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Pope calls for release of Gaza hostages and discusses aid with Biden

Pope Francis has called for the release of Israeli hostages held in Gaza and spoken with US President Joe Biden to discuss the humanitarian crisis and the need to de-escalate violence in the region. Source: NCR Online.

Pope Francis Refugees Synod

At Synod prayer service, Pope calls for immigration reform with a heart

Pope Francis led Synod on Synodality members in praying for migrants and refugees at a service at the Vatican last night, urging them to take to heart the parable of the Good Samaritan in helping those forced from their homeland. Source: NCR Online.

Memorial Pope Francis

Pope to celebrate Mass for Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Francis will celebrate a memorial Mass on Friday, November 3, for Pope Benedict XVI and cardinals and bishops who have died in the past year. Source: OSV News.

Peace Pope Francis Prayer

Pope calls for world day of prayer for peace as catastrophe looms in Gaza

Warning against a humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza and ongoing conflicts elsewhere, Pope Francis has called for a day of fasting, penance and prayer for peace in the world on Friday, October 27. Source: OSV News.

Pope Francis Social Justice

Pope discusses Synod, global crises and travel plans

Pope Francis has discussed the ongoing Synod, wars and global crises, and his desire to visit Argentina and Papua New Guinea in an interview with an Argentinian news agency. Source: Vatican News.

Food Security Pope Francis

Water is life and should be available to all: Pope

Marking yesterday’s World Food Day, Pope Francis addressed a message to the director general of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, underscoring the importance of the 2023 theme: “Water is life, water is food. Leave no one behind”. Source: Vatican News.

Pope Francis Saints

Thérèse of Lisieux teaches us love and trust in God’s mercy: Pope

Pope Francis has commended the “little greatness” of St Thérèse of Lisieux in a new message focusing on the 19th-century Carmelite’s relevance for the Church today. Source: CNA.

Middle East Pope Francis

Pope urges Israelis and Palestinians to stop spilling “innocent blood”

Pope Francis has renewed his urgent appeal to Israeli and Palestinian fighters to stop perpetrating violence and spilling “innocent blood”. Source: Vatican News.

Middle East Pope Francis

Pope condemns Hamas terrorism, expresses concern for Gaza civilians

Pope Francis yesterday condemned Hamas’ terrorist attacks on Israel and pleaded with the militants to free their hostages unharmed, but he also expressed concern about Israel’s tightening siege on Gaza and its impact on innocent civilians. Source: OSV News.