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Fraternity needed to address global challenges, Vatican official says

Fraternity is more than just a virtuous principle, it is a necessary means to confront the great humanitarian and social challenges facing the world, said Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state.

Church in Haiti calls for national strike following violence, kidnappings

In response to recent kidnappings of clergy and religious in Haiti and growing anarchy in the Caribbean nation, Catholic schools, churches and other entities called for a national strike April 15.

Eritrean soldiers accused of Tigray violence

According to Amnesty International, Eritrean soldiers opened fire on civilians in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, killing three people and wounding at least 19.

Macron assesses Notre Dame two years after devastating fire

Two years after a fire tore through Paris’s most famous cathedral and shocked the world, French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday visited the building site that Notre Dame has become to show that French heritage has not been forgotten despite the coronavirus.

Pandemic means facing boundaries, exhaustion for hospital chaplains

Hospital chaplains display fearless faith

Pope Francis: Prayer made St Teresa of Ávila an exceptional woman

Pope Francis sends a video message on the occasion of the International Congress "Mujer exceptional", or Exceptional Woman, dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of the proclamation of St. Teresa of Ávila as a Doctor of the Church.

Pope: Promote a politics not only for people, but with people

Pope Francis sends a video message to participants in an international conference entitled "A Politics Rooted in the People" and urges them, like a good shepherd, to put the most vulnerable first.

German Catholics plan huge blessing of gay unions on May 10

Continuing to openly challenge the Vatican, several Catholic leaders in Germany are openly supporting the blessing of same-sex couples, with a massive blessing service scheduled for May 10, in direct opposition to Rome’s chief doctrinal office.

Pope Francis: ‘Brazil’s Covid-crisis has left no one untouched’

In a video message to the country's Bishops’ Conference, Pope Francis urges Brazil’s Bishops to help reconcile the nation and comfort the many people whose lives have been affected by the pandemic.