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1945: Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by Atomic Bomb

#Hiroshima75   I offer cordial greetings to the organizers and participants in the seventy-fifth solemn anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima in 1945, and in a special way to the hibakusha survivors of the original tragedy. I was privileged to be able to come in person to the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during… Continue Reading 1945: Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by Atomic Bomb

1st UN International Day of Human Fraternity_4th February 2021

  UN declares 4 February ‘International Day of Human Fraternity’ The UN General Assembly adopts a resolution declaring 4 February as the International Day of Human Fraternity. It comes as the result of Christian-Muslim cooperation to promote peace, harmony and intercultural dialogue in the world. By Vatican News staff writer Fratelli tutti, the recent encyclical… Continue Reading 1st UN International Day of Human Fraternity_4th February 2021

Pope’s Prayer Intention for October 2020

October prayer intention 2020 Pope intention for October: that women have greater leadership roles in the Church Pope intention for October: that women have greater leadership roles in the Church Pope Francis releases a video message accompanying his prayer intention for October, the missionary month, in which he calls for the promotion of greater integration… Continue Reading Pope’s Prayer Intention for October 2020

27th World Day of the Sick_11th February 2019

  Message of His Holiness Pope Francis “You received without payment; give without payment” (Mt 10:8)   Dear Brothers and Sisters, “You received without payment; give without payment” (Mt 10:8). These are the words spoken by Jesus when sending forth his apostles to spread the Gospel, so that his Kingdom might grow through acts of gratuitous love.… Continue Reading 27th World Day of the Sick_11th February 2019

Landmark Vatican conference rejects just war theory, asks for encyclical on nonviolence | National Catholic Reporter

Joshua J. McElwee  |  Apr. 14, 2016 The participants of a first-of-its-kind Vatican conference have bluntly rejected the Catholic church’s long-held teachings on just war theory, saying they have too often been used to justify violent conflicts and the global church must reconsider Jesus’ teachings on nonviolence. Members of a three-day event co-hosted by the… Continue Reading Landmark Vatican conference rejects just war theory, asks for encyclical on nonviolence | National Catholic Reporter

Watch the public art projection that lit up St. Peter’s Basilica to inspire change around the climate crisis

 Read the press release announcing the public art projection below: Public art projection featuring images of humanity and climate change to illuminate St. Peter’s Basilica on the opening of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy on Dec. 8 VATICAN CITY, Dec. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/     VATICAN CITY, Dec. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — On Dec. 8,… Continue Reading Watch the public art projection that lit up St. Peter’s Basilica to inspire change around the climate crisis

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