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Pope Francis to preside over upcoming '24 Hours for the Lord'

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As he invites the world's parishes to join in his Lenten initiative of prayer and forgiveness, Pope Francis will preside over the upcoming '24 Hours for the Lord,' this Friday, March 8th, at the Roman parish of San Pio V.

Sunday, Mar 3

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Russia blames Ukraine for massive drone strike on Crimea

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Moscow claims that Ukraine launched a massive drone strike on the Russian-occupied Crimean peninsula on Sunday, prompting Turkey to call for a ceasefire. Sunday's strike came as Ukrainian authorities said that the bodies of a mother and…

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Pope Francis: ‘Disarmament is a moral obligation’

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Pope Francis marks the upcoming International Day for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Awareness challenging our family of nations to be bold and work for disarmament.

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Pope Francis: Let‘s all say ‘Enough!’ Stop the war in the Middle East

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Pope Francis issues a heartfelt appeal for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, so that the Israeli hostages may be freed and the Palestinian population may receive urgently needed aid.

Pope encourages us to "build our home" with God

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At the Sunday Angelus appointment, Pope Francis says our Lenten journey beacons us to build a greater sense of home with God by strengthening our relationship through prayer, trust, and intimacy, while also building fellowship and…

Saturday, Mar 2

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Kenya's offer to send peacekeepers to Haiti faces opposition

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Kenya signs an agreement with Haiti, offering the beleaguered Caribbean nation a peacekeeping force, but opposition politicians are already seeking to block the move.

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Leaders of Jerusalem Churches strongly condemn deadly attack in Gaza

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In a statement posted on Friday 1 March, the Patriarchs and Heads of the Churches in Jerusalem condemn the "wanton attack against innocent civilians" by the Israeli army the previous day in Gaza during a distribution of emergency food aid.…

Pope Francis meets with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz

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Pope Francis meets with the Chancellor of Germany, discussing the wars in Ukraine and the Middle East, as well as the refugee crisis.

Pope opens Vatican judicial year: Doing justice requires the virtue of courage

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Addressing officials of the Tribunal of the State of Vatican City at the inauguration of the 95th judicial year Pope Francis reminds them that the administration of justice requires the virtue of courage and humility in pursuing the truth…

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Pope encourages bereaved parents to find comfort in prayer

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Pope Francis offers words of closeness and comfort to a group of parents who are mourning the loss of a child and suggests prayer can bring solace to the heart.

Pope to children: Changing the world starts with ‘please’ and ‘thank you’

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Pope Francis sends a message to all the children of the world ahead of the first “World Children’s Day” to encourage them to be united and listen to advice from grown-ups because, he says, their “pleases" and “thank yous" are the first…

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Pope appoints new Nuncio to Korea and Mongolia

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Pope Francis appoints Archbishop Giovanni Gaspari from Pescara, Italy, as Apostolic Nuncio to Korea and Mongolia.

Pope makes minor changes to proper law of Apostolic Signatura

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Pope Francis makes some technical-lexical changes to the rules governing the Holy See's Supreme Tribunal. The changes are aimed at conforming the rules to the Pope's 2022 reform of the Roman Curia.

Friday, Mar 1

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Russia: Hundreds gather outside church for Navalny’s funeral

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Opposition activist Alexei Navalny, whose death remains unexplained, is buried in an Orthodox funeral service in Moscow.

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Vatican launches social media campaign to rediscover ‘Christus vivit’

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The Vatican’s Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life is promoting a social media campaign aimed at helping people rediscover the relevance of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation for Young People and keeping the experience of World Youth Day…

Pope: Embrace your vulnerabilities!

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Pope Francis addresses a conference on vulnerability, and community and invites all the participants to embrace their vulnerabilitiesand accept those who are vulnerable, just as Jesus did and was.

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Call for probe into Gaza aid truck incident

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International pressure is growing for a full and independent investigation into the circumstances that led to the deaths of dozens of Palestinians seeking aid from a convoy in northern Gaza.

Thursday, Feb 29

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Holy See: Religious freedom is violated in one third of the world

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Addressing the 55th Session of the Human Rights Council the Holy See's Permanent Observer to the United Nations and Other International Organisations in Geneva urges for renewed international efforts to address the ongoing violations of…

Bishops of the Americas aim at more synodal and missionary Church

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Bishops from Canada, the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean hold a three-day summit in the US city of Tampa “to pray and discuss their shared ministry as pastors.”

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Pope Francis' liturgical celebrations for Holy Week and Easter

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The Holy See Press Office releases the official calendar of Pope Francis' Liturgical Celebrations for March 2024, which includes Holy Week and Easter Sunday celebrations, as well as the Via Crucis at the Colosseum.

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Increased Arctic warming may accelerate climate change

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As part of a study on future climate change forecasts, researchers from University College London find that increased warming in the Arctic will be responsible for breaching the Paris Agreement’s 2°C threshold eight years earlier than if…

Wednesday, Feb 28

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Pope tells Argentinian judges to let Jesus guide efforts to protect rights

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Warning against profound injustices existent in our times, Pope Francis sends video message to the Pan-American Committee of Judges for Social Rights and Franciscan Doctrine in Argentina, and encourages them in their work to protect the…

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Save the Children: 'Urgent action needed to avert famine in Gaza'

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The desperate humanitarian crisis in Gaza requires a massive and immediate response according to the humanitarian organization Save the Children, which is calling for an end to restrictions that are hampering the delivery of emergency aid.…

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Pope Francis visits Rome hospital for diagnostic tests

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Following the weekly General Audience, Pope Francis, who has been suffering from mild flu symptoms in the past days, visits Rome’s Gemelli Hospital on the Tiber Island for some diagnostic tests.

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Pope decries use of landmines 'which continue to target civilians and children'

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Marking the upcoming anniversary of the Ottawa Mine Ban Treaty Pope Francis expresses sympathy for the victims of anti-personnel mines “that continue to target civilians years after hostilities end”, and he gives thanks to those who work…

Rome: Jesuit archives on the Holocaust to be digitalized

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The Archive of the House of the Superior General of the Society of Jesus signs an agreement with the US Holocaust Memorial Museum to digitize archival material related to the Holocaust.

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Meeting with Armenian bishops, Pope Francis prays for peace

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“How many conflicts and massacres have we witnessed, always tragic and always pointless?” the Pope asks. “Let us all take up the cry for peace."

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Pope at Audience: God's power is made perfect in weakness

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During his weekly General Audience, Pope Francis continues his catechesis series on virtues and vices, this week focusing on the sins of envy and vainglory, suggesting there are remedies to each, both of which involve making ourselves less…

Pope calls for prayer for Burkina Faso, Haiti

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At the conclusion of the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis invites the faithful to pray for Burkina Faso and for Haiti, and not to forget the people of Ukraine, of Palestine and Israel, and all those suffering due to war.

Tuesday, Feb 27

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Biden hopes for Gaza ceasefire next week

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US President Joe Biden says he hopes to have a truce in the war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza by next week.