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Pope calls murdered priest a witness of charity

Toward the conclusion of the general audience, before greeting the Italian-speaking faithful, Pope Francis paused for a moment, to recall “Father Roberto Malgesini, a priest of the diocese of Como”.

Pope Francis: Become guardians of life and earth with contemplation and care

Continuing his catechesis on the current pandemic in the light of the Church’s social doctrine, the Pope at his weekly General Audience on Wednesday stresses the importance of caring for each other and contemplating the world in which we live.

South Sudan Bishops and President Kiir: “Let’s work together for peace”

The Bishops of Tombura Yambio Diocese and Juba Archdioceses, representing other Bishops in South Sudan, have met the country’s Head of State, Salva Kiir Mayardit in a cordial encounter.

United States prepares to mark Hispanic Heritage Month

Ahead of Hispanic Heritage Month, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops describes the importance of this year’s observance, as the Catholic Church in the country continues to apply lessons learnt during the "V National Encuentro of Hispanic/Latino ministry".

Pope Francis on training the next generation to be peacemakers

Per un sapere della pace (For Knowledge of Peace is a newly published book in Italian from the Vatican Publishing House. Pope Francis encourages collaboration between the Church and universities for a world without war and violence in the book's preface.

Beirut residents in shock after yet another blaze

A fire on Tuesday morning in downtown Beirut causes incredulity and concern after the tragic blaze in August. It comes as the Secretary-General of Caritas Internationalis is in the city to bring the Church’s solidarity to the people and to meet and coordinate with religious leaders and aid workers on the ground.

Russian opposition leader Navalny plans to return home

Officials say Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who was allegedly poisoned, has been removed from a medically induced coma in a German hospital and plans to return to Russia. The announcement came after his supporters made some gains in regional elections.

Israel, Bahrain, UAE Peace deal to be signed

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday is presiding over the signing of historic diplomatic deals between Israel and two Gulf Arab nations.

PNG bishops: many challenges even after 45 years of independence

Papua New Guinea is marking its Independence Day on Wednesday. On this occasion, the bishops of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands have issued a message urging greater commitment from those in authority in addressing the serious challenges that people still face 45 years after independence.

Caritas Greece calls for support for Lesbos refugees and for locals

The Director of Caritas Hellas talks about the situation on the ground in Lesbos after Europe’s largest refugee camp burnt to the ground and calls for the shared responsibility of European nations.