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US envoy in Japan, South Korea amid deepening rift between neighbors

A US-led effort to get North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons will continue this week as US envoy Stephen Biegun holds talks in Japan and South Korea, amid a deepening rift between the two neighbors.

Terror bombing kills 63 at wedding in Afghanistan

A suicide bomber killed at least 63 people on Saturday at a wedding ceremony in the Afghan capital, Kabul, with the so-called Islamic State claiming responsibility for the attack.

Vandals attack North Macedonia statues amid debate over history

North Macedonia's government faces an uphill battle in efforts to re-label public statues of historical figures, as vandals opposing the move have already removed several plaques.

Pope at Angelus: Fire of God’s love burns in charity

At the Angelus prayer on Sunday, Pope Francis reminds us that Jesus brought the fire of God’s love upon earth, to overcome apathy and open our hearts to the needs of others.

Pope Francis hospital ship brings Word of God, health care to Amazon region

Pope Francis sends a letter of congratulation for a new hospital boat, which arrived on Saturday in the Archdiocese of Belém do Pará in Brazil.

Cardinal Bo: Myanmar in desperate need of love, justice, mercy

In a newly released pastoral letter, the Burmese Cardinal Charles Bo reflects on “God’s love for the people and nations of Asia.”

Pope Francis sends well-wishes to Rimini Meeting

Pope Francis greets participants in a friendship meeting taking place in the Italian city of Rimini, and urges them to show the Lord’s face to their contemporaries who are burdened by life.

Message of Pope Francis to the Diocese of Paris: Believers will be builders of a new humanity

On the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Pope Francis sends a message to the Archbishop Michel Aupetit and the faithful of the Archdiocese of Paris, inviting them to be “builders of a new humanity rooted in Jesus Christ”.

Children at risk due to conflict in Mali, West Africa

A recent UNICEF report reveals a dramatic increase in the number of children murdered, maimed, or recruited into armed groups, in the Republic of Mali.

Pope sends video message to new abuse prevention centre in Chile

Pope Francis accompanies the opening of the Cuida Centre for the prevention of abuse in Chile, with a video message in which he thanks those involved in promoting this project.