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The Common Good in the Digital Age

Experts in the field of today’s most advanced technologies, along with philosophers, theologians and representatives of a variety of other backgrounds, gathered in the Vatican from 26-28 September 2019 to participate in a seminar organized by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and the Pontifical Council for Culture. To understand technological development in our… Read more »

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Talitha Kum: 10 Years Online against Human Trafficking

Get to your feet! This command, addressed not only to individuals but also to society as a whole, perfectly sums up the identity of Talitha Kum, the international network of consecrated women against human trafficking set up by UISG (the International Union of Women Superiors General). This year the anti-trafficking network is celebrating its tenth …

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Literature Festival

The 23rd edition of Italy’s annual Mantua Literature Festival focused on the theme Space of Thought Against Trivialization. The program included over 300 appointments with storytellers, essayists and other guest speakers. At the center of the event were issues related to the Mediterranean, to Europe and to the movement of peoples, but a lot of…

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Farewell to Toni Morrison, 1993 Nobel Prize Recipient

The first African American to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature (1993), Toni Morrison was also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom (the highest civil recognition in the USA) by President Barack Obama in 2012. Her books expose the banality and clichés about race and racism, powerfully illustrating that we no longer understand the true… Read more »

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Celebrating Radio Jyoti’s Third Birthday

The first Catholic online radio station in Bangladesh, Radio Jyoti, is celebrating its third anniversary. The radio’s broadcasting location is near Emmaus Catholic Church in Bogra, in the diocese of Rajshahi. The purpose of the online station is to proclaim the message of God and spread the teachings of Jesus Christ through its programs, which…

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Giffoni Film Festival 2019

The 49th edition of the Giffoni Film Festival is being held from 19-27 July in Giffoni Valle Piana (Salerno), Italy. The event brings together 6,200 jurors from 53 countries around the world to the region’s Cinema Citadel and Multimedia Valley, where they will be judging 101 films in the 7 competition sections of the Festival…. Read more »

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Inauguration of Luys TV, the first TV network in Armenian and Turkish

In Armenian, luys means light. And the first television channel in Armenian and Turkish, inaugurated in Turkey, goes by the name of Luys TV. It is headed by Turkish-Armenian journalist Aram Kuran, who told local media that the project to create a bilingual Armenian-Turkish channel started two years ago. The Luys TV channel was launched…

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A Hero in the Battle Against Human Trafficking

Sr. Gabriella Bottani, a Comboni missionary and the international coordinator of Talitha Kum, the worldwide network of consecrated women against human trafficking, was honored as a Hero in the 2019 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report Launch Ceremony hosted by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on 20 June 2019, at the U.S. Department of State…

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New Website for the Vatican City State

Vatican City’s Internet website has been renewed in continuity with the objectives of “rationality, economy and simplicity.” About 12 years after its creation, the site now features a new graphic layout that, although very different from the previous one, is still inspired by the intention of those who created it, namely: the possibility of immediately… Read more »

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Child Labor Exploitation

152 million children between the ages of 5 and 17 are the victims of child labor exploitation. That is to say, 1 in 10 children worldwide: 64 million girls and 88 million boys. Unable to attend school and deprived of their childhood, almost half of these children (about 73 million) are forced to carry out… Read more »

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