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Ukraine: Millions flee as tensions rise over nuclear power plant

Ukraine's government reports intense Russian shelling across the frontlines after both sides accused each other of attacking Europe's largest nuclear power plant. Meanwhile, Moscow has suspended a deal allowing U.S. and Russian inspectors to visit each other's nuclear weapons sites.

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Peace is a 'duty' that concerns all say bishops of Japan

As the Church in Japan holds its annual Ten Days of Prayer for Peace event the Japanese bishops reiterate that peace is everybody’s responsibility. In their message for the occasion, signed by the president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Japan (CBCJ), Archbishop Isao Kikuchi of Tokyo, the prelates reflect on Pope Francis’ words in the context of the ongoing war in Ukraine.

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Holy See: Ensure the peaceful use of energy

The Holy See’s Head of Delegation to the UN, Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, addresses the Tenth Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons which is taking place from 1 to 26 August in New York.

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Pope recalls 'great faith' and service of late Cardinal Tomko

Pope Francis recalls the 'great faith,' 'wisdom' and 'long and fruitful service' of the late Cardinal Jozef Tomko, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, who passed away on Monday at age 98.

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Cardinal Parolin: Church is pacifist because she believes in and fights for peace

An interview with Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, on the Holy See's diplomacy, published by the Italian geopolitical magazine “Limes” under the title "The Great War."

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Reconciliation is key to national cohesion in Côte d’Ivoire, say country’s Bishops.

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Côte d’Ivoire says national reconciliation is the key to achieving lasting social cohesion in the nation.

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UN chief warns of nuclear disaster in Ukraine

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has urged international inspectors to be given access to the Zaporizhzhia power plant in Ukraine, amid UN concerns of a possible nuclear disaster.

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New Colombian president starts term

Gustavo Petro, Colombia’s first ever leftist president, starts his first day of work after being inaugurated and promising to unite the country.

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Pope prays for victims of massive blaze at Cuban fuel depot

In a telegram, Pope Francis conveys his closeness and prays for those affected by a huge fire, caused by lightning strikes on the Matanzas Supertanker Base in Cuba.

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Bishops in Nicaragua ‘close’ to Bishop Alvarez under house arrest

In a statement released on Sunday, the Nicaragua's Catholic Bishops express their fraternal closeness to the Bishop of northern Nicaraguan Diocese of Matagalpa, who has been stuck in his residence since Thursday under the accusation of allegedly inciting acts of violence.

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