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Ukraine Peace Summit overshadowed by children's disappearance

The final declaration at this weekend's so-called "peace summit" of world leaders in Switzerland on ending the war in Ukraine was not heading for unanimous support despite concerns about the impact of the armed conflict on those whose lives have just begun.

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Israel declares military pause on Gaza highway for aid shipments

Israel has announced a ‘daily tactical pause’ in military operations in parts of southern Gaza.

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Pope decries massacres in DRC and appeals for protection of civilians

Pope Francis appeals to DRC authorities and to the international community to do everything possible to stop violence in the eastern part of the country and protect civilians. He also asks for prayers for peace in all countries wracked by war.

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Pope at Angelus: Be generous and confident sowers of the Gospel

During the Sunday Angelus Pope Francis explains how the Kingdom of God is like the farmer who plants seeds that silently and steadily sprout and grow to maturity, just as the Lord places seeds of His word and grace in us helping always that we grow in maturity of faith.

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Sudanese civilians facing extreme levels of violence, abuse, malnourishment

In its fourteenth month, the war in Sudan shows no sign of abating, and international observers and humanitarian actors ask for protection for civilians who are paying the highest price.

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 G7 agrees on 50 billion for Ukraine as battles rage

U.S. President Joe Biden has announced that the Group of Seven (G7) Western economies have agreed to use frozen Russian state assets to give tens of billion in aid to war-torn Ukraine. The announcement comes as fighting continues on the battlefields.

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Israeli raid destroys Gaza homes, 19 reported killed

At least 28 people have been killed and dozens wounded in Israeli bombing of three homes in Gaza City.

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Pope to business leaders: Philanthropy is not enough

Pope Francis meets with 25 CEOs who are members of the Sustainable Markets Initiative, reflecting with them on their priorities as business leaders.

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Lord's Day Reflection: 'The seed of a fruitful harvest'

As the Church marks the Eleventh Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Edmund Power, OSB, offers his thoughts on the day’s liturgical readings under the theme: “The seed of a fruitful harvest".

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Is Myanmar the most violent country in the world?

Myanmar has been described as the most violent place on Earth as it faces severe economic and humanitarian crises due to ongoing conflict, and past conflicts, with widespread displacement, poverty, and restricted humanitarian access.

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