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Vatican launches #aGiftOfWisdom campaign

The Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life launches an initiative to promote bonding between young people and the elderly.

Cardinals-designate gear up for unusual Consistory

As 13 men prepare to become Cardinals on Saturday, Covid-19 restrictions promise to make the event slightly unusual, though not unprecedented.

27 November: Day of Prayer for Ethiopia in the “Spirit of Assisi”

Bishop Domenico Sorrentino invites the faithful to pray for peace in Ethiopia amid the conflict between federal authorities and the regional government of Tigray state.

Coadjutor Archbishop becomes Archbishop of Halifax-Yarmouth

Coadjutor Archbishop Brian Joseph Dunn succeeds Archbishop Anthony Mancini as head of the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth in Canada.

Pope: Church's social doctrine makes us agents of hope

Pope Francis highlights the importance of linking memory, baptism and hope, in his message to participants in the 10th annual Festival of the Social Doctrine of the Church.

UNICEF Executive Director: Children’s lives at risk in Ethiopia

The Executive Director of the UN Children’s agency, UNICEF, says children’s lives and well-being will be put at immediate risk if fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray region further escalates.

Gospel Truth: First Sunday Advent, 29 November

In this week's edition of "Gospel Truth”, the late Jill Bevilacqua and Seán-Patrick Lovett bring us readings and reflections from the Gospel of St. Mark 13:33-37 of the First Sunday of Advent.

“Set Your Captives Free”: ACN report on kidnapped and jailed Christians

Every month, more than 300 Christians in 50 countries of the world are kidnapped or unjustly jailed because of their faith. The dramatic figure emerges from the latest report by “Aid to the Church in Need” (ACN), released on Wednesday.

Holy See calls for universal adherence to Convention on Cluster Munitions

The Holy See's Permanent Observer to the United Nations in Geneva calls for universal adherence to the Convention on Cluster Munitions.

US Supreme Court halts enforcement of NY executive order limiting attendance in places of worship

The United States Supreme Court blocked enforcement of an executive order by New York governor Andrew Cuomo restricting attendance in houses of worship due to the Covid-19 emergency.