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Japan marks 75 years since atomic bombing of Hiroshima

Survivors of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima remember the victims with a solemn commemoration, 75 years after the attack, as Catholic Bishops warn against growing threats to global peace.

Pope appoints new members to Council for the Economy

Pope Francis appoints thirteen new Members to the Vatican’s Council for the Economy.

CDF: Baptisms conferred with arbitrarily modified formulas are not valid

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith affirms that Baptisms administered with modified formulas are invalid, including: “We baptize you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”.

Pope expresses closeness to Japan on 75th anniversary of Hiroshima bombing

Pope Francis writes a message to the Governor of the Hiroshima Prefecture on the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, expressing his closeness and calling for an end to the use of nuclear weapons.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 75 years after the nuclear holocaust

Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed by two atomic bombs on 6 and 9 August 1945. Almost a year ago, Pope Francis visited both cities during his Apostolic Journey to Japan.

EU bishops express closeness with Lebanese people after deadly blasts

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich of Luxembourg, the president of the European bishops’ conferences, issues a message of condolence following Tuesday’s explosions in Beirut.

Pope visits Saint Mary Major on feast of Basilica's dedication

Pope Francis visits the Basilica of Saint Mary Major on Wednesday afternoon, where he prays before the image of Our Lady, Salus Populi Romani.

Caritas launches emergency plan to assist victims of Beirut explosion

Caritas Internationalis launches an emergency plan to assist victims of Tuesday’s massive explosion at the port in Lebanon’s capital, Beirut.

Dozens injured as France battles blaze amid pandemic

Fires fueled by strong Mediterranean winds have raced across multiple towns in the Marseille region of France, injuring at least 22 people. The troubles come as the nation struggles to prevent a second wave of coronavirus infections.

Pope’s condolence for the death of John Hume of Northern Ireland

The 83-year old veteran politician, a leading figure in the Northern Ireland peace process, died on August 3.