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1st Bishop of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham: Bishop David Waller

The Prefect of the Dicastery of the Doctrine of the Faith celebrates Mass for the ordination of the first Bishop of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham and notes that the Ordinariate is structured to enable Anglicans, entering into full communion with the Catholic Church, to preserve elements of the Anglican tradition that are "a treasure to be shared."

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Strike near Red Cross structure in Gaza claims 22 lives

Heavy-calibre projectiles landing within metres of Red Cross office and residences on Friday afternoon damages the structure and claims 22 lives.

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Pope on AI: Welcome its benefits to humanity, but mitigate its risks

Pope Francis reaffirms that artificial intelligence must only be used to benefit humanity, as he thanks participants in the international convention on 'Generative Artificial Intelligence and Technocratic Paradigm,' organized by the Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice Vatican Foundation.

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Annual Roaco meeting: Focus on war-afflicted countries

On June 24 - 27, the 97th assembly of the Reunion of Aid Agencies for the Oriental Churches takes place in Rome with contributions and reports from the Holy Land and Ukraine.

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Safeguarding & Disability Conference: Injustice affects all

Cardinal Pietro Parolin delivers a speech at the 4th International Safeguarding Conference on the prevention and protection against abuse in the Catholic Church, organized by the Institute of Anthropology at the Gregorian University in Rome.

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Over 1000 haj pilgrims die in extreme heat in Mecca

Over 1,000 hajj pilgrims are reported dead amid soaring temperatures in Mecca. Over half of them were reportedly unregistered worshippers taking part in the pilgrimage without access to cooler spaces.

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Dr. Ruffini: Catholic journalism should ‘change narrative toward hope’

As the Catholic Media Conference wraps up in the US city of Atlanta, Dr. Paolo Ruffini, Prefect of the Dicastery for Communication, invites Catholic media professionals to orient hearts toward communion through a Christian interpretation of events.

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Plan for peace in Mexico

The Mexican Bishops Conference has announced a third and vital stage of the National Peace Dialogue, to address and overcome ongoing and chronic nationwide violence perpetrated by organized crime.

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News from the Orient – June 21, 2024

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Pope Francis: Reading Don Giacomo’s sermons is good for the soul

Pope Francis pens the preface to “È bello lasciarsi andare tra le braccia del figlio di Dio”, a collection of homilies by Fr Giacomo Tantardini, published by Libreria Editrice Vaticana (LEV). Here we offer an unofficial translation of the Pope’s preface.

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