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Pope invites children at Roman parish to turn to God in prayer

Pope Francis inaugurates the "School of Prayer" with children preparing for their First Holy Communion, responding freely to numerous questions, as he encouraged them to embrace their faith, and turn to God in prayer, in the good times and the bad.

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COMECE: New EU Pact on migration presents several critical issues

Legal expert José Luis Bazan of the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) says that the agreement reached on Wednesday over the major reform of the EU's migration presents several critical issues though it is still a step forward, considering the present polarized context.

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COMECE 'saddened' by vote to include abortion access in EU Charter of Fundamental Rights

Following European Parliament's vote in favor of including access to abortion in the EU's Charter of Fundamental Rights, the Secretary General of COMECE, Fr. Manuel Enrique Barrios Prieto, appeals for forming and educating consciences to vote responsibly in upcoming elections, and recalls the EU Bishops' recently-presented grounds for opposing voting for the resolution.

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EU's new Asylum and Migration Pact disappoints rights groups

The European Parliament narrowly approves the wide-reaching reform of the European Union's migration and asylum policy. Aid agencies and human rights activists express disappointment saying it fails to protect those most in need.

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Cardinal Parolin in Aparecida: We must continue to pray for peace

Speaking to Vatican News on the sidelines the spiritual retreat which traditionally opens the General Assembly of the Brazilian Bishops’ Conference (CNBB) gathered this week in Aparecida, the Vatican Secretary of State highlights the need to continue to pray for peace at this trying time for the world.

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Archdiocese of Accra to engage Ghana’s young people in dialogue

Ghana’s Catholic Archdiocese of Accra has lined-up several activities aimed at fostering dialogue and collaboration between the Church’s hierarchy and its vibrant youth community. The initiatives will culminate in a Youth Congress slated for June 2024.

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Archbishop Gallagher meets Vietnam’s Prime Minister in Hanoi

The Vatican’s Secretary for Relations with States and International Organizations is in Vietnam until 14 April. During the visit he has held cordial talks with the Prime Minister and other government officials. Meetings with the Vietnamese Catholic community are scheduled in Hanoi, Hue, and Ho Chi Minh City.

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Cardinal Gregory sees ‘Dignitas infinita’ as balanced, challenging document

US Cardinal Wilton Gregory, the Archbishop of Washington, D.C., speaks with Vatican News about human dignity, the National Eucharistic Revival, and the Synod on Synodality.

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Pope Francis: ‘Bible shows Jesus’ closeness to suffering humanity’

Pope Francis meets with members of the Pontifical Biblical Commission, and encourages biblical scholars to explore Jesus’ example of compassion and inclusion when faced with the suffering of others.

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Pope Francis advocates for inclusion and dignity for people with disabilities

Pope Francis addresses the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, and emphasises the need for inclusive societies that recognise the dignity and rights of persons with disabilities, denouncing the throwaway culture and advocating for integral inclusion and solidarity.

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