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Pope Francis Vatican

Light candles of hope in the midst of darkness: Pope

On the World Day of the Poor, Pope Francis encouraged Christians not to be brought down by the “doom and gloom” of the world, but to witness to the joy of the Gospel through service to those in need. Source: CNA.

Health Poverty Vatican

Vatican opens ‘field hospital’ in St Peter’s Square 

As part of the Vatican celebration of World Day of the Poor on November 13, a dozen doctors and nurses and 90 medical students set up shop in St Peter’s Square. Source: NCR Online.

Climate Vatican

World leaders have ‘moral obligation’ to act on climate change

Cardinal Pietro Parolin has told world leaders in Egypt for the United Nations climate summit that they have a “a moral obligation” to safeguard the planet and to offer aid to people suffering the “humanitarian impacts caused by climate change”. Source: CNS.

Asia Vatican

Cardinal Tagle defends Vatican-China deal

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle has defended the Vatican’s decision to renew its provisional agreement with China on the appointment of bishops. Source: CNA.

Vatican World

Vatican renews China deal on bishops

The Vatican has announced it has renewed its agreement with China on the appointment of bishops, extending a deal struck in 2018. Source: The Tablet.

Beatification Vatican

Fatima’s Sr Lucia moves a step closer to beatification

The cause for beatification of Sr Lucia dos Santos, the eldest child to witness the Fatima apparitions, has taken a step forward. Source: CNA.

Vatican World

Vatican to return three ancient mummies to Peru

Following his audience with Pope Francis, Peru’s foreign minister signed an agreement with the Vatican to repatriate three Peruvian mummies dating from pre-Hispanic civilisations. Source: Vatican News.

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.