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Israel stretches control of Gaza's land border

The Israeli army has taken control of the Philadelphi Corridor, a strip of territory running along the border between Egypt and the Gaza Strip.

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Global executions surge to highest level in eight years

An Amnesty International report reveals the distressingly high number of people who were killed via capital punishment around the world in 2023.

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Study reveals global shortfall in 2020 CO2 emissions targets

A recent investigation into the extent to which countries were able to meet their climate pledges, shows that 56% of the examined nations failed to meet the emissions reduction goals they established at COP15, raising concerns about the attainment of future climate targets.

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Haiti's Transitional Council names Prime Minister

HaIti`s Transitional Council has finally chosen a Prime Minister, whose task will be to guide the country back from the brink.

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Pope meets with young Roman priests: “Do not tire of doing good”

Pope Francis continues his series of meetings with the clergy of his diocese, speaking with a group of recently-ordained priests about pastoral issues.

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3 June 2024: Walking towards Uganda Martyrs Day celebrations

As Ugandans prepare to celebrate Martyrs Day next week, on Monday, some pilgrims are currently walking 380 Kilometers from the northern district of Lira to the Uganda Martyrs Shrine at Namugongo.

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Pope to Katholikentag: 'Work for peace through prayer and dialogue'

As the 103nd German Katholikentag (Catholic Days) kicks off on Wednesday, Pope Francis encourages participants to promote peace and justice through faith, dialogue, and action, thus counteracting extremist ideologies.

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South Africans vote in watershed election

South Africans are voting in what is universally perceived as a potentially transformative election for the country. The Director of the Jesuit Institute in Johannesburg explains why this election could mark a turning point, almost as important as the landmark 1994 vote that heralded the end of apartheid.

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Lebanon: Sr. Wakim on importance of highly-educated religious sisters

As a religious sister teaching in Lebanon’s Catholic universities, Sr. Suzanne Wakim has found that many people of different faiths enjoy attending her lectures on Christ in philosophy.

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World Women's Observatory: Making the Invisibles visible

The World Women's Observatory of the World Union of Catholic Women's Organizations presents the results of its Listening and Networking projects, calling for more formation opportunities for women and study of the question of the diaconate for women.

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