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New President of the International Union of Women Superiors General

Sr. Nadia Coppa has been elected the new president of the International Union of Women Superiors General (IUSG) and to a place on the Assembly’s Board of Directors, whose members will serve until 2025. The election took place just days after the conclusion of the XXII Meeting of the IUSG Plenary Assembly, during which all

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World Press Freedom Day 2022

3 May, World Press Freedom Day, was celebrated all over the world this year as an occasion to reflect on the importance of defending the principles of freedom of speech and the right to information, pluralism and media independence. The anniversary also serves as a reminder to ask what we can do to strengthen journalism

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With This Light: The Story of Sister Maria Rosa Leggol

The documentary film With This Light recounts the life and heritage of Sr. Maria Rosa Leggol, who, in her more than 70 years as a Franciscan nun, helped almost 90,000 Honduran children escape from abject poverty. Prior to the film’s public release, a private screening of it was held in Rome by the Honduran Embassy

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Earth Day 2022

Earth Day is the day when we focus on the environment and the preservation of planet Earth. The United Nations celebrates this event every year on 22 April, one month and one day after the spring equinox. Celebration of the Day aims to involve as many nations as possible and presently 193 countries take part

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World and Mission Magazine Celebrates Its 150th Birthday

Launched 150 years ago, World and Mission Magazine has completely redesigned its graphics, as can be seen in its February 2022 issue. An information “niche” essential in the panorama of the Church, the periodical is an agile tool rich in specific content related to life in the missions. Today the printed edition of the magazine…

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The Biblical Festival Celebrates Its 18th Birthday

The Book of Revelation will be the motivating text of this year’s Biblical Festival, now in its eighteenth edition. After a long interruption due to covid, the Festival, promoted by the Society of St. Paul and the diocese of Vicenza, will be holding numerous live events from 5-29 May in the cities and provinces of… Read more »

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Safer Internet Day

On February 8, Safer Internet Day was celebrated all over the world. This 19th edition of the Day focused primarily on teaching children and teenagers how to approach the Internet in a safer way, given the fact that every day about 175,000 young people worldwide connect to the Internet for the first time in their…

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Jubilee Year 2025: Pilgrims of Hope

The Pope has approved the motto Pilgrims of Hope as the theme of the 2025 Jubilee Year. “Like every motto,” said Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization, “the meaning of the entire Jubilee journey begins with the terms chosen to condense it and this motto brings out two words…

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Missionaries Killed in 2021

According to data collected by Fides News Agency, twenty-one missionaries were killed throughout the world in 2021: 12 priests, 1 male religious, 2 women religious, and 6 lay people. Regarding the continental distribution of those killed: the highest number recorded was in Africa, followed by the Americas, Asia, and lastly Europe. In the collection of… Read more »

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