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Annual Roaco meeting: Focus on war-afflicted countries

On June 24 - 27, the 97th assembly of the Reunion of Aid Agencies for the Oriental Churches takes place in Rome with contributions and reports from the Holy Land and Ukraine.

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Safeguarding & Disability Conference: Injustice affects all

Cardinal Pietro Parolin delivers a speech at the 4th International Safeguarding Conference on the prevention and protection against abuse in the Catholic Church, organized by the Institute of Anthropology at the Gregorian University in Rome.

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Over 1000 haj pilgrims die in extreme heat in Mecca

Over 1,000 hajj pilgrims are reported dead amid soaring temperatures in Mecca. Over half of them were reportedly unregistered worshippers taking part in the pilgrimage without access to cooler spaces.

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Dr. Ruffini: Catholic journalism should ‘change narrative toward hope’

As the Catholic Media Conference wraps up in the US city of Atlanta, Dr. Paolo Ruffini, Prefect of the Dicastery for Communication, invites Catholic media professionals to orient hearts toward communion through a Christian interpretation of events.

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Plan for peace in Mexico

The Mexican Bishops Conference has announced a third and vital stage of the National Peace Dialogue, to address and overcome ongoing and chronic nationwide violence perpetrated by organized crime.

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News from the Orient – June 21, 2024

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Pope Francis: Reading Don Giacomo’s sermons is good for the soul

Pope Francis pens the preface to “È bello lasciarsi andare tra le braccia del figlio di Dio”, a collection of homilies by Fr Giacomo Tantardini, published by Libreria Editrice Vaticana (LEV). Here we offer an unofficial translation of the Pope’s preface.

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Vatican Athletics to compete in European small states championship

Atletica Vaticana will participate in the Championships of the Small States of Europe athletics competition. The relay baton has been blessed and signed by Pope Francis.

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Pope approves beatification of two martyred Albanian priests

During an audience granted on Thursday to the Prefect of the Dicastery for the Causes of Saints, Pope Francis authorizes the promulgation of decrees concerning the martyrdom of Albanian Fr Luigi Palić, OFM, and Fr Gjon Gazulli; and on the heroic virtues of three religious (one priest and two sisters), and one lay woman.

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Cardinal Parolin: If there was an opening, Pope Francis would go to China

At Rome's Pontifical Urban University for the presentation of the work dedicated to Cardinal Celso Costantini and China, the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, discusses continued dialogue with China and the Pope's appreciation for the Chinese people.

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