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"La Cachita" finds a home in the Vatican gardens

(Vatican Radio) Affectionately known as "La Cachita", Cuba's beloved Virgin of Charity of El Cobre has been given a place of honour in the Vatican gardens. 

In a ceremony presided over by Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, a replica of the image of the "Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre", the Patron Saint of Cuba, was located in the Vatican.

A delegation of Cuban bishops, who brought the statue as a gift to Pope Francis, was present for the ceremony. 

Card Vegliò: action is needed to defend minorities in Iraq

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Thursday met with Cardinal Antonio Maria Vegliò, the President of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants, to discuss the plight of those fleeing the Islamist violence in Iraq. The so-called Islamic State controls large areas of both Syria and Iraq, and has been conducting a campaign of terror, especially against religious minorities, including Christians.

Cardinal Vegliò told Vatican Radio the Pope said the Church must be in the forefront  in efforts to  defend the weak. 

Card Vegliò: we must act to defend minorities in Iraq

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Thursday met with Cardinal Antonio Maria Vegliò, the President of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants, to discuss the plight of those fleeing the Islamist violence in Iraq. The so-called Islamic State controls large areas of both Syria and Iraq, and has been conducting a campaign of terror, especially against religious minorities, including Christians.

Cardinal Vegliò told Vatican Radio the Pope said the Church must be in the forefront  in efforts to  defend the weak. 

Ebola: The Church's response

(Vatican Radio) As West Africa battles an Ebola epidemic that has already killed 1,400 people, a top American health official has said that the virus at this point has the “upper hand” but he added that experts have the tools to stop it.

Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, made the comments on the same day as the President of one of the most affected countries, Liberia fired all Cabinet ministers and other top officials who defied her order to return to the country as it struggles to deal with the outbreak.

Syrian Bishop calls for international peace force for Syria

(Vatican Radio)  An international peace force is needed to hold back the onslaught of so-called Islamic State militants who continue to make gains in Syria and Iraq – that, according to Chaldean Bishop of Aleppo, Syria, Antoine Audo.

Former Pakistani Minister Paul Bhatti meets Pope Francis

(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis met briefly Wednesday with Dr. Paul Bhatti, former Pakistani Minister for National Harmony and Minorities.  Dr.

Pope Francis: Christian unity not division

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Wednesday said that in a Christian community division is one of the worst sins because it comes not from God. He made the comment during weekly General Audience on Wednesday in St Peter’s Square.

Listen to this report by Lydia O’Kane 

Pope Francis at weekly General Audience

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis greeted thousands of pilgrims and tourists in St Peter's Square on Wednesday for his weekly General Audience. During his catechesis the Holy Father stressed the importance of unity in the Church and in our lives.

Below are the Pope's English language remarks read out during the General Audience

Iraq, Nigeria: Abp Tomasi– stop persecution by Islamic extremists

(Vatican Radio) The Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations in Geneva, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi has renewed his appeal to the international community to stop Islamic State militants from persecuting and exterminating Christians and other minorities in Iraq and other parts of the region.

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 and Shinto.

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