Canada: crimes against Catholics increase 260 percent

According to a study released by Statistics Canada, 3,360 reports of hate crimes have been reported by the police, targeting religions, sexual orientation, race or ethnicity Read all   Read More

Pope to Italian Catholics: Always walk together with fraternal love

Meeting in the Vatican with a group of parishioners from the Italian city of Rho, in the Archdiocese of Milan, Pope Francis highlights the role of the parish as a… Read More

Cardinal Cupich: Pope’s ‘Vos Estis’ update seeks to give justice to abuse victims

Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, welcomes Pope Francis’ promulgation of an updated version of ‘Vos estis lux mundi’, and says it confirms the Church’s desire to root out sexual… Read More

Dr. Ruffini: Sexual violence is ‘destruction of humanity’

Speaking at a panel discussion on Conflict-Related Sexual Violence, Dr. Paolo Ruffini, the Prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Communication, says “We are all involved … We cannot say ‘I… Read More

Three fragments of Parthenon brought to Athens in ceremony

Three fragments of the Parthenon previously found in the Vatican Museums are brought to the Acropolis Museum in Athens. Pope Francis donated the works to the Archbishop of the Orthodox… Read More

Day of Missionary Martyrs. Cardinal Cupich: Martyrs teach us the power of love

On the eve of the Day of Missionary Martyrs, on March 24, the Archbishop of Chicago attends the inauguration of a Memorial of the New Martyrs of the XX and… Read More

UN organizations and experts call for human rights to water

The final day of work at the United Nations New York headquarters will produce the final document of the Water Conference, inspired by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Read… Read More

Good Friday collection a call to solidarity with Holy Land

The Prefect of the Dicastery for the Eastern Churches, Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti, appeals to the faithful around the world to support Christians in the Holy Land. Read all   Read More

Vatican message for Ramadan urges promoting culture of friendship

The Vatican’s Dicastery for Interreligious Dialogue releases message for Islam’s holy month of Ramadan and Id al-Fitr, urging both Christians and Muslims worldwide to join in building a “more peaceful,… Read More

Archbishop Costelloe: Pope calling us to become more synodal

Archbishop Timothy Costelloe of Perth, Australia, a newly-appointed member of the preparatory committee for the General Assembly of the Synod, says Pope Francis is calling us to become “more fully… Read More

Pope tells EU Bishops to advance the cause of peace

Pope Francis addresses EU bishops who have just elected Mariano Crociata as their new president, and invites them to continue to pursue the cause of peace. Read all   Read More

Pope: Work of mercy coincides with missionary vocation of Church

Pope Francis emphasizes the importance of the Sacrament of Confession, in an address to the participants in the 33rd Course on the Internal Forum organized by the Apostolic Penitentiary. Read… Read More

Pope Francis: Beware of ‘cold, desktop morality’

Amid today’s vast challenges, Pope Francis calls for holding close to Christ and warns against a cold, desktop morality, when addressing participants in a two-day course on ‘St. Alphonsus: Pastor… Read More

Holy See: Racism still plagues our societies

Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, the Vatican Observer to the UN in New York, addresses the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and says that ongoing racism in our societies can be eradicated by… Read More

Pope urges renewed consecration of Ukraine and Russia to Mary

A year after he consecrated Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Pope Francis urges believers to never tire of “consecrating the cause of peace to the Queen… Read More

Pope on World Water Day: No to water wars, abuse and waste

Marking World Water Day Pope Francis reminds us that water is a primary necessity that must never be wasted, abused or serve as grounds for war. Read all   Read More

Pope at Audience: The first means of evangelization is witness

Pope Francis continues his weekly catechesis at his General Audience and urges all those present to re-read Saint Paul VI’s Apostolic Exhortation “Evangelii nuntiandi”, as each person goes forth in… Read More

Falling in love with Amazonia: a film

Film director Estevão Ciavatta’s 3D experience, with the expert guidance of an indigenous chief, takes the viewer on an extraordinary journey through the world’s largest rainforest threatened by mankind and… Read More

Searching for new worlds using Vatican telescope

Vatican Observatory Foundation announces astronomers from the Leibniz-Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) and the Vatican Observatory (VO) teamed up to spectroscopically survey more than 1000 bright stars which are suspected… Read More

Highjacked by the Holy Spirit on the Camino de Santiago

A new film, “Santiago: The Camino Within”, will be released on 28 March 2023. As the director explains, it aims to inspire people to break free from the noise of… 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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