The Vatican confirms that Pope Francis will make an official visit to Turkey from November 28-30th and will visit the cities of Ankara and Istanbul
Pope Francis convened an extraordinary Consistory of Cardinals on Monday morning in the Vatican, to discuss the ongoing crisis in the Middle East
At the closing Mass for the Extraordinary Synod on the Family, Pope Francis beatifies Paul VI
Pope Francis has sent a message to mark the Jubilee Year for the 500th anniversary of the birth of St Teresa of Avila, a Discalced Carmelite and Doctor of the Church.
Pope Francis on Tuesday said “a Christian is a person who knows how to wait for Jesus cultivating a solid hope in Salvation. He was speaking during his homily at morning Mass in the Casa Santa Marta.
The Holy See delegation to the United Nations on Monday spoke about safeguarding the human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous peoples.
At the conclusion of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family, the Synod Fathers have released a Message to Families.
Australians Ron and Mavis Pirola urge bishops to find language to talk about the importance of sex at the heart of the sacrament of marriage
Sister Miriam Teresa Demjanovich was beatified on Saturday in New Jersey. She is the fourth American-born woman to be beatified, the first on American soil.
On October 16 we mark World Food Day. Although refugees and forcibly displaced people make up a tiny portion of those suffering from chronic hunger and malnutrition, World Food Day offers an occasion to shine the light on the fact that too many of them are denied the basic right to food.
Prayer is a central part of life at the Synod Assembly. On Friday morning, at Terce – the Church’s official praise of God at the “third hour” of the morning – Bishop Arnold Orowae of Wabag, Papua New Guinea, delivered the homily.
A Middle East without its Christians would be like a garden without flowers: that’s what Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Thomas Meram Deputy President of the Iranian Bishops Conference, says about the persecution of Christians in the region
This year marks 50 years since the canonisation of the Uganda Martyrs.
Two Pakistani and Indian bishops condemn death sentence to Asia Bibi, upheld by Lahore court Oct. 16.
Muslims, Christians and Jews share many family values and “can learn a lot from each other’s experiences.” That's according to Nouzha Guessous, a professor at the University of Casablanca and consultant on human rights and bioethics who helped reform Morocco's Family Code.
Mexican Attorney General Jesús Murillo Karam, says the Mexican Government will pay a $110 thousand reward for the location of each of the missing 43 student teachers plus information leading to the arrest of those involved in their disappearance
Tensions are mounting between Cyprus and Turkey over Ankara’s plans to begin oil and gas exploration in areas of sea licenced to the Republic of Cyprus.
The Turkish government has announced that it will allow Peshmerga fighters from neighboring Iraqi Kurdistan to transit Turkey and reinforce the defenders of Kobani
The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States is set to open this coming week in Apia, Samoa.
Ghana has announced that supplies needed to combat the Ebola outbreak are beginning to arrive in the three West African countries hardest hit by the disease
The UN chief is urging the world to act decisively in eliminating poverty in all its forms, ensuring prosperity for all, not just for a few.
A Sufi association says the continued captivity of the Nigerian schoolgirls is an insult to Islam and calls for their release
A report by Ukraine's parliament has for the first time revealed the scale of a defeat suffered by the army, saying hundreds of soldiers died in fighting against pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine
An International Congress entitled “Useless Slaughter: Catholics and the Holy See in the First World War” is currently underway here at the Vatican.
(Vatican Radio) 'Vatican Weekend' for October 19, 2014 features our weekly reflection on the Sunday Gospel presented by Jill Bevilacqua as well as 'Joan knows..' , a bird's eye view of the Vatican Week with EWTN bureau chief here in Rome Joan Lewis.
Jill Bevilacqua brings us a Gospel reflection for the Twentyninth Sunday of the year.
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) They say that Paul VI had to steer the Catholic Church through a Council he would never have called. Likewise according to Robert Blair Kaiser ‘Time Magazine’ correspondent during those heady Council days, he also had to steer and implement a ‘Commission on birth control’.
(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) October is a month dedicated in a special way to the Rosary, a prayer very much loved by St John Paul, whose feast day we celebrate on Wednesday 22. What better moment then to share with you a musical meditation focusing on the first of the Mysteries of Light.
(Vatican Radio) As our popular 'Latin Lover' Carmelite Father Reginald Foster turns 75, Veronica Scarisbrick shares with listeners an address he deeply cares about. It's by Pope Paul VI and focuses on Nazareth as a model of family life.
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.
As Pope Paul VI is to be beatified by Pope Francis in the Vatican, Oct. 19, 2014, we take a look at this pontiff who was at the helm of the Catholic Church from 1963 to 1978.
29 Sunday in Ordinary time: The Lord Jesus categorically refuses to be drawn into a pointless argument about paying taxes to Caesar..
The common theme of this Sunday’s Liturgy is the nature of our obligations to God and to our country. The readings show us how, with God’s help, we can be ideal citizens of both earth and Heaven