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Cardinal Nichols reflects on “remarkable” Papal visit to Great Britain

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of Westminster, reflects on Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Visit to Great Britain which took place ten years ago this week.

Holy See on water as crucial element for health of people and planet

Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, Permanent Observer of the Holy See, addressing the 45th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on Wednesday says, "water is the most essential element for life, and the future of humanity depends on our capacity to guard it and share it."

Pope Francis thanks elderly and sick priests for their faithful witness

The Pope sends a message to those participating in the Day of Prayer and Fraternity for elderly and sick priests in the Italy’s Lombardy region.

Von der Leyen gives first State of EU Speech

European Union chief Ursula von der Leyen gives first State of the European Union speech touching on Britain's plans to renegotiate Brexit, warning countries not to place economic interests above human rights, and says she wants to relaunch Europe's coronavirus-devastated economy through a new deal.

Holy See says no one must be left behind after the pandemic

A statement issued by Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič urges rich nations to leave no one behind in their response to the crisis generated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Archbishop Gallagher's mission in Belarus

The Vatican Secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, made a visit to Belarus from September 11 to 14. A few highlights of his trip follow.

White House hosts Israel-UAE- Bahrain deal signing

Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain sign diplomatic agreements at the White House in a Ceremony overseen by President Trump.

An encyclical for all brothers and sisters

While waiting to know the contents of the document, there has been some discussion about the title and how to translate it inclusively. An encyclical, though, is per se a universal text, and Pope Francis truly wants to speak to the heart of each and every person. The Holy See Press Office announces that the text will be published on 4 October.

COVID-19/UNICEF Over half the world’s student population unable to return to school

UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore speaks at a UNESCO, UNICEF and WHO press conference giving details on new updated school-related public health measures in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pope appoints Bishop Mario Grech as General Secretary of the Synod of Bishops

On Tuesday, Pope Francis accepts the resignation of Cardinal Baldisseri and appoints Bishop Mario Grech as General Secretary of the Synod of Bishops.