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Laudato si’ Platform

The Laudato si’ Platform is an online hub that collects, directs and coordinates global and local initiatives inspired by the encyclical on the care of creation. The Platform is open to anyone who wants to participate in it. All human beings are invited to become ecological citizens of our common home, the earth. The Platform…

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VATICAN: New Version of Click To Pray

The Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network has launched a new and updated version of Click To Pray 2.0, the papal app that helps people pray for the challenges of humanity and the mission of the Church. The digital platform offers users a variety of specific propositions to pray together with Pope Francis on a daily basis…

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Vatican: Opening of the Synodal Journey

On Sunday, 10 October 2021, Pope Francis officially opened the Synod on Synodality with the celebration of the Eucharist in St. Peter’s Basilica. Next Sunday, 17 October, each bishop will officially open the Synod in his own diocese. Thus an ecclesial journey has begun that will lead to the celebration of the Synod of Bishops…

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Faith and Science: Towards COP26

A year after the publication of the encyclical Fratelli Tutti, the Vatican hosted a day-long meeting entitled Faith and Science: Towards COP26. Various religious leaders and scientists participated in the event. At the center of it all was a Joint Appeal addressed to the participants in the annual UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), which will…

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Religion Today Film Festival 2021

Nomads in Faith is the title of the 24th edition of the Religion Today Film Festival, which was held in Trent, Italy, from 22-29 September 2021. In an attempt to bring hope to people after the past two difficult years of the pandemic, this edition of the Festival explored the theme of searching for God…

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Theme for World Communications Day 2022

The theme Pope Francis has chosen for the 56th Day of World Communications is Listen! In a statement released by the Vatican announcing the theme, the Holy Father asks the world of communications to learn to listen again: “The pandemic has affected and wounded everyone, and everyone needs to be heard and comforted. Listening is… Read more »

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International Eucharistic Congress

The 52nd International Eucharistic Congress is underway in Budapest, the capital of Hungary, from 5-12 September 2021. Its agenda includes celebrations in the city’s main square, exhibitions, cultural events, a theological symposium, and the testimonies of representatives of Churches from all over the world, including from countries at war. On Saturday, 11 September, a solemn… Read more »

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World Humanitarian Aid Day

Each year, 19 August marks the anniversary of the 2003 bomb attack on the UN headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq, in which 22 humanitarian workers lost their lives. Since then, World Humanitarian Day has been an opportunity to commemorate the many women and men volunteers who risk being attacked, injured or killed in the context of… Read more »

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Giffoni Film Festival 2021

This 50th edition of the Giffoni Film Festival, which took place from 21 to 31 July 2021, saw 101 films in competition from 35 different countries. A film festival for children and young people who were personally involved in watching the films, judging them and awarding the winner. Three thousand young people arrived from Italy… Read more »

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Family love: a vocation and a path to holiness

The tenth World Meeting of Families will be held in Rome from 22 to 26 June 2022. The theme of the meeting will be Family Love: a vocation and a path to holiness. In a video message, Pope Francis presented the way it will be held: “The Meeting will take a multi-centre and widespread form,..

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