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Myanmar's army bombs displaced Christians

Innocent civilians are continuing to flee fierce fighting between Myanmar’s military and armed resistance groups in the eastern state of Kayah, as the country's Catholic Bishops appeal for an end to the targeting of civilians and respect for churches, hospitals, and schools.

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Tonga tsunami: Efforts to provide relief impeded by communications breakdown

Following a volcano eruption that triggered a tsunami on the Pacific island of Tonga, communications have been down everywhere, making assessments more difficult, according to a representative of Caritas Australia.

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Pope to confer ministries on lay men and women on Sunday of the Word of God

Pope Francis will preside over the celebration for the Sunday of the Word of God on 23 January in St. Peter’s Basilica. As explained by the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization, this year’s liturgy includes some important novelties.

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Pope Francis prays for tsunami-hit Tonga

Pope Francis expresses his spiritual closeness to the people of the Pacific island nation of Tonga, following the eruption the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano which unleashed a destructive tsunami.

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Pope sends aid to Philippine typhoon victims and migrants on Polish border

Pope Francis sends aid to the victims of a deadly typhoon in the Philippines, as well as to migrants who are stranded on the border between Poland and Belarus.

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Pope at Audience: Joseph's paternity reflects God's tender love

Continuing his catechetical series on Saint Joseph, Pope Francis looks at his role as a loving father and a reflection of God's tenderness, which allows us to feel loved and welcomed in all our weaknesses.

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Madagascar: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in Toamasina.

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is taking place from 18 to 25 January. The Archdiocese of Toamasina in Madagascar has planned joint ecumenical events with other Christian denominations.

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: Ecumenism, from the pandemic to the Synod

As the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins, Bishop Brian Farrell from the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity reflects on some of the aspects that may have had an effect on Christian unity during this historic period.

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EU Bishops look forward to working with Roberta Metsola

Bishop Joseph Galea-Curmi, delegate of the Bishops’ Conference of Malta to COMECE, says he is proud the new European Parliament President is a compatriot of his, and expresses confidence for a fruitful working relationship between EU lawmakers and the Church.

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Seven detained Tigrayan nuns released in Ethiopia

Six religious sisters of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent and an Ursuline nun were released by Ethiopian security forces on 15 January after over 40 days of detention.

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