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Pope sends telegram on the death of Italian Ambassador in DRC

On Tuesday evening, Pope Francis sends a telegram to Italian President Sergio Mattarella noting the 'exemplary witness' of the Italian Ambassador, and the 'expert and generous service' of the police offier both slain in an attack on Monday.

Wife of drug kingpin arrested in US

The wife of the jailed Mexican drug kingpin Chapo Guzman has been arrested in the United States. She's accused of drug trafficking and of helping him in previous jail break.

Afghanistan begins Covid-19 vaccination campaign

Afghanistan launched its Covid-19 inoculation programme on Tuesday, despite a surge in violence in the war-ravaged country.

Democratic Republic of Congo: Italian ambassador killed in attack on UN convoy

Condolence messages pour in from religious and civil authorities in the wake of the brutal killings of Luca Attanasio, the Italian Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo; a police officer; and their driver on Monday during a field trip in the east of the country.

Laudato si: creating perfection through the hand-crafted touch

We present Federica and Bali, two young entrepreneurs who manage a sustainable clothing business in Verona and who opened a textile factory in India. Through their dedication, that recalls the principles of Pope Francis’s Encyclical "Laudato si’," they offer dignified work and just wages to many families in Rajastan.

Archbishop Gallagher to UN: Inalienable human rights must be defended

The Vatican Secretary for Relations with States sends a video message to the United Nations, and highlights the inalienable nature of human rights that must be respected, even amid measures implemented to curb the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Catholic leaders call on EU to speed up vaccine rollout

The Bishops of the European Union, and Caritas Europa, are calling on the EU to ensure an equitable distribution of Covid-19 vaccines, as the 27-nation bloc struggles to ramp up its rollout.

Vatican Museums: The Works of Mercy #2

"Proclaiming Christ means showing that believing in Him and following Him is not only true and right, but also beautiful. At the heart of the Gospel lies the beauty of God's saving love, manifested in Jesus Christ who died and rose again." Inspired by these words of Pope Francis, the Vatican Museums and Vatican News have teamed up again to explore the masterpieces in the papal collections accompanied by the words of the Popes.

Holy See: Post-Covid-19 recovery will require better multilateral cooperation

Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, the Vatican's Permanent Observer to the UN in Geneva, expresses the Holy See's desire for improved multilateral cooperation in the wake of the pandemic, in an address to the UN's trade conference.

Myanmar’s bishops urge military to end violence, start dialogue

As protests against the military coup intensify in Myanmar, the country’s Catholic bishops have issued another statement, calling on the army to refrain from violence and peacefully resolve the crisis through dialogue.