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Holocaust Remembrance Day: 'Dialogue creates connection and understanding'

As the world observes International Holocaust Remembrance Day on 27 January, the Chair of the Committee for Catholic-Jewish relations for the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, Archbishop Kevin McDonald, speaks about the importance of memory, education, and dialogue in creating mutual understanding.

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Yemen: Bishop Hinder denounces indifference to catastrophic scenario

The Apostolic Vicar of Southern Arabia says a lack of will to reach a truce in the ongoing Yemeni conflict, and an international “disinterest”, have led to a catastrophic scenario in the country afflicted by war, disease, famine, and internally displaced persons.

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US appeals court upholds life sentence for ‘El Chapo’ Guzman

A US court of appeals has confirmed the life imprisonment sentence handed down to Mexico’s most notorious drug cartel kingpin, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

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Christians across the world join in prayer for Ukraine

Answering Pope Francis’ appeal for Christians to mark Wednesday as a special day of prayer for peace in Ukraine, the World Council of Churches joins in pleading for dialogue instead of threats.

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Pope: ‘Never repeat unspeakable cruelty of Holocaust’

As the world prepares to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Thursday, Pope Francis urges families to remind younger generations about the millions of people, especially Jews, killed at the hands of the Nazi regime.

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The Munich report and Ratzinger's fight against abuse

Following the publication of the investigation, the years of the Pope Emeritus’ Bavarian episcopate are in the spotlight. It's only fair to remember Benedict XVI’s fight against clerical paedophilia during his pontificate and his willingness to meet and listen to the victims, asking them for forgiveness.

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Pope appeals for peace in Ukraine as threat of war looms

As Christians hold a day of prayer for peace in Ukraine, Pope Francis prays that world leaders will work towards peace as political tensions rise between Russia and Ukraine.

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Pope at Audience: St Joseph 'a dreamer able to discern God's voice'

At the General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis offers a meditation on St Joseph as a “man who dreams,” and who knows how to discern the voice of God and act upon it.

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Pope celebrates Vespers for Feast of the Conversion of St Paul

Pope Francis presides at Vespers for the Solemnity of the Conversion of St Paul, celebrated in the Basilica of St Paul’s Outside-the-Walls at the conclusion of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

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Myanmar coup anniversary: Aid to the Church in Need urges prayers

The February 1 military coup in Myanmar a year ago and nationwide protests that followed have triggered an unprecedented political, socioeconomic, human rights and humanitarian crisis, amid a severe Covid-19 pandemic.

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