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Cardinal Parolin: ceasefire urgent in Israel-Palestine violence

The Vatican Secretary of State expresses the concern of the Pope and the Holy See over the escalation of violence between Israel and Hamas.

Zambians encouraged to scrutinize electoral promises ahead of August polls

The Jesuit Center for Theological Reflection encourages Zambian citizens to properly consider campaign promises from aspiring presidential candidates as the country prepares for its general elections. The Center notes that “it is not enough for the aspiring candidates to end at promising paradise to the electorates" in the face of Zambia's huge public debt.

Laudato Si’ Week: Indonesian churches warn of looming eco-disaster

As the Church celebrates Laudato Si’ Week, Churches in Indonesia are warning that deforestation around Lake Toba could lead to an environmental disaster.

Caritas Internationalis launches appeal for Gaza

Caritas Internationalis launches an urgent appeal to bring medical assistance to the population affected by the current bombardment of Gaza.

Vatican offers guidelines for diocesan WYD celebrations

The Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life presents guidelines for World Youth Day celebrations in particular churches as a resource to be creative in planning and implementing initiatives which show that the Church considers its mission with young people to be a pastoral priority.

New Auxiliary Bishop for Galveston-Houston in US

Pope Francis appoints the Rev. Italo Dell’Oro, C.R.S. as auxiliary bishop of Galveston-Houston in the United States.

Laudato si’ inspired bakers offer special outreach

Since 2018, the Laudato si' Community of Stupinigi has been engaged in activities and concrete outreach following the principles of Pope Francis' Encyclical on care for our common home. In recent years, about thirty volunteers of all ages have organized community lunches for families dealing with housing and financial emergencies. Despite the crisis triggered by the pandemic, they have continued their outreach through a community bakery, kneading flour from ancient grains produced locally and baking bread for those in need.

The Pharaohs at the Papal Court

A place where statues, sarcophagi and paintings speak of the ancient Egyptian civilization, of the land where the Exodus began and that offered safe haven for the Holy Family. A visit to the Gregorian Egyptian Museum, a vital reference point for scientific and comparative research, offers the opportunity to relive the excitement of the age of the Pharaohs.

Hungary prepares for Pope's arrival at Eucharistic Congress

Preparations are underway in Hungary for the International Eucharistic Congress, where Pope Francis is due to preside at the closing Mass in September. Hungarian Cardinal Péter Erdő spoke with the Vatican about the gathering, which he views as a sign of hope for Hungary amid human misery.

Indian Church loses some 160 priests to Covid-19

As India continues to reel under the unrelenting waves of Covid-19 infections, averaging 4,000 deaths each day, the virus is also taking a heavy toll on the country’s Catholic priests.