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New Apostolic Nunciature office opens in Armenia

A new office of the Apostolic Nunciature to Armenia opens on Wednesday in the capital, Yerevan. It will not, however, replace the official Apostolic Nunciature in Tbilisi, Georgia, which serves as the Holy See’s diplomatic mission to Georgia and Armenia

Pope encourages Order of Malta in its process of renewal

One year from the appointment of Cardinal Silvano Tomasi as his Special Delegate to the Sovereign Order of Malta, Pope Francis has granted him new powers and confirmed his absolute trust in the Cardinal in his endeavor to “ensure a spiritual and moral renewal of the Order takes place.”

Faith leaders urge action for climate justice ahead of COP26

Religious leaders from the five continents have signed a petition, titled “Sacred People, Sacred Heart”, urging a joint response to the climate and COVID-19 crisis.

Indian archbishop questions Karnataka state Anti-Conversion Bill

Southern India’s Karnataka state government is considering an Anti-Conversion Bill, and its Backward Classes and Minorities Department has ordered a survey into the activities and institutions of the state’s Christian community. Archbishop Peter Machado of Bangalore has taken a strong exception to the measures.

Sudan: protesters dare the military after coup

The Prime Minister of Sudan and his cabinet members are held in an unknown location while life has come to a halt in the country’s main cities. This follows a military coup on Monday in which at least seven people died in clashes between the army and protesters.

Sister Narváez says faith helped her survive captivity in Mali

Following her release in Mali, on October 9, the Colombian missionary tells Vatican News about her captivity and how she felt supported by faith and prayer.

Caritas Internationalis: Always on the side of the poor and the most vulnerable

On December 12, Caritas Internationalis will celebrate its 70th anniversary. Its General Secretary Aloysius John talks to the Vatican media about the importance of this anniversary and the most urgent challenges for the Caritas Confederation at the time of the pandemic.

The earth’s suffering reflects the cry of the poor, everyone’s cry

Climatologist Professor Veerabhadran Ramanathan says that the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor has now become everyone’s cry since the effects of global warming have unleashed the ‘destruction of the world’s weather systems.’

Cardinal Sandri starts a nine-day visit to Syria

The Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches will leave for Syria today to express Pope Francis’ closeness to Catholic communities and bishops in the conflict-ridden country.

Myanmar Catholics urged to speak out for their country

On Mission Sunday, Cardinal Charles Bo, President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Myanmar, called on the faithful to speak up in these challenging times for their country, saying the Church always holds the light of hope amidst all darkness.