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Pope, Brazil’s president hold phone call about peace in Ukraine, fight against poverty
Posted on 05/31/2023 08:39 AM ()
Pope Francis speaks by phone with Brazilian President Lula da Silva to discuss their hopes for peace in Ukraine and efforts to combat poverty, with the President inviting the Pope to make a second visit to Brazil.
World religions to share values and knowledge at COP28
Posted on 05/31/2023 07:26 AM ()
Pope Francis receives the Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders and the Special Representative of the UAE Presidency to discuss the crucial contribution of faith communities in the upcoming COP28 conference in Dubai.
Young peace-makers meet with Pope in Vatican
Posted on 05/31/2023 05:42 AM ()
As a group from the Citadel of Peace project meet with Pope Francis in St Peter’s Square, a participant from Bosnia speaks to Vatican News, stressing the importance of the “creative transformation” of conflict.
Vatican Observatory Summer School reopens its doors
Posted on 05/31/2023 05:11 AM ()
The Vatican Observatory will host its biennial summer school in observational astronomy and astrophysics from 4-30 June 2023 at the Papal Summer Gardens of Castel Gandolfo where 24 students from 20 nations will gather.
WCC condemns attack against Christian rally in Jerusalem
Posted on 05/31/2023 04:58 AM ()
The General Secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), Rev. Jerry Pillay, expresses concern over a violent protest by Jewish extremists against an Evangelical Christian event in Jerusalem, upholding that Jerusalem is a shared Holy City of three religions.
Indonesia: Digital freedom decline poses risks for 2024 elections
Posted on 05/31/2023 02:01 AM ()
Indonesia’s gradual decline in digital freedom concerns Southeast Asian lawmakers as the country approaches its general elections in 2024.
Filipina Camillian sister emphasizes the importance of healthcare
Posted on 05/31/2023 01:03 AM ()
Sister Benilda Quimio, a Filipina vocation director of the Congregation of the Sister Ministers of the Infirm of St. Camillus in the Philippines, highlights the vital role of healthcare in the lives of people and explains why nurturing life is important in the communities.
Unicef Somalia: 400,000 displaced by floods
Posted on 05/31/2023 00:58 AM ()
Unicef warns that the climate crisis has led to severe drought and sudden flooding in Somalia leaving hundreds of thousands of people in need of humanitarian assistance.
Dicastery for Clergy signs agreement on protection of minors
Posted on 05/30/2023 22:04 PM ()
Following on its agreement with the Dicastery for Evangelisation, the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Dicastery for Clergy. The latest agreement aims at guaranteeing reception spaces for survivors, futher developing the indications of the “Ratio Nationalis”, and implementing permanent training for priests.
Australian Indigenous leader in the Vatican for week-long visit
Posted on 05/30/2023 06:28 AM ()
Dr Ungunmerr Baumann, one of Australia’s most respected Aboriginal leaders, will meet with Pope Francis and other senior Vatican figures, and unveil a new artwork at the Vatican Museums.