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Pope: Design of sacred architecture must flow from Church’s liturgy
Posted on 03/14/2023 13:00 PM ()
Pope Francis sends a message to the 26th Public Session of the Pontifical Academies, and urges architects to design sacred spaces that draw inspiration from the Church’s liturgy.
World Council of Churches joins campaign for peace in the Korean Peninsula
Posted on 03/14/2023 09:23 AM ()
As 2023 marks the 70th anniversary of the Panmunjeom Armistice, amid growing tensions and nuclear threats in the Asia-Pacific region, the World Council of Churches (WCC) calls on Churches worldwide to join advocacy for the Korea Peace Appeal Campaign promoting the transition from unstable armistice system to a peace treaty for the Korean Peninsula.
Pope sends message to Latin American congress on abuse prevention
Posted on 03/14/2023 09:07 AM ()
In a message to participants at the Second Latin American Congress on the prevention of abuse, a meeting taking place in Asuncion, Paraguay, Pope Francis encourages them in their efforts to prevent sexual abuse in the Church and to ensure measures are followed so children and vulnerable adults are always safe.
Pope: Chistians and Muslims must be witnesses of truth and love in world scarred by war
Posted on 03/14/2023 07:38 AM ()
Pope Francis sends a letter to the Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, spiritual leader of Iraqi Shiites in which he recalls their fruitful meeting two years ago during the papal visit to Iraq and encourages him to promote fraternity among believers as a concrete response to today's challenges.
The 'diplomacy of mercy' that keeps the door of dialogue open
Posted on 03/14/2023 06:18 AM ()
At the presentation of Father Antonio Spadaro's book "The Atlas of Francis. Vatican and International Politics" the Vatican Secretary of State sketched a picture of the 'diplomacy of mercy' carried out by Pope Francis in these ten years of pontificate, which allows the Holy See to be a 'super partes' actor in the international arena.
Cardinal Parolin: 'A ceasefire, first step for peace in Ukraine'
Posted on 03/14/2023 05:57 AM ()
Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, reflects on the ongoing war in Ukraine and says the Holy See is trying to reactivate peace negotiations. He was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the launch of a book by Jesuit Father Antonio Spadaro.
‘Jesus has no other arms but ours’
Posted on 03/14/2023 05:39 AM ()
On the outskirts of Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the women religious of the Sisters Hospitallers run the Telema center which takes in men and women who have been abandoned by their own families, and offer them shelter, hygiene, psychological care, and job training.
When the sea becomes a home for all
Posted on 03/14/2023 04:53 AM ()
A sailing school in central Italy is a place where children and young people, aged between 5 and 18, learn to sail and overcome differences and obstacles that may stem from their different origins, cultures, challenges and religious faiths. The sea is their place for encounter and care for each other.
Portugal: Bishops to set up new body to receive abuse complaints
Posted on 03/13/2023 10:11 AM ()
The President of the Portuguese Bishops’ Conference discusses the establishment of a new body to accompany survivors with the National Coordination Team of the Diocesan Commissions for the Protection of Minors.
European bishops, Armenian Patriarch congratulate Pope on anniversary
Posted on 03/13/2023 08:40 AM ()
On the 10th anniversary of the election of Pope Francis, well-wishes continue to pour in from church leaders around the world