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Cardinal Parolin: Reconciliation at heart of Pope’s journey to Africa

In an interview with Vatican Media, Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin shares his hopes that Pope Francis' upcoming Apostolic Visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan will help promote an end to the violence that wounds both nations, saying the Pope's presence "could mark a turning point in the often tragic events in these countries."

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Pope asks Spanish priests to reject careerism and seek fraternity

Pope Francis greets a group of 70 Spanish priests involved in youth ministry in the Diocese Barcelona, and urges them not to pursue worldly satisfaction but fraternity in their ministry.

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DRC: The Apostolic Voyage and the Okapi.

On his 40th Apostolic Voyage, Pope Francis will travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital, Kinshasa, from 31 January 31 to 3 February.

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Pope sends letter to Fr. James Martin on homosexuality and sin

Pope Francis pens a letter to Jesuit Fr. James Martin explaining his recent comments in an interview with AP that “being homosexual is not a crime”, saying he was referring to Catholic doctrine that teaches that every sexual act outside of marriage is a sin.

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‘Great sense of hope’ ahead of Pope’s visit to South Sudan

Fr. Jim Greene, Executive Director of Solidarity with South Sudan, describes the country’s hopes for Pope Francis’ upcoming Apostolic Journey and the situation on the ground in the North AFr.ican nation.

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Parolin: Fidelity to Jesus key to effective Catholic communication

The Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, addresses participants in the 26th edition of the St. Francis de Sales Days, in Lourdes, France, and encourages Catholic communicators to be authentic prophets of the Gospel so as to be heard in a secularized world.

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Deathwatch from a Christian viewpoint: 'Could you not keep watch with Me for one hour?'

Vatican Media presents a story by Dale Recinella, a former Wall Street finance lawyer who, along with his wife Susan, assists prisoners in Florida.

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Ukraine kills 'more than 100 Russians' in battle as some surrender

Ukraine claims to have killed 109 Russian troops in a one-day battle in its eastern Donetsk, risking while wounding 188 Russians. News of the casualties, which Moscow has not confirmed, came after at least 11 people died in massive Russian strikes on Ukraine. The intensified battles come as Poland and others have announced deliveries of more Westen battle tanks to the wartorn nation, apparently prompting at least some Russian troops to surrender.

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EU Bishops discuss war in Ukraine, Church in Europe

COMECE members participate in the recent High-Level Meeting of EU and Religious Leaders hosted by the European Commission to address the wide-ranging consequences of the war in Ukraine in the European Union, and the need for EU policies that properly maintain a good balance between Church and State.

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Ukrainian journalist: The courage to speak for those no longer able to do so

Svitlana Dukhovych, with Vatican News' Ukrainian programme, gives her testimony of reporting on the war in Ukraine, on the occasion of the International Day of St Francis de Sales, organised by the French Federation of Catholic Media, the Dicastery for Communication, SIGNIS and UCSI (25-27 January 2023).

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