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Cardinal Cantalamessa to preach Advent sermons at Vatican

The Preacher to the Pontifical Household, newly created Cardinal Raniero Cantalamessa, will begin a series of sermons for Advent this Friday, 4 December. The sermons will be delivered in the Paul VI Hall, due to the necessity of social distancing during the pandemic.

UN seek to ship aid to Tigray region

The United Nations says that Ethiopia will allow aid into the country's Tigray region.

International slavery abolition day highlights plight of victims of modern slavery

The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery is marked annually on 2 December. It is a day set aside to raise awareness and to reinforce global efforts in combatting the scourge of modern slavery.

Pope prays for Nigeria after terror attack on farmworkers

Pope Francis appeals for prayers for Nigeria, where a group of terrorists killed over 100 farm labourers in the country’s northeast.

Pope at Audience: God blesses us despite our sins

Reflecting on blessing as an essential dimension of prayer, Pope Francis in his General Audience says that our response to the God who blesses is also by blessing. We do it through the prayer of praise, adoration and thanksgiving.

Council of Cardinals reflects on life of the Church in midst of pandemic

The Council of Cardinals gathered virtually on Tuesday afternoon for their regularly scheduled meeting.

Dismay as Egypt 'suspends' investigation of Italian student

Authorities in Cairo have suspended an investigation into the 2016 murder of Italian researcher Giulio Regeni.

Vatican launches website dedicated to “Fratelli tutti” encyclical

The Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development announces a new, intuitive website dedicated to Pope Francis’ encyclical "Fratelli tutti".

Pope’s December prayer intention: For a life of prayer

In a video message for his December prayer intention, Pope Francis speaks about the power of prayer to change reality and our hearts, and prays that, through a life of prayer, we may nourish our relationship with Jesus Christ.

St Nicholas Serata: Roman charity event goes virtual

As Covid-related restrictions encroach on family gatherings at Christmas, one Catholic community in Rome is offering people everywhere the chance to refresh their holiday cheer by giving to those in need.