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Pope sends 100,000 euros to Albania earthquake victims

Pope Francis showed his solidarity to earthquakes victims in Albania by sending a contribution of 100,000 euros. The money was raised through the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and will be used to meet the needs of the earthquake victims.

Cypriot President’s visit to Pope Francis and invitation for a return Pontifical visit

An invitation to Pope Francis to visit Cyprus, which was accepted and will be settled next year, was addressed today by the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, who paid an official visit to the Holy See.

Accompanied by his wife Andri Anastasiades and members of the Cypriot delegation, President Anastasiades arrived this morning at the Vatican, where he was formally welcomed.

Pope to Bambino Gesu Children’s Hospital: ‘Blessed are the hands that heal’

The Children’s Hospital is marking its 150th anniversary this year, and Pope Francis expressed the Holy See’s unwavering support for this “venerable Institution.”Meeting with the administration, staff, doctors, nurses, and paramedics on Saturday, the Pope described the founding of Italy’s first children’s hospital in 1869 as “an intuition and a gift.”

Persecution of Christians: Report of Aid to the Church in Need

"We are living in a state of perennial tension, because in our minds we know that somewhere, at some time, there will be another attack, even if no one knows where and when”. That was the message of Cardinal Joseph Coutts, Archbishop of Karachi, Pakistan, at the presentation of a research report by Aid to the Church in Need.

1,500-Year-Old Byzantine Church Near Jerusalem Uncovers Enigma

1,500-Year-Old Byzantine Church Near Jerusalem Uncovers Enigma
1,500-Year-Old Byzantine Church Near Jerusalem Uncovers Enigma
1,500-Year-Old Byzantine Church Near Jerusalem Uncovers Enigma
1,500-Year-Old Byzantine Church Near Jerusalem Uncovers Enigma

After three years of painstaking excavations, a Byzantine-era Christian church with spectacular, well-preserved mosaics and frescoes has finally been completely unearthed. The structure is located approximately ten miles west of the city of Jerusalem.