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Stop the War on Children!

One in five: in all, 420 million children live in combat zones–30 million more than in 2016. This information is contained in the Stop the War on Children report, presented by Save the Children, on the occasion of its 100th anniversary. We read that in 2017 over 10,000 children were killed or mutilated due to bombing, and it is estimated that at least 100,000 newborns lose their lives every year due …

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World Radio Day 2019

On 13 February 2019, UNESCO celebrated the 8th edition of World Radio Day, which this year centered on the theme, Dialogue, Tolerance and Peace. “This day”–a statement reads–“marks a time where people around the world celebrate radio and how it shapes our lives. Radio informs, transforms and unites us. It brings together people…

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Wi-fi Monastery: An Encounter To Find the Truth of God

What was intended to be a small meeting among friends to pray together blossomed into an event in which over 2000 people from all over Italy participated. The first “general chapter” of Wi-fi Monastery, as it was nicknamed, took place on 19 January in St. John Lateran Basilica, Rome, Italy. Organized by Costanza Miriano, a journalist…

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Safer Internet Day

On 5 February, more than 140 countries around the world celebrated Safer Internet Day, an international event organized by the Insafe/Inhope Network, with the support of the European Commission. The purpose of the initiative is to promote greater awareness in using the Internet and help its users foresee and handle the risks associated with navigating

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Nuns and Priests Against Slavery

Since 2007, sixteen religious Congregations in England and Wales have provided safe accommodations for children, women and men rescued from prostitution, forced labor and other forms of violence and exploitation, settling these people on a total of 29 properties, with an overall value of 18 million euros. These are the findings of a survey conducted… Read more »

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Pope Francis in Click to Pray

Pope Francis now has his very own user profile in Click to Pray,, the official app of the Worldwide Prayer Network. Available in six languages (Spanish, English, Italian, French, Portuguese and German), Click to Pray, (www.clicktopray.org) has three main sections: Pray with the Pope, which contains Pope Francis’s monthly prayer intentions; Pray every day, …

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India Women Claim the Right to Equality and Prayer

For the first time in the history of India, two women about 40 years old managed to enter the Hindu temple of Sabarimala, Kerala and pray in its “sancta sanctorum”–the inner part of the temple accessible only to men. Last September the country’s Supreme Court abolished the ban that prohibited access to this temple to… Read more »

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Missionaries Killed in 2018

In 2018, 40 missionaries (most of them priests) were killed throughout the world, almost twice as many as the 23 of the previous year. According to the data collected by Fides News Agency, 35 priests, 1 seminarian and 4 lay missionaries were killed in 2018. We use the term missionary for all the baptized, aware… Read more »

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Fortieth Anniversary of Telepace

Telepace, an Italy-based Catholic radio-television network that disseminates in particular Pope Francis’ audiences and celebrations, will be forty years old this year. In his meeting with the broadcasting staff, the Pope encouraged them to continue to be the voice of those who have no voice. Quoting the Telepace motto, he highlighted the network’s vocation to… Read more »

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800 Journalists Assassinated in the Last 10 Years

Crimes against media workers are crimes against human rights because they violate fundamental freedoms and undermine the principles of the rule of law. These dangers were recognized on the international level by means of a UN General Assembly resolution in 2013, which established an International Day to end impunity for crimes against journalists. A report… Read more »

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