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Maltese bishops appeal for unity in the pursuit of the common good

The Catholic Bishops of Malta issue an appeal for unity on the island nation at a time in which division could lead to the “trap of hatred, lies and violence.”

Pope to COP 25: Do not close the window of opportunity

Pope Francis has sent a message to participants at the United Nations Climate Conference, COP 25, being held in Madrid until 13 December.

Card. Bo urges Myanmar’s leaders to seek peace, reconciliation not violence

As Myanmar prepares to defend itself against charges of genocide by the International Court of Justice, Cardinal Bo urges the government on the path of peace and reconciliation and urges the international community to take measures that will not punish the poor and innocent.

The Vatican prepares for the inauguration of the Nativity Scene in St Peter's Square

The Nativity Scene and Christmas Tree will be inaugurated on the 5th December in St Peter’s Square. Meanwhile, a Nativity Scene, by the Pare di Conegliano Artistic Crib Group will also be exhibited in the Paul VI Hall.

Pope accepts resignation of Buffalo Bishop

The Holy Father has accepted the resignation of Bishop Malone, of the Diocese of Buffalo, in the United States.

Pope at Audience: Pray and entrust yourself to the Lord

At Wednesday’s General Audience, Pope Francis reflects on St Paul’s ministry in Ephesus, and on his farewell to the leaders of the Christian community there.

Pope meets with Polish Solidarity Trade Union

Pope Francis greets leaders of Poland’s Solidarity movement on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of its foundation.

Pope Francis' General Audience: English Summary

At the General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis continues his catechesis on the Acts of the Apostles, reflecting on St Paul's ministry in Ephesus, and his farewell to the leaders of the community there.

Pope Francis Accepts Resignation of Bishop Richard Malone of the Diocese of Buffalo and Appoints the Bishop of Albany as Apostolic Administrator

WASHINGTON—Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Richard J. Malone from the pastoral governance of the Diocese of Buffalo and has appointed Most Reverend Edward B. Scharfenberger, Bishop of Albany as the Apostolic Administrator of Buffalo to serve until the installation of a new bishop.

The resignation and appointment were publicized in Washington, D.C. on December 4, 2019, by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

The Diocese of Buffalo is comprised of 6,357 square miles in the state of New York and has a total population of 1,529,576 of which 571,000 are Catholic.

Keywords: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, USCCB, Pope Francis, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio, Bishop Richard Malone, Diocese of Buffalo, Bishop Edward Scharfenberger, Diocese of Albany.

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Congolese nationals urge Pope Francis to canonise Blessed Anuarite and Bakanja

Congolese nationals resident in Rome, Italy, have made a passionate plea to Pope Francis for the canonisation of Blessed Anuarite and Blessed Bakanja during a colourful Eucharistic celebration in the Basilica of St. Peter.