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Protection of Minors Commission set to host major conference in Warsaw

The Church in Central and Eastern Europe is coming together for a conference on the safeguarding of minors, which will take place in Warsaw, Poland, on 19-22 September.

UN fears world likely to miss Paris climate targets

The United Nations has released a report providing scientific proof that climate change is moving faster than predicted.

Kenya: Catholic Bishops in a pastoral letter urge reconciliation and political tolerance.

Kenya’s Catholic Bishops have issued a pastoral letter that addresses various pertinent matters affecting the nation.

The voices of the victims of clergy sexual abuse

Ewa Kusz, a member of the organizing committee for the regional conference on the protection of minors for Central and Eastern Europe taking place in Warsaw, gathers the voices of people who have been abused by priests.

A new outlook on confession, the sacrament of joy

At the center of forgiveness, there is God who embraces us, not the list of our sins and our humiliation.

Pope to lay associations: Be aware of the Apostolic power you have

Pope Francis meets with the moderators of associations of the faithful, ecclesial movements and new communities and urges them to stay out on the existential peripheries, warning them of the danger of the desire for power.

Pope: Abortion is murder, the Church must be close and compassionate, not political

Speaking to journalists on the return flight from Slovakia, Pope Francis talks about his dialogue with Hungarian authorities, anti-Semitism, and vaccines, as well as Holy Communion for politicians who approve abortion laws. https://www.vaticannews.va/content/dam/vaticannews/agenzie/images/afp/2021/09/15/15/1631713572717.jpg/_jcr_content/renditions/cq5dam.thumbnail.cropped.1000.563.jpeg

Pope Francis thanks Mary for visit to Budapest and Slovakia

Pope Francis returns to the Vatican following his Apostolic Visit to Budapest and Slovakia, stopping at St. Mary Major’s to thank Our Lady for her protection.

Fr. Kramara: Pope leaves Slovaks with beautiful stimuli for reflection

Spokesperson for the Bishops’ Conference of Slovakia, Fr. Martin Kramara, reflects on Pope Francis’ just-concluded Apostolic Visit to Slovakia, highlighting the joy of the country’s faithful and the encouragement the Holy Father’s presence brings.

Pope Francis bids farewell to Slovakia

Pope Francis thanks the people of Slovakia before taking off back to Rome, concluding his 34th Apostolic Visit abroad.

Pope in Slovakia: What a difference three days make

During a whirlwind three days in Slovakia, Pope Francis tells the people to persevere in the faith, while seeing for himself a Church of charity, and one which breaths with “two lungs”

Pope at Mass upholds Mary to Slovaks as model of faith

Celebrating his final Mass on Slovak soil near the National Marian Shrine of Šaštín on Tuesday, Pope Francis invites Slovaks to imitate Mary in her journey, her prophecy and her compassion.

Pope shares Moment of Prayer with Bishops of Slovakia

Pope Francis joins the Bishops of Slovakia for a Moment of Prayer on Wednesday, the last day of his 34th Apostolic journey.

In the footsteps of pilgrims at Šaštín

On September 15, Slovakia celebrates the feast of its Patron, Our Lady of Sorrows, It is also the day in which Pope Francis comes to venerate this beloved mother. Ahead of the Pope’s visit, Wednesday the stage is set with thousands expected at Šaštín for this Eucharistic celebration.

Pope in Slovakia: A day of faith and joy in the East

Pope Francis on Tuesday spends the third day of his apostolic visit in the East of Slovakia where the programme includes, the celebration of the Byzantine Divine Liturgy at Prešov, a visit to the Roma Community at Lunik IX, and a meeting with young people in Košice.

Pope in Slovakia: Devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows

On the final day of his Apostolic Journey to Slovakia, Pope Francis pays a visit to the town of Šaštín which is known as a pilgrimage site where people come to venerate the statue of the Our Lady of Sorrows.

Pope to young people in Slovakia: dream fearlessly

Pope Francis meets with young people in Slovakia at the Kosice Lokomotiva Stadium and answers three of their questions, on love for each other and love for the cross.

Pope in Slovakia condemns discrimination, prejudice against Roma people

One highlight of Pope Francis’ visit to Slovakia was Tuesday’s meeting with the Roma community in Kosice during which he called for their integration.

Pope in Slovakia: Great expectations for youth event

As the Pope prepares to greet the youth of Slovakia, there are great expectations following a pandemic which has seen many young people impacted by COVID-19.

Pope at Divine Liturgy in Slovakia: Let us turn our hearts to the Cross

Pope Francis presides at the celebration of the Divine Liturgy in the Byzantine Rite in Prešov, calling on the faithful of Slovakia to “turn the eyes” of their hearts “to the crucified Jesus.”
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