Cooperation and service at heart of priestly ministry, says Pope

In an address to deacons preparing for the priesthood in the diocese of Rome, Pope Francis highlights faithful cooperation, service to the People of God, and the guidance of the… Read More

Pope cancels audiences due to mild flu

The Holy See Press Office informed journalists that Pope Francis has cancelled his engagements on Saturday “as a precautionary measure.” Read all   Read More

Bambino Gesù, for two years caring for young Ukrainian patients fleeing from war

Since the full scale invasion of Ukraine by Russia exactly two years ago, approximately 2,500 minors from the attacked country have been treated at the Vatican’s Bambino Gesu pediatric hospital.… Read More

Bishops urge Nigerians to embrace social cohesion and good governance.

As more households in Nigeria struggle under a distressing economic situation and rampant insecurity, the country’s Catholic Bishops call on politicians and citizens to shun unhelpful positions that polarize the… Read More

CAFOD welcomes UK Parliament motion for ceasefire in Gaza

The UK Parliament has passed a Labour Party motion calling for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza. Welcomed by humanitarian agencies, it aims to address catastrophic situations faced by Gaza… Read More

Archbishop Shevchuk: ‘Don’t forget Ukraine!’

The Major Archbishop of Kyiv-Halych urges Catholics in Europe and around the world not to forget the ongoing suffering of the people of Ukraine, while expressing gratitude for the support… Read More

Pope Francis close to families and victims of deadly Valencia fire

Pope Francis says he is praying for victims and all those affected by a blaze in two residential towers in the eastern city of Valencia, where four people are confirmed… Read More

Israel to send mission to Gaza ceasefire talks in France

The Israeli Prime Minister has revealed his post-war strategy for Gaza, the first since the Israel-Hamas conflict erupted in October last year. Read all   Read More

Haiti: Ramped-up international security force to tackle gang violence

Canada, Benin, France and Jamaica have offered support to a U.N.-backed international security force aimed at tackling rampant gang violence in Haiti. The initiative follows a meeting in Brazil co-hosted… Read More

Cardinal Cantalamessa’s first Lenten sermon: Jesus is both Word and Sacrament

Cardinal Raniero Cantalamessa, the Preacher of the Papal Household, delivers his first Lenten homily to the Roman Curia. Read all   Read More

Knights of Columbus: Ukrainians ‘a nation of heroes’, need our help

As Russia’s war in Ukraine enters its third year, Patrick Kelly, the Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, praises the heroism of the Ukrainian people and details the humanitarian… Read More

Andrea Tornielli’s ‘Life of Jesus’ book ‘experiences’ the Gospel to encounter Christ

This Lent, readers can ‘experience’ in a new way the Gospels through Andrea Tornielli’s latest book ‘The Life of Jesus,’ featuring Pope Francis’ introduction, which was presented in a Loyola… Read More

Pope Francis’ tireless prayer for peace for “martyred Ukraine”

Pope Francis has never tired of lifting his prayers and launching appeals for peace in Ukraine over the past two years as the nation is trapped in the “madness” of… Read More

Free online course “Toward a Constitutively Synodal Church”

The third edition of a free, online course entitled “Toward a Constitutively Synodal Church” begins on March 2, and seeks to train pastoral workers, religious men and women, and bishops… Read More

Venezuela: 23 miners die in a mine collapse

Twenty three miners are confirmed dead, but dozens more could have perished in an open pit gold mine collapse in the jungles of central Venezuela. Read all   Read More

Canadian Christians call for prayer and action for peace in Ukraine

Canada’s major Christian churches and ecclesial communities issue “A Canadian Pastoral Letter” urging Christians and all people of good will to join in united prayer and action for peace in… Read More

Papal Basilicas launch ‘From Tourist to Pilgrim’ minisite as Jubilee guide

The four Papal Basilicas and the Dicastery for Communication team up to launch a new minisite to serve as a spiritual and artistic guide to the Basilicas and help the… Read More

Australian bishop Christopher Saunders charged with 19 sexual offences

Following the arrest of Bishop emeritus Christopher Saunders, the President of the Australian Bishops Conference describes the ongoing investigation as “right and proper, and indeed necessary.” Read all   Read More

Religions for Peace, UN Alliance promote peace at Tokyo Roundtables

While war plagues the planet, Religions for Peace International and Religions for Peace Japan, in partnership with the United Nations Alliance on Civilizations (UNAOC), issue joint statement declaring shared commitment… Read More

“God walks with his people”: Theme for World Refugee Day 2024 announced

The Vatican announces the theme for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. Since 1914, the World Day has offered Catholics an opportunity to remember and pray for those displaced… 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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