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Pope to take usual July slowdown of activities

As is customary, with the exception of his Apostolic Visit to Canada later in the month and Sunday Angeluses, Pope Francis will take his usual July break from most activities and General Audiences.

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“We do not come out from a crisis on our own: we need to take risks and take each other’s hand”

In a Spanish-language interview with Argentina's national news agency Télam, Pope Francis reflects on a wide range of issues, including "building back better," the need to live in harmony with nature, the role of young people in building a better world, and what he has achieved in the first ten years of his papacy. Télam has provided an English translation of the first part of the interview with Pope Francis, which Vatican News offers here.

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Cardinal Parolin takes Pope's closeness to South Sudan and DRC

The Vatican Secretary of State sets off on a visit to South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo, bringing the Pope’s closeness after the Holy Father was forced to postpone his apostolic visit to the two African nations due to problems with his knee.

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Ecuador: Government resumes talks as protests continue

Ecuador is still facing a crisis of indigenous protests as the crisis continues to divide the nation.

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Sister Orianne, a Pauline nun on Instagram: Encountering Christ online

Religious sisters can bring Christ to social media and foster an encounter with God who loves us deeply, according to Sr. Orianne, a Canadian-born Pauline nun now serving in the US city of Boston and around the world.

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Nigeria: Priest killed by bandits buried as clergy protest rising insecurity

Following the killing of Fr. Vitus Borogo, priests of the Kaduna archdiocese protest the state of insecurity and attacks on clergy, calling on authorities to take up urgent action. Fr. Borogo was buried on Thursday.

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Pope’s July prayer intention: ‘For the elderly’

Pope Francis releases his prayer intention for the month of July, and urges everyone to pray for the elderly, so that they may be “teachers of tenderness”.

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Archbishop Paglia on Pope’s teaching on ‘Theological Ethics of Life’

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, grants an interview to Vatican Media to explain the goals of the document entitled "Theological Ethics of Life. Scripture, tradition, practical challenges" arriving in bookstores on 1 July.

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Pope: Interreligious dialogue 'a providential sign of our times'

In greetings intended for the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations, Pope Francis emphasizes the importance of Christians and Jews encountering one another and working together to counter negative trends in western society.

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Gambino: WMOF a 'global event, proving the Church is one big family'

Following the World Meeting of Families, Gabriella Gambino, Undersecretary of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, discusses the successes the Meeting has shown, especially in demonstrating how the worldwide Church is itself one big family.

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