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Inside the Vatican
This week on “Inside the Vatican,” host Colleen Dulle speaks with Sant’Egidio’s Elizabeth Boyle about the lay group’s efforts to foster peace and friendship in South Sudan.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
“I truly feel great sorrow at having to postpone this visit, which means so much to me," the pope said at his general audience on June 12.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Pope Francis has postponed “with regret” his visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and to South Sudan on the advice of his doctors so as “not to jeopardize the result of the therapy that he is undergoing.”
A nurse attends one of the victims of the attack by gunmen during Pentecost Mass at St. Francis Xavier Church in Owo, at the Federal Medical Centre in Owo, Ondo, Nigeria, June 6, 2022. Reports said at least 50 people were killed in the attack. (CNS photo/Temilade Adelaja, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyNews
Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News Service
Pope Francis expressed his solidarity and closeness with Catholics in Nigeria after gunmen stormed a church and reportedly killed at least 50 people during a Pentecost Mass.
A mother helps her malnourished son stand after he collapsed near their hut in the village of Lomoputh in northern Kenya, on May 12, 2022. United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Martin Griffiths visited the area on Thursday to see the effects of the drought which the U.N. says is a severe climate-induced humanitarian emergency in the Horn of Africa. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
Long before Vladimir Putin’s war on Ukraine, smaller conflicts have been displacing people and disrupting growing seasons and food markets around the world.
A girl poses for a photo in the living room at her orphanage in Kabul, Afghanistan, Oct. 10, 2021. Researchers estimate that 7.5 million children have been orphaned during the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of orphaned children jumped 90 percent during delta variant surge. (CNS photo/Jorge Silva, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
Researchers report that pandemic-associated orphanhood and caregiver loss are increasing at an unparalleled speed.