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2019 Nansen Refugee Award goes to Humanitarian Corridors

The prestigious UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award has been given, this year, to the Humanitarian Corridors project thanks to which thousands of refugees have been given a safe and legal pathway to protection.

India’s Dharmapuri Diocese strives for people's spiritual, material wellbeing

Bishop Lawrence Pius Dorairaj of Dharmapuri in Tamil Nadu state spoke about his diocese during his “ad limina" visit to Rome.

The Higher Committee of Human Fraternity welcomes a Rabbi member

The Higher Committee of Human Fraternity has raised the number of members to eight, with the recent addition to the board of Rabbi M. Bruce Lustig.

Central African Republic’s agonising road to peace

Central African Republican President, Faustin-Archange Touadéra has participated in an international conference organised by the Community of Sant’Egidio in cooperation with the Archdiocese of Madrid in Spain. The theme of the conference was “Madrid 2019 - Peace without borders.”

Pope at Audience: Holy Spirit gives us courage, helps us discern well

In his catechesis on the Acts of the Apostles at the weekly General Audience, Pope Francis says the Holy Spirit gives Christians courage and "the art of discernment" when facing hardship.

Pope Francis remembers those affected by Alzheimer's

Pope Francis recalled those suffering from Alzheimer’s at the end of his weekly General audience, ahead of World Alzheimer’s Day on Saturday.

A father to the children no one wants

Fr Renato Chiera has been working in the favelas, or depressed areas, of Brazil since 1978. An Italian missionary, he calls himself a street priest who tries to be a Christian in the peripheries of the world alongside those no one loves. In 1986, he founded the "Casa do minor".

Pope Francis' General Audience: English summary

Pope Francis continues his catechesis on the Acts of the Apostles, focussing on the “art of discernment”. Please find below the official English-language summary:

Pope Francis meets with Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew

Pope Francis meets with the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on Tuesday, with the two religious leaders having lunch together at the Casa Santa Marta.

Lutheran leader: “We should never take peace for granted”

The Secretary General of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) is attending the Community of Sant’Egidio’s prayer meeting for peace taking place in Madrid. He speaks of the need to nurture peace on a daily basis.