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ICJ says Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories is unlawful

The International Court of Justice - the UN’s top court - has called on Israel to end its ‘unlawful’ presence in the occupied Palestinian territories.

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Safeguarding the future: JRS protecting refugee children in Ethiopia

Refugee children, including unaccompanied minors and children who have been separated from their families, constitute a considerable proportion of the 78,531 refugees in Addis Ababa. Amidst persistent challenges, the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in Ethiopia is pivotal in providing essential support and integration initiatives for these vulnerable children.

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Cardinal Parolin in Ukraine to visit Kyiv, Odesa and meet civil and religious authorities

The Vatican Secretary of State is in Ukraine from 19 – 24 July. The cardinal is to preside over Mass at the Marian Shrine of Berdychiv for the concluding celebration of the pilgrimage of Ukrainian Latin Rite Catholics.

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How microplastic pollution is menacing Antarctica

One of the world’s most pristine and remote environments must deal with the impacts of microbe-colonised microplastics that are threatening its ecological stability.

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Cardinal Pizzaballa asks Christians in the Holy Land to unite in prayer

The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem calls on Holy Land Christians to step back, at this moment of continued bloodshed and sorrow, from political discussions and pray together.

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Catholic Bishops of Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe to form an independent regional episcopal association

After a three-day consultative plenary (15 – 19 July) held in Malawi, the Catholic Bishops from Zambia, Malawi, and Zimbabwe have resolved to establish the Inter-regional Conference of Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It will be known as the Association of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe (ACBC-MAZAZI).

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Bangladesh: Students’ protests over job quota system escalate

Despite a ban on public rallies and Prime Minister Hasina’s promises, students continue protests against the controversial government job quota system clashing with police forces amid widespread disruption of telecommunications.

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Pope Francis' programme released for Belgium and Luxembourg visits

The Holy See Press Office releases Pope Francis' programme for his late September Apostolic Journey to the European nations of Belgium and Luxembourg, 26-29 September 2024.

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Saint Bakhita: Inspiring the education of girls across Africa

Over 3000 girls in 80 Catholic schools are empowered through the Bakhita Partnership for Education through education and support to overcome the barriers girls face in five African countries.

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Pope: 'May 2024 Summer Olympic Games in Paris promote esteem and harmony'

Pope Francis sends warms greetings and prayers for the Mass of Peace ahead of the imminent 2024 Summer Olympic Games in Paris, France, wishing that the prestigious international sporting event work toward peace and friendship in a world much in need.

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