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World Meeting of Famillies 2018

Pope Francis has decided that the World Meeting of Families will be held in Dublin on 22 to 26 Augus[...]
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World Meeting of Families 2018 Programme

World Meeting of Families 2018 will be a joyful festival of the love of God revealed in Jesus Christ[...]
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The World Meeting of Families come to Ireland, 21 - 26 August 2018 !

Dublin, Ireland, has been chosen by Pope Francis to host the next World Meeting of Families in Augus[...]
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'Disability-related benefits should not stop at retirement', says UN OHCHR

Recently, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN OHCHR) published a[...]
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UN Independent expert on the Human Rights of Older Persons : More can and needs to be done to fight poverty in old age, UN expert urges Namibia

WINDHOEK / GENEVA (13 March 2017) – The United Nations Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all hu[...]
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The voice of older persons at EU level - AGE : Accessibility... (time to) Act!

AGE, Friday 10 March 2017  Accessibility_protest_board. The rapid ageing of the European and glob[...]
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Human Rights Council - Thirty-fourth session - 27 February-24 March 2017 - Agenda item 5 - Human rights bodies and mechanisms - 2016 Social Forum*

Report of the Co-Chair-Rapporteurs Summary In accordance with Human Rights Council resolution 29[...]
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AGE Platform Europe : The voice of older persons in the EU level - OEWGA encourages more dialogue on content of a new convention

7th UN Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWGA) encourages more dialogue on content of new convent[...]
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Open-ended Working Group on Ageing - Seventh Working Session - New York 12-15 December 2016

Report of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing on its seventh working session Rapporteur: Lidij[...]
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UN Human Rights expert Rosa Kornfeld Matte to assess human rights situation of older persons in Namibia

GENEVA (28 February 2017) – United Nations human rights expert Rosa Kornfeld-Matte will carry out he[...]
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Inter-American Convention on Protecting the Human Rights of Older Persons

PREAMBLE The States Parties to the present Convention, Recognizing that unqualified respect fo[...]
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Pope Francis holds firm against conservative pushback by Delia Gallagher, CNN

Updated 2301 GMT (0701 HKT) November 28, 2016 Pope Francis is refusing to engage with critics, ev[...]
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Fr. Antonio Spadaro - Pope Francis associate: Controversial questions on communion already answered

Story highlights Fr. Spadaro defends Pope Francis from criticism that he has not addressed concerns[...]
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Life remains a struggle for too many old Singaporeans – UN human rights for older persons expert says

GENEVA (3 October 2016) – United Nations human rights expert Rosa Kornfeld-Matte today commended the[...]
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Migration and older age. UNECE Policy Brief on Ageing n° 17 - July 2016

The UNECE region is experiencing a steady increase in the number and diversity of retired labour mig[...]
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Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schonborn was among those presenting the new papal document entitled ‘Amoris Laetitia’, or The Joy of Love - AP , 8 April 2016

Presentation of Pope Francis' new document on family life Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schonborn was[...]
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Father Spadaro: Amoris Laetitia Is a Jesuit Document

Zenit.org, April 11, 2016 According to Director of La Civiltà Cattolica, Pope Francis’ Apostolic [...]
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Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia of the Holy Father Francis - 8 April 2016

Life in the wider family 187. The nuclear family needs to interact with the wider family made up[...]
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Homely of His Holiness Pope Francis - Holy Saturday, 26 March 2016

Vatican Basilica -  Holy Saturday, 26 March 2016 “Peter ran to the tomb” (Lk 24:12).  What though[...]
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At the General Audience the Pope recalls that God’s forgiveness blots out sin at the root - The ocean and the snow

2016-03-30 L’Osservatore Romano God in his goodness “does not hide the sin but destroys and blots[...]
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UN Genral Assembly Resolution - A/RES/70/164, 17 of December 2015 : Measures to enhance the promotion and protection of the human rights and dignity of older persons

The General Assembly, Guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, [...]
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International day of Older Persons - 1 October 2015 : Sustainability and Age Inclusivness in the Urban Environment

International Day of Older Persons - 1 October 2015 UN Home On 14 December 1990, the United Natio[...]
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WHO Global Strategy and Action Plan on Ageing and Health

Why do we need a Global Strategy on Ageing and Health? Populations around the world are rapidly a[...]
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UNECE celebrates International Day of Older Persons on 1st October 2015

UNECE will celebrate the International Day of Older Persons, on 1 October, with a panel discussion a[...]
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25th International Day of Older Persons - 1st October 2015

1 October 2015 - International Day of Older Persons celebration Palais des Nations, Geneva - Room X[...]
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Pope Francis in Cuba - Francis leaves Cuba, reiterating that the family is not a 'problem' but rather an opportunity

Vatican City, 23 September 2015 (VIS) – The Pope concluded his visit to Cuba by meeting with familie[...]
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Pope Francis on his flight back from Philadelphia

The Pope speaks almost an hour with journalists on flight from Philadelphia Vatican City, 29 Sept[...]
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Pope Francis in Philadelphia - Visit to the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility

It is painful to see prison systems that do not care for wounds, soothe pain or offer new possibilit[...]
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Obama's visit to the Vatican, 27 March 2014 - Pope Francis raises 'right to life' in Obama talks

BBC News - 27 March 2014 Media caption- From the section Europe The BBC's Alan Johnston describes [...]
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Pope Francis in Philadelphia - Francis meets with the victims of sexual abuse: perpetrators will be held accountable

Vatican City, 28 September 2015 (VIS) – The final day of the Pope's apostolic trip began yesterday w[...]
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Pope Francis in Philadelphia - Meeting with the Hispanic community and other immigrants: “Never be ashamed of your traditions”

Vatican City, 27 September 2015 (VIS) – The Independence National Historical Park, considered the “m[...]
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Pope Francis in Philadelphia - Speech at the Festival of Families : God gave Creation to a family

Pope Francis in Philadelphia - Speech at the Festival of Families : God gave Creation to a family [...]
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Pope Francis in Philadelphia - The future of the Church requires more active participation of the laity

Vatican City, 27 September 2015 (VIS) – Pope Francis arrived in Philadelphia for the last stage of h[...]
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Pope Francis in Philadelphia met with survivors of sexual abuse

‘God cries’ for victims of abuse, Pope says after meeting survivors Philadelphia, Pa., Sep 27, 20[...]
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Pope Francis first day in Philadelphia : participation in the Festival of Families

God gave Creation to a family Vatican City, 27 September 2015 (VIS) – The Pope's first day in Phi[...]
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Pope Francis in Washington - Meeting with United States bishops : "Never repeat the crimes of the past"

Vatican City, 24 September 2015 (VIS) – The challenges of a nation whose vast resources require not [...]
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Pope Francis visit to Washington : Address to the Joint Session of Congress

The following is the full text of the Holy Father's address: “I am most grateful for your invitat[...]
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Pope Francis in Washington at the United States Congress

The Pope at the United States Congress: political activity must promote the good of the person and b[...]
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Pope Francis in Washington - Church of Saint Patrick : " There is no social or moral justification for homelessness"

Vatican City, 25 September 2015 (VIS) – After his address to the United States Congress, Pope Franci[...]
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Pope Francis in New York - Francis celebrates Mass in Madison Square Garden: God is living in our cities

Vatican City,26 September 2015 (VIS) – The Pope concluded his day in New York with a Holy Mass for p[...]
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Pope Francis in New York visits the School of Our Lady Queen of Angels in Harlem

Meeting with the children and families of immigrants in Harlem Vatican City,26 September 2015 (VI[...]
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Pope Francis in New York at Ground Zero Memorial

Memorial at Ground Zero: life will always triumph over the prophets of destruction Vatican City, [...]
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Pope Francis at the United Nations Headquarters : full text of his address

  “Once again, following a tradition by which I feel honoured, the Secretary General of the [...]
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Pope Francis visit to the United Nations Headquarters

Vatican City, 26 September 2015 (VIS) – The Pope's second day in New York began with his visit to th[...]
Pope Francis in Washington - Visit to the Little Sisters of the Poor

Pope Francis in Washington - Visit to the Little Sisters of the Poor

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on 24 september 2015 made an unscheduled visit to the convent of the Li[...]
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Adress of Cardinal Peter K.A. Turkson, President, Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace to the World Meeting of Families, Philadelphia 23 September 2015

In his address at the Wold Meeting of Families, Cardinal Turkson discussed how the new Encyclical of[...]
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Pope Francis leaves Cuba, reiterating that the family is not a 'problem' but rather an opportunity

Pope Francis leaves Cuba, reiterating that the family is not a 'problem' but rather an opportunity [...]
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Synod on the Family - 2014-2015 : The Path of the Synod on the Family

The family is seen in an ideal embrace between the Extraordinary Synod of October 2014 and the Gener[...]
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Pontifical Council for the Family - Grandparents : A Burden or a Resource ? Commentary of the InstrumentumLaboris Chapter III of Part I

The spouses Veronica and José Luis Villaseñor, commenting Chapter III Part I entitled "The Family an[...]