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Talitha Kum calls for action against human trafficking

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, marked annually on 25 November, the Talitha Kum network of religious sisters is calling for more commitment to eradicate the scourge of human trafficking.


Pope offers prayers for victims of Bulgaria bus crash

Pope Francis prays for the people who died in a fatal bus crash in Bulgaria on Monday. He also conveys his closeness to the injured and the families of those affected by the incident.
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Cardinal Maradiaga: Ecclesial Assembly aims to revitalize Church

Speaking to participants at the Ecclesial Assembly of the Church in Latin America and the Caribbean, Cardinal Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga recalled the importance of educating the faithful about the concept of synodality. He acknowledges the fears of some who prefer to maintain things the way they are, but also the great hopes of those «who […]

FAO report: 3 billion people cannot afford a healthy diet

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s The State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) report for 2021 stresses the need to make agri-food systems more resilient to shocks and stresses, such as the Covid-19 pandemic, extreme weather conditions and armed conflicts.

Church expresses concern amid rising insecurity in Burkina Faso

Thousands have died and millions have become internally displaced amid the prevailing insecurity in Burkina Faso and a conflict which generates multi-sectorial humanitarian needs. In the face of these challenges, the Church continues to do its part to provide support for people in need.

Pope at Audience: St. Joseph a model for meaningful human relationships

Pope Francis continues his catechesis series on St. Joseph at the Wednesday General Audience, and says that Joseph shows that even those who appear on the margins of society have a special role in God’s plan of salvation.

Bulgaria: at least 46 killed in bus crash

A bus crash in Bulgaria leaves 46 people dead, including 12 children.
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Last survivor of Tibhirine massacre passes away

French Trappist monk Jean-Pierre Schumacher died on Sunday, 21 November in Morocco. He had survived the martyrdom of the 7 Blessed monks of Tibhirine in 1996 during the ten-year civil war in Algeria.

Kenya to limit access to government services to non-vaccinated

In the country where only 8.8 % of people are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, the Kenyan government announces it will require people seeking government services to be fully vaccinated against the virus from 21 December.

Congregation for Catholic Education

Vatican News continues with its inside look at the history, objectives and “mission budgets” of the various Vatican offices assisting the Pope in his pastoral ministry. Featured here is the Congregation for Catholic Education with an interview with its Prefect, Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi.