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Parolin: people at centre of integral ecology and human economy

During the online international conference held by the Centesimus Annus pro Pontifice Foundation, Cardinal Parolin speaks about integral ecology and human economy in the context of Pope Francis's appeal to change the course of human events.

Covid: a sustainable future is possible if governance changes

Pope Francis is certain of this and is repeating it to everyone: we will emerge either better or worse after the pandemic The global crisis requires that the parameters of human co-existence be rethought through the lens of solidarity. Based on this foundational idea, the "Covid-19: Building a Healthier Future" has been created in collaboration with the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, to offer a vision that might lead to the beginning of a new fraternity after the pandemic

St. John of Capistrano: Saint of the Day for Friday, October 23, 2020

St. John was born at Capistrano, Italy in 1385, the son of a former German knight in that city. He studied law at the University of Perugia and practiced as a lawyer in the courts of Naples. King Ladislas of Naples appointed him governor of Perugia. During a war with a neighboring town he was betrayed and imprisoned. Upon his release he entered the Franciscan community at Perugia in 1416. He and St. James of the March were fellow students under St. Bernardine of Siena, who inspired him to ...

Eswatini: First clergy meeting in 2020

Priests in the Diocese of Manzini, Eswatini, have met this week – for the first time in a year that has been marked by COVID19.

Decree extends indulgence for the faithful departed throughout November

The Apostolic Penitentiary announces modifications to the Plenary Indulgence for the deceased during the month of November.

EU Awards top human rights prize to Belarus opposition

The European Union has awarded its top human rights prize to the Belarus opposition movement and its leader, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya. They received the Sakharov Prize for their challenge to what EU leaders view as Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko's long, hard-line reign.

Hariri returns as Lebanon's new Prime Minister

Lebanon has named the former Prime Minister Saad Hariri as new premier, with 65 votes out of 128, to form a cabinet.

State of emergency lifted in Thailand

Thailand on Thursday lifts an emergency decree aimed at ending months of protests against the government and monarchy.

India: three bishops on hunger strike for educational rights

Protesting against the infringement on the constitutional rights of Catholic educational institutions, three bishops in India advocate for the payment of teachers’ salaries in state-aided Church-run schools in Kerala.

St. Pope John Paul II: Saint of the Day for Thursday, October 22, 2020

Karol J. Wojtyla, known as John Paul II since his October 1978 election to the papacy, was born in Wadowice, a small city 50 kilometres from Cracow, on May 18, 1920. He was the second of two sons born to Karol Wojtyla and Emilia Kaczorowska. His mother died in 1929. His eldest brother Edmund, a doctor, died in 1932 and his father, a non-commissioned army officer died in 1941. He made his First Holy Communion at age 9 and was confirmed at 18. Upon graduation from Marcin Wadowita high school ...