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Pope prays for residents of La Palma island after volcanic eruption

Pope Francis appeals for residents of La Palma who have fled their homes following a volcanic eruption, with local authorities struggling to bring back some sense of normality to the Spanish Canary island.

Migrants freezing to death at Polish-Belarus border

At least five people have reportedly died along the Polish-Belarus border, where migrants fleeing war, persecution, and poverty are pushed back from the European Union.

Migrants & Refugees Day: Pope calls for ‘more inclusive world’

Pope Francis recalls the commemoration of the 107th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, with Msgr. Robert Vitillo thanking the Pope for his message of openness and inclusion.

Pope at Angelus: Christian communion built by welcoming, not dividing

At the Angelus address on Sunday, Pope Francis reflects on Jesus’ exhortation to put aside judgements by pruning our inflexibility toward others.

Cardinal Parolin to UN General Assembly: Peace must be grounded in fraternity

Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin sends a video message to the UN General Assembly, and touches on topics ranging from the pandemic, the upcoming COP26 in Glasgow, and war and nuclear disarmament.

A Vocations festival in Mauritius.

The Diocese of Port-Louis, in Mauritius, is celebrating the 39th Festival of Vocations.

Canadian Bishops apologize for ‘grave abuses’ at residential schools

The Catholic Bishops of Canada join their voices in issuing a formal statement of apology to indigenous communities who suffered in “Indian Residential Schools”, with Bishop Poisson emphasizing the importance of an upcoming meeting of First Nations peoples with Pope Francis.

Germany: Outgoing Chancellor Merkel’s allies face tough election

Germany’s closely-fought election on Sunday will set the direction of the European Union’s largest economy following 16 years under Angela Merkel. However, the party of the departing chancellor is scrambling to avoid defeat by its center-left rivals after a rollercoaster campaign.

Pope to Focolare-linked bishops: Help realize God’s “dream” of harmony in world

Bishops from various Christian Churches and ecclesial communities who held a meeting organized by the Focolare Movement, were received by Pope Francis on Saturday in the Vatican.

Iraqi Archbishop ‘concerned’ over local impact of Taliban’s Afghan takeover

The Archbishop of Erbil expresses his concern over the return of the Taliban in Afghanistan, saying the upcoming withdrawal of remaining US troops from Iraq could have a negative impact on Christians and other minorities in Iraq.