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Lord's Day Reflection: 'The seed of a fruitful harvest'

As the Church marks the Eleventh Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Edmund Power, OSB, offers his thoughts on the day’s liturgical readings under the theme: “The seed of a fruitful harvest".

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Is Myanmar the most violent country in the world?

Myanmar has been described as the most violent place on Earth as it faces severe economic and humanitarian crises due to ongoing conflict, and past conflicts, with widespread displacement, poverty, and restricted humanitarian access.

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Comedians star-struck by ‘bizarre’ meeting with Pope Francis

On Friday Pope Francis delivered a ringing endorsement of the power of humor by hosting more than a hundred comedians at the Vatican, an experience most described as delightful if also a bit “bizarre.”

U.S. bishops ‘cannot become complacent’ about child abuse, Review Board says

While highlighting substantial progress the American Church has made to address the abuse of minors, the chair of the board created to monitor the implementation of the Dallas Charter in 2002 has warned bishops against complacency.

Church leaders urge Nigeria government to raise minimum wage

In Nigeria, Catholic leaders are ratcheting up their criticism of the widening economic disparities in the country.

Diocese of Steubenville administrator replaced by Pope as merger discussion continues

A few months after Bishop Paul Bradley publicized that he hadn’t yet found reason to believe the Diocese of Steubenville needed to merge with another diocese to survive, his tenure as its apostolic administrator has been brought to an abrupt end.

Pope Francis meets with world leaders at G7 summit

At the G7 summit in southern Italy, Pope Francis holds one-on-one meetings with the leaders of the US, Ukraine, India, Kenya, France, Turkey, Canada, and Brazil.

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IOR reports net profit of 30.6 million euro in 2023

The Institute for the Works of Religion (IOR) publishes its Annual Report for 2023, revealing a 30.6 million euro profit.

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Pope Francis endorses Artificial Intelligence, but warns only people can make decisions

Pope Francis gave an endorsement for Artificial Intelligence at the G7 summit in Italy, but warned that although machines can make choices only human beings are “in their hearts are capable of deciding.”

G7 agrees on 50 billion for Ukraine as battles rage

U.S. President Joe Biden has announced that the Group of Seven (G7) Western economies have agreed to use frozen Russian state assets to give tens of billions in aid to war-torn Ukraine. The announcement comes as fighting continues on the battlefields.

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