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Concluding his Wednesday General Audience reflections on the sacrament of Baptism, Pope Francis urges us to be guided by the light of Christ. 

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At Wednesday’s general audience, Pope Francis expressed concern at the escalation of violence in the Middle East and urged for peace.

Pope Francis meeting representatives of Dharmic religions in the Vatican on May 16, 2018.
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Buddhist, Hindu, Jain, Sikh and Christian representatives had participated in a conference on Tuesday organized by the Pontifical Council for Interreligious ... 

Meeting of Pope Francis with the Bishops of Chile on the situation of clerical abuse in the South American country
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Pope Francis holds first meeting with Chile's Bishops on the crisis of clerical abuse in that country 

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Meeting with the Diocese of Rome on Monday, Pope Francis focused on a series of spiritual illnesses and their possible cures. 

Chile Bishops
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Pope Francis is currently holding a series of closed-door meetings with the Bishops of Chile to formulate a response to the abuse crisis that has rocked the ... 

Pope Francis addresses new Ambassadors to the Holy See
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Pope Francis has urged new Ambassadors to the Holy See to work for peace and reconciliation and to use their diplomatic clout to favour better laws to protect ... 

WCC General Secretary Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit and Fr Andrzej Choromanski from the Vatican's Council for Christian Unity hold the logo for the June 21st Ecumenical Pilgrimage
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At a press conference in Geneva, Vatican and World Council of Churches officials unveil details of the ecumenical pilgrimage that Pope Francis will make to the ... 


2018-05-15 Messa Santa Marta
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Pope Francis says he prays all bishops follow the example of the Apostle Paul with his obedience to the Holy Spirit and his love for his flock. His words came ... 

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at Casa Santa Marta
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Pope Francis reflects on two types of unity in his homily during Mass on Thursday morning at Casa Santa Marta. One he calls “true” unity; and the other, “false” ... 


Press Conference in the Holy See's Press office where the new document was unveiled to journalists.
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Entitled ‘Oeconomicae et pecuniariae quaestiones: Considerations for an Ethical Discernment regarding Some Aspects of the Present Economic-Financial System’ ... 

The 27th Session of the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, May 14-18 in Vienna, is discussing the fight against cybercrime.
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Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin sent a message to the 27th Session of the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Vienna, ... 

Contemplative nuns await the arrival of Pope Francis inside the 'Santuario del Senor de los Milagros' in Peru during his January 2018 apostolic journey
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A document containing instructions for the Contemplative Life of Women was presented on Tuesday in the Vatican. 


People attending a rally calling for a 'No' vote in Ireland's abortion referendum
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In the run-up to Ireland’s referendum on abortion, an Irish bishop looks at the the mood among Catholics and the wider community and tells us why many young ... 

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Archbishop Anil Couto has issued a pastoral letter calling on his Catholics to pray and fast for next year’s elections, so that peace, democracy, equality, liberty and fraternity may prevail.

Relatives of a Palestinian man mourn during his funeral in central Gaza on May 16, 2018.
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In a statement on Wednesday, the Council of the Bishops' Conferences of Europe appealed for protecting life at all costs in the region, and urged all to join a ... 

Indonesian activists hold a candle-lit vigil for victims of suicide bomb attacks in Surabaya.
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A series of suicide bomb attacks, May 13 and 14, in Surabaya, included three churches. They were carried out by families, including women and children. 


Dedication of the embassy of Guatemala in Jerusalem
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Guatemala has opened its embassy in Jerusalem, following in the footsteps of the United States. 

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The report by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) examines these "spreading and intensifying" food crises around the world.

Syrians suffering from breathing difficulties following the February 5 air strikes on the town of Saraqeb
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Chlorine was likely used as a weapon in the Syrian town of Saraqeb in early February, according tot international chemical weapons watchdog. 

Muhammad Yunus
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Muhammad Yunus who won the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in alleviating poverty is currently touring Italy speaking about zero poverty, zero ... 


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