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US March for Life 2021 to be held in virtual format

Archbishop Joseph Naumann, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities, invites the participation of all at the 2021 March for Life event, modified to be held virtually on 29 January, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

ACN launches new aid campaign for Syrian Christians in need

The Pontifical Foundation "Aid to the Church in Need" is continuing to support Christians in Syria with a new aid campaign.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – Biblical reflections Day 3

We bring you the third 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.

A Conversation on Anti-Human Trafficking

Sr Gabriella Bottani and Sr Jean Schafer in conversation together remind us that human trafficking is real and happens in every corner of the globe.

Homeless people receive Covid-19 vaccine in the Vatican

Pope Francis is working to ensure that poor people who are assisted by Holy See facilities for the homeless be offered the possibility of being vaccinated against Covid-19.

Pope invites Curia to organize private Lenten Spiritual Exercises

The Spiritual Exercises of the Roman Curia this year takes place from 21- 26 February, the first week of Lent. Due to the coronavirus health emergency, Pope Francis invites Heads of Dicasteries and Superiors of the Roman Curia to make private arrangements for their annual retreat.

Pope Francis congratulates Spezia football team on win

Pope Francis greets the Italian based Spezia Calcio football team in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, before the weekly General Audience

Central American Bishops advocate for respect of rights of Honduran migrants

The Bishops of Central America encourage governments to protect the rights of thousands of Honduran citizens traveling in caravans toward the United States. Many of them encounter increasing threats to their lives and security, as well as serious humanitarian challenges due to shortages of healthcare, sanitation, food and shelter.

Pope prays for inhabitants of Amazon city hard-hit by covid

Pope Francis says he is praying for inhabitants of the Brazilian city of Manaus and the surrounding Amazon rainforest who are particularly affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Pope Francis urges nations to eliminate nuclear weapons

Pope Francis expresses support for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which comes into force on Friday.