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Malawians encouraged to be evangelizers to the ends of the earth

The Malawian Pontifical Missionary Society launches preparations three months ahead of World Mission Sunday celebrated annually in October.

Fifth World Apostolic Congress on Mercy postponed to 2021

The World Apostolic Congress on Mercy reschedules its fifth Congress to 10 – 15 August 2021, due to restrictions caused by the Covid-19 crisis.

Lebanon’s government quits over deadly explosion

Lebanon’s prime minister and cabinet resign in response to outrage over last week’s massive explosion in Beirut.

Belarus opposition leader flees to Lithuania amid crackdown

The primary political opponent of the longtime president of Belarus has reportedly fled the nation amid a massive police crackdown on protests. Lithuania says it provides shelter to Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, who earlier brought her young children outside the country.

Lebanon: ‘message of fraternity – east and west’

The Eparch of the Eparchy of St Maron of Brooklyn expresses “great hope” that Lebanon will once again flourish and “make her way back to being that ‘Switzerland’ of the Middle East.”

Mauritius: fear of major ecological crisis

Mauritius is preparing for the worst after a Japanese oil tanker struck a coral reef on 25 July and began leaking over 1,000 tons of oil.

Pope baptizes Siamese twins, mother thanks him

Hermine Nzotto, the mother of conjoined baby girls who were successfully separated in an extraordinary surgery at Rome’s Bambino Gesù hospital in June, writes to Pope Francis, thanking him for baptizing her daughters a few days ago.

Pope expresses gratitude to Knights of Columbus for 'creativity of charity'

Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin writes on behalf of Pope Francis to the Knights of Columbus, saying Pope Francis is grateful for their contribution to the Church's mission of evangelization.

Nigerian Bishops: "Stop the killing"

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) expresses concern on insecurity in the country and calls on the government to “put a complete stop to the killing of innocent people.”

Belarus President wins election

Election officials in Belarus say the county's longtime President Alexander Lukashenko has won his sixth consecutive term, taking over 80 percent of the vote. Monday's announcement followed a night of riots in which dozens of people were injured, and possible one person was killed amid mounting anger over his perceived autocratic style.