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Pope close to flood-struck western Europe

Pope Francis expresses his vicinity to flood-struck populations in Germany, Belgium and other western European nations where the death toll of more than 180 keeps rising with hundreds of people still missing.

Pope prays for just and fraternal society in Cuba

Pope Francis expresses closeness to the people of Cuba as the nation undergoes protests and unrest and prays for the building of a just society.

Pope appeals for constructive collaboration in post-apartheid South Africa

Pope Francis decries the violence that engulfed Covid-struck South Africa in the past week with an appeal for constructive collaboration and assistance for those in need.

Kenya: Dioceses to mark world day for grandparents and the elderly.

The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) has called on archdioceses and dioceses to plan for events that will mark the newly instituted World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly to be celebrated next Sunday, 25 July.

Olympic Truce comes into force a week before opening ceremony

The Summer Olympic Games are scheduled to take place in Tokyo, Japan, from July 23 to and August 8, after which the Paralympic Games will follow from August 24 to September 5.

Afghan talks underway as violence surges

Representatives of the Afghan government and the Taliban meet in Doha for talks as violence rages in the country.

Canadian Bishops convey commitment to healing and reconciliation

The Permanent Council of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) gives support to the Bishops of Saskatchewan and its province-wide Appeal for Support of Healing and Reconciliation in solidarity with Indigenous Peoples.

Rescuers rush to save lives as death toll in Europe's floods mounts

Rescue crews are racing to find survivors of floods that devastated parts of western Europe, killing more than 150 people and leaving at least hundreds more still missing. In the Netherlands, a low-lying seafaring nation, authorities declared an emergency in the south. Pope Francis has expressed his closeness to the victims and their families and communities.

Indonesia - Asia’s new Covid-19 epicentre

Indonesia on July 16 recorded 1,205 Covid-19 deaths, the nation’s highest since the start of the pandemic.

Pope to Friars Minor: ‘The poor and the excluded are your teachers!'

Pope Francis sends a message to participants in the General Chapter of the Franciscan Order of Friars Minor reminding them to always be witnesses of fraternity and a simple and joyful life as they gather to renew their vision and embrace the future.