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IOR reports net profit of 30.6 million euro in 2023

The Institute for the Works of Religion (IOR) publishes its Annual Report for 2023, revealing a 30.6 million euro profit.

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G7 agrees on 50 billion for Ukraine as battles rage

U.S. President Joe Biden has announced that the Group of Seven (G7) Western economies have agreed to use frozen Russian state assets to give tens of billions in aid to war-torn Ukraine. The announcement comes as fighting continues on the battlefields.

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News from the Orient – June 14, 2024

In this week's news from the Eastern Churches, produced in collaboration with L'Œuvre d'Orient, Cardinal Sako returns to Baghdad, Germany hosts a peace conference for Ukraine, and a Lebanese town is plunged into a political crisis.

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Artificial Intelligence and the Human Factor

Our Editorial Director reflects on an event in 1983, when a man saved the world from a nuclear war that could have been triggered by the error of a machine.

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Pope to G7: AI is ‘neither objective nor neutral’

In an address to the G7 summit, Pope Francis discusses the threat and promise of artificial intelligence, the ‘techno-human condition’, human vs algorithmic decision-making, AI-written essays, and the necessity of political collaboration on technology.

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Who are the African Religious serving on Congregational Leadership Councils in Rome?

Last month’s Rome conference on Africa Day, organised by African religious men and women serving in various generalates of religious congregations, provided a window into Africa’s contribution to the universal Church. These African religious men and women are providing much-needed leadership not just as heads of their congregations but also as ordinary council members of congregational councils or leadership teams.

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Holy See calls for urgent climate action and migrant protection

Addressing the 34th Standing Committee on Programs and Finance of the IOM, Archbishop Ettore Balestrero emphasises the urgent need for a comprehensive, human-centred approach to climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction, and the protection of climate migrants.

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Hollerich: ‘The seeds of a synodal church are already sprouting’

Theologians evaluating contributions for the upcoming Second Session of the General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops have concluded their reflections, with work on the “Instrumentum laboris” for the Second Session of the General Assembly of the Synod continuing.

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Pope to comedians: Help us to dream of a better world

Pope Francis meets with more than 100 comedians from around the world, encouraging them to cheer people up and help people see reality with all its contradictions.

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Pope: The Lord’s judgment will be in favour of the poor

Pope Francis releases his Message for the eighth World Day of the Poor and reminds the faithful that God sees and cares for each one of them, whereas those who seek wealth to the detriment of the most needy are poor in His eyes.

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