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What women are saying about the Synod

As the Synod on Synodality enters a new phase, we bring you the third in a series of videos to explore how the continental phase is being prepared, following the completion of documents from the diocesan and national levels.

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Archbishop Gallagher to IAEA: 'A world without nuclear weapons is possible'

Attending the 66th session of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Archibishop Paul Richard Gallagher speaks against the use of nuclear weapons, while thanking the IAEA for their work in fighting cancer and in bettering other aspects of life.

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Communities hosting refugees need help and ‘a more positive narrative’

The Canadian Embassy to the Holy See hosts a two-day workshop in the Vatican that seeks to support local communities that sponsor refugees, while sharing the expertise of community sponsorship programmes in the United States, Britain, Germany, and Italy.

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Protests continue to shake Iran

Demonstrations are continuing in Iran over the death of a young Iranian woman while in police custody. Mahsa Amini died after being arrested by Iran’s so-called “morality police” for allegedly wearing a hijab improperly.

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Italy: Right-wing coalition wins elections amid low turnout

Giorgia Meloni is poised to become Italy’s first ever female prime minister at the head of its most right-wing government since World War Two after victory in Sunday’s general election. Provisional results showed Meloni’s Fratelli di Italia party, which is allied with two other right-wing parties, should have a solid majority in both houses of parliament.

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Cardinal Czerny: 'Work together to improve education for migrants'

At an international conference on refugee and migrant education sponsored by the Pontifical Gregorian University, Cardinal Michael Czerny, SJ, emphasizes the importance of working together to provide educational opportunities for migrants and refugees.

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Pope to youth of 'Shalom' Community: ‘Continue to be creative'

Addressing some 1000 young people of the “Shalom” Catholic Community in the Vatican, Pope Francis encourages them to keep their missionary charism alive as they celebrate the 40th anniversary of their Brazilian-born movement that aims to evangelize the young, by the young.

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Go and proclaim: providing spiritual support to German youth

As the Catholic Church in Germany continues in its attempts to evangelize and reach people, new initiatives launched by the Catholic Church such as the “Workshop for the Future” in Frankfurt aim to provide spiritual guidance and support for youth.

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Pope to Capuchin sisters: 'Let the Holy Family inspire you'

Pope Francis invites Capuchin Tertiary Sisters of the Holy Family to learn from the Holy Family, to embrace littleness and to have a massive impact by listening silently to God's voice, maintaining a strong personal prayer life, and living out synodality together.

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Ukraine urges Russian troops to surrender

Pope Francis's appeal on Sunday to end the war in Ukraine came after Ukraine's president urged Russian soldiers to surrender and pledged they would be treated in a "civilized manner." The appeals came as Russia plans to send an additional 300,000 reservists to the frontlines after suffering significant battlefield setbacks. And as clashes continue, referendums are underway in occupied territories to quickly make them part of Russia.

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