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Pope Francis appoints new Bishop in Canada

Pope Francis appoints Bishop Thomas Dowd to the Diocese of Sault Sainte Marie in Canada.

Gospel Truth: Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 25 October

In this week's edition of "Gospel Truth”, the late Jill Bevilacqua and Seán-Patrick Lovett bring us readings and reflections from the Gospel of St. Matthew 22:34-40 of the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Communiqué on extension of the Provisional Agreement between Holy See and China

The Holy See Press Office releases a communiqué on the extension of the Provisional Agreement between the Holy See and the People’s Republic of China regarding the appointment of Bishops

Holy See and China renew Provisional Agreement for 2 years

The announcement was made through a statement issued by the Holy See Press Office: “The initial application has been positive, thanks to the good communication and cooperation between the parties”. An article follows that will be published in today’s edition of L’Osservatore Romano to explain the motivations behind the decision.

African Union condemns the killing of protesters in Nigeria

Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has denounced the killing of unarmed protesters in Nigeria.

Cardinal Czerny: Pope Francis’ social teaching inspires a Church "going out"

Cardinal Michael Czerny reflects on Pope Francis’ pontificate, saying that his words and gestures are means to better understand the Holy Father’s social teaching.

Cardinal Parolin: “All will go well” with the Holy See/China Agreement

The Agreement between the Holy See and China and the situation in Syria are among the topics addressed by the Vatican Secretary of State on the sidelines of an event on Monday at a Pontifical University in Rome.

Pope’s charity reaches out to families of shipwrecked crew

Pope Francis has sent an economic contribution to the families of crewmembers of the cargo ship Gulf Livestock, which capsized near Japan in September.

"Francesco": new documentary on the life and teaching of Pope Francis

The new film entitled "Francesco" tells the story of Jorge Mario Bergoglio and tackles some of the main themes of his pontificate through a series of interviews.

European Bishops: “Fratelli tutti” a tool to assess EU policies

The European Bishops' Conference (COMECE) highlights the importance of Pope Francis’s Encyclical Letter "Fratelli tutti" as a guide pointing Europe on the path of integral development.