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From the Saharan desert to Rome: New OMI Superior General

The Oblates of Mary Immaculate should bear witness to Christ in community and in hope, always staying close to the poor, according to Fr. Luis Ignacio Rois Alonso, the newly-elected Superior General.

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Kenya: Bishops call for environmental conservation.

The recent National Prayer Day celebration in Kenya took place at the Marian Shrine in Subukia, Nakuru, under the theme: ‘God’s family journeying together in a united and environmentally sustainable Kenya.’

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2 migrant boat tragedies off Greece leave scores dead and many missing

At least 17 people have died in the Aegean Sea after a dinghy carrying migrants capsized near Lesbos. Following another shipwreck off the island of Kythira, many are still missing.

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Mexico: 18 people dead in shooting amid new gun trafficking lawsuit

A Mexican Mayor and 17 others are shot dead in a drug cartel linked attack as the government pledges to bring a second firearms lawsuit within the United States, this time directed against gun dealers, after the first one aimed at gun manufacturers failed.

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Irish Bishops’ Autumn Meeting focuses on Synodal pathway, migrants and refugees

The Autumn 2022 General Meeting of the Irish Bishops’ Conference, held this week, focused on important issues concerning the Church in the country as it continues on the Synodal pathway in preparation for the Synod in October 2023

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Vatican releases programme of Pope Francis’ visit to Bahrain

The Holy See Press Office publishes the schedule, logo, and motto for Pope Francis’ Apostolic Journey to Bahrain on 3-6 November, where he will attend the “Bahrain Forum for Dialogue”, under the motto “Peace on earth to people of goodwill”.

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Pope: Saints are precious pearls, always alive and timely

Pope Francis meets with participants of a Vatican-organized symposium on "Holiness Today", and recalls that living the Gospel fully is possible and rewarding.

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Opus Dei to hold Extraordinary General Congress in 2023

Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz, the head of Opus Dei, announces an Extraordinary General Congress scheduled to take place in the first half of 2023, with a view to changing the Institution’s statutes to be in line with the motu proprio “Ad charisma tuendum.”

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Vatican Museums' visitor throws two busts to the ground

Two ancient busts of the Chiaramonti Gallery suffer slight damage after they were thrown down early Wednesday afternoon by an American tourist visiting the Vatican Museums, and were immediately brought into the restoration laboratories of the pontifical galleries.

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Colombian government and rebels agree to restart peace process

Representatives of the Colombian Government and guerrillas from the National Liberation Army have met and agreed to re-start the peace process, which was abandoned three years ago.

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