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Cantalamessa: believed truth must become lived reality

In his meditations for Advent this year, the preacher of the Pontifical Household focuses on bringing to light “the inner splendour of the Church and of Christian life", without "closing one’s eyes to the reality of the facts", so that each person can face his or her responsibilities from the right perspective.

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Archbishop Sater: signs of hope amid Lebanese crisis

A sequence of political crises, financial speculation, the COVID-19 pandemic, and, finally, the massive explosion at Beirut's port on 4 August 2020 have plunged Lebanon into economic disaster. However, according to Maronite Archbishop of Beirut Paul Abdel Sater, not all is lost and there still is hope.

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Pope calls for joint approach to tackle challenges of Mediterranean Region

Pope Francis emphasizes the importance of interconnection and joint efforts in facing the challenges of the Mediterranean region, in his address to participants at the 2021 Rome MED - Mediterranean Dialogues.

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Apostolic Nuncio to the European Union has died

Archbishop Aldo Giordano died after he was admitted to a hospital in Leuven, Belgium, for Covid-19.

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Pope at Mass in Cyprus: Only together can we be healed from blinding darkness

Pope Francis refers to the parable of the two blind men from Mark's Gospel to urge Cypriots to follow three steps in order to be freed of a similar darkness in which we often find ourselves.

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Pope at Holy Synod: Differences are not irreconcilable

On the second day of his visit to Cyprus, Pope Francis meets with the Holy Synod of the Cypriot Orthodox Church. During his address, the Pope underlined the common bonds between the Catholic and Orthodox Churches and his desire to deepen ecumenical dialogue, taking as his model St Barnabas.

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Highlights of Pope Francis' first day in Cyprus

We relive the highlights of the first day of Pope Francis' Apostolic Journey to Cyprus, during which he met with refugees ahead of his departure, encountered Cyprus' Catholic clergy and religious, and spoke to the nation's civil authorities and diplomatic corps.

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Pope praises Cyprus as an open and welcoming nation

Pope Francis meets with the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nikos Anastasiades, local Authorities, Civil Society, and the Diplomatic Corps, praising the island nation as "a crossroads of civilizations."

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Pope comes to listen to the heartbeat of the Cypriot Maronite community

Antonis Skoullos, the press coordinator for the Pope’s visit to the Maronite community of Cyprus, reflects on the Holy Father’s visit and underlines the hope and encouragement Pope Francis brings for the faithful of the island.

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Pope calls on Cypriot Church to welcome change and diversity with patience

In the first official discourse of his Apostolic visit to Cyprus and Greece, Pope Francis addresses Bishops, Priests, Men and Women Religious, and Catechists, inviting them to be patient as they go forth in a spirit of fraternity, forgiveness, mercy, and openness.

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