As Pope Francis prepares to visit the European Parliament, President Martin Schulz identifies the huge and growing social gap between EU citizens themselves and between Europe and its neighbors as a top challenge to be dealt with.
Pope Francis has urged concrete solidarity for people suffering from Autism spectrum disorders to help “break down the isolation and stigma that burden” people living with the condition.
When the Church is humble and poor, then "it is faithful" to Christ, giving all it has for the Lord and others, leaving nothing for itself said Pope Francis at morning Mass in Casa Santa Marta Monday
Pope Francis writes to the Australian Prime Minister ahead of the G20 summit this weekend in Brisbane, asking the leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies “not to forget that many lives are at stake” behind their discussions.
The Holy See has honored Lebanon’s former President, General Michel Suleiman, with the distinction of Knight of the Grand Cross for his "personal engagement for peace and integration" during his presidential mandate .
The Secretary of the Vatican Council for Interreligious Dialogue is calling on interfaith partners to be “promoters of unity in diversity” to combat the “inhuman acts of violence” being perpetrated by extremists in the Middle East.
The Vatican’s office responsible for outreach to the world’s maritime community is calling on nations to ratify an international labor convention that would guarantee greater protections to workers in one of the industry’s most dangerous occupations: fishing
A Church that is not united around its bishop is a sick Church, said Pope Francis at the general audience. He also said the episcopacy is a service and there is no room in the Church for people seeking ‘ecclesiastical careers’, or vain, proud or power-hungry bishops.
The Holy Father has named an Auxiliary Bishop of Milwaukee, Donald J. Hying, as the new Bishop of Gary, USA.
(Vatican Radio) As we look ahead to the visit of Pope Francis to Strasbourg on Tuesday November 25th where he's scheduled to address the European Parliament and the Council of Europe we bring you an interview with the General Secretary of COMECE, Father Patrick Daly.
Pope Francis’ letter to G20 leaders underscores “the essentially human and moral context within which economic decisions must be made”, says Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane, Australia.
The Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako says he believes more U.S. help, including troops on the ground, is needed to defeat the IS militants in Iraq.
A workshop on Small Christian Communities is currently taking place in Accra, Ghana.
Apostolic Vicar of Nepal, Bishop Paul Simick marks feast of Christ the King, urging youth to spread Christ’s light.
Rome’s Gregorian University on Friday hosted an event marking the 50th anniversary of the key Vatican II decree on ecumenism, Unitatis Redintegratio, with speakers presenting perspectives from the Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant perspectives
The ongoing turmoil in Mexico over the disappearance of 43 student-teachers has spilled into the diplomatic sphere
Iran and six powers on Monday gave themselves seven more months to resolve a 12-year-old dispute over Iran’s nuclear programme
With a Monday deadline on the horizon and no agreement in sight in talks on Iran’s nuclear program, United States Secretary of State John Kerry cancelled his travel plans late Friday to remain in Vienna and push for a resolution.
US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping have held two days of talks in Beijing at the end of the APEC summit of leaders.
Kenyan security forces have pursued and killed more than 100 militants and destroyed their camp in Somalia.
In an effort to end child marriage that affects some 15 millilon girls every year, the United Nations member states vow to pass and enforce laws to ban the practice.
At least 48 fishermen are reported to have been killed in an attack Saturday by suspected Islamic extremists in northeastern Nigeria.
Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako has appealed to Muslim men and women the world over to seek “drastic change,” in response to the “unprecedented historic crisis” facing the Middle East.
Ukraine commemorates the first anniversary of what became known as the bloody "Euromaidan revolution", while five pro-Western parties said they had agreed on a coalition that will focus on European Union and NATO membership.
(Vatican Radio) In 1918 the King sent a letter to all returned Prisoners of War from Buckingham Palace: " The Queen joins me in welcoming you on your release from the miseries and hardships...We are thankful that this longed for day has arrived,
(Vatican Radio) ‘Vatican Weekend’ for November 23, 2014 features a reflection on this Sunday’s gospel and as Pope Francis is set to travel to the French city of Strasbourg on November 25th we bring you an interview with the General Secretary of COMECE Father Patrick Daly.
Jill Bevilacqua brings us a Gospel reflection for the Feast of Christ the King.
As world leaders meet in New York on Tuesday at a UN Summit to discuss the global fight against climate change, a new report by faith-based organizations highlights the crucial role a new set of Sustainable Development Goals must play in meeting the challenge.
(Vatican Radio) To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Second Vatican Council's decree on ecumenism 'Unitatis Redintegratio' our expert on Church Councils historian Professor Norman Tanner SJ places this document into its historical context.
(Vatican Radio) On May 7 1964, Pope Paul VI called artists to gather around him in the Sistine Chapel to renew and seal the sodality between Church and art. On this occasion Paul VI chastised artists for having abandoned the Church and admitted to its own failure to foster art.
(Vatican Radio) Monsignor Philip Whitmore presents a musical meditation to mark the Feast of Christ the King for his heavenly hymn book by the title of 'Music to Watch Angels by...' in a programme produced by Veronica Scarisbrick.
(Vatican Radio ) Our popular "Latin Lover", Carmelite Father Reginald Foster speaks of how the ancient Romans envisaged death. In this conversation with Veronica Scarisbrick he speaks of Charon and the River Styx and of how Cicero wrote about his father's death.
Created in 2013 by SECAM, the Catholic News Agency for Africa (CANAA) is gathering stories from a variety of sources to make them available to the local churches on the continent and beyond.
Indian priest Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara, who lived and died in the 19th century, will be declared saint here in the Vatican on Sunday, Nov. 23. Fr. Paul Achandy the Prior General of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI) that Fr. Chavara founded, speaks about India's future saint.
29 Sunday in Ordinary time: The Lord Jesus categorically refuses to be drawn into a pointless argument about paying taxes to Caesar..
Today the Church presents Jesus, whom we have contemplated preaching, teaching and healing during the 33 Sundays of Ordinary Time, as our King and Lord who was and is the visible presence of God in our midst