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African prelates devising innovative ways of making the synod accessible to the faithful.

As the universal Church prepares for the 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops to be held in 2023, prelates in Africa are translating base documents and reaching out.

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Pope calls for a day of prayer for peace over Ukraine situation

Expressing concern over the increasing tensions that threaten peace in Ukraine, Pope Francis calls for Wednesday 26 January to be a day of prayer for peace.

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Pope at Angelus: Be transformed by the Word of God

Following the morning celebration in St. Peter's Basilica for Sunday of the Word of God, Pope Francis greeted pilgrims in the Square for the midday Angelus encouraging them to read the Gospel ever day to be inspired and transformed with the newness and joy of God.

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Pope: Let us keep our gaze fixed on Jesus

During Mass for the Sunday of the Word of God – the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time – Pope Francis conferred the new ministry of Catechist on five men and three women from various parts of the world.

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UN revises scale of destruction caused by Philippine typhoon

With 9 million people, including 2.9 million children, seriously affected, Typhoon Rai was the strongest storm to hit the Philippines last year.

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Rev. Valjakka: accompanying Finland’s Sámi Christians on the journey to unity

An interview with Rev. Mari Valjakka, pastor of Sámi at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland, highlights the reality of Europe’s only indigenous people and their unique and precious contribution to humanity’s effort to care for Creation.

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Church in El Salvador celebrates beatification of four martyrs of justice

Jesuit Father Rutilio Grande, two laymen and Franciscan missionary Father Cosme Spessotto are being beatified today in San Salvador. A close friend of St. Oscar Romero, Father Rutilio Grande, SJ, was killed by a paramilitary death squad in 1977 for speaking out for social justice. Father Pessotto was murdered for the same reason in 1980, during the civil war.

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Pope’s closeness to La Palma people hit by volcano

The Pope has sent a video message to the inhabitants of La Palma, in the Canary Islands, which was hit by volcanic eruption for 3 months.

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Southern African bishops hold plenary assembly in person

The bishops are meeting physically for the first time since 2020. The Synodal process is the leading theme of the meeting.

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Tonga: Church in Oceania banding together to send aid

The Church in Papua New Guinea is collecting funds working with its partners across Oceania to send humanitarian aid to the tsunami-struck people of Tonga, according to Fr. Giorgio Licini.

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