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Global concerns mount over escalating east Ukraine conflict

As Pope Francis appeals for peace in eastern Ukraine, rising tensions between Kiev and Moscow are triggered by growing violations of a ceasefire agreed between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed separatists. It comes while a massive Russian military buildup is underway near Ukraine’s borders and British warships preparing to sail for the Black Sea next […]

Pope appeals for peace and reconciliation in eastern Ukraine

Speaking after the Regina Coeli prayer in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis expresses his hope for a decrease in military activities and tension in eastern Ukraine and prays for the suffering population.

Pope at Regina Coeli: Christianity is relationship, care and joy

On the Third Sunday of Easter Pope Francis reflects on how being a Christian is not first of all a doctrine or a moral ideal, it is the living relationship with Him.

Pope and UN refugee agency chief discuss people on the move

Pope Francis on Friday received in audience United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Filippo Grandi, and discussed issues linked with the movement of people.

Brazil’s former President Lula makes a comeback

Brazil`s ex President Lula, now has a clear run to contest the top job once again, following his corruption convictions having been quashed by the country`s Supreme Court.

German Ecumenical Week for Life focuses on "Life in Dying"

Ecumenical Week for Life in Germany: Bishop Losinger warns that assisted suicide fatally leads to admitting euthanasia.

Vatican pays tribute to Prince Philip

In a homily during a remembrance service for Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who died on 9 April, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher recalls the Prince’s honourable and faithful service to the Queen, his country and the world.

Vatican wishes the “explosion of pure joy” of circus will soon return

The circus industry has been badly hit by the pandemic. On World Circus Day, Saturday, the Vatican sent a message to the World Circus Federation, expressing its closeness.

Covid-crisis exacerbates conditions of poverty in Haiti

The collapse of the global economy has contributed to worsening conditions for the very poor in the Caribbean nation of Haiti, according to Fr Richard Frechette with the “Fondazione Rava”.

UN envoy: diplomatic unity key to help end Yemen war

More than 200 people were killed or injured in Yemen in March, the deadliest so far this year. The world’s biggest humanitarian crisis has exacerbated with a second wave of Covid-19 infections. The UN is urging for a ceasefire and eventual end to the war.