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Rise in cases of coronavirus in Italy

The number of cases of Coronavirus in Italy continued to rise on Sunday after the government passed a series of emergency measures to limit the spread of the outbreak. The governor of Italy’s northern Lombardy region said certified cases of the illness in the area had risen to 89 from 54 a day earlier. This brings the total number of cases in Italy to more than 129, making it the biggest outbreak of the Coronavirus within Europe.

Pope Francis: Pray for the Church, especially in bad times

The apostolate of prayer accompanies the Church and its Pastors. The Pope underlines this in his greeting to the faithful gathered outside the Basilica of Saints Nicholas in the Italian city of Bari. Before his greeting Pope Francis gathered in prayer in the crypt where the relics of the Saint are kept.

Pope Francis appeals for an end to suffering in Syria

Pope Francis during the Angelus in the southern Italian city of Bari urges the actors involved in the Syrian conflict and the international community “to silence the noise of weapons and to listen to the cries of the weak and defenseless.”

Pope at Mass in Bari: “Today let us choose love"

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Bari, reflecting on the Gospel for the Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time in his homily, encouraging that we pray for the grace to love.

Pope's homily during Mass in Bari: Full text

Pope Francis on Sunday celebrates Mass during a pastoral visit to the southern Italian city of Bari, telling the faithful gathered that "the worship of God is contrary to the culture of hatred. "

Pope Francis: Let there be peace and brotherhood in the Mediterranean

Pope Francis addressed the Bishops from the Churches of the Mediterranean assembled in Bari, Italy, encouraging them in their task of reflecting “on the vocation and future of the Mediterranean”.

Pope Francis addresses Mediterranean Bishops in Bari: Full Text

Pope Francis on Sunday traveled to the southern Italian city of Bari on the final day of a meeting entitled "Mediterranean frontier of peace". During his address to Bishops from 19 Mediterranean countries, the Pope described war as a "madness to which one can never resign oneself." Don't raise walls, he said, and don't accept that one can die at sea without help.

UN chief calls for immediate cease-fire in Syria

UN Secretary-General António Guterres says the man-made humanitarian nightmare of the Syrian people must stop now.

Pope receives in audience President of Azerbaijan

The President of Azerbaijan meets with Pope Francis and members of the Vatican Secretariat of State on Saturday morning.

L'Arche: Internal investigation reveals abuses committed by Jean Vanier

A lengthy internal investigation by L'Arche reveals sexual abuse of several women by the founder. These are the reactions of L'Arche and the French Bishops' Conference.