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World Meeting of Popular Movements: the excluded are the motor of social change

Vatican City, 2014 (VIS) – A press conference was held this morning in the Holy See Press Office to present the World Meeting of Popular Movements, to be held in Rome from 27 to 29 October. The event was organised by the Pontifical Council “Justice and Peace”, in collaboration with the Pontifical Academy for Social Sciences and the leaders of various movements.

Pope at Santa Marta: Unity in diversity

(Vatican Radio) Every Christian is called to work for the unity of the Church, allowing ourselves to be guided by the Holy Spirit who creates unity in diversity, said Pope Francis at Mass Friday morning at Casa Santa Marta.

Pope Francis greets members of Orientale Lumen Foundation on ecumenical pilgrimage

(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis said on Friday there is no authentic ecumenical dialogue without being ready “for an interior renewal” and the quest for a greater fidelity to Christ and his wishes.

Holy See announces Pope's liturgical schedule for November

(Vatican Radio) The Holy See has released the calendar of celebrations at which the Holy Father will preside in November.

On Saturday 1 November, Pope Francis will celebrate Holy Mass for the Solemnity of All Saint’s at the Campo Verano cemetery in Rome. The following day, Sunday 2 November, he will lead a prayer service in the Vatican Grottoes for all deceased Popes.

Vatican to UN: To combat extreme poverty we must eradicate inequality

(Vatican Radio) If the international community is serious about eradicating extreme poverty then it cannot rely on “one-size-fits-all solutions”.  Moreover, it’s not just a question of “increasing the amount of money a day a person lives on”. In the long term it's a question of eradicating inequality.

This was the message at the heart of the Holy See’s address to the United Nations in New York on the issues of eradicating extreme poverty.

Cardinal Oswald Gracias on Synod on the family

The 3rd Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, took place here in the Vatican, ‎Oct. ‎‎5 ‎to 19, on the theme, “‎Pastoral challenges to the family in the context of evangelization”.  Half-‎way through the 2-week meeting, the synod on Oct.

Pope: no to death penalty and to inhuman prison conditions

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Thursday called on all men and women of good will to fight for the abolishment of the death penalty in “all of its forms” and for the improvement of prison conditions.

The Pope was addressing a group of members of the International Association of Criminal Law whom he received in the Vatican.

In his discourse the Pope also addressed the need to combat the phenomena of human trafficking and of corruption.

And he stressed that the fact that the enforcement of legal penalties must always respect human dignity.

Pope to Association of Penal Law: Corruption is Greater Evil than Sin

City, 23 October 2014 (VIS) - Today, the Holy Father received delegates
from the International Association of Penal Law (AIDP), addressing them
with a speech focusing on the issues in their subject area that have
recourse to the Church in her mission of evangelization and the
promotion of the human person.

Pope receives Prime Minister of Grenada

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis received the Prime Minister of Grenada, Keith Mitchell, Thursday morning in the Vatican.  Mr. Mitchell subsequently met with Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, accompanied by Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, secretary for Relations with States.

Vatican announces reorganisation of Montecassino Abbey

(Vatican Radio) The Vatican on Thursday announced a significant reorganisation of the principle monastery of the Benedictine Order, located at Montecassino in Italy’s southern Campania region. A large part of the land, including 53 parishes with 37 priests and 50 women religious, which have been under the jurisdiction of the Abbey will be transferred to the local diocese of Sora-Cassino-Aquino-Pontecorvo. At the same time Pope Francis also appointed Abbot Donato Ogliari, O.S.B., as the new abbot of Montecassino. 


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