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Pope Francis laments ‘innocent dead’ in Holy Land conflict

Pope Francis meets with the leaders of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem at the Vatican on Nov. 9, 2023. / Credit: Vatican Media

Rome Newsroom, Nov 9, 2023 / 13:44 pm (CNA).

The Holy Father made the remarks during a meeting Thursday with a Catholic order of knighthood that supports the Holy Land.

Vatican releases schedule for Pope Francis’ trip to Dubai in December

Pope Francis received President-Designate of COP28 UAE Dr. Sultan Al Jaber on Oct. 11, 2023, at the Vatican. / Credit: Vatican Media

Vatican City, Nov 9, 2023 / 11:46 am (CNA).

The pope will visit the United Arab Emirates’ most populous city Dec. 1–3 where he will give a speech and meet world leaders.

Community of the Beatitudes forms commission to study past abuses

A priest writing a letter to St. Therese of Lisieux during a "rose petals" evening of prayer in Vismara, province of Milan, Italy, September 2017. / Credit: Béatitudes Community

Rome Newsroom, Nov 9, 2023 / 11:10 am (CNA).

The 50-year-old charismatic movement has announced it will form an independent commission to study problems in the group’s past.

Pope Francis: It’s our duty to give a voice to women who are victims of abuse

Pope Francis at his general audience in St. Peter's Square on May 17, 2023. / Vatican Media

Vatican City, Nov 9, 2023 / 09:17 am (CNA).

The pope said that violence against women must be “eliminated from its roots” — namely prejudiced ideas that see people as “objects.”

Indi Gregory case: Baby to be removed from life support Thursday despite parents’ pleas

The Italian government decided in an emergency meeting on Nov. 6, 2023, to grant critically ill 8-month-old baby Indi Gregory Italian citizenship and to cover the cost of her medical treatment at the Vatican’s Bambino Gesù hospital. The Vatican’s pediatric hospital has offered to treat after a British court ruled that she be removed from life support against her parents’ wishes. / Credit: Christian Concern

CNA Staff, Nov 8, 2023 / 15:25 pm (CNA).

A terminally ill baby in England is set to be removed from life support following a judge’s ruling, despite the pleading of her parents. 

Vatican joins interfaith declaration on fighting climate change

COP28 logo. / Credit: rafapress/Shutterstock

Vatican City, Nov 8, 2023 / 11:50 am (CNA).

The Holy See has signed an interfaith declaration on taking action to protect the environment during a religious summit held ahead of COP28.

Religious superiors from around the world meeting in Rome to prevent abuse

International Union of Superiors General logo. / Credit: UISG

ACI Prensa Staff, Nov 7, 2023 / 18:30 pm (CNA).

The Unions of Superiors and Superiors General have organized a workshop with the aim of “creating a culture of protection within religious congregations.”

Pope Francis keeps busy schedule despite feeling ‘not well’

Pope Francis speaks with the Conference of European Rabbis at the Vatican on Nov. 6, 2023. / Credit: Vatican Media

Vatican City, Nov 6, 2023 / 09:46 am (CNA).

Pope Francis is continuing to keep a full schedule even as the Holy Father said he was not feeling well during a meeting Monday morning.

Pope Francis opens two new laundromats for the homeless

Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, papal almoner, after cutting the ribbon on a new "Pope's Laundromat" for the homeless. / Credit: Holy See Press Office

Rome Newsroom, Nov 5, 2023 / 07:00 am (CNA).

The new facilities include washers and dryers, detergent, hot showers, and a full range of personal hygiene products. 

Pope Francis warns against ‘duplicity of heart’ at Sunday Angelus

Pope Francis delivers the Sunday Angelus, Nov. 5, 2023. / Credit: Vatican Media

Vatican City, Nov 5, 2023 / 06:56 am (CNA).

During the Sunday Angelus on Nov. 5, Pope Francis warned against living a double life, highlighting the dangers it presents for authentic Christian witness.