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Pope prays for victims of extreme weather in the US and in Canada

Pope Francis expresses his condolences for the victims of a tornado which struck the Gaylord community in Michigan, US, and for the loss of life caused by storms in southeastern Canada.

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Holy Land Coordination annual visit underway

The Holy Land Coordination (HLC) is holding its annual pilgrimage this week. The visit, which normally takes place in January, and which has been suspended for two years due to the pandemic, started on May 21 and will run until May 26.

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Cardinal Zuppi, new president of Italian Bishops' Conference

Pope Francis names Cardinal Matteo Zuppi, Archbishop of Bologna, new president of the Italian Bishops' Conference, commonly referred to as the CEI.

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SECAM partners with APO Group to support African communication

The Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) has announced a working partnership with the APO Group that will provide extensive media and public relations support to the Catholic Church in Africa.

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Cardinal Onaiyekan: Christians & Muslims must counter extremism together

In an interview with Vatican News, Cardinal Onaiyekan, Archbishop Emeritus of Abuja, Nigeria, decries the stoning and burning alive of a Christian student as an example of a country suffering a scourge of bad government and insecurity, targeting Christians and Muslims alike.

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IMBISA: Information and awareness are essential tools for preventing abuse, say religious women.

Southern African religious women met recently to learn and share more about issues of Safeguarding minors and vulnerable persons.

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Ukraine: the war is killing people and wounding the earth

As Pope Francis writes in Laudato sì “War always does grave harm to the environment and to the cultural riches of peoples.” It’s exactly what is happening in Ukraine as the war continues to wreak death and destruction.

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"My Brother Juan": from the death penalty to embracing life

Vatican Media presents another in its series of stories recounted by Dale Recinella, a former Wall Street finance lawyer who today, along with his wife Susan, assists prisoners on death row in Florida.

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Food supplies under pressure as Ukraine conflict spreads

There are growing concerns over the impact the conflict in Ukraine could have on food supplies. Ukraine is a significant grain exporter, but struggling as clashes continue.

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Interreligious delegation begins solidarity mission to Kyiv

Following an appeal by the Mayor of Kyiv, a high-level delegation of world religious leaders is travelling to the Ukrainian capital today to bring their solidarity to Ukrainians and pray together for a just peace in Ukraine.

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