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How microplastic pollution is menacing Antarctica

One of the world’s most pristine and remote environments must deal with the impacts of microbe-colonised microplastics that are threatening its ecological stability.

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Cardinal Pizzaballa asks Christians in the Holy Land to unite in prayer

The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem calls on Holy Land Christians to step back, at this moment of continued bloodshed and sorrow, from political discussions and pray together.

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Catholic Bishops of Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe to form an independent regional episcopal association

After a three-day consultative plenary (15 – 19 July) held in Malawi, the Catholic Bishops from Zambia, Malawi, and Zimbabwe have resolved to establish the Inter-regional Conference of Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It will be known as the Association of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe (ACBC-MAZAZI).

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Bangladesh: Students’ protests over job quota system escalate

Despite a ban on public rallies and Prime Minister Hasina’s promises, students continue protests against the controversial government job quota system clashing with police forces amid widespread disruption of telecommunications.

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Pope Francis' programme released for Belgium and Luxembourg visits

The Holy See Press Office releases Pope Francis' programme for his late September Apostolic Journey to the European nations of Belgium and Luxembourg, 26-29 September 2024.

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Saint Bakhita: Inspiring the education of girls across Africa

Over 3000 girls in 80 Catholic schools are empowered through the Bakhita Partnership for Education through education and support to overcome the barriers girls face in five African countries.

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Pope: 'May 2024 Summer Olympic Games in Paris promote esteem and harmony'

Pope Francis sends warms greetings and prayers for the Mass of Peace ahead of the imminent 2024 Summer Olympic Games in Paris, France, wishing that the prestigious international sporting event work toward peace and friendship in a world much in need.

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The Sahara Desert: A deadly frontier for migrants

The journey migrants and refugees undertake across the Sahara Desert is more lethal than crossing the Mediterranean, Vincent Cochetel of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) explains to Vatican News.

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Holy See: "Recalibrate” efforts toward sustainable development

The Holy See’s Permanent Observer addresses the UN on the “Summit of the Future” to be held in September: "A pivotal moment to reaffirm the fundamental principles of the international community."

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Participants in World Grandparents Day granted Plenary Indulgence

The Apostolic Penitentiary grants a Plenary Indulgence for the faithful who take part in the fourth World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly on July 28

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