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A theologian's take on how the 2023 Synod is a turning point for the Church

As the two-year global consultation process leading to the 2023 Synod begins, Venezuelan theologian Rafael Luciani highlights the importance of this epochal event for the Church and the contribution of theologians.

Pope: ‘I will never tire of upholding the dignity of work’

Pope Francis sends a video message to an event in Argentina that aims to find sustainable solutions to business development safeguarding the dignity and rights of workers and their families.

Pope to pharmacists: Don't let the 'culture of waste' affect you

Pope Francis receives in audience a delegation of the Italian Society of Hospital Pharmacy and of the Pharmaceutical Services of Health Authorities (SIFO), ahead of its national congress.

Bishops call for a novena against UK Assisted Suicide Bill

On October 22, the House of Lords is expected to debate in Second Reading a new assisted suicide bill aimed at alleviating the “intolerable suffering” of terminally ill patients in the United Kingdom. The Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales (CBCEW), invites the faithful to pray for nine days for the rejection of the legislation.

Nigeria: Three kidnapped seminarians freed in Kaduna

Three seminarians kidnapped from their Seminary in the diocese of Kafanchan, Kaduna, in Nigeria’s northern region have regained their freedom after spending nearly two days in the hands of their abductors.

Cardinal Schönborn: the synodal process asks us to listen, to share, to discern

Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, Archbishop of Vienna, discusses the meaning of the word synodality, and its origins, as the process culminating with the 2023 Synod of Bishops on Synodality gets underway in the Vatican.

Central Asian bishops form new regional conference

The Bishops' Conference of Central Asia brings together bishops and administrators of the Churches in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan

Archbishop de Moulins-Beaufort meets Interior Minister on CIASE Report

The head of the French bishops has discussed the recent CIASE report on Sexual Abuse in the Church with Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin, clarifying his recent remarks on the seal of Confession in cases of abuse.

Catholic leaders in G20 countries urge consignment of fossil fuels to history

78 Catholic leaders in G20 countries appeal to world leaders to put a stop to the use of fossil fuels in a joint statement

Archbishop Urbanczyk: Pandemic has led to increase in poverty, exploitation

The Permanent Representative of the Holy See to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Archbishop Janusz Urbanczyk, tells a security conference in Vienna on Tuesday that the current pandemic has led to “an unfortunate increase in poverty, especially among those in vulnerable situations.”