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Concern for Covid-19 spread in Syria

The continued spread of COVID-19 in Syria is causing concern, as the virus has emerged in refugee camps in the Idlib region.

Cardinal-elect Cantalamessa: Nomination ‘recognition of Word of God’

Following Pope Francis’ announcement of his intention to create Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa a Cardinal, the Italian Capuchin priest says his new role will be an opportunity to help the Pope through prayer.

#SARS protests: We need more in-depth conversations and reforms

Nigeria’s Bishop Badejo says the disbanding of the infamous SARS unit of the Nigeria Police Force, though welcome, should be the start of more in-depth conversations and far-reaching reforms.

Cardinal-designate Advincula: Pope wants Church to tend to “peripheries”

In an interview with Vatican News, Filipino Cardinal-designate Jose Advincula of Capiz explains why he thinks Pope Francis chose him to be a Cardinal.

"The Economy of Francesco" giving a new soul to global economy

The “Economy of Francesco” event, that had been due to launch the movement in Assisi in March and that was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, is presented in the Vatican in an adapted guise.

Pope Francis dreams of a Europe of solidarity and respect for all peoples

In a letter to the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Pope Francis retraces the history and values of the European continent and expresses his desire for fraternity and solidarity among nations amid a period marked by individualistic tendencies.

Asian bishops’ solidarity with jailed Indian Jesuit

The Federation of Asian Bishops Conferences is calling for the release of Indian Jesuit priest Father Stan Swamy and 15 human rights activists facing trial for alleged links with Maoist rebels.

Armenia and Azerbaijan accuse each other of violating latest ceasefire

Armenia and Azerbaijan accuse each other of violating the latest ceasefire over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, where almost 1000 people have been killed. A historic church is among the many damaged targets.

Belarus: General strike puts authorities to the test

Workers, students, pensioners, activists and other members of civil society took to the streets in Belarusian cities today calling for President Lukashenko to step down.

Cardinal-elect Antoine Kambanda: Being a Cardinal is a joy, a great burden, and a challenge

The Archbishop of Kigali, Rwanda, Antoine Kambanda, is one of the 13 new Cardinals announced by Pope Francis on Sunday during the Angelus prayer.