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Ethical Banks warn that investing in arms fuels war

A three-day Global Alliance for Banking on Values summit, with the participation of about 70 ethical banks from across the world, wraps up in northern Italy with a call to embrace the principles of Ethical Finance for the good of humanity and the planet.

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Holy See: Religious freedom is violated in one third of the world

Addressing the 55th Session of the Human Rights Council the Holy See's Permanent Observer to the United Nations and Other International Organisations in Geneva urges for renewed international efforts to address the ongoing violations of human rights, including freedom of religion.

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Bishops of the Americas aim at more synodal and missionary Church

Bishops from Canada, the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean hold a three-day summit in the US city of Tampa “to pray and discuss their shared ministry as pastors.”

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Gallagher in Türkiye: Authentic Christian witness required amid Third World War in pieces

While in Türkiye for the Antalya Diplomacy Forum 2024, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, the Vatican's Secretary for Relations with States and International Organizations, celebrates Mass in Istanbul where he remembers innocents who suffer today, like Christ, and echoes the Pope's appeals for authentic Christian witness amid the Third World War in pieces.

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Pope Francis' liturgical celebrations for Holy Week and Easter

The Holy See Press Office releases the official calendar of Pope Francis' Liturgical Celebrations for March 2024, which includes Holy Week and Easter Sunday celebrations, as well as the Via Crucis at the Colosseum.

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How clearing landmines can save an entire community

The HALO Trust works to clear landmines and other explosive remnants of war left behind by conflicts, as well as to educate communities on how to rebuild their lives in the safest way possible.

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Increased Arctic warming may accelerate climate change

As part of a study on future climate change forecasts, researchers from University College London find that increased warming in the Arctic will be responsible for breaching the Paris Agreement’s 2°C threshold eight years earlier than if the area was warming at the average global rate.

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Ireland: Bishops issue statement on family-busting amendments to Constitution

The Episcopal Conference warns that these amendments could diminish the importance of marriage and family in society and the state, as well as marginalize the role of mothers in the home, which could have negative consequences on Ireland's social and familial structure

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USA: 22 states, dozens of groups support Idaho’s pro-life law

The Biden administration is attempting to use federal law, the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act, to force emergency room doctors to perform abortions that are illegal under Idaho law.

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After 25 years, Catholic Archbishop of Westminster decides there will be no Old Rite liturgy during Holy Week

The denial of permissions for the Triduum follows a series of decisions curtailing traditional liturgical practices in Westminster. In 2021, the long-standing tradition of ordinations in the old rite was discontinued, followed by the cessation of the Latin Mass Society's annual requiem Mass in Westminster Cathedral in November 2023. Additionally, a 50-year-old tradition of holding two annual old rite Masses in the cathedral came to an end.

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