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Ceasefire in Gaza holds after days of violence

Israel reopens border crossings into Gaza on Monday following an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire with the militant Islamic Jihad group that ended the most serious outbreak of fighting around the volatile Palestinian coastal strip in more than a year.

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Chad's military government and rebel groups sign historic agreement in Qatar.

The Chadian government and more than 40 rebel groups have signed an agreement that paves way for national reconciliation talks and return to civilian rule.

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World Council of Churches delegation visits Ukraine

A delegation from the World Council of Churches (WCC) expresses its solidarity with Ukraine during a visit amid the ongoing war, and meets with church and state institutions.

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Cardinal Jozef Tomko dies at 98

Slovakian Cardinal Josef Tomko died on Monday morning. He was the Prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples and the oldest member of the College of Cardinals.

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Many killed as Israeli air strikes hit Gaza

A cross-border clash continues as Israeli airstrikes hit Gaza, killing over 30 people in Palestine.

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Nicaraguan police prevent Bishop from leaving home

Police in Nicaragua are preventing Bishop Rolando Alvarez of Matagalpa from leaving his home, accusing him of inciting “acts of hatred” against the government of President Daniel Ortega.

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Pope prays for victims of bus crash in Croatia

Pope Francis offers prayers for Polish travelers who died in a bus crash on Saturday in Croatia, as they were headed on pilgrimage to Medjugorje.

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Pope applauds Ukrainian grain deal as sign of hope for peace

Pope Francis expresses his satisfaction that grain ships have been allowed to leave Ukrainian ports, saying the deal offers a sign of hope that a just and lasting peace can be found.

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Pope at Angelus: 'Fear not but be vigilant'

Pope Francis encourages us not to be afraid as our lives are firmly in God's loving and provident care, but we must 'be ready' at all times, vigilant and attentive to serving God and our brothers and sisters.

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Pope Francis: ‘Never tire of making mistakes while preaching Christ online’

Pope Francis sends a video message to participants in a conference in Mexico, and urges “digital evangelizers” to reach out to people in digital spaces who have not yet encountered Christ.

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