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Catholic leaders call on EU to speed up vaccine rollout

The Bishops of the European Union, and Caritas Europa, are calling on the EU to ensure an equitable distribution of Covid-19 vaccines, as the 27-nation bloc struggles to ramp up its rollout.

Vatican Museums: The Works of Mercy #2

"Proclaiming Christ means showing that believing in Him and following Him is not only true and right, but also beautiful. At the heart of the Gospel lies the beauty of God's saving love, manifested in Jesus Christ who died and rose again." Inspired by these words of Pope Francis, the Vatican Museums and Vatican News have teamed up again to explore the masterpieces in the papal collections accompanied by the words of the Popes.

Holy See: Post-Covid-19 recovery will require better multilateral cooperation

Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, the Vatican's Permanent Observer to the UN in Geneva, expresses the Holy See's desire for improved multilateral cooperation in the wake of the pandemic, in an address to the UN's trade conference.

Myanmar’s bishops urge military to end violence, start dialogue

As protests against the military coup intensify in Myanmar, the country’s Catholic bishops have issued another statement, calling on the army to refrain from violence and peacefully resolve the crisis through dialogue.

Argentine Bishop deplores politicization of Covid-19 vaccine

The President of Argentina’s Catholic Bishops’ Conference speaks out against politicians redirecting Covid-19 vaccines as political favors, following a recent scandal that led to the Health Minister’s resignation.

Pope Francis: 'Pass on the fire of Jesus’ merciful love'

Pope Francis says we are called to pass on “the fire of Jesus’ mercy”, in a letter marking the 90th anniversary of the first apparition to St Maria Faustina Kowalska in Płock, Poland.

South Sudan: Church leaders call for peace, security and stability

The South Sudan Council of Churches and other civil society groups call on the government to take steps to promote peace, security and national cohesion as the country celebrates the first anniversary of the creation of its Transitional Government of National Unity.

Tomasi: treaty an important first step towards a world free of nuclear arms

In an interview with the World Council of Churches the former Permanent Observer to the UN and Other International Organizations in Geneva and to the World Trade Organization reflects on how Churches can get involved in the goal of freeing the world of nuclear weapons.

West Africa: Bishops call attention to the problem of IDPs

"The security situation remains worrying in various areas, despite a relative calm," Agenzia Fides quotes the Bishops of Burkina Faso and Niger as saying.

UN highlight decade of conflict in Syria

The United Nations release a report warning that no single Syrian family has been left unscathed in the decade long war in the country.