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Pope launches new Vatican magazine 'written with the poor'

Pope Francis invites the faithful to grab a copy of the first edition of the "Osservatore di Strada", a new magazine written with and dedicated to the poor and marginalised.

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Pope decries 'barbaric' attacks in Ukraine, prays for end to war

At the Angelus address on the Feast of Sts Peter and Paul, Pope Francis decries the bombing of the Kremenchuk shopping centre, and prays that God might open the path to dialogue as the war wages on in Ukraine.

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Pope at Angelus: Peter & Paul teach us to grow daily in faith

At the Angelus address on the Feast of Sts Peter and Paul, Pope Francis reflects on the Apostles' struggles and imperfections in their faith, and says we can relate to the Patrons of Rome in our struggles to grow in closeness to Jesus.

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Pope: 'Overcome polemics about the liturgy to rediscover its beauty'

With an Apostolic Letter to the people of God entitled "Desiderio desideravi”, Pope Francis calls for Catholics to overcome forms of aestheticism that appreciate only outward formality or allow sloppiness in liturgy, noting that “a celebration that does not evangelize is not authentic."

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Encountering the living Jesus in the community that celebrates

Every paragraph of Pope Francis' new Apostolic Letter "Desiderio desideravi" is filled with the awareness that liturgy is first and foremost about making space for the Other - the true antidote to any form of inadequate celebration.

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San Antonio Archbishop: Migrant tragedy cannot be allowed to "pass by"

Archbishop Garcia-Siller of San Antonio, Texas, speaks about the tragic loss of lives on Monday, when dozens of migrants were found dead in an abandoned trailer on the side of the road.

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Pope at Mass: Church called to promote a culture of care

At Mass to celebrate the feast of Sts Peter and Paul, Pope Francis blesses the pallia for new Metropolitan Archbishops, and reminds the faithful that the Church is called to “get up quickly” and “fight the good fight.”

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Sri Lanka's prophetic Church on the side of a suffering people

The Catholic Church in Sri Lanka appeals for the intervention of the International Community as the nation defaults on debt for the first time in its history and the people call for political change.

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Official Logo of Jubilee unveiled

The Vatican reveals the official Logo of the upcoming Jubilee Year due to be held in 2025 on the theme 'Pilgrims of Hope' and reflects on some of the Holy Year's early initiatives and plans.

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Nigeria: Prayer commemoration for the Owo Pentecost attack to be held 5 July.

A month after the Owo Pentecost massacre, Bishops of the Ibadan Ecclesiastical Province call for special prayers.

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