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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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Meet the first Cardinal of East Timor

In a wide-ranging interview with Vatican News, meet Cardinal-elect Virgilio do Carmo da Silva of Dili, who will become East Timor's first Cardinal at the end of August.

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South Africa: Bishops alarmed by the country’s neglect of rural areas and indifference to inequalities.

The Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) say they are concerned with what is happening to South Africa’s economy and how households are sinking into debt and deep poverty.

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Pope: Ukrainians still suffering from a “cruel war”

Pope Francis asks for ongoing prayers for the people of Ukraine, as the nearly six-month war with Russia continues.

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Save the Children: ‘Life is dire for children in Afghanistan’

A new report by the charity Save the Children reveals that since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan a year ago, children are suffering with girls more likely to go hungry and feel isolated.

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Pope: 'Going on mission means giving the best of ourselves and God's gifts'

In a video message, Pope Francis encourages a parish group in Argentina who went on mission among indigenous peoples, and recalls that going "on mission" means going out of ourselves to give others the best of ourselves and what God has given us.

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Pope renews prayers for victims of fire in Cuba

Pope Francis prays for people affected by a tragic fire at the Matanzas oil depot in Cuba, which killed at least one person and has left over a dozen missing.

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Pope at Audience: Old age 'fruitful time to bear witness to Christ’

Pope Francis concludes his catechesis on the value and meaning of old age at the weekly General Audience, and recalls that serene faith and trust in Christ’s promise at that time of life can offer fruitful witness to the Gospel.

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Pope: Indigenous Peoples’s sense of family and community is precious

Pope Francis sends a tweet on the occasion International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, observed on August 9.

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Cardinal Czerny: Edith Stein, a woman of truth and love

This 9 August marks the 80th anniversary of the death of Edith Stein, St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, who was killed at Auschwitz in 1942. In his homily during Holy Mass in the Carmelite Monastery in Auschwitz, Cardinal Michael Czerny SJ, Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development reflects on her remarkable story.

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