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Vatican message for Ramadan urges promoting culture of friendship

The Vatican’s Dicastery for Interreligious Dialogue releases message for Islam’s holy month of Ramadan and Id al-Fitr, urging both Christians and Muslims worldwide to join in building a “more peaceful, harmonious and joyful coexistence” as opposed to “a culture of hate” fuelled today by social media.

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How the Polish Church helped and rescued Jews during WWII

New research shows that many Jews received help during the Holocaust from about 100 religious orders in more than 500 facilities and from over 700 diocesan priests in 600 localities in occupied Poland. This is according to new research published in a book entitled "Wartime Rescue of Jews by the Polish Catholic Clergy" presented at the Catholic University of Lublin.

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Pope tells bereaved families of miners that 'sometimes anger is prayer'

Pope Francis receives in audience the families of Polish miners who died in two coal mine accidents in April 2022 and prays with them in silence.

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“A Word that Goes Beyond Death”

"To proclaim Christ means demonstrating that believing in Him and following Him is not only something right and just, but also beautiful. The Heart of the Gospel is the beauty of God’s salvific love manifested in Jesus Christ, crucified and risen.” Inspired by these words of Pope Francis, the collaboration between the Vatican Museums and Vatican News continues as we present various masterpieces from the Pontifical collection accompanied by the words of the Popes.

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Pope reiterates call to ensure fundamental human right to water

Pope Francis sends a message to participants in an event connected to the framework of the UN Water Conference taking place in New York, and calls for “concrete and effective” action to ensure the universal human right to access water, calling it is a right to life.

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States and global companies commit to sustainable development at UN water conference

Over the first day of the meeting, more than 50 leading firms worldwide joined forces to help solve the global water crisis, while ten new States have expressed their intention to join the UN Water Convention

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Bishop Kozon: COMECE continues to strive for unity

After meeting with Pope Francis on Thursday morning, the newly-elected vice-president of COMECE, Bishop Czeslaw Kozon of Copenhagen, discusses the realities surrounding the European Union, ranging from migration to the necessity to keep fighting for peace even amidst war.

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Zambia: Catechists in Mpika Diocese receive bicycles for their ministry.

The Catholic Diocese of Mpika has purchased bicycles to support Catechists in their pastoral duties in the diocese.

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Archbishop Costelloe: Pope calling us to become more synodal

Archbishop Timothy Costelloe of Perth, Australia, a newly-appointed member of the preparatory committee for the General Assembly of the Synod, says Pope Francis is calling us to become “more fully a synodal Church.”

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Pope Francis Highlights Europe’s Challenge: Unity in Diversity

Address to the participants in the Plenary Assembly of the Commission of the Bishops of the European Union (COMECE).

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