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Bishops attend the beatification ceremony of Teofilius Matulionis in Cathedral Square. Vilnius, Lithuania, 25 June 2017.

Bishops attend the beatification ceremony of Teofilius Matulionis in Cathedral Square. Vilnius, Lithuania, 25 June 2017.

Thousands attend Beatification of Lithuania's Catholic martyr Matulionis

25/06/2017 18:59

Thousands of people have gathered in Lithuania's capital Vilnius to attend the official beautification ceremony of Archbishop Teofilius Matulionis, who became a symbol of persecution endured by Christians when the country was still part of the Soviet Union.

Anglophone Safeguarding Conference

Organisers of the Anglophone Safeguarding Conference at the Gregorian University on the theme 'Celebrating Hope'

'Celebrating Hope' at Gregorian child protection conference

23/06/2017 13:22

A traumatic tale of five children, sexually abused by their father, formed the centrepiece of the annual Anglophone Safeguarding Conference that concluded at the Pontifical Gregorian University on Thursday.

Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Batholomew throw wreaths into the sea in memory of those who died crossing the Mediterranean

Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Batholomew throw wreaths into the sea in memory of those who died crossing the Mediterranean

To die of hope: Prayer vigil for those who die during journey of hope

22/06/2017 15:47

'To die of hope' is a prayer vigil led by the community of Saint Egidio together with other faith-based organizations and groups who care for refugees and forced migrants to remember the tens of thousands of people who have died trying to reach Europe in hope of safety and a future. 

Migrant children from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq on a special train that takes refugees in Macedonia close to the border with Serbia

Migrant children from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq on a special train that takes refugees in Macedonia close to the border with Serbia after having entered Europe from Greece

World Refugee Day: an opportunity to grow together

19/06/2017 18:53

World Refugee Day, held each year on June 20th, pays tribute to millions of forced migrants across the globe who are on the move, in search of protection and opportunity. Marking the occasion JRS has released a joint ecumenical statement entitled “Refugees: an opportunity to grow together.”

Finsbury Park

A police officer stands guard by flowers and tributes in the Finsbury Park area of London following an attack on a crowd of Muslim worshippers

Interfaith solidarity in UK essential in wake of terror attacks

19/06/2017 17:39

Auxiliary Bishop of Southwark, Paul Hendrix, co-chair of the UK’s Christian-Muslim Forum, explains why it’s more important than ever for people of all faiths and none to stand together in the face of terrorist attacks

Pope Francis kisses a baby presented to him during a weekly general audience in St Peter's square

Pope Francis kisses a baby presented to him during a weekly general audience in St Peter's square

Day for Life celebrated in England and Wales

18/06/2017 14:43

The Day for Life is being celebrated this Sunday in England and Wales. It’s aim is to raise awareness about the meaning and value of human life at every stage and in every condition.

Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl

Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl

German Bishops send condolences for Helmut Kohl

17/06/2017 10:27

The President of the German Bishops' Conference, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, has sent a  message of condolence following the death of the former German Chancellor, Helmut Kohl.

 

Programme of Church Management

Holy Cross University's new programme of Church Management will train priests and lay people to be good stewards of resources of the Universal Church

Holy Cross University to launch Church management course

06/06/2017 16:00

Msgr Martin Schlag talks about a new Programme of Church Management which will be launched next spring at the Pontifical Holy Cross University in Rome