their homes in the city of Mosul.

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The Vatican Observatory will host the Second international conference celebrating the legacy of Belgian physicist and priest, Msgr. Georges Lemaître, focusing on areas of research he pioneered that have led to new understanding of black holes, gravitational waves and space-time singularities.

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Combating human trafficking is a priority for the Sisters of Charity in Nigeria, who often offer safe refuge for victims. Sr. Justina Suekime Nelson tells her story of accompanying trafficking victims to freedom.

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Yet another priest has been kidnapped in in the northwestern Nigerian state of Kaduna.

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The resignation of former general Benny Gantz from the Israeli war cabinet comes as US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, visits Israel. The war continues with Hezbollah drones over Lebanon and Israeli raids in the West Bank.

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"The prophetic role of the Catholic Priest in the face of intolerance and ethnic-religious instrumentalization in sub-Saharan Africa" is the theme that brought 38 delegates of West African diocesan priests to Bissau from 5 to 10 June.

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Pope Francis addresses the Mayor of Rome and the city administration as it prepares to host the 2025 Jubilee. Highlighting how the Jubilee spirit is one of inclusion of the last in society, he announces he will open a Holy Door in a prison.

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The Bishop of Bolivia implement a project to move parish records onto a digital platform for ease of access, starting in the Apostolic Vicariate of Pando.

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There are always ways to give back to others around you, even including the presents you buy. Here are some ideas for Father’s Day gifts that give back.

Voting is underway in most of the 27 European Union member states Sunday, the final and most significant day of European Parliament elections, amid concerns about the war in Ukraine, and issues such as migration.

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On Tuesday, Jordan will host an emergency conference aimed at bolstering the international community's response to the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

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Pope Francis calls on nations to act urgently to help the people of Gaza with desperately needed humanitarian aid. He encourages peace efforts at a summit hosted by Jordan set to take place next week. He remembers the suffering people of Ukraine and Myanmar.

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During his Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis encourages the faithful to learn from Jesus' detachment from and indifference to money, power, and superficiality.

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As the Church marks the Tenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Jenny Kraska offers her thoughts on the day’s liturgical readings under the theme: “Kinship, Unity, and Commemoration".

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Voting was underway Saturday in five European Union countries, including Italy, to choose 127 of the 720 seats in the European Parliament. Saturday's vote was the third of four days of European elections that will conclude Sunday when most voters of the 27 member states cast ballots.

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Four hostages being held by Hamas in Gaza have been rescued by Israeli forces.

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Household names such as Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, Conan O'Brian, Chris Rock, and Whoopi Goldberg, will be among the comedians Pope Francis will meet on Friday, 14 June, as he welcomes a group of international comedians and comic artists to the Vatican.

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