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Vatican and Rome’s Jewish Museum team up for first joint show

The focus of the exhibition, opening in May, will be the menorah The museums of the Vatican and Rome’s ancient Jewish community are hosting their first joint exhibit, building on decades of improved Catholic-Jewish relations following centuries of mistrust. The focus of the exhibition opening in May will be the menorah, the seven-armed candelabrum described

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Pope laments plight of child soldiers fighting in Congo

The Pope was speaking days after the UN voiced concern about deadly violence in the country Pope Francis has expressed dismay about clashes in the Democratic Republic of Congo he described as “violent and brutal.” In remarks to the faithful in St Peter’s Square on Sunday, Francis singled out for concern the “many children torn

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Pope Francis: ‘Healthcare is not a business’

The Pope was speaking to patients and medical professionals ahead of the World Day of the Sick A nation’s healthcare system cannot be run simply as a business because human lives are at stake, Pope Francis said. “If there is a sector in which the ‘throwaway culture’ demonstrates its most painful consequences, it is the

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Full text: Pope Francis’s message for Lent 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Lent is a new beginning, a path leading to the certain goal of Easter, Christ’s victory over death. This season urgently calls us to conversion. Christians are asked to return to God “with all their hearts” (Joel 2:12), to refuse to settle for mediocrity and to grow in friendship with the

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