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World Mission Sunday: number of Catholics continues to rise worldwide

    Vatican City, Oct 16, 2020 / 01:00 pm MT (CNA).- The number of Catholics worldwide increased by almost 16 million in a year to 1.33 billion, according to statistics highlighted by the Vatican ahead of the 2020 World Mission Sunday.  The figures, shared by the Fides News Service Oct. 16, showed that there were 15,716,000 […]

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“Virtual” Mass never substitutes in-person participation

In a Letter to the Presidents of Episcopal Conferences, the Congregation for Divine Worship affirms the necessity of a return to the normality of Christian life, where the health care crisis permits, saying that assisting at a virtual Mass cannot be compared to the physical presence of the faithful at a liturgy. By Vatican News […]

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39 newly ordained priests of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Xuân Lộc (Vietnam)

      On Thursday morning, July 16, 2020, at the Diocese’s Cathedral, Bishop Joseph Dinh Duc Dao, Bishop of Xuan Loc Diocese, presided over the Ceremony of Priesthood for 39 Diocesan Deacons. It is a wonderful gift that, through mercy, God has given the Diocese of Xuan Loc an additional 39 Lord priests, who […]

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As long as I’m president, same-sex marriage will never happen – Vladimir Putin

    Russian President, Vladimir Putin stated unequivocally that, as long as he remains president, gay marriage will never happen in Russia. He made this comment on Thursday in a meeting with the state commission. Putin was the chair of the meeting which was held to help look at the new proposed amendments to the […]

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Earth Finally Fixed Largest Ozone Layer Hole Above Arctic, Healing 1 Million Square Km

    Earth has several ways of healing itself from any detrimental change, with or without the current COVID-19 lockdown going around the world. A new example of this has just been recorded as scientists confirm that the 1 million square kilometers wide hole over the Arctic has now closed. A rare hole in the […]