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Israeli jets strike targets in Syria, Gaza

The Isreali Air Force has struck the Islamic Jihad militant group in both Gaza and Syria, after the group fired a barrage of rockets at Israel.

Mexican bishops appeal for the safety and dignity of women and girls

Mexican bishops are calling for respect for women, for the promotion of their dignity, and for the defence of their freedom and integrity.

Italian Bishops address spread of coronavirus

The President of the Italian Episcopal conference outlines how the Church is working with civil authorities to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Ash Wednesday: Nigerian Catholics to wear black against violence

Nigerian Catholics to participate in Ash Wednesday procession against insecurity

Catholic Relief Services rolls out Lenten campaign

The initiative called the “Rice Bowl” aims to "reflect on the challenge of world hunger and the responsibility of each individual to respond to the needs of the global human family".

Turkey: 9 dead and many injured in quake

A 5.7 magnitude earthquake hits Turkey resulting in multiple deaths and damage to property.

Pope appeals for defence of human person, ecological conversion

Pope Francis on Monday met representatives of the Pro Petri Sedem (For the See of Peter) Association, that contributes to the initiatives of the Pope and the Holy See.

Pope for Lent: With God there is always a dialogue of the heart

The Vatican releases Pope Francis’ Message for Lent 2020, in which the Holy Father invites the faithful to embrace the paschal mystery as the basis for conversion.

Ethiopia’s Cardinal urges repentance during Lent

Ethiopia’s Archbishop of Addis Ababa, Cardinal Berhaneyesus Souraphiel C.M., is marking the start of Lent by calling on Ethiopians to pray for conversion of heart.

Pope Francis: Pray for the Church, especially in bad times

The apostolate of prayer accompanies the Church and its Pastors. The Pope underlines this in his greeting to the faithful gathered outside the Basilica of Saints Nicholas in the Italian city of Bari. Before his greeting Pope Francis gathered in prayer in the crypt where the relics of the Saint are kept.