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Gospel Truth: Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2 August 2020

In this week's edition of "Gospel Truth”, the late Jill Bevilacqua and Seán-Patrick Lovett bring us readings and reflections from the Gospel of St. Mathew 14:13-21.

Covid-19: Latin America current epidemic battleground

Latin America is becoming the epicenter battleground for the Covid-19 pandemic, with sharply rising numbers of infections and deaths. Yet scant testing services in many areas mask the true extent of the crisis.

Cardinal Parolin to visit Ars and Lourdes in August

The Vatican Secretary of State will pay a visit to Ars on the Feast of St John Vianney, and will celebrate Mass on the Solemnity of the Assumption in Lourdes.

Pope appoints new Bishop to the Diocese of Port Pirie, Australia

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Gregory O'Kelly, SJ and has appointed Father Karol Kulczycki SDS as bishop of the Diocese of Port Pirie in Australia.

Crucifix in Managua cathedral torched in ‘hatred of the Church’

The Catholic community in Nicaragua is left deeply wounded after a man destroys a crucifix in Managua’s cathedral with a petrol bomb.

Pope Francis: Trafficking a scourge against human dignity

Pope Francis sends a message to an online seminar on human trafficking, and calls this form of modern-day slavery a scourge against human dignity.

Msgr Gaid ends service as Pope Francis's secretary, as Fr Fabio Salerno takes up post

The Director of the Holy See Press Office says a normal turnover of roles, as desired by Pope Francis, is taking place.

We are strongest when we “share resources and information”

Dedicated volunteers are the backbone of a project designed to reach out to people made vulnerable by the Covid-19 pandemic, allowing the Church to extend its charitable activity in southeastern Wales.

Afghan truce begins, future talks possible

As Muslims observe the festival of Eid-al-Adha, a three-day ceasefire between Taliban and government forces in Afghanistan gets underway.

Brazil's first lady tests positive for Covid-19

Brazil`s First Lady Mchelle Bolsonaro is being closely monitored by health experts, after testing positive for Covid-19, but is not showing full blown symptoms of the illness so far.