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UN concerned over Iran unrest

The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights says that the situation in Iran is critical, while UNICEF says it is deeply concerned about reports of the deaths of children

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Tagle: Pope's decree a process of humility and discernment for Caritas

The President emeritus of Caritas Internationalis, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, read the Pope's decree to participants at a plenary meeting in Rome: "The Holy Father’s decision came after careful and independent study. There is no question of abuse or financial mismanagement. The work for the poor continues." The new commissioner, Dr Pier Francesco Pinelli, said, "This is a check-point to improve what is already excellent"

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German missionary allegedly kidnapped in Mali by Islamists

The General Curia of the White Fathers in Rome confirms that Father Hans-Joachim Lohre disappeared on Sunday and might have been kidnapped my local Islamist groups.

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Pope appoints Temporary Administrator to relaunch Caritas Internationalis

Pope Francis issues a decree on Tuesday naming Dr. Pier Francesco Pinelli as Temporary Administrator of Caritas Internationalis.

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Pope: Jews and Christians can pave the way for peace

Pope addresses a delegation of the World Jewish Congress (WJC), saying the shared religious heritage of Jews and Christians should be an incentive to act together for fraternity and peace in a broken world.

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Pope pays tribute to founder of 'Mothers of Plaza de Mayo'

In a letter to the Madres de Plaza de Mayo (Mothers of Plaza de Mayo), who for 45 years have been calling for justice in Argentina for all the 'desaparecidos,' those who disappeared during the military dictatorship, Pope Francis expresses sorrow for the death of its president and founder Hebe de Bonafini: "Her boldness and courage, at times when silence prevailed, kept alive the search for truth and memory."

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Archbishop Gugerotti appointed new prefect of Eastern Churches

Pope Francis appoints 67-year-old Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti, apostolic nuncio to Great Britain until now, to take the place of Cardinal Leonardo Sandri who concludes his service as prefect having reached the age limit.

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Cardinal Czerny: More help necessary for small-scale fisheries

On World Fisheries Day, the head of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development says that the industry’s “endemic problems” especially affect small-scale fishers, and calls for “individual and collective conversion.”

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New ACN report says persecution of Christians still rising

According to the latest report issued by Aid to the Church in Need UK for its annual Red Week, over the past two years oppression or persecution of Christians has increased in 75 per cent of the countries surveyed.

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COP27, Guterres: There is still no answer to the climate crisis

The UN Climate Change Conference receives criticism for a document that fails to agree on CO2 emission reductions.

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