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Tigray Church denounces conflict, loss of lives in Ethiopian region

The Catholic Diocese in Ethiopia’s strife-torn Tigray region is denouncing the worsening humanitarian situation, and seeking to reach out to the suffering people amid numerous constraints.

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Pope to CDF: Judicial action alone is not enough to fight abuse in the Church

Pope Francis meets with members of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on the occasion of their Plenary Assembly, and focuses on the importance of three words during their mission: dignity, discernment, and faith.

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Pandemic as an 'opportunity to help build ecumenical dialogue'

“Ecumenism in a Time of Pandemic: From Crisis to Opportunity” is the title of a working document presented by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, and which is the result of a survey conducted in 2021 among all the Bishops' Conferences and Eastern Catholic Synods in the world.

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Vatican carries out conservation check on ancient Marian icon

A team of Vatican Museum experts carries out a routine conservation check of the ancient Roman icon of Mary Salus Populi Romani, which is housed in the Basilica of St. Mary Major.

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Collateral Damage

Dale Recinella, the former Wall Street finance lawyer who assists prisoners on death row in Florida together with his wife Susan, shares his experience with a non-profit organization in Tallahassee assisting homeless people with mental issues.

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Report on abuse in Munich diocese: 497 victims in 74 years

A press conference presents the report by a law firm commissioned by the Church. The mandate was to look into the handling of abuse cases by the archbishops of Munich between 1945 and 2019, including then-Cardinal Ratzinger. Holy See Press Office director Matteo Bruni tells journalists: "We are waiting to examine the contents of the document” and expresses grief for abuses and closeness to all victims.

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Caritas New Zealand assists Tonga with emergency aid

As telephone links between Tonga and the outside world are reconnected following a volcanic eruption and tsunami, vital supplies have started arriving from Australia and New Zealand. On the ground, Caritas New Zealand is assisting Caritas Tonga to ensure emergency aid gets to people on the island.

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Caritas Canada on partnering with Caritas Zambia to study the impact of the extractive industry.

Luke Stocking of Caritas Canada has told Vatican News about projects supported by his organisation in Africa.

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Saint Irenaeus to become Doctor of the Church

Pope Francis authorizes the conferral of the title Doctor of the Church on Saint Irenaeus, and the promulgation of three Decrees concerning the Heroic Virtues of three people on the path to canonization.

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Pope: Workers are people, not numbers

Pope Francis addresses Italy's National Association of Building Contractors and talks about the importance of their work, highlighting the necessity of ensuring safe working conditions for all.

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