Pope: Polarization is not Catholic, dialogue is the only way

Pope Francis grants an exclusive interview to the Catholic ‘”America Magazine” in which he answers a vast range of questions, including topics regarding the US, Church issues, social issues, the… Read More

Pope to Catholic Action: Listen attentively with an open heart

Pope Francis sends a message to the International Forum of Catholic Action, which met over the weekend for its 8th Assembly and elected new leaders. The synodal spirit needs to… Read More

Deadly wave of violence in Israel and West Bank

Israel and the occupied West Bank have been experiencing their deadliest wave of violence since 2015. Read all   Read More

Pope remembers Ischia flood victims, women suffering violence

Following the Angelus, the Pope’s thoughts turned to those suffering, especially flood victims on the Italian island of Ischia, women who are victims of sexual violence and the martyred Ukrainian… Read More

Pope: May Advent awaken us to God’s presence in our daily lives

On the first Sunday of Advent, Pope Francis calls on us to “awaken from our slumber” and to always be aware of the presence of God and to welcome Him… Read More

Nigeria: Priests and sisters in Rome praying for change.

On Saturday afternoon, the Association of Nigerian priests, religious and seminarians in Rome (NIPRELS) held a rosary procession in Saint Peter Square to intercede for their country, Nigeria. Read all… Read More

Lebanon seeks end to crippling financial crisis

The Lebanese Prime Minister says his country will not be able to get out of its financial crisis without authorities implementing structural reforms required by the International Monetary Fund. Read… Read More

The Lord’s Advent instigates prayer and protest

As the Church marks the First Sunday in Advent, Jonathan Montaldo offers his thoughts on the day’s liturgical readings under the theme: “The Lord’s Advent instigates prayer and protest”. Read… Read More

Cardinal Krajewski: We must give greater care for those sleeping on streets

The papal almoner remembers Burkhard Scheffler, a homeless man who died in the colonnade area of St. Peter’s Square. He tells us about the Vatican and the city of Rome’s… Read More

Pope prays for German homeless man found dead near St. Peter’s

Pope Francis prays for a homeless man from Germany who died near St. Peter’s Square after a cold and rainy night and invites the faithful to pray for him and… Read More

Pope Francis: “Encounter must become our greatest desire”

Speaking to attendees of the Festival of Social Doctrine in Verona, Pope Francis stresses the importance of trust and encounter given the “grim” situation of the current world scenario. Read… Read More

Cardinal Zen fined over fund defending protesters in Hong Kong

The 90-year-old Salesian Cardinal was fined after a court in Hong Kong found him guilty of failing to register the now-dissolved 612 Humanitarian Relief Fund to help pro-democracy activists. He… Read More

Pope Francis appoints two women in Vatican leadership roles

Pope Francis nominates two women in managerial positions at the Pontifical Commission for Sacred Archaeology and the Dicastery for Culture and Education. Read all   Read More

Hunger fears stalk Afghanistan as winter arrives

As winter sets in, there are fears that more than 28 million people in Afghanistan will need humanitarian assistance. Read all   Read More

Jakarta Cathedral, Istiqlal Mosque: Symbols of religious tolerance in Indonesia

The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption in Jakarta and the Istiqlal Mosque promote interreligious dialogue in the Muslim-majority country – a sign of fraternity and religious diversity that… Read More

UK: Churches respond to energy crisis offering “warm spaces”

A coalition of churches and charities launches the “Warm Welcome Campaign” to provide safe and warm spaces for people struggling to pay their heating bills Read all   Read More

Twin terror attacks in Jerusalem kill one person and wound many others

A teenage boy was killed and at least a dozen people injured in two separate explosions in Jerusalem early Wednesday. Read all   Read More

Sr Juliana Seelmann’s witness welcoming Christ in refugees

German religious sister Juliana Seelmann wanted to be a nurse who was close to the dying. By a twist of fate, she ended up in the reception center for asylum… Read More

United States: At least 6 killed in supermarket shooting

A gunman opens fire and kills at least 6 people in a Virginia supermarket, adding to a long line of gun-related mass killings in the United States. Read all   Read More

An intergenerational encounter: a big-bang of ideas and projects for our Common Home

It was a unique opportunity for discussion and exchanging ideas to find holistic strategies against climate change and to build a sustainable future: the fifth ‘Laudato si’ Reflection Day’ energized… Read More

The voice of laymen at FABC General Conference

Among those participating in the FABC General Conference in Bangkok are laymen who have been invited as guests. They too come from all over Asia. Their presence makes the People… Read More

Pope to Pontifical Institute ‘JP II’: family is not ideology

Addressing the Pontifical Theological Institute “John Paul II” for Marriage and the Family Sciences, Pope Francis highlights the need for the Church as well as the State “to listen and… Read More

Church prays for end to drought, hunger and insecurity in Kenya.

Kenya’s Catholic Bishops over the weekend led prayers for an end to drought, hunger, and insecurity facing parts of the country. This was at the ordination of the new Bishop… Read More

Pope meets French President Emmanuel Macron

Pope Francis meets with the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, for their third private audience in the Vatican, and discusses the desire to promote peace in a world overtaken by… Read More

Calls for renewed hope and conviction on UN Day

UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, reiterates a call for renewed hope and conviction in what humanity can achieve through solidarity, as the United Nations marks the 77th anniversary since its foundation… Read More

The heroic sacrifice of the Discalced Carmelites of Compiègne

In November 1792, a small group of Discalced Carmelite nuns of Compiègne began reciting a prayer every day, offering themselves for the salvation of France. Their prayer was answered. Read… Read More

US records sharp uptick in migration inflows

The United States says record numbers of migrants have sought to cross the border in the year to September, as economic conditions in Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Cuba push would-be migrants… Read More

Humanitarian crisis spreads in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray state

Violence continues in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray state, where aid agencies say around a million people face famine. Read all   Read More

G7 condemns Russia’s kidnapping of nuclear plant leadership

The Group of Seven (G7) of the world’s leading economies has condemned Russia’s alleged kidnapping of the leadership of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. Their concern comes as Ukraine suffers… Read More

Pope calls for prayers for Ukraine, recalls World Mission Day

Speaking after the Angelus, Pope Francis recalls that today is World Mission Day, and he encourages us to support missionaries with prayer and concrete solidarity. He also invites us to… Read More

Pope prays for peace in Ethiopia, victims of flooding in Africa

At the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Francis appeals to political leaders to find solutions for lasting peace in Tigray, and prays for victims of floods affecting various countries in Africa.… Read More

Pope Francis registers for the next World Youth Day in Lisbon

Assisted by young Portuguese university students presenting a tablet for him, Pope Francis at the Angleus on Sunday registers for the forthcoming World Youth Day in Lisbon, Portugual, August 2023.… Read More

Pope at Angelus: Be humble so that God may raise you up

In his reflections on the Sunday Gospel, Pope Francis underscores the importance of seeing and acknowledging our own weaknesses and the need to develop a humility of heart so that… Read More

Russian authorities order civilians to flee Ukraine region

Russian occupation authorities in a key Ukrainian city have ordered civilians to leave immediately as Ukraine’s counter-offensive against the Russian invasion of the country intensifies. The order came as Ukrainian… Read More

UN demands end to violence in Haiti

The UN Security Council is calling for an immediate end to violence in Haiti and is inflicting punitive sanctions against a notorious street gang leader. Read all   Read More

Benedict XVI: Vatican II was both meaningful and necessary

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI sends a letter to an international symposium on “The Ecclesiology of Joseph Ratzinger” held at the US Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, and upholds the importance… Read More

Caritas and Holy See at UNESCO to hold conference on women in leadership

Caritas Internationalis, in partnership with the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to UNESCO, will hold a conference from 27-28 October on “The Full Face of Humanity: Women in… Read More

Pope: Bear witness on peripheries like Fr. Puglisi and St. Francis

Pope Francis meets with 250 members of Italy’s “Frontier Community”, and underscores the importance of living the Gospel and focusing on the Risen Christ in their outreach to disadvantaged youth,… Read More

Pope urges religious sisters to put relationship with Christ first

Pope Francis encourages Bridgettine and Comboni religious sisters to put Jesus first, to turn to Him constantly in Eucharistic Adoration, and to learn from the beautiful personal prayer of Pope… Read More

Parolin: ‘An Agreement on aspects essential to daily life of Church in China’

Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin grants an interview to discuss the two-year renewal of the Provisional Agreement between the Holy See and the People’s Republic of China. Read all… Read More
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