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Posted on 05/19/2022 07:54 AM ()
Pope Francis takes part in the festive launch of the Scholas Occurrentes International Movement, along with U2 singer Bono Vox, and appeals for girls around the world to receive a good education.
Posted on 05/19/2022 05:52 AM ()
On the sidelines of his visit to Ukraine, the Vatican Secretary for Relations with States says the war has created “a tremendous humanitarian crisis” and praises the local Church’s efforts to support people in distress.
Posted on 05/19/2022 05:30 AM (USCCB News Releases)
WASHINGTON – On May 16, the U.S. Department of State announced the Biden Administration’s intention to renew relations with Cuba. Bishop David J. Malloy of Rockford and chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace welcomed the news:
“We commend the Administration’s renewed interest in restarting U.S. engagement with Cuba. Recognizing that points of contention remain between our two countries, Cuba’s punitive isolation has not produced the economic and social change that the United States has sought to effect.
“The expansion of travel opportunities for U.S. citizens, as well as the lifting of onerous remittance limitations, will strengthen familial, economic, and social ties between our countries. Cuba’s developing civil society and private sector depend on the leadership provided by active U.S. civil society engagement in Cuba.
“The U.S. bishops, including the Cuban-American bishops, in conjunction with the Holy See and the bishops of Cuba, continue to stress the vital importance of bilateral engagement and mutually beneficial trade relations between the United States and Cuba as the key to transformative change on the island.”
Posted on 05/19/2022 04:36 AM ()
Meeting with editors of 10 various Jesuit publications, Pope Francis spoke about the war in Ukraine, the life of the Church, and the synodal journey.
Posted on 05/19/2022 04:24 AM ()
The Secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, continues to bear witness to Pope Francis' closeness and solidarity with the war-torn population of Ukraine, making a stop on Wednesday in the western city of Lviv before traveling on Thursday to Kyiv.
Posted on 05/19/2022 03:37 AM ()
Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster who leads the Santa Marta Group, says implementing existing best practices are helping rescue human trafficking victims even if eradicating the scourge, especially amid wars, remains an uphill battle. The Cardinal spoke during a press conference held in Vatican Radio's Sala Marconi following the Group's meeting with Pope Francis on Thursday.
Posted on 05/19/2022 02:43 AM ()
Pope Francis receives in audience the Community of the Pontifical Romanian College “Pio Romeno” on the occasion of the eighty-fifth anniversary of its establishment by Pope Pius XI.
Posted on 05/19/2022 01:57 AM ()
Pope Francis praises the Pontifical Gregorian University’s Institute of Psychology for its 50 years of service, saying the Church must offer the world competent formators to respond to the destruction of war and conflict rooted in human nature.
Posted on 05/19/2022 00:54 AM ()
Meeting participants of the Santa Marta Group Conference, Pope Francis thanks them for their ongoing commitment in the fight against the scourge of human trafficking.
Posted on 05/19/2022 00:47 AM ()
The 15th hearing of the Vatican trial on alleged misuse of funds from the Secretariat of State held on Wednesday focused on Cardinal Angelo Becciu’s responses to questions posed by the Deputy Promoter of Justice, Alessandro Diddi.