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St. John Berchmans: Saint of the Day for Saturday, November 26, 2022

Eldest son of a shoemaker, John was born at Diest, Brabant. He early wanted to be a priest, and when thirteen became a servant in the household of one of the Cathedral canons at Malines, John Froymont. In 1615, he entered the newly founded Jesuit College at Malines, and the following year became a Jesuit novice. He was sent to Rome in 1618 to continue his studies, and was known for his diligence and piety, impressing all with his holiness and stress on perfection in little things. He died there ...

Pope: Violence against women must be addressed through a joint effort

Meeting the staff of the Italian Central Anti-Crime Directorate, Pope Francis recalls the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, observed on 25 November, emphasizing the crucial importance of a joint effort by public institutions and all social actors not only in law enforcement, but also in prevention to eradicate this scourge.

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Holy See: regret for installation ceremony of Bishop in China

In a press statement the Vatican notes with "surprise and regret" the installation of the Auxiliary Bishop of Jiangxi, a diocese not currently recognized by the Holy See.

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Pope appoints Noël Treanor as Apostolic Nuncio to EU

Pope Francis appoints Irish Archbishop Noël Treanor as Apostolic Nuncio to the European Union.

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Pope: The world needs consecrated persons as artisans of peace!

Pope Francis addresses the Union of Superiors General at the conclusion of its Assembly with a reflection on what it means to be a peacemaker and on the importance of fostering synodality.

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Caritas Commissioner: ‘Let’s work together to better serve the poor'

A statement released by Caritas Internationalis says Pier Francesco Pinelli, the newly appointed Extraordinary Commissioner of the Church’s humanitarian organization, has expressed his determination to go forward on the path indicated by the Pope and encourages staff and other members to work together to better serve the poor.

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AMECEA Bishops commend religious women of the region.

President of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) and Zambia’s Bishop of Solwezi Diocese, Charles Charles Kasonde has commended religious women in the AMECEA region for their selfless service to Church.

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Venezuela: Leaders and opposition party discuss economic meltdown

Representatives of the Venezuelan Government and the Official Opposition are resuming talks in Mexico this weekend, to try and reverse and resolve its economic meltdown.

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Far-right Israeli leader set to join Netanyahu coalition

Israel's far-right Jewish Power party has signed a coalition agreement with Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party.

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Pope prays for German homeless man found dead near St. Peter’s

Pope Francis prays for a homeless man from Germany who died near St. Peter’s Square after a cold and rainy night and invites the faithful to pray for him and all those who live without a home.

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