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Vatican: More must be done to protect rights, dignity of refugees

Vatican: More must be done to protect rights, dignity of refugees

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

The international community must increase its efforts to help protect the lives of refugees, who are often exploited instead of being protected, a Vatican official said.

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Twins conjoined at head successfully separated at Vatican-owned hospital

Twins conjoined at head successfully separated at Vatican-owned hospital

| Carol Glatz | July 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

After more than a year of preliminary studies and three difficult operations, a medical team at the Vatican-owned pediatric hospital successfully separated conjoined twin girls.

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Racism in any form is intolerable, Vatican official says at U.N. hearing

Racism in any form is intolerable, Vatican official says at U.N. hearing

| Cindy Wooden | June 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

Speaking at a special U.N. discussion about racism and police brutality, a Vatican official repeated Pope Francis’ recent remarks: “We cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion in any form and yet claim to defend the sacredness of every human life.”

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Vatican reopens clinic, offers museums’ visits to health workers

Vatican reopens clinic, offers museums’ visits to health workers

Continuing a phased reopening, the Vatican’s free pediatric and maternal health clinic began welcoming patients again June 3 and, as an expression of gratitude, the Vatican announced all medical personnel would enjoy free admittance to the Vatican Museums and to the papal summer villa at Castel Gandolfo.

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Vatican to collaborate with new video-streaming platform

Vatican to collaborate with new video-streaming platform

| Junno Arocho Esteves | June 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

Vatican officials expressed their support for a new video-on-demand service aimed at adding religious programming and content to the already jam-packed field of video-streaming services.

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Vatican donates ventilators to hospitals in Syria, sets up emergency fund

Vatican donates ventilators to hospitals in Syria, sets up emergency fund

| April 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

In the name of Pope Francis, the Congregation for Eastern Churches said it is sending 10 ventilators to Syria and three to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Jerusalem to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Vatican calls for creative ways to protect elderly from loneliness

Vatican calls for creative ways to protect elderly from loneliness

| Carol Glatz | April 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

Local churches and individuals must do more to help and to protect the elderly from loneliness and infection during the coronavirus pandemic, a Vatican office said.

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Vatican says public will not be admitted to papal Holy Week liturgies

Vatican says public will not be admitted to papal Holy Week liturgies

| Cindy Wooden | March 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Vatican office that distributes free tickets to papal events has posted a notice on its website that “the liturgical celebrations of Holy Week will take place without the physical presence of the faithful.”

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Vatican closes St. Peter’s Square, Basilica to tourists through April 3

Vatican closes St. Peter’s Square, Basilica to tourists through April 3

| Carol Glatz | March 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

In cooperation with Italian emergency measures, the Vatican has closed St. Peter’s Square and Basilica to tourists starting March 10 through April 3.

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Vatican announces theme for World Day of Migrants and Refugees

Vatican announces theme for World Day of Migrants and Refugees

| Junno Arocho Esteves | March 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

For the next World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis wants Catholics to focus on the pastoral care of people displaced within the borders of their own country and the church’s mission to serve them.

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Preventing pandemic: Vatican takes steps to stop spread of coronavirus

Preventing pandemic: Vatican takes steps to stop spread of coronavirus

| Junno Arocho Esteves | March 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

The month of March is usually when tourists flock to the Eternal City after the cold winter months and pilgrims come to pray at many holy sites during the Lenten season.

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Vatican Lenten meditation offered online amid coronavirus concerns

Vatican Lenten meditation offered online amid coronavirus concerns

| Cindy Wooden | March 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Friday Lenten meditation for priests who work at the Vatican turned into an online event March 6 as Vatican officials continued to study precautions for avoiding the spread of the coronavirus.

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