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  • Pope to travel to Bari to meet Mediterranean bishops

    Jan 22, 2020

    Pope Francis is to travel to the southern Italian city of Bari in February where he will address a meeting of bishops from countries bordering the Mediterranean and celebrate Holy Mass.

  • Pope to World Economic Forum: Human person the centre of integral development

    Jan 22, 2020

    As the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum got under way in Davos, Switzerland, Pope Francis urged the world’s public and private sector leaders of their responsibility for the integral development of all by placing the human person at the very centre of public policy.

  • Pope at Mass: ‘You can’t buy the Lord’s gifts’

    Jan 22, 2020

    Pope Francis celebrates morning Mass at the Casa Santa Marta reminding believers that the Lord’s gifts are free and it is not Christian to seek favour

  • U.S. President calls climate activists doom prophets in Davos

    Jan 22, 2020

    United States President Donald Trump has condemned climate change activists as "prophets of doom" and warned that America first would defend its economy. He spoke at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where sustainability and the future of capitalism are central themes. His comments were rebuked by teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg who warned of a Climate Apocalypse without urgent environmental action.

  • Archbishop of Bangalore shocked at the desecration of St Francis of Assisi Church

    Jan 22, 2020

    Overnight hooligans vandalised the altar and destroyed the tabernacle. Hosts were scattered on the ground, dishonouring “Our Blessed Lord and Saviour”. Archbishop Machado proclaimed a day of reparation and prayer for Friday, January 24.

  • Youth at national Catholic gathering in Chattogram see themselves as ‘instruments of God’

    Jan 22, 2020

    More than 400 youth attended the 35th National Youth Day. One student from Rajshahi said that she understands that her “life is a gift from God. It is to serve others, not myself.” University vice rector was quite impressed by the meeting. For her, young Christians can “grow through higher education.” She told young people “If you want to reach the highest positions in administration, you must prepare yourself by studying.”

  • Pope: Integration and understanding of others to fight anti-Semitism and hatred of minorities

    Jan 22, 2020

    During a meeting with a delegation from the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Francis reiterated the Church's condemnation of anti-Semitism, expressing concerns about “an increase in selfishness and indifference, lack of concern for others and the attitude that says life is good as long as it is good for me, and when things go wrong, anger and malice are unleashed.” For the pontiff, “This creates a fertile ground for the forms of factionalism and populism we see around us, where hatred quickly springs up.”

  • Jakarta, goodwill and dedication at the basis of Catholic journalism

    Jan 22, 2020

    An event organized by the Catholic Press Association highlights the value of the impact of the media on society. High government officials and members of the Episcopal Conference were present. Catholics "are Indonesian citizens, called to spread the truth and the good news". The fake news phenomenon and the risk related to hate speech.

  • Pope: The good Christian is docile to the Word and is not inconsistent in life

    Jan 22, 2020

    "When you insist on the will of the Lord you are an idolater, because you prefer what you think, that idol, to the will of the Lord." When you rebel against the "will of the Lord", you are not docile, "it is as if it were a sin of divination". As if, while saying that you believe in God, you went "from the fortune teller to have your hands read 'for safety'".

  • Chief minister inaugurates the first hospital of the Daughters of St Anne

    Jan 22, 2020

    Located in the village of Raja Ulatu, the St Anne's Hospital and Research Centre has a capacity of 100 beds and will offer cutting-edge health services to the poor and needy. For the superior general of the congregation, “all mankind has the full right to have quality care”.