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Texas bishops urge state to not bar undocumented migrants from public schools

Speaking alongside the other Texas bishops at the state capital, Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville implored Catholics to oppose legislation that would prohibit undocumented immigrant children from enrolling in the state’s public schools.

Church defends Indigenous peoples: ‘Doctrine of Discovery’ was never Catholic

A “Joint Statement” from the Dicastery for Culture and the Dicastery for Integral Human Development formally repudiates "those concepts that fail to recognize the inherent human rights of indigenous peoples, including what has become known as the legal and political ‘doctrine of discovery’."

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Cardinal Czerny: The Church rejects all words and actions that do not recognise human dignity

The Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development comments on the Joint Statement on the "Doctrine of Discovery", published on 30 March 2023, highlighting the fact that it denotes the recognition of a historical attitude that continues to have effects today.

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Facing respiratory infection, Pope to be hospitalized for a ‘few days’

The Vatican late Wednesday said that the pontiff will be hospitalized for “a few days” to treat a respiratory infection.

Pray for rain: Spanish farmers hold unique Mass amid drought

On Sunday, around 250 residents of L'Espunyola brought back the faded practice of a special Mass and procession to pray to Our Lady of the Torrents, a local virgin associated with rainfall.

Shattered: Catholic community confronts its founder’s lies

revelations about Jean Vanier and the L’Arche federation he founded have rocked the group to its core, all the more because L'Arche itself commissioned independent scholars to investigate after receiving a complaint from a victim.

UNICEF launches appeal to save the children in the Central Sahel

A recently released UNICEF report reveals that ten million children in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger are in dire need of humanitarian assistance, and that spiralling conflict is causing hostilities to spill over into neighbouring nations triggering a widening crisis with far-reaching consequences.

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Pope Francis grateful for closeness and prayers as he undergoes medical check-ups

On Wednesday afternoon, Pope Francis went to Rome's Gemelli hospital for some scheduled check-ups that have revealed a respiratory infection that requires a couple of days of treatment.

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"7": Today's broken world cries out to the Lord on Good Friday

Composer Marcello Filotei's work based on Haydn's "Seven Last Words of Jesus on the Cross", commissioned and realized by Vatican Radio, is presented in the run-up to its world radio premiere on Good Friday.

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More humanitarian aid from Pope arrives in Ukraine

A truckload of medicines, generators and other items that departed Italy on Saturday arrives this morning in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Volunteers prepared the shipment at Rome's Church of Santa Sophia together with help from the Office of Papal Charities.

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