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Holy See Expresses Appreciation for UN Relief Work in Near East

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By ZENIT Staff “The Holy See would like to take this opportunity, once again, to express appreciation for the work of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA),” said Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Apostolic Nuncio, Permanent Observer of the Holy See. at the Seventy-third Session of the United […]

Lebanon: Cardinal Sandri’s Visit for the 50th Anniversary of ROACO

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By Anita Bourdin Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, began a visit to Lebanon on Monday, November 12, 2018, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Reunion of Aid Agencies for the Oriental Churches (ROACO), reported “Vatican News” in Italian on November 10. In the […]

Angola: Youth Want a Church that ‘Goes Forth’

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By ZENIT Staff “Your Church has a good number of apostolic movements and many associations, which include many young Catholics, actively engaged in spreading the Gospel and serving the brothers in need”, said Cardinal Fernando Filoni on November 12, 2018, in an encounter with the youth of the ecclesiastical province of Saurimo, as part of […]

Pakistan: Priest Cites Supreme Court’s Courage

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By ZENIT Staff “In Asia Bibi’s case, it was not easy to issue an honest and independent verdict, in the Pakistan context, where people are not ready to face the truth. The Supreme Court examined the case and issued an unexceptionable verdict. We must congratulate the judges for their courage in telling the truth. In […]

Spain: Pope Francis Notes Successful Collaboration of Men and Women Religious

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By Zenit Team Pope Francis cited the “close collaboration” between men and women religious, noting that it has “undoubtedly been fruitful,” in his message to the participants in the 25th General Assembly of CONFER (Spanish Conference of Men and Women Religious), taking place in Madrid from November 13-15, 2018, on the theme: “I will give […]

Pope Appoints Archbishop Charles Scicluna as Adjunct Secretary (#3 Official) of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

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By Deborah Castellano Lubov Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop of Malta Charles Scicluna, the Pontiff’s entrust investigator into clergy sexual abuse, as adjunct secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), where the Archbishop has served as Promoter of Justice. The Archbishop of Malta and President of Maltese bishops, will be the […]

Pope Francis to Visit Morocco in March 2019

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By Deborah Castellano Lubov The Pope will make an Apostolic Trip to Morocco at the beginning of 2018. The Director of the Vatican Press Office, Greg Burke, made the announcement of this upcoming trip to the majority Muslim country, today, Nov. 13, 2018. “Accepting the invitation of His Majesty the King Mohammed VI and the […]

South Korea: Seoul Archbishop Would Accompany Pope on Trip to North

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By ZENIT Staff “We will welcome a possible visit of the Pope to Pyongyang”, said Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-Jung, Archbishop of Seoul, and Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Pyongyang. “If the Pope visits North Korea, I will accompany him”, he added, affirming that he is willing and wishes to be by his side, in […]