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  • Angelus: Pope appeals for dialogue after Jerusalem violence July 23, 2017
    (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has appealed for moderation and dialogue after a surge of violence and killings over Jerusalem’s Temple Mount . Addressing the crowds gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the Sunday  Angelus , the Pope said he is following “with trepidation the grave tensions and violence of the last days in Jerusalem.” Last […]
  • Pope Francis donates €25 thousand to ease East Africa famine July 21, 2017
    (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has donated €25 thousand to the efforts of the United Nations ’ Food and Agriculture Organisation , FAO , in support of people facing famine and food insecurity in East Africa . The Holy Father had pledged personal assistance in a message to FAO 's Conference on 3 July 2017, in […]
  • Pope's Message to World Movement of Christian Workers July 16, 2017
    (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has sent a Message to the International Meeting of the World Movement of Christian Workers which has been taking place in Ávila, Spain, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of its foundation. 120 delegates representing the Movement, present today in 79 countries are attending the event. The theme of the meeting […]
  • Pope endorses campaign to put 'Laudato Sì' into action July 13, 2017
    (Vatican Radio) Following the 2nd anniversary of the publication of his encyclical “ Laudato Sì – On Care of our Common Home ”, Pope Francis has endorsed a pledge campaign that aims to mobilize at least 1 million people to directly engage in turning the encyclical’s message into action.  Listen to the report by Linda […]
  • Pope to catechists: Be creative July 12, 2017
    (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has sent a message to an International Catechetical Symposium which is taking place this week at the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina in Buenos Aires, and has as its theme “blessed are those who believe”. Listen:  In the message to the symposium, the Holy Father points out that “being a catechist […]


  • UK porn sites to ban access for users under 18 years old July 24, 2017
    London, England, Jul 24, 2017 / 04:35 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- As part of an increasing government crackdown on internet pornography, U.K. porn sites will soon require users to provide proof of being at least 18 years old.
  • This boy invited Pope Francis on a pilgrimage – and here's how he responded July 23, 2017
    Loreto, Italy, Jul 23, 2017 / 05:57 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Nine-year-old Andrea is an Italian boy who joined 130 children last month for a "Pilgrimage of Joy" to the Marian Shrine of Loreto, Italy.
  • India's bishops pray new president will defend rule of law July 22, 2017
    New Delhi, India, Jul 22, 2017 / 07:08 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The bishops of India have offered their congratulations to the country's newly elected president, Ram Nath Kovind, urging him to live out the oath he will take to serve the well-being of the people.
  • Brutal Regensburg report hailed as step in the right direction July 20, 2017
    Rome, Italy, Jul 20, 2017 / 04:02 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A member of Pope Francis' commission to protect minors says a new report on the abuse of more than 500 choir boys in Germany points to a current reality in many non-western countries – and that bringing these things to light means progress for everyone.
  • Be protagonists of change, Cardinal Sandri tells Ukrainian youth July 20, 2017
    Buchach, Ukraine, Jul 20, 2017 / 01:04 am (EWTN News/CNA).- At the close of his recent trip to Ukraine, Cardinal Leonardo Sandri met with youth from the troubled country, telling them not to be discouraged by the challenges they face but rather to trust in the Lord and commit to changing society for the better.

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