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Sister Becquart: there is no synodality without spirituality

The Under-Secretary of the Synod of Bishops recalls the themes of the 1 July Day of Study and Reflection noting that as Pope Francis has stated, the synodal experience is a journey of listening to the Holy Spirit.

US expands visa scheme for Afghan helpers

US lawmakers have voted to expand a visa programme for Afghans facing retribution for helping American troops and diplomats during two-decade war in Afghanistan.

Olympic Games gets underway with opening ceremony

The Olympics Games got underway in Tokyo on Friday celebrating the world's best athletes set to compete amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prayer for World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

The Vatican Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life on Friday released the video-prayer for the Catholic Church’s first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, which will be observed worldwide on Sunday, July 25.

Zambian Bishops denounce pre-election violence.

Catholic Bishops in Zambia say the country’s motto of “One Zambia, One Nation” is under threat going by the prevalence of pre-election violence and hate speech perpetrated by political cadres at the instigation of politicians.

US Cardinal advocates for rights of undocumented migrants

Speaking at an immigration reformation rally in the United States, Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washing DC speaks of the rights of immigrants to peace and inclusion, and calls on Law-makers to pass immigration reform legislation.

Norway “united in grief” on 10th anniversary of Utøya attack

Norwegian Bishop Erik Varden speaks of the "grief and perplexity" of Norwegians on the tenth anniversary of the extremist attacks in Oslo and the island of Utøya, which left 77 people dead and scores more wounded.

Talitha Kum: Break the cycle of trafficking with “Care”

Talitha Kum, the global anti-trafficking network of Consecrated Life Against Trafficking in Persons, launches a new campaign focused on a care-centered model to break the cycle of human trafficking.

Myanmar Church touched by solidarity of Philippine Catholics

The Philippine bishops dedicated July 19 as a “Day of Solidarity with Myanmar”. On that day, they asked churches across the nation to toll their bells at noon and at 6:00 pm, and recite a prayer they composed especially for the suffering country.

Church in Canada celebrates grandparents and the elderly

The Standing Committee for Family and Life of the Canadian Bishops’ Conference highlights the special place of the elderly in Church and society. The message comes in a video for Sunday's Inaugural celebration of the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly.