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Pope Francis: If We Destroy Nature, Nature Will Destroy Us

Last edited 21st May 2014

During his catechesis this week, Pope Francis talked about science. He said, this gift from the Holy Spirit allows people to see nature a gift from God: "If God sees Creation as a good and beautiful thing, we must also adopt this attitude, to see Creation as good and beautiful.” The Pope has frequently expressed his concern over the environment, and it's widely expected to be the topic of his next encyclical. During the audience, he issued another warning.

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Wartime Explosives Dislodged as Balkans Flooding Leads to Landslides

Last edited 20th May 2014

While dozens of people have died as a result of massive floods sweeping the Balkans, leaving tens of thousands displaced, a new risk has been posed by unexploded wartime landmines that are now being exposed by 3,000 landslides.

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Vatican Dialogue: ‘Man is a Technical Giant and an Ethical Child’

Last edited 7th May 2014

VATICAN CITY — “Birth control.”


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Iraqi Church Leaders Hold out Slim Hope that Parliamentary Elections will Bring Relief

Last edited 29th April 2014

As parliamentary elections began in Iraq, Chaldean Catholic prelate voiced hopes and fears about the country’s future in talks with Aid to the Church in Need. “We want our country to return to stable conditions where all can live in peace,” said Archbishop Amel Nona of Mosul. He said that the Iraqi people are “fed up” with problems that include insecurity, official corruption, a sagging economy, and the emigration of trained and talented workers.

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Catch the Sun: Are You Ready for a Partial Solar Eclipse Today?

Last edited 28th April 2014

Due to a rare alignment of events, many Australians will today experience a second eclipse this month. Here's where and when to see it.

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20 Years After Cairo Conference on Population and Development

Last edited 22nd April 2014

Last week the United Nations held a review of the 20 years since the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), held in Cairo in 1994. The meeting looked at population issues ranging from ageing, fertility, mortality, migration and urbanization, the UN explained in a press release.

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Caritas Australia Brings Much Needed Aid to Solomon Islands

Last edited 22nd April 2014

It has been nearly three weeks since Cyclone Ita struck the Solomon Islands with such devastating force, claiming 23 lives and leaving more than 52,000 homeless but a team from Caritas Australia is still on the ground helping the people rebuild their shattered lives.


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Boston Marathon: Estimated 1 Million Spectators Turn out to Honour Bombing Victims One Year On

Last edited 21st April 2014

An estimated 1 million spectators have turned out to watch this year's Boston Marathon, a year after a bombing which killed three people and injured hundreds more

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Solomon Islands Seeks Prayer & Support after Flooding

Last edited 9th April 2014

After heavy rains led to flooding on the island of Guadalcanal which has caused 23 confirmed deaths, the bishops of Solomon Islands have appealed for prayerful support for their people.


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IFAD President on the scandal of food waste

Last edited 3rd April 2014

(Vatican Radio) 2014 marks the United Nations International Year of Family Farming. The aim of the year is to recognize the importance of family farming in reducing poverty and improving global food security.


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