The 2021 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is celebrated from 18 to 25 January. During this period, Christians are invited to pray for reconciliation and unity within the Church.
The overturning of a stay on convicted murderer Lisa Montgomery’s execution by the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for application of the death penalty for the only woman on federal death row in the United States.
Continuing his catechesis on prayer at the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis reflects on “the prayer of praise”, which is possible in every circumstance because God is always faithful.
Pope Francis’ special “Laudato sì” year is being marked across the world. A parish in Malaysia’s Penang State has pledged to become the “greenest” in the whole of the Malaysia and beyond.
Indian airlines on Tuesday began shipping 5.65 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine before the nation-wide inoculation drive kicks off on 16 January.
In view of the grave situation facing the country, the Bishops of Venezuela issue a pastoral exhortation addressing serious issues including human rights violations, the politicization of humanitarian aid, and the harassment of migrants attempting to flee the country.
The European Union has warned Iran that its decision to increase uranium enrichment could undermine efforts to keep a nuclear deal alive, while diplomatic efforts continue to bring the United States back onboard under a new administration.
The Congregation for Divine Worship releases a note laying out the procedures priests around the world are to follow for the distribution of ashes at the start of Lent.
US Bishops call on the government to halt federal executions due to go ahead this month, and ask Congress to abolish the death penalty.
The Catholic Bishops of Germany repeat the Church’s opposition to medically-assisted suicide, and say every dying person needs to be supported with the Christian message of hope.