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Thursday, May 23

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Pope to Scholas students: Rediscover life's playful dimension

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Pope Francis closes the first ‘International Meeting of Meaning' in the Vatican, organised by Scholas Occurrentes in collaboration with CAF - Development Bank of Latin America and the Caribbean, and responds candidly to four questions.

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Pontifical Academy for Life: Palliative care is a collective responsibility

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As an interfaith Symposium on Palliative Care wraps up in Toronto, Canada, an official from the Pontifical Academy for Life highlights the need for a wide-ranging and international perspective on the moral, ethical, practical and spiritual…

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EU Bishops lament conversion of Instanbul Orthodox church into a mosque

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The Bishops of the European Union release a statement saying Türkiye’s decision to turn the ancient Byzantine Church of Saint Savior in Chora into a mosque “further dilutes the historical roots of Christian presence in the country.”

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Holy See urges effective protection of civilians in warzones

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Addressing an open debate in New York on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, the Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations decries attacks on civilian infrastructure, use of indiscriminate weapons in populated…

South Sudan: Missing priest, Fr Luke and his driver declared dead

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South Sudan’s Diocese of Tombura Yambio has officially declared a missing priest, Fr Luke Yugue Mbokusa, and his driver, Mr Michael Gbeko, formally dead.

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Fiducia supplicans: Fernández visits Tawadros

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The meeting in Cairo centred on the Coptic Orthodox Church’s March 2024 declaration rejecting "same-sex marriage".

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Pope thanks sister-led anti-trafficking network for 15 years of work

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In a message to Talitha Kum, Pope Francis urges the anti-trafficking network to continue to "stand by the victims, listen to them, help them get back on their feet".

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Pope to Hospitaller and Camillian Sisters: ‘Be audacious in love for the sick'

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Pope Francis holds a joint audience with the Sisters Hospitallers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Daughters of St. Camillus, and urges them to be audacious on behalf of the sick and poor whom they assist.

Pope Francis clears path for canonization of Blessed Carlo Acutis

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Pope Francis recognizes a miracle attributed to Blessed Carlo Acutis and another to Blessed Giuseppe Allamano, and approves the canonization of 11 martyrs in Syria.

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Pope reminds plastic surgeons that true beauty reflects the image of God

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Pope Francis reflects on the true nature of beauty during his address to a group of plastic surgeons.

Wednesday, May 22

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Paladino unveils 'Cross of Joy' for World Children’s Day in Rome

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Renowned artist Mimmo Paladino creates a 4-metre-tall "Cross of Joy," blending Christian and fairytale imagery, for World Children’s Day in Rome on May 25-26.

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Archbishop Thattil: Union with Rome central to Syro-Malabar identity

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Major Archbishop Raphael Thattil, the newly-elected head of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, speaks to Vatican News about the ancient Church he leads.

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Norway, Spain and Ireland to recognize state of Palestine

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Norway, Spain, and Ireland have announced that they will formally recognize Palestine as a state next week.

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South Africa: Bishop Rodrigues calls for peaceful and fair elections

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Ahead of the scheduled 29 May general elections in South Africa, the liaison Bishop for the Department of Catholic Social Action of the Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference (SACBC) has called on eligible voters to choose leaders…

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Pope Francis: World needs peace in this time of war

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Pope Francis invites everyone to pray for peace in our world "at war," and urges us to not forget Ukraine, Palestine, Israel, Myanmar, and all countries suffering due to conflicts.

Pope prays for Christian Unity with ecumenical delegation from Hong Kong

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Pope Francis greets a delegation from the Hong Kong Christian Council and prays for Christian Unity together with the members of the delegation.

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Pope at Audience: Humility essential for Christian life, brings world peace

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Concluding his General Audience cycle of catecheses on the virtues, Pope Francis speaks about the virtue of humility as we acknowledge that we are creatures of God and strive to live accordingly.

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Pope Francis: Palliative care a sign of closeness to those who suffer

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Pope Francis addresses a message of hope to participants in the International Interfaith Symposium on Palliative Care, saying we are called to accompany those who suffer and who have difficulty finding reasons for hope.

Tuesday, May 21

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Academics gather in the Vatican for International Meeting of Meaning

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Scholas Occurrentes and the Development Bank of Latin America and the Caribbean organize the International Meeting of Meaning, featuring prominent research figures and young people in the Vatican from May 21–23, to discuss some of the most…

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100 years of soil science: 'So much hope for the future, so much to do!'

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After three days of debates, testimonies, shared experiences, ideas and proposals, the International Union of Soil Sciences conference in Florence, Italy concludes with a view to the future. Vatican News' Francesca Merlo reviews the event…

Cardinal Parolin on China: Obedience to the Pope enlivens love for country

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Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, speaking at an International Conference for the 100th anniversary of the first Concilium Sinense, says "it was a model for many other mission countries."

Gaza’s parish priest overjoyed to return to Holy Family parish

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Fr. Gabriel Romanelli, the parish priest of the Latin-rite Church of the Holy Family in Gaza, has returned after more than seven months, taking advantage of Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa’s visit to the area last week.

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Sr Norma Pimentel and the experience that grounds her mission

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Participants at the 2nd General Assembly of Talitha Kum welcomed Sr Norma Pimentel who shared her experience working with people on the move through the U.S. border.

Holy See encourages support for elderly and their active role in society

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Addressing the 14th session of the Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing at the United Nations headquarters in New York, the Holy See's Permanent Observer encourages support for older persons and their active role in contributing to the good…

Cardinal Pizzaballa thanks Italian Bishops for support

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The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem addresses a video message to the Italian Bishops as they hold a Prayer Vigil for peace in the Holy Land, and thanks the Italian Church for its closeness to the suffering people in Gaza.

Cote d’Ivoire: Consecrated persons begin preparations for the Jubilee Year 2025

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The Conference of Religious Major Superiors in Cote d'Ivoire (CSM-CI) recently inaugurated the start of preparations for the Jubilee Year 2025 celebrations for consecrated persons of Cote d'Ivoire. The religious superiors met at the Centre…

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A life of diplomacy and environmental justice, advocating for soil worldwide

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Penny Wensley, an Australian diplomat and environmental advocate, discusses the global fight for climate justice as well as the importance of including the voices of indigenous people in decision making.

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Investigation finds no misconduct by Canadian Cardinal Lacroix

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The Holy See Press Office reports that the preliminary canonical investigation regarding an anonymous accusation against Canadian Cardinal Gérald Lacroix, Archbishop of Québec, has not found "any actions that amount to misconduct or abuse"…

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Symposium on Palliative Care promotes human dignity at end of life

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The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, in collaboration with the Pontifical Academy for Life, is hosting a Symposium on Palliative Care aimed at highlighting the importance of palliative care and "promoting the dignity of the human…

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Pope: ‘Chinese Catholics bear witness to faith in charity and mercy’

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Pope Francis recalls the 100th anniversary of the Concilium Sinense in Shanghai, and encourages Chinese Catholics to testify to their faith through works of mercy and charity, while promoting the harmony of social coexistence.