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These Christian migrants prayed for a better future. Now Pope Francis is making it possible

Grace and Daniel have been stuck in Cyprus' buffer zone for more than six months after they fled Cameroon. / Alexey Gotovskiy/EWTN

Rome Newsroom, Dec 3, 2021 / 13:00 pm (CNA).

As a sign of Pope Francis’ concern for migrants, the Vatican has announced that it is helping to arrange the transfer of refugees from Cyprus to Italy.

Archbishop Gänswein: Benedict XVI had three COVID-19 vaccine doses ‘out of conviction’

Archbishop Georg Gänswein in St. Peter’s Square on Sept. 25, 2019. / Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Vatican City, Dec 3, 2021 / 12:00 pm (CNA).

He said: ‘One must not force anyone to vaccinate ... But one should appeal to the conscience.’

Interrogation tapes in Vatican finance trial leaked to media

A hearing in the Vatican finance trial on Nov. 17, 2021. / Vatican Media.

Vatican City, Dec 3, 2021 / 07:20 am (CNA).

An Italian newspaper published the footage.

Pope Francis: St. Joseph shows engaged couples what real love looks like

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Vatican City, Dec 1, 2021 / 05:15 am (CNA).

‘We need to move from infatuation to mature love,’ the pope said.

Pope Francis’ prayer intention for December is for catechists

Pope Francis meets young people of the Scholas Community at Rome’s Pontifical International College Maria Mater Ecclesiae, Nov. 25, 2021. / Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Vatican City, Nov 30, 2021 / 13:00 pm (CNA).

Pope Francis instituted a new ministry of catechist in May.

Pope Francis to Orthodox leader: May God prepare us to receive gift of full unity

Pope Francis meets with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I at the Vatican, Oct. 4, 2021. / Vatican Media.

Vatican City, Nov 30, 2021 / 12:00 pm (CNA).

The pope sent the message on the feast of St. Andrew.

Vatican cardinal criticizes advice to avoid word ‘Christmas’ in EU commission communications guide

Cardinal Pietro Parolin speaks in a Vatican News interview published Nov. 30, 2021. / Screenshot from Vatican News - Italiano YouTube channel.

Vatican City, Nov 30, 2021 / 06:22 am (CNA).

The guidelines were withdrawn on Tuesday.

Report: Pope Francis could bring 50 migrants from Cyprus to Italy

Pope Francis greets a migrant at a welcoming hub near Cesena, Italy on Oct. 1, 2017. / L'Osservatore Romano.

Vatican City, Nov 29, 2021 / 12:00 pm (CNA).

The pope will arrive in Cyprus on Dec. 2.

Immaculate Conception: Pope Francis cancels public act of veneration again due to pandemic

Pope Francis prays before the statue of the Immaculate Conception in Rome’s Piazza di Spagna Dec. 8, 2020. / Vatican Media.

Vatican City, Nov 29, 2021 / 04:37 am (CNA).

Last year, the pope made a surprise visit to pray alone at the Immaculate Conception statue.

Pope Francis: Life’s essential ingredient is prayer

Pope Francis speaks during the Angelus prayer. / Vatican Media

Vatican City, Nov 28, 2021 / 06:52 am (CNA).

On the first Sunday of Advent, Pope Francis reminded Christians that an essential ingredient for living an alert and joyful life is prayer.