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Sudan: protesters dare the military after coup

The Prime Minister of Sudan and his cabinet members are held in an unknown location while life has come to a halt in the country’s main cities. This follows a military coup on Monday in which at least seven people died in clashes between the army and protesters.

Sister Narváez says faith helped her survive captivity in Mali

Following her release in Mali, on October 9, the Colombian missionary tells Vatican News about her captivity and how she felt supported by faith and prayer.

Caritas Internationalis: Always on the side of the poor and the most vulnerable

On December 12, Caritas Internationalis will celebrate its 70th anniversary. Its General Secretary Aloysius John talks to the Vatican media about the importance of this anniversary and the most urgent challenges for the Caritas Confederation at the time of the pandemic.

The earth’s suffering reflects the cry of the poor, everyone’s cry

Climatologist Professor Veerabhadran Ramanathan says that the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor has now become everyone’s cry since the effects of global warming have unleashed the ‘destruction of the world’s weather systems.’

Cardinal Sandri starts a nine-day visit to Syria

The Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches will leave for Syria today to express Pope Francis’ closeness to Catholic communities and bishops in the conflict-ridden country.

Myanmar Catholics urged to speak out for their country

On Mission Sunday, Cardinal Charles Bo, President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Myanmar, called on the faithful to speak up in these challenging times for their country, saying the Church always holds the light of hope amidst all darkness.

UN warns of looming Afghanistan food crisis

The United Nations has warned that Afghanistan is on a countdown to catastrophe with millions facing the threat of starvation as winter approaches.

Pope Francis receives German president in audience

German president Frank-Walter Steinmeier meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Monday

St. Peter's Square hosts cardiology mobile clinic for poor

The Office of Papal Charities and Rome's San Carlo di Nancy Hospital team up to offer the poor cardiological checkups at a mobile medical unit placed in St. Peter's Square. The initiative is called "The roads of the heart, a journey for prevention."

Ethiopia: Airstrikes target Tigray region

Ethiopian government forces launch two aerial attacks on the Tigray region, escalating its week-long campaign to weaken the forces of the dissident Tigray People’s Liberation Front.