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Healing people more important than the economy, says Pope Francis

Pope Francis said on Sunday that healing people was "more important" than the economy, as countries around the world continue to ease lockdown restrictions. The Pope made his first address from his window overlooking St Peter's Square in three months. Many thronged to...

Vatican Museums, archive, library prepare to reopen

The Vatican Museums, Vatican Apostolic Archives and Vatican Library will reopen tomorrow (1st June), almost three months after being closed as part of the lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The closure of the museums dealt a major financial blow to the...

Burundi’s bishops say election was marred by irregularities

Bishops in Burundi criticised the nation's presidential election substandard, saying it was marred by widespread irregularities and general lack of freedom to choose. "We deplore many irregularities with regard to the freedom and transparency in the electoral process...

Cardinal: Christians and Muslims can protect places of worship together

Christian and Muslim communities can work together to safeguard places of worship, thereby helping guarantee the freedom to profess one’s own belief, said the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue’s annual message to Muslims for the end of Ramadan.

Cardinal Miguel Angel Ayuso Guixot, president of the council, also said he was wishing and praying “that Christians and Muslims, united in a spirit of fraternity, demonstrate solidarity” with all of humanity, affected as it has been by the coronavirus.

In a separate note added to the annual message, which had been written before the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, he asked Christians and Muslims to pray that God would protect “every human being,” and, especially, pray “for the healing of the afflicted and for the grace for all to overcome these difficult moments”.

The annual message to Muslims for the month of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr, the feast marking the end of the monthlong Ramadan fast, was published by the Vatican on 1st May. Ramadan began on 24th April and will end on or around 23rd May this year.

Picture: Muslim men wearing masks offer prayers at a mosque on the first Friday of Ramadan, 1st May 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic in New Delhi. A Vatican official said Christians and Muslims can protect places of worship together. (CNS photo/Anushree Fadnavis, Reuters).

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Healing people more important than the economy, says Pope Francis

Pope Francis said on Sunday that healing people was "more important" than the economy, as countries around the world continue to ease lockdown restrictions. The Pope made his first address from his window overlooking St Peter's Square in three months. Many thronged to...

Vatican Museums, archive, library prepare to reopen

The Vatican Museums, Vatican Apostolic Archives and Vatican Library will reopen tomorrow (1st June), almost three months after being closed as part of the lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The closure of the museums dealt a major financial blow to the...

Burundi’s bishops say election was marred by irregularities

Bishops in Burundi criticised the nation's presidential election substandard, saying it was marred by widespread irregularities and general lack of freedom to choose. "We deplore many irregularities with regard to the freedom and transparency in the electoral process...