Pope prays for quake-struck Indonesians

Pope Francis expresses his closeness and assures his prayers to all those affected by an earthquake in the Indonesian island of Sulawesi where search and rescue operations are underway. Read More

13 Christians killed every day in the world because of their faith

The non-Governmental organization Open Doors releases its annual “World Watch List” report that lists the top 50 countries where Christians are most persecuted for their faith. Read More

Abp of Tuam: Mother and Baby Report a cause for shame

The Archbishop of Tuam in Ireland, Michael Neary, calls the contents of the Report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes “a cause for shame” and adds,… Read More

UISG welcomes Motu Proprio as response to dynamism of the Church

Expressing gratitude to Pope Francis for institutionalizing the participation of women in the Church through the ministries of Lector and Acolyte with a Motu Proprio Spiritus Domini, the International Union… Read More

Vatican begins vaccination campaign

The Vatican began its program of vaccination on Wednesday, starting with the elderly and others in high-risk categories. Read More

Abp Martin: ‘We must ensure children and their mothers feel wanted and loved’

Ireland’s Catholic leader, Archbishop Eamon Martin unreservedly apologizes to the survivors of Women and Baby homes in the country following a new report. Read More

Cameroon: Presbyterian Church calls for peace, end to violent attacks against civilians

The Presbyterian Church in Cameroon enjoins government and separatist forces to embrace peace amid an unfortunate series of killings and increasing civilian casualities. Read More

Lisa Montgomery executed in a US federal prison complex

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… Read More

Global Catholic Climate Movement: Raise your voice on behalf of our common home

The Executive Director of the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) talks about the importance of this week’s “One Planet Summit” to discuss biodiversity and the impact of its loss on… Read More

Pope at Audience: We can always praise God, whose love never fails

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. Read More

The greenest parish in the world

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… Read More

India gears up for ‘world’s biggest vaccination drive’

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. Read More

Venezuela: Bishops call for radical change in political leaders

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… Read More

EU concerned about Iran’s nuclear ambitions

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… Read More

Vatican modifies distribution of ashes for Ash Wednesday

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. Read More

US Bishops call on Congress to abolish federal death penalty

US Bishops call on the government to halt federal executions due to go ahead this month, and ask Congress to abolish the death penalty. Read More

German Bishops reiterate opposition to assisted suicide

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. Read More

World Day of the Sick: Pope urges “trust-based relationship” in care for the sick

In his message for the 29th World Day of the Sick on 11 February, Pope Francis urges a path of healing grounded in a trusting and interpersonal relationship between the… Read More

WCC express solidarity with US Churches after Capitol Hill riot

In the wake of last week’s assault on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., the World Council of Churches condemns the violence, and calls on Churches in the US to prophetically… Read More

UK Bishops hail Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty as historic milestone

UK Bishops again call on the United Kingdom “to forsake its nuclear arsenal” as the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons comes into effect on 22 January. Read More
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