Pope Francis has urged the faithful to see the signs of the Risen Lord and open their hearts to a present that is full of the future. He was speaking during the General Audience in St. Peter's Square.
At a rain-soaked General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis called for renewed prayers for the upcoming Synod of Bishops in the Family.
We bring you the official English translation of the homily Pope Francis prepared for Palm Sunday, 2015
Pope Francis has sent his condolences upon learning of the death of the Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, Mar Dinkha IV.
Italy and the Holy See signed have signed an agreement to cooperate on fiscal matters, a move described as the fruit of the significant reform process that has been taking place in the Vatican recently to ensure maximum financial transparency
Archbishop Bernardito Auza told the United Nations the International Community must “intervene” when national governments are unable or unwilling to protect their populations.
Pope Francis has confirmed more members and substitutes for the 14th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, which will take place in October.
The President of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, on Wednesday hosted a lunch at the Quirinale Palace for the newly-created Italian Cardinals: The Archbishop of Ancona-Osimo,Cardinal Edoardo Menichelli; and the Archbishop of Agrigento, Cardinal Francesco Montenegro.
Pope Francis has sent a Telegram signed by the Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin, offering prayers and calling for aid for the victims of the recent flooding in Chile and Peru.
The Bishop for Prisons in the UK, Bishop Richard Moth has welcomed a recent report by the British House of Commons Justice Select Committee on prison planning and policies, which he says highlights a number of issues that need to be addressed by the government.
The President of the Australian Bishops' Conference, Archbishop Denis Hart of Melbourne, has expressed “deep sympathy” and offered prayers for all those affected by the hostage attack which took place yesterday at a cafe in downtown Sydney.
Jesuit Father David Neuhaus is in charge of the small Hebrew-speaking Catholic community in Israel. In the wake of Netanyahu's election victory, he says the international community must step up its pressure on the Israeli government and provide an alternative vision for lasting peace in the region
Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe of South Sudan’s Yei Diocese says the diocese has forgiven the “painful and evil act,” of unknown who set Lainya priests' house on fire extensively damaging property.
The Christian and Muslim religious leaders have condemned ‘terrorism coated with the mask of religion’ in a unanimous manner at an interreligious summit which took place at the Maronite patriarchal seat in Bkerke on Monday, March 30.
The Pontifical Council for for Interreligious Dialogue has sent a message to the Jain community.
Obedience as the condition of authentic joy, and fidelity to tradition as the key to faithful service in changing times were the themes of Pope Francis’ homily on Monday evening in St Peter’s Basilica
Vatican Radio's Tracey McClure talks with Iraqi Christians who escaped persectuion at home and have sought refuge in Jordan. What local churches and Caritas Jordan are doing to reach out to help them...
The death toll from torrential rains, followed by massive flooding, in Northern Chile, is likely to significantly increase, according to authorities.
Despite attempts to clear government controlled areas from mines and unexploded ordinance, children in particular are face danger from landmines which may be brightly coloured and seem to them like toys.
Talks on Iran's nuclear program continue for a final day
The cyclone in Vanuatu has put the spotlight on the connection between natural disasters and climate change.
Results are expected to start trickling-in Monday from potentially the closest contest since the end of military rule in 1999.
Many of the iconic landmarks around the world, including the Eiffel Tower in Paris went dark on Saturday night to mark Earth Hour, the campaign to raise awareness about climate change.
The head of the Catholic Church in Nigeria, Cardinal John Onaiyekan looks at the urgent priorities that needed to be tackled by the winner of the nation’s presidential elections.
A conference in support of the Syrian people will get underwayTuesday in Kuwait as the WHO says Syrians are enduring a deteriorating health crisis
Adam Simmermacher, fought for Germany in WWI. This year, his grandson Günther has made a new translation of his grandfather’s memoirs into English, which will be officially released next year with the title “A Soldier for the Kaiser”.
March 21 marks the 10th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day.To mark the occasion here at Vatican Radio, we spoke to May Gannon, dramatherapist, counsellor and member of staff at Down Syndrome Ireland.
Jill Bevilacqua brings us a Gospel reflection for Palm Sunday.
Pope Francis has given the ‘thumbs up’ to the ground-breaking work of the leading Argentinian-Canadian doctor, Julio Montaner, who pioneered the use of Antiretroviral drugs to treat and prevent HIV infections.
A book presentation was held in Rome in March for the launch of a new biography of the first Ukrainian Greek Catholic Bishop of Canada, Blessed Nikita Budka.
(Vatican Radio) Want to know more about the artistic secrets of sacred Rome? Well join Professor of Fine Arts Breda Ennis in the Church of Santo Stefano del Cacco as she shares with Veronica Scarisbrick her admiration for Perin del Vaga's depiction of the Deposition.
Have you ever wanted to learn a little more about the Liturgy and Gregorian Chant? Courses are now available in the heart of Rome, at the ninth century basilica of Santa Cecilia in Trastevere, the patroness of music.
(Vatican Radio) Have you ever wondered when spiritual exercises in the Vatican began? As our popular 'Latin Lover', Carmelite Father Reginald Foster explains the date in which this was streamlined was 1929, the year in which the Lateran Pacts were signed.
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.
Dr. Astrid Lobo Gagiwala of Mumbai, India, explains how she is living her interfatih marriage as a committed Catholic for the past 25 years.
29 Sunday in Ordinary time: The Lord Jesus categorically refuses to be drawn into a pointless argument about paying taxes to Caesar..
This is a celebration of three anniversaries: the anniversary of the first Holy Mass, the anniversary of the institution of ministerial priesthood, and the anniversary of the promulgation of Jesus’ new commandment of love