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Rethinking primacy in an ecumenical sense

A reflection on the study document “The Bishop of Rome”: the role of the Pope, synodality, and the other Churches.

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Caritas Europa reiterates appeal for Gaza ceasefire

Eight months into the war in Gaza, Caritas Europa issues a statement in which it reiterates its call for an immediate ceasefire, the release of all hostages and those arbitrarily detained, and delivery of humanitarian aid into the Strip.

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80 years after historic meeting with Pope, Irish Regiment returns to the Vatican

Eighty years ago today, the Irish Brigade became the first group of Allied soldiers to meet with Pope Pius XII following the liberation of Rome from the Nazis. Vatican News spoke to Major General Colin Weir.

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End Child Labour: a call to protect the most vulnerable

The World Day Against Child Labour highlights the ongoing issue of nearly 1 in 10 children worldwide being subjected to child labour, a scourge particularly affecting marginalised communities like migrants, refugees, and trafficked children.

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UNICEF warns children in Gaza risk “dying before their families’ eyes”

The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, warns that three thousand malnourished children in Gaza are at risk of “dying before their families’ eyes” as the Rafah offensive cuts them off from life-saving treatment.

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Mozambique: More than 300 children receive basic school supplies in Beira

More than 300 children in in the Archdiocese of Beira have received basic school supplies donated to them by lay people associated with the Divine Word Missionaries, as part of the “June Solidarity Initiatives.”

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Pope at Audience: The Holy Spirit makes Scripture living and active

Pope Francis reflects on the work of the Holy Spirit in revelation, highlighting His role in inspiring and explaining Sacred Scripture.

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Pope meets third group of priests of the Diocese of Rome

Pope Francis meets some 160 priests who have been ordained for between11 and 39 years at the Salesian Pontifical University.

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Ukrainian priest: We are tired and losing hope

Fr Roman Ostrovskyy, Vice-Rector of the Greek Catholic seminary in Kyiv, expresses the sense of downtroddenness felt by Ukrainians in this third year of the conflict in their country. He says that, on the darkest days, faith keeps him going.

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'From Tourist to Pilgrim': Let yourself be transformed!

As we prepare to live and celebrate the 2025 Jubilee Year, Vatican Media presents a 16-episode series of podcasts entitled “From Tourist to Pilgrim” featuring art historian Liz Lev, who highlights the hidden beauty of Rome through the lens of pilgrimage.

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