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Msgr. Wachowski: ‘Lebanon needs a chance for a better future’

As donors gather online to support Lebanon in its ongoing crisis, the Vatican’s Undersecretary for Relations with States urges the international community to give the nation a chance to again be a message of peace and fraternity.

Indonesia’s Ursuline schools launch mobile vaccination drive

Cardinal Ignatius Suharyo of Jakarta on Tuesday blessed 8 vehicles that will be used to vaccinate poor communities in and around the Indonesian capital.

UN decries accusations of bias against aid workers in Ethiopia’s Tigray region

A UN humanitarian chief decries Ethiopian government accusations that aid workers in the nation’s war-struck Tigray region are biased in favour of rebel forces.

Southern Africa: Bishops thank Pope Francis for his concern over recent disturbances.

The Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) is holding its Virtual Plenary Meeting. It is the third online assembly since the pandemic.

Pope Francis appeals for Lebanon on first anniversary of Beirut explosion

On the first anniversary of a massive explosion in Beirut which claimed many lives and caused widespread destruction, Pope Francis appeals for the Middle Eastern country of Lebanon, calling on the international community to provide “concrete assistance.”

Pope at Audience: There is only one Gospel

Pope Francis continued his catechesis on St Paul’s Letter to the Galatians at the General Audience, which resumed on Wednesday following the summer break.

Myanmar Church invites all religions to national prayer campaign

Amid a devastating spike in Covid-19 infections, Myanmar’s Catholic bishops are appealing to Catholics and followers of other faiths to pray in order to “melt the hearts of all people, to bring healing, peace and reconciliation”.

DR Congo: Vandals target residence of Kinshasa’s Archbishop

A band of unidentified young people vandalized the residence of Kinshasa’s Archbishop, Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo, on Sunday, prompting a response from the Congolese Bishops’ conference, which described the incident as “a serious attack on freedom of religion and expression, but also a violation of democracy.”

Pope's prayer intention for August: Church on the way

Pope Francis releases the prayer intention for the month of August, inviting everyone to work for a transformation of the Church - a work that begins with “a reform of ourselves” through an experience of prayer, charity and service, inspired by the Holy Spirit.

Pope Francis to resume General Audiences in Paul VI Hall

Following the summer break in July, Pope Francis will resume holding his weekly General Audience, beginning this Wednesday, 4 August.