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Persecution against Christians on the rise worldwide

The 2022 World Watch List (WWL) released on Wednesday by Open Doors International shows that persecution against Christians continues to rise especially in Asian and African countries and that the COVID 19 pandemic has further exacerbated discrimination.

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Pope asks Curia to make personal arrangements for Spiritual Exercises

The continuing health emergency posed by the Covid-19 pandemic will have an effect on the annual Lenten Spiritual Exercises of the Roman Curia and Pope Francis.

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Afghanistan has lost 500,000 jobs under Taliban

The ILO says women are particularly hit by job losses. This is likely to lead to an increase in child labour.

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French Bishops urge discernment ahead of presidential elections

The Catholic Bishops of France are calling on French citizens to vote in presidential elections set for April, while warning against the exploitation of Christianity in politics.

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Myanmar's army bombs displaced Christians

Innocent civilians are continuing to flee fierce fighting between Myanmar’s military and armed resistance groups in the eastern state of Kayah, as the country's Catholic Bishops appeal for an end to the targeting of civilians and respect for churches, hospitals, and schools.

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Tonga tsunami: Efforts to provide relief impeded by communications breakdown

Following a volcano eruption that triggered a tsunami on the Pacific island of Tonga, communications have been down everywhere, making assessments more difficult, according to a representative of Caritas Australia.

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Pope to confer ministries on lay men and women on Word of God Sunday

Pope Francis will preside over the celebration for the Sunday of the Word of God on 23 January in St. Peter’s Basilica. As explained by the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization, this year’s liturgy includes some important new aspects.

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Pope Francis prays for tsunami-hit Tonga

Pope Francis expresses his spiritual closeness to the people of the Pacific island nation of Tonga, following the eruption the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano which unleashed a destructive tsunami.

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Pope sends aid to Philippine typhoon victims and migrants on Polish border

Pope Francis sends aid to the victims of a deadly typhoon in the Philippines, as well as to migrants who are stranded on the border between Poland and Belarus.

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Pope at Audience: Joseph's paternity reflects God's tender love

Continuing his catechetical series on Saint Joseph, Pope Francis looks at his role as a loving father and a reflection of God's tenderness, which allows us to feel loved and welcomed in all our weaknesses.

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