European Churches celebrate 20th anniversary of ‘Charta Oecumenica’

Churches in Europe are preparing to celebrate 20 years since the signing of the European Ecumenical Charter, with Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco and others thanking God for the advances made by… Read More

North Koreans facing possible famine amid Covid-19 crisis

Fears are growing that many North Koreans are facing a looming famine, as the nation’s leader compares the current economic crisis to a deadly famine in the 1990s. Read More

Church in Malta concerned over push to legalize marijuana

The Secretariat for Catholic Education and the Church Schools Association, together with other organizations, including Caritas Malta, express concern over the possible legalization of the production, commercialization and use of… Read More

Irish Bishops begin path to holding a national Synod

The Catholic Church in Ireland is on its way to preparing a National Synodal Assembly to be held within the next five years, with a focus on the challenges and… Read More

Covid-19 vaccines reach over 100 economies under Covax initiative

At forty-two days since the first batch of Covid-19 vaccines were delivered to Ghana under the Covax initiative, over 100 economies have now received Covid-19 vaccines across six continents. Read More

We know, when ready, Pope Francis will come to South Sudan.

As South Sudan starts vaccinating some of its health workers, Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Martin Mula of Juba Archdiocese has been reflecting about Easter and Covid-19. Read More

Seven days with Pope Francis – News Video

Pope Francis’s activities in these last seven days (1-8 April) coincide with the Easter Triduum, which was once again celebrated with restrictions in place due to Covid-19. Yet, the health… Read More

Vatican Museums to reopen on 3 May

Booking is required as are punctuality, masks and social distancing. The Vatican Gardens will also be open for visits. Read More

Pope backs multi-faith efforts to eradicate child sexual abuse

Participants at an International Symposium on strategies for preventing and healing child sexual abuse receive a message of encouragement and gratitude from Pope Francis. Read More

Indonesian Church calls for compassion for flood victims

The Catholic Church of Indonesia has called on Catholics to show compassion to victims of the devastating flash floods and landslides that hit the country’s predominantly Catholic province of East… Read More

Pope Francis: Too much exclusion for a world in which all are equal

Pope Francis sends a letter to the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund as they begin their virtual spring meetings. In his letter, the Pope stresses the importance… Read More

Archbishop Gallagher: ‘Nostra aetate’ highlights Church’s commitment against anti-Semitism

The Holy See’s Secretary for Relations with States emphasizes the importance of open and respectful dialogue as a key element to combat anti-Semitism on our path towards a climate of… Read More

Violence in Northern Ireland widely condemned

Irish and British political leaders condemn recent violence on the streets of Belfast, saying the only way to resolve differences is through dialogue. Read More

East Timor Church reaches out to flood victims

Floods and landslides caused by heavy rains have killed over 42 people and displaced some 9,700 in Timor-Leste, says the United Nations. Catholic Church facilities are hosting many of the… Read More

Pope Francis recalls love for Eucharistic adoration from his youth

Pope Francis sends a handwritten note to Alpha and Omega Catholic weekly in reply to a record from his youth containing his name as one of the faithful nocturnal adorers… Read More

A bird’s nest and healing: Vatican sponsors event on preventing sexual abuse

The Vatican teams up with Harvard University to host a virtual Symposium on preventing and healing child sexual abuse, an event which grew out of a bird’s nest presented to… Read More

Acute hunger looms in the DRC warns UN

The FAO and WFP have warned that the scale of acute hunger in the DRC is “staggering”. Conflict and insecurity have been a leading factor, followed by Covid-19 and economic… Read More

Pope Francis to young people: God is thirsty for you

“Francesco il guillare di Dio” is a new book authored by Cardinal Raniero Cantalamessa with the introduction written by Pope Francis. In it, the Pope encourages young people to respond… Read More

Pope personally congratulates Maltese priest on his 90th birthday

Pope Francis reaches out to Fr Dionysius Mintoff, founder of a Centre for Peace and a shelter for migrants in Malta, on the occasion of his 90th birthday. Read More

Cardinal Turkson: Universal health coverage needed to build healthier world

In his message to mark World Health Day, the Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Human Integral Development, Cardinal Peter Turkson, highlights the importance of building more equitable and more… Read More
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