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Pope to pre-COP26 meeting: You owe your best efforts to future generations

Pope Francis reiterates the need for genuine ecological conversion and an inclusive model of development in an address to participants at a preparatory meeting for the upcoming COP26 Climate Change Conference.

Pope on Synod: The participation of everyone, guided by the Holy Spirit

Pope Francis leads a moment of reflection in the Vatican, ahead of the solemn inauguration of the Synod on Sunday with a Holy Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica.

Zayed Human Fraternity Award: ‘A call to action to resist spread of hatred’

The jury members of the Zayed Award for Human Fraternity hold a press conference to share their thoughts on the value of human fraternity and the qualities they are looking for in the person who will be awarded the 2021 prize.

Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) President visits Eswatini.

SACBC President Bishop Sithembele Sipuka has held discussions with the Kingdom of Eswatini’s Deputy Prime Minister, Themba Masuku, in the country’s capital, Mbabane.

St. Irenaeus soon to be declared a Doctor of the Church

Pope Francis made the announcement during an audience with members of the St. Irenaeus Orthodox-Catholic Joint Working Group in the Vatican, describing the second-century theologian as a great spiritual and theological bridge between Eastern and Western Christians.

Bishops of Missouri: The death penalty degrades society

Bishops of Missouri call for alternatives to capital punishment, highlighting that the death penalty does not make the state safer or more civil.

Pope marks 50th anniversary of German edition of L’Osservatore Romano

The German weekly edition of the Vatican's newspaper L’Osservatore Romano was started in 1971 with the blessing of Pope Paul VI.

Pope receives Maltese prime minister

The Holy See and Maltese Prime Minister Robert Abela discuss migration, ethics and peace.

Nobel Peace Prize honours freedom of speech

The announcement of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize highlights the right to information and freedom of speech in a world where democracy and freedom of the press face increasingly adverse conditions.

Grand Imam Al-Tayeb: "Fratelli tutti" important for Muslims too

The Grand Imam of Al-Azhar speaks to Vatican Media about his relationship with Pope Francis: "From the first minute of our meeting I had confirmation that he is a man of peace and humanity. The encyclical is an appeal to create a true fraternity where there is no room for discrimination on the basis of differences of religion, race, gender, or other forms of intolerance."