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Cardinal Parolin begins five-day visit to Lebanon

The Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, embarks upon five-day journey to Lebanon, where he will visit humanitarian structures of the Sovereign Order of Malta.

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Vatican: Regent of the Apostolic Penitentiary ordained Bishop

Regent of the Apostolic Penitentiary, Fr. Krzysztof Nykiel, was ordained a Bishop in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on June 22, with Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, retired Major Penitentiary of the Holy See, as the principal consecrator.

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Pope Francis: 'The Holy Irish Abbot St. Columban enriched the Church'

Recalling the Irish missionary monk of St. Columban and his immense legacy, Pope Francis offers encouragement to all assembled in Piacenza, Italy, for 'Columban’s Day 2024,' marking the twenty-fifth International Meeting of Columban Associations.

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Strikes kill numerous people in Russia and Ukraine

Moscow says at least four people have died in Ukrainian drone and missile attacks on Sunday, a day after Russia’s bombing of Ukraine’s second-largest city of Kharkiv killed three people and left dozens in hospitals.

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Israeli military accused of abusing injured Palestinian man

The UN Special rapporteur on the occupied Palestinian territories has accused the Israeli military of abusing an injured Palestinian man as a human shield and ignoring international law.

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In Eucharist, ‘we’re one with God, one with each other,’ says Catholic musician Matt Maher

By Christopher Gunty FREDERICK, Md. (OSV News) — For Catholic singer-songwriter Matt Maher, the 17th chapter of John’s Gospel, in which the Lord prays that all will be one, has fueled his 20 years of itinerant ministry and traveling. “That prayer, which is the longest prayer that Jesus prays, is right after he institutes the […]

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Guinea: Pope invites Bishops to advance peace, dialogue and co-existence

At the end of their “ad limina” visit to the Vatican, Guinea’s Catholic Bishops have told Vatican News that their discussion with the Holy Father were wide-ranging but touched mostly on the situation of the Church in this country, where 88% of the population is Muslim, pastoral issues, as well as relations between Church and State.

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Pope: Conflicts require peaceful solutions, negotiations

During his Sunday Angelus address, Pope Francis makes appeal for leaders to act responsibly, cultivate peace, and pursue negotiations to ongoing conflicts and wars.

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Pope at Angelus: 'Amid trials and 'storms', do I cling to Christ?'

During his Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis calls on faithful amid all uncertainty and fear, to draw fearlessly toward Christ who will always calm the storm.

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Bishop Martinelli 's visit to Abrahamic Family House promotes dialogue and unity

Father Stefano Luca OFMCap, speaks of the significance of the first pastoral visit of the Apostolic Vicar of Southern Arabia to St. Francis Church at the Abrahamic Family House in Abu Dhabi.

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