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Covid: the economy needs a new generation of experts

The Pandemic and the Magisterium of Pope Francis: the fifth in a series of videos created by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and the Vatican's Covid-19 Commission explores the Pope's teachings on the global health crisis, reaffirming that one does not come out of the crisis the same, but either better or worse. And "one does not come out alone" but by "taking each other by the hand".

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A religious sister in Myanmar: ‘Remaining with my people’

Sr. Rosalind Arokiaswami, a missionary in Myanmar with the Sisters of the Infant Jesus, recounts the decisive moment in her faith journey when she decided "to be ready to give my life for people, especially the poor."

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Holy See denounces increasing anti-religious bias and anti-Christian sentiment

The Holy See’s Permanent Observer to OCSE calls for a greater commitment to combat intolerance and discrimination, including against Muslims, Christians and members of other religions.

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Cardinal O’Malley on renewed mission of Protection Commission

As Pope Francis appoints 10 new Members to the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, Cardinal Seán Patrick O'Malley, the Commission’s President, describes its renewed mission to be “the voice of the survivors in the community.”

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Pope Francis: 'To throw food away means to throw people away'

Pope Francis sends a message to the FAO on the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste, highlighting the importance of putting an end to inequalities that deny the poor of food in the face of increasing numbers of hungry people across the globe.

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Estonia: The ecumenical path towards peace

Even though there are only 5,000 Catholics living in Estonia, the local Church community continues to grow thanks to the imprint left by German Jesuit Eduard Profittlich, the Archbishop who promoted Catholicism in the Baltic nation before he died a martyr during the Soviet persecution of the 1940s.

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Pope to Thomas Aquinas fraternity: Your mission also has a maternal aspect

Pope Francis meets with members of the Fraternity of St. Thomas Aquinas Associations, and stresses that what they do in cultivating education is essential for the growth of spiritual mercy.

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Pope tells Christians to be witnesses of peace

Pope Francis encourages participants at the Mission Festival in Milan to be witnesses of peace and to cultivate a missionary spirit, saying that mission is the heart of the life of the Church.

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Nobel Prize laureate Bishop Ximenes Belo accused of abuse

A Dutch newspaper has published anonymous allegations of sexual abuse of minors in the 90s by East Timorese Bishop Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo. The Director of the Holy See Press Office, Matteo Bruni, says the Vatican imposed restrictions on the bishop in 2020, including prohibiting contact with minors – restrictions that were reinforced in 2021.

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Vatican Radio: 30 years of the KiSwahili Language Service; Fr Richard Mjigwa receives papal award.

Among some of the Holy See’s Dicastery for Communications staff awarded with papal honours for services to the Church’s communication ministry is Fr Richard Mjigwa.

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