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Treaty banning nuclear weapons comes into force

The UN Secretary General and anti-nuclear movements welcome the first-ever treaty to ban nuclear weapons, which enters into force Friday. The treaty was mentioned by Pope Francis at his weekly General Audience, as he urged all nations to work toward a world free of these deadly arms.

Vatican Tribunal rules in embezzlement case against former IOR head

The Tribunal of the Vatican City State on Thursday convicted Angelo Caloia, former head of the Insitute of Works for Religion (IOR) on charges of embezzlement and money laundering. The court also convicted Italian lawyer, Gabriele Liuzzo, and his son Lamberto Luizzo.

Burkina Faso: Priest missing since Tuesday found dead.

Father Rodrigue Sanon, the priest missing since Tuesday in Burkina Faso, was found dead Thursday in the country’s south-west forest.

Another step towards sainthood for Jérôme Lejeune, seven others

Pope Francis approves the promulgation of decrees concerning eight causes of sainthood, including Servant of God Jérôme Lejeune, first president of the Pontifical Academy for Life and researcher on Down Syndrome.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – Biblical reflections Day 4

We bring you the fourth in a series of Biblical reflections for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which has been jointly prepared by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Commission on Faith and Order of the World Council of Churches.

Pope Francis and "Joy's story": faith saves from despair

In the preface to Mariapia Bonanate's book "Io sono Joy" (I am Joy), Pope Francis retraces the intense testimony of a Nigerian girl who lands in Italy after a dramatic journey of hope. The young woman is saved thanks to her faith in God and her encounter with a welcoming community in Caserta, Italy. The book will be in bookstores from January 27.

EU Bishops: Mediterranean should be place of peaceful encounter

The Bishops of the European Union, or COMECE, says the Mediterranean region should return to its roots as a place of peaceful encounters of people of different cultures and religions.

Bishops Co-ordination group urges strengthened solidarity with people of Holy Land

The Bishops of the Holy Land Co-ordination (HLC) have concluded their virtual pilgrimage to the Holy Land with a call to strengthen an expression of solidarity with the people of the region, especially in these unprecedented times.

Pope deplores Iraq bomb attacks and prays for the victims

Pope Francis has condemned a twin suicide bombing in the Iraqi capital that killed at least 32 people and injured over 100 others.

The Popes and the atomic threat: Appealing to world's conscience

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons enters into force on Friday, 22 January. Pope Francis’ words at Hiroshima, which defined even the possession of nuclear weapons as immoral, is the latest act of a long magisterium spanning the twentieth century up to the present day.