Myanmar: Pope meets with Sangha Council


On November 29, 2017, the third day of his visit to Myanmar, Pope Francis met with the monks of the Sangha Maha Nayaka State Committee, before whom he appealed for the healing of the country’s wounds, without being resigned in face of the challenges or isolated, but ensuring “that each voice be heard.”

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Pope Renews Call for Care of Planet


The United Nations is conducting a Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, under the presidency of Fiji. Pope Francis has renewed his call to action in a message he sent Frank Bainimarama, Prime Minister of the Fiji Islands, President of the 23rd Session of the Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP-23), taking place in Bonn from November 6-17, 2017. The message was read during the November 16 session.

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Indonesian bishops favour interfaith dialogue against radicalism



The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Indonesia is holding its Plenary Assembly in Jakarta from 6 to 16 November focusing on the theme “To become a relevant and significant Church: the Church’s call to purify the world”. Some 37 Bishops of Indonesia on Tuesday and Wednesday discussed on how to promote deeper relations with other religious groups and their leaders.

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Jewish Education Group and Vatican’s educational organization Scholas Occurrentes to teach importance of mutual respect and dialogue

Jewish Educational Group World ORT and the Pope’s Scholas Occurrentes organisation have joined forces to inculcate the importance of dialogue and mutual respect in teenagers from around the world.

The two organisations have signed an agreement at the Vatican to stage an international conference in Buenos Aires bringing together hundreds of teenagers from different religious, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.

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