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Covid: Vaccines are an act of love to save us together

The Pandemic and the Magisterium of Pope Francis: the third in a series of videos created by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and the Vatican's Covid-19 Commission explores the Pope's teachings on the global health crisis, reaffirming that one does not come out of the crisis the same, but either better or worse. And "one does not come out alone" but "taking the other by the hand".

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Bishop Bertin: 'Famine situation in Somalia worsening'

In an interview with Vatican News, the Apostolic Administrator of Mogadishu, Bishop Giorgio Bertin, talks about the humanitarian emergency in Somalia facing its worst drought in 40 years, as the Church seeks to offer humanitarian relief for the millions of people affected.

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New UNICEF initiative to help Ukrainian preschoolers

As the war wages on in Ukraine, UNICEF has launched a new mobile application for Ukrainian preschoolers that offers interactive games aimed at developing skills such as logic and creativity, in an effort to promote learning, play and distraction from the war.

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Sister Ibtisam: ‘Pope Francis gave life back to Church in Iraq’

Ibtisam Habib Gorgis, a Franciscan Missionary Sister of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, born in Qaraqosh, Iraq, recounts her vocation and the impact of Pope Francis' Apostolic Visit in 2021.

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Nigeria: Suspects in Owo Church attack apprehended

Nigerian authorities announce the arrest of several suspects connected to the 5 June attack on St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State – a win for the nation’s military amid rising insecurity in the world’s most populous African nation.

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France fights huge blaze as deadly heat spreads in Europe

France has become the latest European nation to appeal for international help to respond to a massive southwestern wildfire that officials say has already destroyed nearly 7,000 hectares or 17,300 acres of forest. The French president, Emmanuel Macron, said several nations are already assisting France to help contain raging fires. The blaze comes as Europe struggles with deadly wildfires triggered by record temperatures and droughts across the continent that authorities say killed at least 1,000

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Cardinal Tomko’s love for service to Church recalled at funeral Mass

Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re celebrates the funeral Mass for the late Cardinal Jozef Tomko, and recalls the former Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples’ faithful and fruitful service to the Church and the Pope.

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Nicaraguan Bishop’s future remains uncertain as Church holds day of prayer

Violence against Bishops and clergy by armed groups aligned with the Nicaraguan government continues to affect the local Catholic Church, as Bishop Rolando Alvarez of Matagalpa is kept under house arrest.

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Pakistan Minorities Day: Forced conversions ‘scourge’ of vulnerable

As Pakistan commemorates its annual National Minorities Day on 11 August, Christian leaders draw attention to the ongoing reality of forced conversions.

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Sierra Leone: Nationwide curfew imposed amid anti-government protest

Sierra Leonean authorities declare a nationwide curfew following anti-government protests that led to deadly clashes between demonstrators and security operatives.

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