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Pope at Audience: God's power is made perfect in weakness

During his weekly General Audience, Pope Francis continues his catechesis series on virtues and vices, this week focusing on the sins of envy and vainglory, suggesting there are remedies to each, both of which involve making ourselves less at the center, embracing weakness, and letting God operate in our lives.

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Pope calls for prayer for Burkina Faso, Haiti

At the conclusion of the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis invites the faithful to pray for Burkina Faso and for Haiti, and not to forget the people of Ukraine, of Palestine and Israel, and all those suffering due to war.

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Pope Francis explains the “pastoral adultery” of bishops

Address of Pope Francis to the members of the Synod of the Armenian Catholic Church

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Envy and vainglory explained by Pope Francis

General Audience of the Pope, February 28, 2024 on envy and vainglory

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After two days of cancelled audiences, Pope Francis is taken to hospital

It was ANSA that first reported the Pope's transfer to the hospital. Later, the Holy See Press Office would communicate very briefly: "After the general audience, Pope Francis went to Gemelli Hospital on Tiber Island for some diagnostic tests. Then he returned to the Vatican."

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Cardinal Parolin: EU military intervention in Ukraine a 'frightening' prospect

Closing the award ceremony of the “Economy and Society” International Prize awarded by the Centesimus Annus Foundation, the Cardinal Secretary of State expresses strong concerns over further escalation of the wars in Ukraine and the Middle East, where, he says the only solution is a ceasefire.

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Biden hopes for Gaza ceasefire next week

US President Joe Biden says he hopes to have a truce in the war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza by next week.

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Cameroon: Cardinal Turkson visits Douala.

Cardinal Peter Turkson recently made a 4-day visit to the Archdiocese of Douala, where he presided over a mass of priestly ordination. Present at the ordination were the Archbishop of Doula, Samuel Kleda and the Apostolic Nuncio to Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea, Archbishop José Avelino Bettencourt.

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Pope's March prayer intention: For the martyrs of our day

Pope Francis releases his prayer intention for March, asking for prayers for the martyrs of our day, and recalling a story he was told by a widowed Muslim man who recounted the martyrdom of his Christian wife as she defied terrorists.

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Church leaders in Philippines call for protected status of the "Amazon of Oceans"

The coordinator of the "Laudato Si" program of the Philippine Bishops' Conference calls for special marine protection of the "Verde Island Passage" off the coast of Mindoro island in the Philippines, known as the "Amazon of the Oceans" where a massive oil spill took place in early 2023.

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