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Pope responds to cardinals on female priests, same-sex blessings

Pope Francis has addressed issues surrounding the authority of the Synod on Synodality, women’s ordination and blessing homosexual unions in a response to a “dubia” letter sent to him by five cardinals seeking clarification on doctrinal questions. Source OSV News.

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Francis leads ecumenical prayer vigil on eve of Synod

On the eve of the Synod of Bishops on Synodality, Pope Francis joined other Christian leaders in praying that the event will be a unifying process free from ideological and polarised division. Source: Crux.

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Pope’s new letter to be titled Laudate Deum

Pope Francis’ new letter on the environment will be titled Laudate Deum (Praise God), a frequent refrain in several psalms, including Psalm 148, which tells the heavens, angels, sun and the moon to praise the Lord. Source: CNS.

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Pope condemns euthanasia, abortion as actions that ‘play with life’

Pope Francis has condemned euthanasia and abortion as actions that “play with life” and said there is such a thing as “bad compassion”. Source: CNA.

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‘Silence the weapons’: Pope appeals for peace in Nagorno-Karabakh

One day after Azerbaijan launched a new military operation against the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, Pope Francis made a public appeal for both sides to “silence the weapons”. Source: CNA.

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Pope tells leaders to stop war and climate change ‘before it’s too late’

Kicking off a global meeting of leaders, Pope Francis told former US president Bill Clinton and the global community to take action to ensure peace for future generations and stop climate change “before it’s too late”. Source: NCR Online.

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Marseille next stop in Pope’s ‘Mediterranean pilgrimage’

Pope Francis’ trip to the French port city of Marseille this week is another stop on a decade-long Mediterranean pilgrimage, which began with his maiden voyage as Pope to the Italian island of Lampedusa in 2013. Source: CNS.

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Forgiveness heals the poisons of resentment: Pope

Think of someone who has hurt you and ask God for the strength to forgive that person, Pope Francis told the crowd gathered in St Peter’s Square yesterday. Source: CNA.

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Pope and Clinton to discuss ‘most pressing global challenges of our time’

Pope Francis and former United States president Bill Clinton will discuss pressing issues facing the world at the annual meeting of the Clinton Foundation’s global humanitarian effort next week, the foundation announced yesterday. Source: CNA.