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Ukraine Vatican

Vatican appeals for ‘feasible and urgent’ truce in Ukraine

The Vatican’s secretary of state has said that a truce in Ukraine is “not only feasible but necessary and urgent”. Source: The Tablet.


Vatican urges accountability for ‘crimes against humanity’

The Vatican’s permanent observer to the United Nations has told a committee of the world body that “civilian populations continue to be victims of widespread and systematic attacks”. Source: NCR Online.

Pope Francis Vatican

Pope pleads for Church unity on 60th anniversary of Vatican II

Pope Francis yesterday marked the 60th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council by pleading for the Church to “overcome all polarisation and preserve our communion”. Source: NCR Online.

Synod Vatican

Dream of ‘synodality’ a fruit of Vatican II, cardinal writes

While the term “synodality” is not found in any Second Vatican Council documents, the Council’s vision and definition of the Church is at the heart of synodality, says a message marking Vatican II’s 60th anniversary. Source: CNS.

Vatican World

Vatican releases program for Pope’s visit to Bahrain

Pope Francis is set to make an Apostolic Visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain in November to encourage the country’s small Catholic flock and to attend the “Bahrain Forum for Dialogue: East and West for Human Coexistence”. Source: Vatican News.

Climate Vatican

Vatican launches new film on urgency of climate change

The Vatican has marked the Feast of St Francis of Assisi with the global premiere of a new documentary on the urgent need to address climate change, on the same day two UN climate change accords entered into force for the Holy See. Source: CNA.