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Pope Francis and Cardinals during the Consistory in St. Peter's Basilica
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Pope Francis reflects on Jesus’ interaction with the disciples on the way to Jerusalem during the Consistory in which he creates 14 new Cardinals. 

Pope Francis meeting swimmers participating in Rome's international Settecolli Trophy championship, on June 28, 2018.
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Pope Francis on June 28 received a delegation of some 300 Italian and international swimmers who are participating in the 55th international Settecolli Trophy ... 

2018.06.28 Patriarcato Ecumenico di Costantinopoli CPF
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On the eve of the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Pope Francis receives the traditional delegation from the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople. 

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The Holy See's Press Office announces that Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of two Chilean Bishops.

Pope Francis during the General Audience in St. Peter's Square
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Pope Francis continued his catechesis focussed on the Ten Commandments on Wednesday during the General Audience in St. Peter’s Square. 

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Ahead of the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis greets several sick and disabled people, saying God has a special place in His heart for people with a disability.

Pope  exchanges gifts with French President Macron
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At a private audience in the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace on Tuesday, Pope Francis and France’s president, Emmanuel Macron, exchange gifts and discuss the ... 

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On United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on June 26, Vatican News reflects on Pope Francis’ repeated condemnations of this crime. ... 


A man sorting through used plastic bottles at a junkyard in Hanoi
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Vatican officials briefed the press on Tuesday on an upcoming international conference to mark three years since the publication of ‘Laudato Sì’. 

Cardinals in the Hall of the Consistory (file photo)
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Pope Francis has transferred four Cardinals to the “Order of Bishops” within the College of Cardinals. 

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Cardinal Peter Turkson, the Prefect of Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, released a message on the occasion of the United Nations International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, observed on June 26.

The Temple of Heaven in Beijing
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The mission of the Church is always the same; but in order to implement it in today’s Chinese context, constructive dialogue between the Church and civil ... 


The Eucharist
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A statement published on the website of the German Bishops’ Conference offers pastoral guidance on the matter of sharing the Eucharist in inter-denominational ... 

Caritas Belgium distributing food aid in the DRC's  Grand Kasai region
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The Catholic Bishops of the Democratic Republic of Congo's Grand Kasai have sounded an alarm and issued an appeal. They say over 770,000 children are ... 

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Newly-created Cardinal Joseph Coutts, Archbishop of Karachi, tells Vatican News about his surprise at being elevated to the College of Cardinals and about the ... 


Myanmar's Rohingya refugees in Balukhali refugee camp in Bangladesh.
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Amnesty International’s June 27 report provides extensive details of atrocities inflicted on Myanmar’s Rohingya population and names 13 of its top military ... 

Cardinale Pietro Parolin gives closing address at the Symposium on hosted by the US Embassy to the Holy See
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The US Embassy to the Holy See hosts a Symposium at the Pontifical Holy Cross University on religious freedom entitled: “Defending International Religious ... 

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In a message for the June 26 International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on Tuesday, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said more action is needed to eradicate the practice fully.

From left to right, South Sudan's opposition leader Riek Machar, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and South Sudanese President Salva Kiir
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South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar have reportedly reached an agreement to end the nation’s four and a half year civil war. The ... 

A South Sudanese refugee waits for registration by the National Commission for Refugees in the DRC
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As rival South Sudanese leaders return to the negotiation table in an attempt to end four and a half years of brutal civil war, thousands of South Sudanese have ... 

View of the hearse carrying Ocampo municipality Mayor and candidate for the PRD Party, Fernando Angeles, in Ocampo
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The entire Pólice Force of the town of Ocampo in the Western State of Mexico is under arrest, and is being questioned about the shooting death of a businessman ... 


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