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The Upper Tularik Floodplain in the Bristol Bay watershed in Alaska is seen in an undated handout picture provided by the EPA

The Upper Tularik Floodplain in the Bristol Bay watershed in Alaska is seen in an undated handout picture provided by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Vatican to host conference on ‘water values’

21/03/2017 09:48

The value and values of water are at the heart of a conference taking place in Rome on 22 March entitled “Watershed: replenishing the water values for a thirsty world”, a one-day event organized by the Pontifical Council for Culture

 

Fr Raniero Cantalamessa preaches the Second Lenten Sermon to Pope Francis and the Papal Household on Friday

Fr Raniero Cantalamessa preaches the Second Lenten Sermon to Pope Francis and the Papal Household on Friday

Second Lenten Sermon of Fr. Cantalamessa to papal household: Full text

17/03/2017 13:30

The Preacher of the Papal Household, Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap., gave his second Lenten Sermon to Pope Francis on Friday morning in the Redemptoris Mater Chapel

 

The United Nations Security Council observes a moment of silence for Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017

The United Nations Security Council observes a moment of silence for Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017

Holy See to UN: end conflict, halt human trafficking

16/03/2017 10:39

“[T]he Holy See urges the Security Council to take a greater role in the fight against the scourge of trafficking in persons.” That was the message of the Permanent Observer of the Holy See, Abp Bernardito Auza, to the UN Security Council Open Debate on Trafficking

Pope Francis greets the crowds gathered in St. Peter's Square after being elected the 266th Pope

Pope Francis greets the crowds gathered in St. Peter's Square after being elected the 266th Pope

Cardinal Parolin on anniversary of Francis' pontificate

13/03/2017 12:37

Jorge Bergoglio became the 266th Pope on March 13, 2013. His humble and direct style was immediately clear as he uttered his first words as pontiff: “buona sera.” Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, looks back at the year gone by. 

 

The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors will hold the seminar at the Pontifical Gregorian University (pictured above)

The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors will hold the seminar at the Pontifical Gregorian University (pictured above)

Vatican to host seminar on safeguarding children at home, schools

13/03/2017 08:18

The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors is to hold a global seminar on safeguarding children at the Pontifical Gregorian University on 23 March, entitled 'Safeguarding in Homes and Schools: Learning from Experience Worldwide'

 

Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa delivers the first Lenten Sermon to Pope Francis and the Roman Curia

Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa delivers the first Lenten Sermon to Pope Francis and the Roman Curia

First Lenten Sermon of Fr. Cantalamessa: Full text

10/03/2017 14:30

On Friday morning, in the Redemptoris Mater Chapel, the Preacher to the Pontifical Household, Fr Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap., delivered the first sermon for Lent 2017.