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‘One-third of women live in fear of violence’

Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, a Catholic organization in Spain laments the fact that 30 percent of women across the globe live in fear of violence.

New bishop appointed in China

Bishop Thomas Chen Tianhao will head the diocese of Qingdao. The Director of the Holy See Press Office explains the appointment falls within the framework of the Provisional Agreement between the Holy See and China.

Middle East Council of Churches appeals for stability in the Caucasus

A statement issued by the Middle East Council of Churches calls on Armenia and Azerbaijan, as well as on international stakeholders to ensure that a recent ceasefire for the disputed Nagorno Karabakh region holds.

Pope Benedict XVI's former butler, Paolo Gabriele, dies aged 54

Paolo Gabriele died on Tuesday after a long illness, leaving behind a wife and three children.

WMO alarmed over record CO2 levels in atmosphere

The United Nations agency says that concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere reached a record level last year. The situation continues to worsen this year despite the industrial slowdown because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Chilean Archbishop denounces shooting of two minors in foster home

Following the injuring of two minors in a police-involved shooting at a foster home in Chile, the Archbishop of Concepción highlights some of the social, moral and political challenges facing the South American nation.

Paris police violently dismantles migrant camp

Amid a mounting public outcry, France's interior minister on Tuesday ordered an internal police investigation into police violence against migrants fleeing war, persecution, and poverty. His announcement came after security forces were filmed tossing migrants out of tents while evacuating a Paris camp. The overnight clashes erupted ahead of a crucial vote on filming security forces that critics say could limit press freedom.

Mexico: Festival of the Virgin of Guadalupe cancelled due to pandemic

The Church and the Government of Mexico City, have combined to cancel the popular annual Festival of the Virgin of Guadalupe in the Capitol, to protect the faithful from the increasingly encroaching Pandemic.

28 November: an unprecedented Consistory in times of Covid-19

The Vatican confirms that two Cardinals-designate will not be present in Rome on Saturday to receive their red hats from Pope Francis.

Pope authorizes 8 decrees regarding candidates to sainthood

With the decrees, Pope Francis has taken 134 persons a step closer to sainthood.