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St. Francis Xavier: Saint of the Day for Sunday, December 03, 2023

St. Francis Xavier was a Navarrese-Basque Roman Catholic missionary born in the Kingdom of Navarre on April 7, 1506. His father was a privy counselor and finance minister to King John III of Navarre. He was the youngest in his family and resided in a castle which still partially stands today and is in the possession of the Jesuit order. As the young Francis grew, he was surrounded by war. Navarre was the target of a campaign by King Ferdinand of Aragon and Castile, and the kingdom was ...

Pope prays for victims of attack during Mass in Philippines

After a bombing attack on a Catholic Mass in the southern Philippines kills four and wounds over forty, Pope Francis says he is “close to the families, to the people" of the region.

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Pope: End of Gaza truce means ‘death, destruction and misery'

Speaking after his Sunday Angelus prayer, Pope Francis expresses his “pain” at the renewal of hostilities in Gaza, inviting those involved to “take courageous paths of peace.”

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CEPACS releases its resolutions and recommendations with plans to revamp the Bishops’ organisation.

After its Golden Jubilee celebrations and conference held in Lagos, Nigeria, from the 19 to 20 November 2023, the Pan African Episcopal Committee for Social Communications widely known by its French acronym of CEPACS, over the weekend, released its resolutions and recommendations arising from the gathering.

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Pope at Angelus: Look out for others this Advent

Pope Francis emphasises the importance of vigilance at his Sunday Angelus, highlighting this does not mean living in fear fear, but rather waiting in loving anticipation of Jesus' arrival.

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COP28: Religious leaders appeal for joint action to heal the planet

Pope Francis and other religious leaders sign a joint document in which they call on politicians, governments, and businesses to accelerate the transition of energy to inclusively to heal our planet.

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Pope Francis urges religious leaders to work together for peace and climate

Pope Francis sends a video message for the inauguration of the "Faith Pavilion" during COP28 in Dubai, and highlights the need for alliances that promote care for Creation and peace.

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CEPACS at 50: Charting the course for Synodal Communication in Africa

Marking its 50th anniversary, CEPACS members draw up a final document with resolutions and recommendations for a synodal Church, rooted in the divine mission of evangelization and communication.

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Asian bishops focus on Christian communication in the digital age

The 28th annual Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences – Office of Social Communication (FABC-OSC) releases a statement following a meeting to deliberate on the theme "Communication in the Church in Asia Today."

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CIDSE speaking out for the voiceless at COP28

The Secretary General of the International Cooperation for Development and Solidarity speaks about the Catholic social justice network’s advocacy work at COP28, her expectations for the climate summit, and what has been achieved so far.

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