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Webinar urges common efforts to care for biodiversity

Cardinal Peter Turkson stresses the importance of ecological conversion and a common commitment to care for our common home at a webinar on biodiversity inspired by Pope Francis' Encyclical, "Laudato sí."

Cardinal Tagle: refugees, migrants create communities that care and share

Centro Astalli, the Italian branch of the Jesuit Refugee Service, presented its Annual Report 2021 at a virtual event on Tuesday.

Pope’s condolences for late Cardinal Khoarai of Lesotho

Cardinal Sebastian Koto Khoarai of Lesotho passed away on Saturday, April 17. The 91-year-old bishop emeritus of Mohale’s Hoek was Lesotho’s first cardinal.

Aid to the Church in Need warns of threats to religious freedom

International pastoral aid organization Aid to the Church in Need says religious freedom is severely violated in one out of every three countries.

Major Archbishop Shevchuk thanks Pope Francis for appeal for peace in Ukraine

In an interview with Vatican News, the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk thanks Pope Francis for his concern for Ukraine and his solidarity with the Ukrainian people.

Togo: Radio Sainte Thérèse of Sokodé prioritising training

Over the weekend, a media refresher workshop for Togolese Catholic Radio Sainte Thérèse staff was held at the Sokodé Diocesan centre in Kédia.

First World Day for Grandparents and Elderly scheduled for 25 July

The Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life announces the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly under the theme “I am with you always”.

US Bishop urges government to raise cap on refugee admissions

Bishop Mario Dorsonville, USCCB Chairman on Migration, has called on the US government to increase the number of refugees it admits into the country in order to respond to the immense resettlement need. He stresses that every person is created in the image of God and must be valued, protected and respected for the intrinsic dignity he or she possesses.

Michelangelo’s “Teacher” - first episode of the series "Celata Pulchritudo"

It is one of the Vatican Museums’ identifying masterpieces. The Belvedere Torso is one the sculptures that made up the original nucleus of the Papal art collections. It has inspired and fascinated artists of every age, first among whom is Michelangelo who has been described as the Torso’s "disciple". The first episode of "Celata Pulchritudo: The Secrets of the Vatican Museums" -- a new multimedia project produced in collaboration between Vatican News and the Vatican Museums -- is dedicated to this celebrated work of art.

Listening to the cry of the earth and of the poor in Kenya

Capuchin friar, Benedict Ayodi, heads The Global Catholic Climate Movement in Africa. He tells Vatican News about his efforts to share and promote reforestation projects and raise awareness of integral ecology in his country and throughout the continent.