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Our Fathers: What is it like to be the child of a priest?

Coping International founder Vincent Doyle, himself the child of a priest, accompanies others in the same situation through a web site and now through a published book: ‘all for the Body of Christ’, he says.

UN decries unfair access to vaccine across world

The United Nations and its partners working to achieve equitable distribution of Covid-19 vaccines appealed on Wednesday for the UN Security Council to ensure people caught in conflict have access to this lifesaving treatment.

Catholic education in Australia marks 200th anniversary

The Catholic Church in Australia celebrates 200 years of its contribution to education in the country. The Bishops, in a pastoral letter, highlight the distinctive contribution of clergy, religious and laypeople to this significant milestone in the life of the Church.

Croatia ‘severely tried by earthquakes but strong in faith’ – Nuncio

Ahead of his meeting with Pope Francis on Thursday, the Apostolic Nuncio to Croatia describes the pain endured in the Balkan nation due to a pair of damaging earthquakes and the ongoing pandemic.

Chad: Dozens killed in farmer-herder clashes

Clashes between nomadic herders and sedentary farmers in Southern Chad, an area plagued by heavy conflicts between these two communities, have resulted in the deaths of at least 35 people.

British bishops decry discriminatory resuscitation orders

The Bishops of England and Wales issue a statement in which they describe DNACPR orders for people with learning disabilities as "shocking" and “unacceptable".

Gospel Truth: First Sunday of Lent, 21 February

In this week's edition of "Gospel Truth”, the late Jill Bevilacqua and Seán-Patrick Lovett bring us readings and reflections from the Gospel of Saint Mk 1:12-15 for the First Sunday of Lent.

Gunmen kill student, abduct more than 40 people in Nigeria

Gunmen attacked a school in Nigeria’s north-central Niger State early Wednesday, killing at least one student and abducting more than 40 people including students and teachers.

Holy See urges European nations to guarantee equal access to labor market

Archbishop Janusz Urbańczyk gives voice to the Holy See's concern that women's work in the family be recognized as advancing economic development, in a speech at the OSCE.

Pope to Brazilians: Lent, a time to be brothers and in dialogue

As the Brazilian Bishops' Conference (CNBB) and the National Council of Christian Churches (CONIC) kick of their joint Ecumenical Fraternity Campaign (CFE) on Ash Wednesday, Pope Francis urges Christians in the country to overcome divisions and unite around life in order to overcome the pandemic.