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February 08, 2021
February 08, 2021
"Fraternity is the true cure for the pandemic and the many evils that have affected us," Pope Francis told the Vatican diplomatic corps Monday morning. "Along with vaccines, fraternity and hope are, as it were, the medicine we need in today’s world.” What does fraternity require of us during the coronavirus pandemic?
February 08, 2021
As tens of thousands take to Myanmar's streets, police have fired water cannons to disperse the crowds of demonstrators in Naypyidaw, the country's capital.
February 08, 2021
Pope Francis has appealed for universal healthcare before – the social doctrine of the Catholic Church considers access to basic care a right – but the venue in which he renewed his appeal on Monday was a high profile one: the corps of diplomats accredited to the Holy See.
February 08, 2021
The deaths of ten Yanomami children in the Brazilian state of Amazonas has fuelled fears about the impact of coronavirus on indigenous communities.
February 08, 2021
CNA Staff, Feb 4, 2021 / 12:02 am MT (CNA).- A Catholic lawyer who helped found the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong has been nominated to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
February 08, 2021
New research from the Marriage Foundation think tank has found that the number of married couples in the UK considering divorce has shrunk below pre-covid levels.
February 08, 2021
Pope Francis held a moment of silent prayer for Myanmar (Burma) during his Angelus address on Sunday, expressing his “spiritual closeness," along with "prayers" and "solidarity” with the people of the country.
February 08, 2021
Constructing a film out of a story as beloved of readers as The Lord of the Rings trilogy, or indeed Pride and Prejudice or Brideshead Revisited, is a delicate art. Very often, the result is a phenomenal disappointment. We will all have myriad examples to prove this. Not all films are worthy of their titles. 
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