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Rabbi Sacks: Cultural climate change (Standpoint Magazine)

17 hours 31 min ago
“The West had three master narratives which we have held since the 17th or 18th century,” writes the former Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth. “Today, they have all broken down.”

Vatican newspaper criticizes Trump's UN speech (L'Osservatore Romano)

18 hours 30 min ago
In a front-page opinion piece in its 9/21 edition, L’Osservatore Romano’s vice editor took President Donald Trump to task for failing to discuss climate change in his UN speech. Giuseppe Fiorentino also said that Trump’s “America first” philosophy runs counter to the need for a multilateral response to climate change and the North Korean threat.

Vatican cardinal calls Hiroshima the 'new Golgotha,' urges renewed missionary zeal (Fides)

18 hours 30 min ago
“From the glory, grace and truth brought by Christ, the people of Japan cannot be excluded,” said Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. “God has not stopped at the doors of this country, which although noble and cultured, awaits the Kingdom of God.”

Vietnam's bishops offer candid criticism of new religion law (full text in French) (Églises d'Asie)

18 hours 31 min ago
“Freedom of belief and religion is not truly considered a human right” in Vietnam, the bishops’ conference said in a recent statement. “The authorities spend God knows how much money, resources and personnel to acquire information, conduct discreet inquiries, control religious activities.”

Pope reiterates promise to act firmly against sexual abuse (CWN)

19 hours 30 min ago

Pope Francis repeated his assurance that the Church would “respond with the application of the firmest measures” against sexual abuse of children, in his prepared remarks to a September 21 audience with the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.

Vatican police move homeless from St. Peter's Square in daytime (ANSA)

19 hours 31 min ago
Vatican police have begun removing homeless people who sleep in St. Peter’s Square during the day, in response to disturbances. The homeless are allowed to sleep in the square at night.

Pope receives head of Muslim World League (Holy See Press Office)

19 hours 31 min ago
On September 20, Pope Francis received the secretary-general of the Muslim World League, which tweeted a video clip of the encounter.

Vatican 'foreign minister' urges UN action on test-ban treaty, abolition of nuclear arms (Holy See mission)

19 hours 31 min ago
Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Vatican’s Secretary for Relations with States, said that the Holy See is “troubled by the continued lack of progress in achieving the entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty, in a September 20 address at UN headquarters in New York. The archbishop argued that the ban “is more urgent when one considers contemporary threats to peace.”

The archbishop added: “Nuclear arms offer a false sense of security. The uneasy peace promised by nuclear deterrence has time and time again proved a tragic failure.”

During his visit to the UN, Archbishop Gallagher signed, on behalf of the Vatican, a Treaty on the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons, which will enter into force if and when it is ratified by 50 nations.