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  • Pope Francis and “Sharing the Wisdom of Time”: an alliance between generations October 23, 2018
    A new book published by Loyola Press highlights the wisdom of the elderly, their experiences and their insights as fundamental contributions to society. In the preface to the book, written by Pope Francis, he calls for an alliance between the young and the old to help counter the culture of waste.
  • Pope’s solidarity for Trinidad and Tobago after quakes, floods October 23, 2018
    Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin sent a telegram of solidarity on behalf of Pope Francis to the people of Trinidad and Tobago hit by quakes and floods.
  • Synod of Bishops: Young people are used-less, not useless October 23, 2018
    At the Tuesday briefing for the Synod of Bishops on Young People, Cardinal Tagle from the Philippines said that the young women present with the bishops provided a much-needed expansion of horizons at the Synod.
  • Holy See urges ratification of Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty October 23, 2018
    Speaking on behalf of Archbishop Bernadito Auza, the Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the UN in New York, Second Counsellor, Father David Charters addressed a UN General Assembly discussion on nuclear disarmament on October 22.
  • Pope at Mass: Hope is living for the encounter with Jesus October 23, 2018
    In the homily at the Mass at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis reflects on hope, which is not abstract, but living in expectation of the concrete encounter with Jesus. And it is wise, the Pope emphasized, to know how to rejoice in the little encounters of daily life with the Lord.


  • USAID head meets with Vatican officials to talk aid for Iraq October 18, 2018
    Vatican City, Oct 18, 2018 / 12:49 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The head of the United States government's international aid agency met with Vatican officials and an Iraqi cardinal Wednesday, in an effort to highlight U.S. efforts in the Middle East.
  • U.K. local government apologizes to pro-life charity October 17, 2018
    London, England, Oct 17, 2018 / 11:30 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A London borough has apologized to a U.K. pro-life charity after making inaccurate claims about the group. Life, a non-sectarian charity which provides assistance to women and children, was ejected from the Lambeth Country Show in July.
  • Forty years later, Polish bishops revisit election of Pope John Paul II October 16, 2018
    Warsaw, Poland, Oct 16, 2018 / 03:30 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Polish bishops' conference is celebrating the anniversary of the election of St. John Paul II. October 16 marks 40 years since Cardinal Karol Wojtyla's rise to the throne of St. Peter.
  • In major break over Ukraine, Russian Orthodox Church splits from Constantinople October 15, 2018
    Kyiv, Ukraine, Oct 15, 2018 / 06:38 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Russian Orthodox Patriarchate of Moscow has cut ties with the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I, claiming his recognition of an independent Orthodox Church in Ukraine departed from Orthodox Christian norms.
  • Taiwan offers second invitation to pope following Vatican-China deal October 15, 2018
    Vatican City, Oct 15, 2018 / 03:00 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Taiwan's government has issued a second invitation for Pope Francis to visit the country, a move which follows new developments in the Holy See's relations with its rival in mainland China.

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