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Pakistan kicks off 2020 anti-polio campaign

Pakistan is one of the three countries in the world where polio is still endemic. The door-to-door campaign carried out by over 265 thousand health workers aims to vaccinate 39.6 million children under 5 years of age.

India’s Catholic Church called to promote Gospel in daily life

The Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI), which brings together the bishops of the country’s Latin-rite dioceses, held its annual plenary assembly, in Bangalore, on February 16.

Burkina Faso: 24 die in attack on Christian church

Twenty-four people, including a church pastor, are killed in an attack on a church in Burkina Faso. Pope Francis has repeatedly prayed for the victims of violence in the West African nation and appealed for the promotion of dialogue.

Ambassadors of a missionary Church

Pope Francis decides to include a year of mission in the training curriculum of the diplomatic staff of the Holy See.

Pope Francis: future Holy See diplomats will spend a year on mission

Pope Francis sends a letter to the President of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy, announcing that whoever enters the Vatican’s diplomatic service will be asked to carry out a 12-month missionary experience in a diocese.

Pope at Angelus: ‘God teaches us true freedom and responsibility'

Pope Francis reflects on the Gospel reading for the 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time, which deals with the fulfilment of the Law.

Haiti: 15 children die in orphanage fire

15 children die in a fire that raged through an orphanage in Haiti on Friday.

Saudi jet shot down in Yemen

Saudi Arabia has confirmed that it has lost one of its fighter jets in Yemen hours after Houti rebels claimed they shot it down.

Philippine archdiocese ‘Walk for Life’ and pray against spread of COVID-19

Catholics in the Philippine Archdiocese of Cebu joined the annual Walk for Life in large numbers on Saturday, not only to pray and pledge their commitment to protect and nurture human life from birth to natural death but also to pray against the spread of the dreaded Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

U.S. Bishops support Pope's appeals for nuclear disarmament

The U.S. Bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace has issued a statement requesting their country, as well as other nuclear powers, to work to reduce their stockpiles of nuclear arms; and praising Pope Francis for drawing the world’s attention to the issue of nuclear disarmament.