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Pope to Caritas Slovenia: 'May the Church be united'

Pope Francis sends a message of thanks and good wishes to a Caritas Slovenia charity initiative on the 30th anniversary of its foundation.

Eritrean Bishops call for peace in Ethiopia’s Tigray region

Eritrean Bishops appeal for peace in Ethiopia’s troubled Tigray region, stressing that there are no winners in war

French Bishops call for “realistic” measures for the resumption of Masses

France will start to ease its COVID-19 lockdown this weekend ahead of the Christmas holidays. But in a statement, the French Bishops’ Conference has expressed disappointment at measures concerning the resumption of public worship, and is calling for clarification on the matter.

Holy See: Interreligious dialogue only path to peace, freedom

The Holy See’s representative at the UN in Geneva attends the launch of a book on interreligious dialogue, and says peace and true freedom are only possible when based on dialogue.

Pope at Audience: Love is mystical root of believer’s life

Pope Francis reflects on the prayer of the early Church at the General Audience on Wednesday

‘One-third of women live in fear of violence’

Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, a Catholic organization in Spain laments the fact that 30 percent of women across the globe live in fear of violence.

New bishop appointed in China

Bishop Thomas Chen Tianhao will head the diocese of Qingdao. The Director of the Holy See Press Office explains the appointment falls within the framework of the Provisional Agreement between the Holy See and China.

Middle East Council of Churches appeals for stability in the Caucasus

A statement issued by the Middle East Council of Churches calls on Armenia and Azerbaijan, as well as on international stakeholders to ensure that a recent ceasefire for the disputed Nagorno Karabakh region holds.

Pope Benedict XVI's former butler, Paolo Gabriele, dies aged 54

Paolo Gabriele died on Tuesday after a long illness, leaving behind a wife and three children.

WMO alarmed over record CO2 levels in atmosphere

The United Nations agency says that concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere reached a record level last year. The situation continues to worsen this year despite the industrial slowdown because of the Covid-19 pandemic.