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PAOLO AFFATATO
The Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan lives in prison with unshakable faith which also supports her family. Her husband and one of her daughters are in Rome

giorgio bernardelli
Billy Graham, the man symbol of the Evangelicals in the United States, is gone. He was a great admirer of John Paul II and helped to ease relations with the Catholics

paolo affatato
During Lent and the celebrations of the Eucharist Year, Christians in the “Land of the Pure” remember their martyrs, as their endure their struggles with faith

LUIS BADILLA
Cruz (Victim of Abuse), “For the first time I felt that someone is listening. The Pope's envoy cried listening to my story about Father Karadima's abuses”

gianni valente
The Holy See sends a contribution to the initiatives of Jinde Charities, the network of charitable works connected to the Catholic Church in China. A sign that the communion between Chinese Catholics, the bishop of Rome and the universal Church is already being lived at its most concrete and gratuitous level of shared charity

LUIS BADILLA
The faithful of Bishop Barros’ diocese, “We are under Pope Francis’ radar. The archbishop will receive us on 21 February as he confirmed in response to our letter”

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IACOPO SCARAMUZZI
Message from Francis for the diocesan WYD of March 25th, in view of Panama 2019, “I want important responsibilities to be given to you within the Church”

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vatican insider staff
The Board of Directors will meet from 19 to 23 February to examine projects awaiting funding: 127 were approved in 2017, with a total allocation of about 2.3 million dollars

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gianni valente
Giuseppe Wei, authoritative voice of the “underground” Church of China, speaks, “I want to ask friends outside mainland China, including those from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan: “Please do not speak on our behalf. Do not insist on speaking for us. It is not you who can represent the underground Church in China”

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ANSA
Andrea tornielli
In his conversation with the Jesuits in Chile, Pope Francis speaks of the pedophilia scandal, urges to listen to those who have suffered violence and not to console ourselves with statistics

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Christopher Lamb
Catholic writer Catherine Pepinster explores the UK’s interactions with the papacy over the last 35 years

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