Southern Arabia’s new Apostolic Vicar calls for diversity in unity

Bishop Paolo Martinelli was installed as the new Apostolic Vicar for Southern Arabia on Saturday at St Joseph’s Cathedral in Abu Dhabi. In his inaugural speech and then during his… Read More

Pope prays for victims of Italian glacier tragedy, appeals for care of environment

Pope Francis asks for prayers for victims of an avalanche in northern Italy and warns against disregarding the effects of climate change. Read all   Read More

Denmark shooting: Victims killed at random

Danish police say a gunman who shot three people at a shopping centre in Copenhagen on Sunday acted alone and killed them at random Read all   Read More

South Sudan: the tragedy of health care ravaged by misery

South Sudan is one of the poorest countries in the world and the government struggles to provide even the most basic healthcare to its people. In Nyang, at the healthcare… Read More

Nigeria: Catholic Priests abducted in Edo, Kaduna

The dioceses of Uromi and Kafanchan, respectively, call for prayers for the quick and safe release of Frs. Peter Udo and Philemon Oboh, who were kidnapped by armed persons on… Read More

US Bishops disappointed by Supreme Court’s climate regulation ruling

The Bishops of the United States condemn a US Supreme Court ruling which limits government powers to curb greenhouse gases. Read all   Read More

DRC: Sister Claudia’s mission among the rejected in Kinshasa

Sr. Claudia, an Italian-born nun with the Sisters of the Poor who has worked in the Democratic Republic of Congo since the 1990s, recounts her experience of serving the sick,… Read More

Pope Francis respects US Supreme court decision and condemns abortion

In a wide-ranging interview with American journalist Philip Pullella of Reuters, Pope Francis covers topics such as the recent US Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, the possibility of… Read More

Cardinal Parolin with the poor in Kinshasa: ‘You have passed from death to life’

On his second day in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Cardinal Pietro Parolin shares Pope Francis’ closeness with local religious congregations and the poor whom they assist, saying they are… Read More

Pope Francis: ‘Sports are a sign of hope amidst war’

Pope Francis greets a delegation of the European Swimming League ahead of the European Aquatics Championships, set to take place in Rome in August, and praises the unifying power of… Read More

Meet the soon-to-be first Cardinal of Singapore

In a wide-ranging interview with Vatican News, Cardinal-elect William Goh discusses the reality in the international business hub of Singapore, explaining how affluence can impact religion. Having concluded the bicentennial… Read More

Congolese community in Rome assures Pope Francis of Africa’s love for him.

Congolese community tells Pope Francis, “On behalf of all of us here and all Congolese who are united through prayer with us around the world, suffice it for me to… Read More

Pope to Mediterranean Games: ‘Sport can create bridges between cultures’

Pope Francis sends a message to participants in the “Mass of the Nations” on the sidelines of the 19th Mediterranean Games, saying sport can help overcome the division caused by… Read More

Russia claims victory in Ukraine’s Luhansk region

Russian and separatist forces in eastern Ukraine claim to have taken the strategic city of Lysychansk, the last major stronghold in the Luhansk area, as Russia’s military appeared to step… Read More

Cardinal Parolin at Mass in Kinshasa: ‘May peace return to DRC’

Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin celebrates Mass in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and appeals for Congolese to overcome division and work toward peace. Read… Read More

DRC and Catholic Church sign agreements as Cardinal Parolin visits

As Cardinal Pietro Parolin visits the Democratic Republic of Congo, the local Church inks agreements with the government to define the Church’s legal status in the areas of health, finance,… Read More

Pope calls for de-escalation over war in Ukraine

Pope Francis renews his appeal for peace in Ukraine, and calls on the international community to step back from confrontational rhetoric. Read all   Read More

Pope at Angelus: ‘We proclaim Jesus through witness of brotherly love’

Pope Francis reflects on the Sunday Gospel at the Angelus prayer, and urges Christians to bear witness to Jesus through mutual respect and brotherly love. Read all   Read More

Pope at Mass for Rome’s Congolese community: ‘Peace begins with each of us’

As he presides over Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica for the Congolese community in Rome, Pope Francis asks the faithful to join in for prayer for peace for the wounded… Read More

Cardinal Parolin in DRC: Seek peace for good of country and Congolese

On his first day in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday, Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin meets with President Tshisekedi and representatives of the UN’s peacekeeping mission in… Read More
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