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Franciscans in the Via Dolorosa

Franciscan friars pray along the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem's Old City during a Good Friday procession

Pope Francis marks 800 years of Franciscans in Holy Land

17/10/2017 12:28

Pope Francis has sent a letter to the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land marking the 800th anniversary of their presence as guardians of the holy sites in modern day Israel and Palestine

Pope Francis delivers a speech next to Cardinal Raul Eduardo Vela Chiriboga (L) during his visit to the Cathedral in Quito, Ecuador on July 6, 2015

Pope Francis delivers a speech next to Cardinal Raul Eduardo Vela Chiriboga (L) during his visit to the Cathedral in Quito, Ecuador on July 6, 2015

Pope Francis sends letter to special envoy to Jubilee of Lima in Peru

19/08/2017 14:58

Pope Francis has sent a letter to Cardinal Raúl Eduardo Vela Chiriboga, his special envoy at the concluding celebration of the Archdiocesan Jubilee of Lima in Peru, which takes place on 30 August

 

President Macron marks anniversary of Fr Hamel's murder

French President Emmanuel Macron gives a speech during a ceremony marking the first anniversary of the murder of Fr Jacques Hamel at the church of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray

Mass marks first anniversary of Fr Jacques Hamel's murder

26/07/2017 17:17

The archdiocese of Rouen in northern France held a special Mass on Wednesday to mark the first anniversary of the assassination of an elderly parish priest, Fr Jacques Hamel. Archbishop Dominique Lebrun talks about his "indelible spiritual heritage"

Zambian Catholics at the weekend, some in traditional attire

Zambian Catholics at the weekend, some in traditional attire

Archbishop Mpundu: The Church in Zambia is on mission

19/07/2017 14:00

The Archbishop of Lusaka and ZCCB President has paid glowing tribute to Catholic women saying that they were the heartbeat of many Zambian parishes.

 

Pope Francis's glasses are seen on the desk of his studio

Pope Francis's glasses are seen on the desk of his studio

Pope sends telegramme for 750th of Italian Basilica

27/04/2017 10:38

Pope Francis has sent a telegramme to Italian Archbishop Michele Pennisi of Monreale in Sicily for the 750th anniversary of the dedication of the Basilica of Monreale.

 

Archive photo of Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State

Archive photo of Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State

Card Parolin celebrates Mass for Populorum Progressio anniversary

04/04/2017 16:26

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, celebrated Mass at the Altar of the Chair in St. Peter’s Basilica for the 50th anniversary of the encyclical Populorum Progressio.

 

Pius XII speaking through the microphones of Vatican Radio

Pius XII speaking through the microphones of Vatican Radio

Pius XII and 'The Treaty of Rome'

24/03/2017 11:39

(Vatican Radio) Celebrations are underway here in Rome to mark sixty years since the signing of 'The Treaty of Rome'. It was the 25th of March 1957 and the Pope of the time was Pope Pius XII. Why not step back in time and listen to his words to mark that event...

 

Pope Francis waving to crowds from balcony of St. Peter's Basilica following his election on 13th March, 2013

Pope Francis waving to crowds from balcony of St. Peter's Basilica following his election on 13th March, 2013

Papal election anniversary: Synodality a key change under Pope Francis

12/03/2017 11:00

In an interview marking the 4th anniversary of Pope Francis' election, a seasoned Vatican watcher said he believed the Pope's promotion of "synodality" was the most important change introduced by him during his papacy.