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Official prayer of the 10th World Meeting of Families released

The 10th World Meeting of Families is scheduled for June 22 to 26, 2022 in Rome. The Diocese of Rome and the Vatican Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life have jointly released the official prayer for the Church event.

Pope on Earth Day: “It is time to act!”

Pope Francis calls for urgency in joint efforts on the path towards protecting our planet, in two separate video messages for Earth Day 2021.

Pope Francis: ‘Sport should always be a team effort’

Pope Francis receives an Italian water polo team in audience, and recalls the importance of team spirit in any type of sport.

Pope’s name-day marked with Covid-19 vaccines for Rome’s poor

The Papal Almoner announces plans to celebrate Pope Francis’ name-day on Friday by providing some 600 of Rome’s poor and homeless people with their second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

New appeal by South Korean Bishops to protect life

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Korea issues a new appeal in defense of life from conception.

Earth Day: 'Laudato sí' urges new integral ecology lifestyles

Earth Day 2021, April 22, is taking place during the Catholic Church’s worldwide "Laudato sí'" Year. Father Joshtrom Kureethadam of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development speaks about the lifestyles of integral ecology.

Pope Francis meets with Lebanon’s PM Saad Hariri

Pope Francis meets with Lebanon’s Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri on Thursday at a private audience in the Vatican.

Covid-19: Record new infections in India

India reports the world’s highest daily tally of COVID-19 infections as the situation in hospitals reaches crisis point.

Holy See: Culture of encounter, education necessary in fight against terrorism

The Holy See’s Permanent Representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) highlights the importance of a comprehensive approach involving dialogue, education and support for families in the fight violent extremism, blind radicalization and terrorism.

World Council of Churches joins annual World Immunization Week

The World Council of Churches announces plans to take part in the annual World Immunization Week on 24-30 April, to raise awareness of the need for vaccination, especially during the pandemic.