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NEWS BRIEF RNS-Vaccines-Vatican: Vatican City enforces vaccine, covid-19 test mandates (RNS) – Starting October 1, people wishing to enter Vatican City will have to present a certification proving they have received the vaccine, recovered from Covid-19 or tested negative for the virus within 72 hours. By Claire Giangravè. 500 words. (category i) NEWS STORY RNS-Synodality-Women: […]

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RNS-Vaccines-Vatican: Vatican City enforces vaccine, covid-19 test mandates
(RNS) – Starting October 1, people wishing to enter Vatican City will have to present a certification proving they have received the vaccine, recovered from Covid-19 or tested negative for the virus within 72 hours. By Claire Giangravè. 500 words. (category i)

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RNS-Synodality-Women: Pope Francis wants to break the wheel of power in the church, but for women it might not be enough
(RNS) – In Pope Francis’ vision for the future of the Catholic Church, bishops will no longer make decisions alone but in dialogue and discernment with the faithful in their community. The two-year synodal process that will begin in October promises to flip the power structures in the church, but when it comes to women it might not be enough. By Claire Giangravè. 1,000 words. (category i)

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RNS-McDowell-Apology: Josh McDowell tells conference that Black and minority families don’t value hard work and education
(RNS)  — A popular Christian author apologized Sunday (Sept. 19) after his comments criticizing black and minority families were posted on social media. During a speech to a national gathering of Christian counselors, speaker Josh McDowell denounced critical race theory and blamed Black and minority families for inequality in America, saying they don’t value hard work or education. By Bob Smietana. 450 words. (category: a)