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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. 

Pope Francis with Shimon Peres and Mahmoud Abbas in the Vatican on 8 June 2014

Pope Francis with Shimon Peres and Mahmoud Abbas in the Vatican on 8 June 2014

Aleppo bishop: '1 Minute for Peace initiative important for Syria'

08/06/2017 15:32

Bishop Antoine Audo of Aleppo, in Syria, talks about the significance of Thursday's “One Minute for Peace” initiative and about Pope Francis' invitation to all men and women of goodwill to join in prayer and participation.

 

Faithful gather for Mass at Assumption of Our Lady Catholic Church in Nweli, South Africa.

Faithful gather for Mass at Assumption of Our Lady Catholic Church in Nweli, South Africa

Pope's prayer intention for May: Christians in Africa

04/05/2017 15:18

Pope Francis’ prayer intention for May is dedicated to Christians in Africa: That Christians in Africa, in imitation of the Merciful Jesus, may give prophetic witness to reconciliation, justice, and peace.

 

The tomb of Jesus with the rotunda is seen in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City.

The tomb of Jesus with the rotunda is seen in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City.

Holy Saturday: Prayer and reflection

13/04/2017 09:46

 In this the final reflection in our three part series on Holy Week we look at Holy Saturday and the emotional void left after the events of Good Friday.

Candle in remembrance of twin attack in Egypt

A man holds a canlde to remember the recent church attacks in Egypt

Coptic church bombing victims to be honored at prayer vigil

11/04/2017 12:09

The Community of Sant’Egidio will hold their annual ecumenical prayer vigil on Tuesday, remembering especially the Coptic Christian martyrs and all those who are persecuted and killed for their faith.

 

Pope Francis greets young people at the San Siro Stadium, Milan, in March 2017

Pope Francis greets young people at the San Siro Stadium, Milan, in March 2017

Pope to join youth in prayer ahead of Synod

05/04/2017 16:17

Young Catholics from across Rome and the Lazio region will pray together with Pope Francis at a vigil to mark the 32nd World Youth Day.