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Pope to military gathered in Lourdes: 'Be sentinels of peace'

Pope Francis addresses a message to participants in 64th International Military Pilgrimage at the French Marian shrine of Lourdes, and encourages them to bear witness to the Gospel among their comrades.

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Lord's Day Reflection: ‘Transformed in the Holy Trinity'

As the Church marks the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Fr. Marion Nguyen, OSB, offers his thoughts on the day’s liturgical readings under the theme: “Transformed in the Holy Trinity".

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Pope meets with Ukrainian and Palestinian children

On Saturday, Father Marcin Schmidt accompanied a group of children, predominantly from war zones, to the Vatican. Despite everything, they brought a message of hope.

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Pope Francis invites young people to ‘joy and authenticity’

Speaking to participants in the Vatican’s International Congress on Youth Ministry, Pope Francis says that “discernment is about being ‘real’ before oneself, before others, and before God.”

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Pope to Mission Societies: 'Be creative and tenacious"

Pope Francis receives in audience the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) gathered, in Sacrofano, near Rome, for their Annual General Assembly, and encourages them to be creative and tenacious in the face of difficulties, recalling the example of martyrs who have sacrificed their lives for their faith.

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Children – Be united with Jesus: Celebrating World Children’s Day

Pope Francis declared the 25th and 26th of May 2024 to be the celebration of the first World Children’s Day at the Vatican. “Behold, I make all things new” (Rev 21:5) is the theme for this year’s event. In his letter addressed to children, Pope Francis says to them, “All of you, girls and boys, are a source of joy for your parents and your families, but also for our human family and for the Church, in which each of us is like a link in a great chain stretching from the past to the future and cov

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Pope Francis tells youth in Rome to be true to themselves

Pope Francis meets with some 80 boys and girls of a Rome parish who are preparing to celebrate the Jubilee Year and chats with them about their life of faith and prayer.

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Pope to SOMOS Community Care: Bring care and familiarity to those who suffer

Pope Francis highlights the irreplaceable role of family doctors in healthcare, emphasising their dual mission of professional competence and familial warmth.

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News from the Orient – May 24, 2024

In this week's news from the Eastern Churches, produced in collaboration with L'Œuvre d'Orient, Patriarch Pizzaballa visits Gaza’s Catholic parish, Cairo sees a cultural venue reopen, and Mosul takes a few steps toward normality.

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Bishops of England and Wales issue document on disarmament

“Called to be Peacemakers” is the title of a new document released this week by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales which presents a Catholic approach to arms control and disarmament amid ever growing international tensions.

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