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Irish bishops concerned about constitutional amendments on family

Commenting on the upcoming referendums on Family and Care, the Irish bishops say that the proposed constitutional amendments diminish the “unique” importance of the relationship between marriage and family, and stress that the role of mothers should continue to be cherished in the Constitution.

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Fiducia Supplicans: Non-liturgical blessings, and Pope Benedict's distinction

An Instruction published in 2000 by the then-Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith distinguished between rituals inserted into liturgical books and pastoral or spontaneous prayers. The same criterion is now being used to admit the possibility of blessing irregular couples.

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Online course on women and synodality launched

The World Union of Catholic Women's Organizations (WUCWO) launches a new series of webinars on "The mission of women in the synodal Church".

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From the shadows into the light

No place embodies the contrasts and contradictions of Naples like its Rione Sanità neighborhood. This is where a cooperative – “La Paranza” - supported by the Archdiocese and European funds is engaged in a project to restore the local cultural heritage with a focus on ecological conversion, social entrepreneurship and civil economy.

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Niwano Peace Prize goes to Palestinian-American peacebuilder

The Niwano Peace Foundation selects Palestinian-American Professor Mohammed Abu-Nimer as the recipient of the 41st Niwano Peace Prize in recognition of his lifelong commitment to peace and interfaith dialogue.

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Malawi’s Catholic Bishops criticise the Government for poor governance.

The Catholic Bishops assert that under the current government of President Lazarus Chakwera, the country is witnessing a “glaring failure of leadership.”

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Pope condemns bloodshed in Burkina Faso and calls for peace

Pope Francis mourns those killed in terrorist attacks on a Church and on a Mosque in Burkina Faso and calls for respect for places of worship and the promotion of the values of peace.

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Guterres: Human rights are fundamental for world peace

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warns that the world is becoming “less safe by the day” and calls for governments to work for “peace and security rooted in human rights.”

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Israeli army delivers plan for Gaza's Rafah

The Israeli government says the military has presented the war cabinet with a plan for the evacuation of Palestinian civilians from combat zones in Gaza.

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Archbishop Fisichella presides at Mass at first international shrine in the Philippines

The Pro-Prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelization presides over a Mass of Thanksgiving at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage, which was recently declared the first international shrine in the Philippines.

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