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Lord's Day Reflection: 'Consumed by zeal for God'

As the Church marks the Third Sunday of Lent, Fr. Marion Nguyen, OSB, offers his thoughts on the day’s liturgical readings reflecting on wicked zeal and on good zeal that leads to God and everlasting life.

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Kenya's offer to send peacekeepers to Haiti faces opposition

Kenya signs an agreement with Haiti, offering the beleaguered Caribbean nation a peacekeeping force, but opposition politicians are already seeking to block the move.

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Leaders of Jerusalem Churches strongly condemn deadly attack in Gaza

In a statement posted on Friday 1 March, the Patriarchs and Heads of the Churches in Jerusalem condemn the "wanton attack against innocent civilians" by the Israeli army the previous day in Gaza during a distribution of emergency food aid. They call for a "immediate and lengthy ceasefire."

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Pope Francis meets with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz

Pope Francis meets with the Chancellor of Germany, discussing the wars in Ukraine and the Middle East, as well as the refugee crisis.

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Pope opens Vatican judicial year: Doing justice requires the virtue of courage

Addressing officials of the Tribunal of Vatican City State at the inauguration of its 95th judicial year, Pope Francis reminds them that the administration of justice requires the virtue of courage and humility in pursuing the truth and even in facing criticism.

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Pope to children: Changing the world starts with ‘please’ and ‘thank you’

Pope Francis sends a message to all the children of the world ahead of the first “World Children’s Day” to encourage them to be united and listen to advice from grown-ups because, he says, their “pleases" and “thank yous" are the first step towards a better world.

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Pope encourages bereaved parents to find comfort in prayer

Pope Francis offers words of closeness and comfort to a group of parents who are mourning the loss of a child and suggests prayer can bring solace to the heart.

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Pope appoints new Nuncio to Korea and Mongolia

Pope Francis appoints Archbishop Giovanni Gaspari from Pescara, Italy, as Apostolic Nuncio to Korea and Mongolia.

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Pope makes minor changes to proper law of Apostolic Signatura

Pope Francis makes some technical-lexical changes to the rules governing the Holy See's Supreme Tribunal. The changes are aimed at conforming the rules to the Pope's 2022 reform of the Roman Curia.

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Russia: Hundreds gather outside church for Navalny’s funeral

Opposition activist Alexei Navalny, whose death remains unexplained, is buried in an Orthodox funeral service in Moscow.

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