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South Sudan’s new cardinal hopes red hat will jumpstart peace process

Speaking to journalists during a Sept. 29 press point ahead of Saturday’s consistory, Cardinal Stephen Ameyu Martin Mulla, who has been Archbishop of Juba since 2020, said he feels unworthy of his appointment, which “put us in the spotlight.”

Defendants in Vatican ‘Trial of the Century’ face $700 million in compensation demands

This week, the three-judge panel overseeing the case heard from lawyers representing the civil parties, each of whom advanced requests for compensation related to losses allegedly sustained as a result of the defendants’ conduct.

For his legacy synod, Pope’s betting on murmuring rather than megaphones

As veteran Vatican correspondent Angel Ambrogetti of Acistampa recently observed, it seems as if Pope Francis is conceiving the looming synod more along the lines of a Jesuit General Congregation rather than a classic Synod of Bishops.

On synod’s eve, Francis joins other Christian leaders in praying for unity

Speaking during a Sept. 30 ecumenical prayer vigil in St. Peter’s Square, Francis prayed that the synod would be “a kairós of fraternity, a place where the Holy Spirit will purify the Church from gossip, ideologies and polarization.”

Lord's Day Reflection: Integrity of word and action

As the Church marks the Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Fr Edmund Power, OSB, offers his thoughts on the day’s liturgical readings under the theme: “Integrity of word and action”.

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Pope at vigil: May God grant Synod the “gift of listening”

At an ecumenical prayer vigil on the eve of the General Assembly of the Synod, Pope Francis says that the truth “does not need loud cries to reach people’s hearts.”

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Young communicators meet in Rome on the eve of the Synod

Brazil, Nigeria, and Vietnam are just a few of the countries of origin of participants in the third edition of the training programme "Faith Communication in the Digital World", organized by the Dicastery for Communication. On Saturday evening, the young women and men have come to St. Peter's Square to take part in the pre-synodal Ecumenical Prayer Vigil #Together2023.

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'Together' event brings young people to Rome ahead of Synod

Young people from around the world gather for a weekend of sharing and prayer that culminates in participation in the Ecumenical Vigil of Prayer for the upcoming General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops.

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Prayer Vigil another step in the quest for Christian Unity

The acting Secretary General of the World Council of Churches reflects on the significance of the Ecumenical Prayer Vigil that ushers in the Synod on Synodality.

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Anglican Archbishop: Synod prayer vigil “brings hope to the world"

Archbishop Ian Ernest speaks to Vatican News about the pre-synod ecumenical prayer vigil to be held in St Peter’s Square on Saturday evening, saying that, while it may be the first of its kind, he’s confident it won’t be the last.

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