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Ukraine urges Russian troops to surrender

Pope Francis's appeal on Sunday to end the war in Ukraine came after Ukraine's president urged Russian soldiers to surrender and pledged they would be treated in a "civilized manner." The appeals came as Russia plans to send an additional 300,000 reservists to the frontlines after suffering significant battlefield setbacks. And as clashes continue, referendums are underway in occupied territories to quickly make them part of Russia.

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The eyes of the world on Italy as it goes to the polls

Italians are voting on Sunday in a general election that is forecast to return the country’s most right-wing government since World War Two, led by its first female prime minister ever. A right-wing alliance led by Giorgia Meloni’s Brothers of Italy party appears on course for a clear victory when the last opinion polls were published two weeks earlier.

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IMBISA Plenary Assembly opens in Windhoek, Namibia.

The Interregional Association of Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA) is meeting for its XIII Plenary Assembly in Windhoek, Namibia under the theme: “Building Together - Reimagining the Church's involvement with young people in the IMBISA region in the light of the Exhortation of Pope Francis, Christus Vivit.”

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Pope visits Matera solidarity center, blesses new premises

Following the Mass in Matera, Italy, to mark the conclusion of the 27th National Eucharistic Congress, the Pope visited the "Don Giovanni Mele" soup kitchen where he greeted staff and blessed their new building.

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Pope: May we welcome, accompany, support and integrate migrants

At the conclusion of the Mass in the southern Italian city of Matera on Sunday morning, Pope Francis recalled that today the Church celebrates the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. May we welcome and assist them, he said, as they also can help our communities grow, and the Kingdom of God can be realized together with them.

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Pope appeals for peace in Myanmar, Ukraine, Cameroon

Pope Francis appeals for international attention and peace for the suffering peoples of Myanmar, Ukraine and Cameroon.

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Synod: Learning to discern

As the Synod on Synodality enters a new phase, we bring you the second in a series of videos to explore how the continental phase is being prepared, following the completion of documents from the diocesan and national levels.

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Pope at Eucharistic Congress: Bread must be shared on the table of the world

Pope Francis celebrates Holy Mass in the city of Matera at the conclusion of the 27th National Eucharistic Congress reminding Christians there is no eucharistic worship without compassion for the poor.

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Pope Francis in Matera for closing of National Eucharistic Congress

The papal plane has taken Pope Francis to the southern Italian city of Matera to preside over Holy Mass that concludes the 27th National Eucharistic Congress.

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The Lord’s Day Reflection: “The rich man and Lazarus”

As the Church marks the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Fr. John Luke Gregory, OFM offers his thoughts on the day’s liturgical readings under the theme: “The rich man and Lazarus.”

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