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Day: August 25, 2014

Interreligious Match for Peace set to kickoff on September 1

(Vatican Radio) The offices of Vatican Radio served as host for the presentation of the Interreligious Match for Peace, which will be played on September 1st at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico. Listen to our report: The match will feature current and past players representing different cultures and religions: Buddhist, Christian (Catholic and Protestant), Jewish, Hindu, Muslim…
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Pope sends condolences for death of former Irish Premier Reynolds

(Vatican Radio) “Condolences” for the death and “gratitude for his efforts in promoting peace and reconciliation in Ireland” have been conveyed by Pope Francis in a telegram to the family of former Irish Prime Minister Albert Reynolds who died on August 21. The papal message, signed in the Holy Father’s name by Vatican Secretary of…
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Pope sends letter of condolence to family of journalist James Foley

(Vatican Radio)  The Holy See’s Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin has sent a message of condolence on behalf of Pope Francis for the family of the U.S. journalist James Foley, brutally executed by Islamic State militants.  The message was read out Sunday at a memorial mass for Foley at the family’s Catholic parish, Our…
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Pope sends telegram to Methodist-Waldensian synod

(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis has sent a message to the Methodist and Waldensian (Valdese) churches on occasion of their 24-29 August Synod in Torre Pellice, Turin, Italy.  The telegram, signed by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin on behalf of the Holy Father, offers the Pope’s “fraternal” welcome and assures participants of his spiritual…
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