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German Ambassador to the Holy See on Germany’s upcoming EU presidency

Ambassador Michael Koch, German Ambassador to the Holy See discusses the upcoming German EU presidency and the challenges the EU will have to tackle in the following months.

India: Christian organizations demand probe into killing of 2 men in police custody

Christian groups in India are demanding an independent inquiry into the death of a father and his son after having been taken into police custody in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

On DRC’s 60th independence: Belgium takes down statue, King regrets colonial violence

Belgium confronted its colonial past and looked toward reconciliation Tuesday, with the King expressing regret for the violence carried out by the country when it ruled over what is now Congo.

Vatican Museum: Beauty that Unites! 55

Beauty creates communion. It unites onlookers from a distance, uniting past, present and future. Pope Francis has recalled this on a number of occasions. The Church has always translated the universality of the Good News into the language of art. From this premise, this dramatic moment in history characterized by uncertainty and isolation, gives rise to this initiative which is a partnership between the Vatican Museum and Vatican News: Masterpieces from the Vatican Collection accompanied by comments from the words of the Popes.

Venezuela increasingly isolated

Venezuela`s President Nicolas Maduro expells the European Union Ambassador, responding to the EU sanctioning of eleven of his top officials, deepening the isolation of the crisis-stricken country..

UISG announces two initiatives during Safeguarding Webinar

The International Union of Superiors General unveils two initiatives during a webinar on Tuesday on Victimology and the Relational Safety Model

Pope Francis to Catholic Media: Be signs of unity amid diversity

Pope Francis sends a message to this year's Catholic Media Conference, which is sponsored by the Catholic Press Association and has as its theme “Together While Apart”. In the message, the Pope stresses the need for men and women of conviction “who protect communication from all that would distort it or bend it to other purposes.”

Myanmar bishops call for end to conflicts and investing in peace

In a statement, the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Myanmar (CBCM) laments the continuing conflicts in the country amid Covid-19 and urges the government and armed groups to negotiate peace.

CELAM announces new Ecclesial Conference of the Amazon Region

The Presidents of the Bishops’ Conference of Latin America (CELAM) and of the Pan-Amazonian Ecclesial Network (REPAM) announce the creation of the Ecclesial Conference of the Amazon Region, aimed at promoting synodality in the Amazon.

Fabric of St Peter: The Pope appoints Extraordinary Commissioner

Pope Francis appoints Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Mario Giordana as extraordinary commissioner whose role will be to bring clarity to the administration of the Fabric and update its Statutes.