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Vatican to provide vaccinations to more than 300 people

On Saturday, the Vatican will be offering Covid vaccines to the homeless and vulnerable people. The Office of Papal Charities is coordinating the initiative, which will take place in the Paul VI Hall. Meanwhile, the “suspended vaccine” campaign, which has already made it possible to help countries in serious difficulty due to the pandemic, is continuing, with contributions exceeding expectations.

CAR’s Cardinal Nzapalainga: Hopes and challenges of peacemaking.

In a recently published book, Cardinal Nzapalainga reflects on his life as a Spiritan priest, Archbishop of Bangui, Cardinal, peacemaker, hopes and challenges of life in CAR.

Indian Christians observe day of fasting, prayer against Covid-19

Indian Christians observed a day of fasting and prayer on Friday for deliverance from the scourge of Covid-19 that has ravaged the nation with massive waves of infections and deaths, stretching the nation’s healthcare system to breaking point.

British Migration Bishop: Migrants and refugees enrich our society

Bishop Paul McAleen welcomes Pope Francis’ message for the 107th World Day of Migrants and Refugees saying they have a valuable contribution to make to society.

Church leaders call for truce in Indonesian province of Papua

Escalating violence in the province of Papua, Indonesia, has prompted Church leaders in the region to call on the military and separatist groups to declare a ceasefire in order to find “a dignified, humane, open, and respectful solution” to the crisis.

Central African Republic: Missionary collaborator dies in car explosion

A missionary collaborator is the sole victim of a mine that exploded when a car of the Catholic Mission of Niem drove over it. Locals suspect that the mine was probably set by rebels active in the region.

General Audiences with the presence of the faithful to resume on May 12

Beginning on Wednesday, 12 May, Pope Francis’ General Audiences will be open once again to in-person participation of the faithful.

Council of Cardinals reflects on life of Church in pandemic

The Council of Cardinals discuss the impact of the Covid-19 crisis around the world, and the Church's response to it, during a virtual meeting held on Thursday afternoon. The also continue talks on the upcoming Apostolic Constitution which will focus on the organisation of the Roman Curia.

New Swiss Guards swear their oath at Vatican ceremony

The Pontifical Swiss Guard welcome 34 new recruits to their ranks, and recall their 500-years-plus of history in service to the Pope.

155 million faced acute food insecurity in 2020

The worst-affected countries last year were Burkina Faso, South Sudan and Yemen. Outside Africa, Yemen, Afghanistan, Syria and Haiti featured were among the 10 worst food crises last year.