Pope Sends Aid to World Food Program

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By ZENIT Staff Following the growing concern over the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection at the global level, Pope Francis has decided to send — through the Dicastery for the Service of Integral Human Development and with the collaboration of the Holy See’ Permanent Representative to FAO, IFAD and the World Food Program (WFP) […]

On Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle, Patron of Chaldean Church

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By ZENIT Staff As the Chaldean Church is preparing to celebrate the Feast day of its’ patron, Saint Thomas the Apostle, on the 3rd of July, I would like to congratulate our daughters and sons on this occasion, wherever they are, and to let them know that I am keeping them in my prayers. Once […]

Cardinal says it is time to rebuild, as economic crisis hits northern Italy

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Rome Newsroom, Jul 3, 2020 / 08:10 am (CNA).- A cardinal in northern Italy said Friday that the COVID-19 health crisis has created “immense” poverty in the area, and now is the time to rebuild, to take responsibility, and to share resources. Indications from local charities and soup kitchens show that poverty in Bologna right […]

Cardinal says it is time to rebuild, as economic crisis hits northern Italy

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Rome Newsroom, Jul 3, 2020 / 08:10 am (CNA).- A cardinal in northern Italy said Friday that the COVID-19 health crisis has created “immense” poverty in the area, and now is the time to rebuild, to take responsibility, and to share resources. Indications from local charities and soup kitchens show that poverty in Bologna right […]

Avoiding ‘Historical Dementia’

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By ZENIT Staff The following commentary by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, was published on the website of the archdiocese on July 2, 2020. ****** Thank God some good can come out of evil. The horror of the nauseating death of George Floyd has brought thoughtful, necessary, sane reflection on the curse of […]

Vatican’s Financial Information Authority (AIF) Releases Annual Report

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By ZENIT Staff The Vatican’s Financial Information Authority (AIF), on July 3, 2020, released its latest annual report, highlighting the activities of the institution, and the results obtained in the past year. Presenting the report, AIF President Carmelo Barbagallo said that since the establishment of the AIF in 2010, it has grown to gain a […]

Korean Christians Offer 70 Days of Prayer, Commit to Peace

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By ZENIT Staff “We celebrate in memory of that tragic fratricidal war that broke out due to the invasion of North Korea 70 years ago on June 25; because it is a precious opportunity to give thanks and praise to God for having constantly assisted our people and our Church, guiding us with unceasing love […]

APPEAL: Cardinal Bo Warns Against New Security Law Imposed on Hong Kong by China

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By Deborah Castellano Lubov Cardinal Charles Bo of Yangon, Myanmar, is appealing for prayers, as he warns the new National Security Law imposed on Hong Kong by China could seriously threaten human freedoms and human rights. The President of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (FABC) underscored this in his July 1, 2020, message provided […]

Missouri cannot block Medicaid funding from Planned Parenthood, high court says

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CNA Staff, Jul 3, 2020 / 03:12 am (CNA).- The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a provision that intended to cut Planned Parenthood off from Medicaid funding in the state. The 6-1 ruling found the provision to be unconstitutional, according to an Associated Press report. The ruling mandates that Missouri tax dollars will […]