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Msgr Gaid ends service as Pope Francis's secretary, as Fr Fabio Salerno takes up post

The Director of the Holy See Press Office says a normal turnover of roles, as desired by Pope Francis, is taking place.

We are strongest when we “share resources and information”

Dedicated volunteers are the backbone of a project designed to reach out to people made vulnerable by the Covid-19 pandemic, allowing the Church to extend its charitable activity in southeastern Wales.

Afghan truce begins, future talks possible

As Muslims observe the festival of Eid-al-Adha, a three-day ceasefire between Taliban and government forces in Afghanistan gets underway.

Brazil's first lady tests positive for Covid-19

Brazil`s First Lady Mchelle Bolsonaro is being closely monitored by health experts, after testing positive for Covid-19, but is not showing full blown symptoms of the illness so far.

Filipino bishop calls for transparency in nuclear power study

Following the announcement of government plans to explore the possibility of the use of nuclear power in the Philippines, Bishop Ruperto Santos says he hopes the study will be “transparent, non-partisan, and not exclusive.”

Covid-19: The Church in South Africa in service of the vulnerable

As South Africa becomes the fifth worst-hit country for coronavirus cases, Bishop Sithembele Sipuka of Umtata highlights the Church’s response to challenges brought about by the health crisis.

UN appoints Indian Archana Soreng to Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change

On Thursday, the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI) formally congratulate Archana Soreng on her appointment to Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change by the UN Secretary General.

‘Dead Man Walking’ nun deplores resumption of US federal executions

Federal executions resume in the US as the Covid-19 pandemic lays bare serious structural inequalities of the American judicial system. Anti-death penalty activist, Sr Helen Prejean, reiterates it is time to end the suffering.

Australian state sees record number of new Covid-19 cases

The Australian state of Victoria on Thursday recorded the highest number of new infections in a “second-wave” outbreak of the novel coronavirus, leading to a tightening of restrictions in hopes of controlling the spread of the disease.

Violence against Christians increasing in India, despite lockdowns

Persecution against Christians in India rose by over 40 percent in the first half of 2020, despite a three-month, nationwide lockdown, according to an ecumenical body.