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Posted on 11/30/2023 05:48 AM ()
In his traditional greetings to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on the occasion of the feast of Saint Andrew, the patron of Constantinople, Pope Francis highlights the historic meeting of Pope Paul VI and Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras in 1964, and prays that Sts Peter and Andrew might obtain for us the gifts of fraternal communion and peace.
Posted on 11/30/2023 05:27 AM ()
Meeting with participants in a seminar on “Ethics in Health Management’, Pope Francis says he is recovering from infectious bronchitis, and reflects on the importance of caring for one’s health.
Posted on 11/30/2023 04:09 AM ()
Pope Francis highlights the need for more women theologians in remarks to members of the International Theological Commission on Thursday, and calls on the Commission to propose “an evangelizing theology, which promotes dialogue with the world of culture.”
Posted on 11/30/2023 01:00 AM ()
The Sant’Egidio Community launches an appeal to say “no to the death penalty” and save the life of Kenneth Smith, a man condemned to die in the US state of Alabama. The appeal is part of a 2-day “Cities for Life – Cities Against the Death Penalty” event.
Posted on 11/29/2023 11:50 AM ()
Speaking on the sidelines of an event at the Italian Chamber of Deputies, Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin confirms that Pope Francis is getting better and that his scheduled journey to Dubai for COP28 was cancelled to ensure his full recovery.
Posted on 11/29/2023 10:04 AM ()
Ukraine says it has killed five high-ranking Russian officials in an area that Russia's military has partly occupied. The strike comes as Russia's invasion of Ukraine has entered its 22nd month and the NATO military alliance holding talks on the challenges ahead.
Posted on 11/29/2023 09:53 AM ()
Among the hostages taken by Hamas militants in their incursion into Israel on October 7 there are several Bedouins, including 16-year-old Aisha who was kidnapped along with her father and two siblings.
Posted on 11/29/2023 09:45 AM ()
As the Franciscan Family marks the 8th Centenary of the confirmation of the Rule of St. Francis, on 29 November 1223, Pope Francis invites Franciscan friars and sisters to renew their vocation of bringing the Gospel of poverty and fraternity to today’s world.
Posted on 11/29/2023 09:38 AM ()
As the Pope calls for the extension of the truce in Gaza, international mediators appear to be making progress on that front, encouraging Hamas militants to keep freeing hostages in exchange for the release of Palestinian prisoners. The cease-fire will otherwise end within a day.
Posted on 11/29/2023 05:17 AM ()
Pope Francis meets with the Celtic Football Club on Wednesday, encouraging them to be good examples and not to lose their ‘amateur’ spirit.