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Pope Francis sends a message to organizers and participants of the Rimini Meeting

August 19, 2015. On the occasion of the 36th edition of the Rimini Meeting, Pope Francis sent a message to participants and organizers through Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parolin. He told them that the void we sometimes feel in our hearts reminds us that we are called to great things. The event is also known as "the Meeting for friendship among peoples,” and it is organized by the Communion and Liberation movement. During the meeting shows, conferences, exhibitions and sporting events are organized.
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Pope Francis “deeply saddened” by the tragedy in Bangkok

August 19, 2015. Pope Francis is "deeply saddened” by the terrorist attack in Bangkok, which killed at least 20 people, according to the Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parolin. In a telegram sent to the King of Thailand on behalf of the Pope, the cardinal said Pope Francis expressed his sorrow and his closeness to all those affected by the attacks.
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Erection of Apostolic Exarchate in Canada

Pope Francis has erected the Apostolic Exarchate for the Syro-Malabar in Canada. He has appointed Fr. Jose Kalluvelil to be its first Exarch, assigning him the titular of Tabalta.
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New bishop in India

Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Antony Prince Panengaden to be bishop of the eparchy of Adilabad of the Syro-Malabar (India). His appointment comes after the resignation of Msgr. Joseph Kunnath.

Vatican delegation addresses sex abuse crackdown before United Nations body

2014-01-16

(-VIDEO ONLY-) A Vatican delegation, led by Msgr. Silvano Tomassi, appeared in Geneva before the United Nations commission tasked with enforcing the Child Rights' treaty. 

Their goal was to explain the measures the Holy See has enforced to fight and prevent further sexual abuse. 

Tomasi recognized that the abuses by Church members are "particularly serious since these persons are in positions of great trust and they are called to levels of service that are to promote and protect all elements of the human person.”

They also brought up changes Pope Francis has set in place, like the creation of a Vatican commission tasked with handling these cases, and helping out victims.


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