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Ukraine: The United Nations fears mounting death toll in children

The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has expressed concern about the mounting death toll among children in Ukraine after the war against Russia entered its third year. UNICEF announced at least eight people, including children, were killed in the eastern Ukrainian city of Dnipro by a suspected Russian air strike.

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Fears of disease loom in Gaza

The UN relief agency for Palestinians says the threat of disease outbreaks in Gaza is growing as winter ends and temperatures rise.

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Lord's Day Reflection: '‘I am the Good Shepherd’

As the Church marks the Fourth Sunday of Easter, Fr. Edmund Power, OSB, offers his thoughts on the day’s liturgical readings under the theme: “I am the Good Shepherd".

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Pope Francis receives Prime Minister of Belize

Pope Francis receives John Briceño, the Prime Minister of Belize, at an Audience in the Vatican on Saturday

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Cardinal Parolin: Avoid escalation in Middle East conflicts

On the sidelines of an Agidae conference at the Pontifical Urban University, Cardinal Pietro Parolin comments on the recent news from the Middle East region, saying everyone is working to ensure the conflict does not escalate.

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Pope remembers Pius VII, a man of communion in difficult times

Pope Francis invites Italian pilgrims from the Dioceses of Cesena-Sarsina, Savona, Imola and Tivoli Pope Francis to heed the legacy of the Servant of God Pope Pius VII, a courageous witness of the Gospel in times of struggles and divisions.

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Pope to future priests: Become shepherds with Christ's loving heart

With Christ's loving heart, open arms and with a smile, be shepherds to your people, suggests Pope Francis when addressing seminarians of Seville, Spain, on the eve of Good Shepherd Sunday.

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Pope calls historians to be experts in and servants of humanity

Pope Francis receives members of the Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences on the 70th anniversary of the Committee’s foundation.

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Vatican Museums' Graphic Arts on display in Minneapolis in the sign of encounter

The Thrivent Art Gallery in Minneapolis, Minnesota, inaugurates the exhibition "Art That Unites: A Dialogue between the Centuries from the Vatican Museums and Thrivent Art Collection." The exhibition, in collaboration with the Vatican Museums, presents some of the most significant contemporary graphic masterpieces from the pontifical collections, exhibited for the first time in the United States.

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Sri Lanka: In pursuit of justice 5 years from Easter Sunday attacks

On the eve of the fifth anniversary of the Sri Lanka Easter Sunday bombings, efforts to seek closure and accountability for those responsible for the massacre continue to face many challenges. Fr Rohan Silva, director of Colombo’s Centre for Society and Religion speaks about his tireless quest for justice.

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