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COMECE urges EU leaders to join efforts to tackle climate emergency

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, President of the European Bishops Conferences (COMECE), urges leaders of EU institutions to take a joint stand at the upcoming UN COP26 Climate Conference towards reducing the effects of the climate emergency.

French priest and human rights activists highlight plight of migrants in Calais

The French Interior Ministry sends a mediator to make contact with three activists who are on a hunger strike in a Calais church demanding protection for migrants.

Pope Francis: Love alone attracts and changes the human heart

At the General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis reflects on the fruits of the Holy Spirit.

New Apostolic Nunciature office opens in Armenia

A new office of the Apostolic Nunciature to Armenia opens on Wednesday in the capital, Yerevan. It will not, however, replace the official Apostolic Nunciature in Tbilisi, Georgia, which serves as the Holy See’s diplomatic mission to Georgia and Armenia

Pope encourages Order of Malta in its process of renewal

One year from the appointment of Cardinal Silvano Tomasi as his Special Delegate to the Sovereign Order of Malta, Pope Francis has granted him new powers and confirmed his absolute trust in the Cardinal in his endeavor to “ensure a spiritual and moral renewal of the Order takes place.”

Faith leaders urge action for climate justice ahead of COP26

Religious leaders from the five continents have signed a petition, titled “Sacred People, Sacred Heart”, urging a joint response to the climate and COVID-19 crisis.

Indian archbishop questions Karnataka state Anti-Conversion Bill

Southern India’s Karnataka state government is considering an Anti-Conversion Bill, and its Backward Classes and Minorities Department has ordered a survey into the activities and institutions of the state’s Christian community. Archbishop Peter Machado of Bangalore has taken a strong exception to the measures.

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.

The God of the “Little Ones”

Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.  —Matthew 19:14  Upon surveying the landscape of the Gospels, it is impossible not to marvel at the sweeping drama played out by its main actors. Towering saints and hopeless sinners, cruel despots and lamentable victims, all traverse the dusty roads of the backwater of empire. And at the heart of this swarm of activity—this bustling and gritty narrative—is the central figure and single-most consequential “event” in all of human history: the Presence, the God-Man, Jesus Christ. Now, consider this. If we take account of God coming to earth in material form—if we truly reckon with this incomprehensible fact—we cannot escape the one obvious conclusion: this event is indecipherably stunning. The Incarnation is simply…

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.