Pope Francis addressed the family members of Italian police officers who were killed or injured whilst on duty.
Pope Francis on Wednesday praised an initiative of the Italian Bishops’ Conference (CEI) to make a special remembrance, on the Vigil of Pentecost, of the many “brothers and sisters” who have been exiled or killed for no other reason than being Christian.
Pope Francis reflects at Mass on Friday on the three looks which Jesus gave to the Apostle Peter, a look of choosing, a look of forgiveness and a look of mission.
Pope Francis sent a Message to the Bishop of Savona-Noli, Vittorio Lupi, to mark the 200th anniversary of the Coronation of Our Lady of Mercy, by Pius VII, in the northwestern Italian port city of Savona
Group General Manager and Country Head of HSBC India, Naina Lal Kidwai, told us the development of green industry and technology is not just a question of responsible stewardship: it actually makes good business sense
Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin celebrated Mass Saturday for participants of Caritas Internationalis’ General Assembly in Rome 12-17 May. We publish his Homily here...
Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parolin has sent a message on the Pope's behalf to the Co-Presidents and Secretary General of Pax Christi International on the occasion of the seventieth anniversary of the foundation of Pax Christi International.
Pope Francis has told the bishops of Togo to preserve the “positive aspects” of family life in Africa and that these should be shared at the Synod on the family in October.
[Vatican Radio] The “Fortnight for Freedom” takes place in Diocese’ across the United States of America.The initiative, launched by the U.S Conference of Catholic Bishops, takes place every year. This year’s Fortnight begins on June 21st and continues until July 4th.
The Bishops of Ireland are encouraging Irish voters to reflect carefully on the implications which the constitutional amendment on marriage would have on the family.
Vatican Radio participated in communication workshops in Papua New Guinea
Aleppo, once Syria’s commercial capital, has been on the front lines of the conflict. We speak to Caritas Aleppo about the dramatic situation for residents fleeing the shelling and doing what they can to stay alive...
British Army soldiers will offer a military send-off for Sister Irene Nyaatha Stefani, during the final day of her beatification in Nyeri.
Government in Manila becomes first in the region to offer safe haven to thousands of refugees and migrants stranded on Asia’s seas. The Catholic Church has welcomed the decision and offered its support
Bishops and delegates in charge of relations with Muslims in Europe are meeting in St Maurice, Switzerland this month. In his opening address, Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard, the Archbishop of Bordeaux, asked a number of probing questions about the state of Islam in the contemporary world.
Pope Francis met with the male and female religious of the Diocese of Rome in a private audience on Saturday in occasion of the Year of Consecrated Life.
Nepal's Prime Minister has appealed to the international community for more than $1.8 billion in aid as the country recovers from the deadliest earthquakes to hit the Himalayan country on record.
The European Union has urged six former-communist nations to move closer to the 28 nation bloc as a way to resist what it calls Russia's "bullying tactics" amid a standoff over the conflict in Ukraine.
So-called Islamic State militants have seized the last Syrian government-controlled border crossing of al-Tanf, between Syria and Iraq.
Earthquakes and tsunamis affect Papua New Guinea with 25 earthquakes striking the region.
More than 100 people gathered in Burundi’s capital in protest of the president's bid for a third term in office.
After half a year, police in Pakistan lay charges against a mob who burned a Christian couple to death.
Nigeria seeks answers one year after the kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian students by Boko Haram
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”.
(Vatican Radio) ‘Vatican Weekend’ for May 17, 2015 features our weekly reflection on the Sunday gospel presented by Jill Bevilacqua and ‘Joan knows…’ in which EWTN’s bureau chief here in Rome brings us a bird’s eye view of the past week in the Vatican.
(Vatican Radio) In 1917 while the rest of the world was at war in a tiny hamlet of the Portuguese countryside three young children had a vision of Our Lady. That apparition on the 13th May sparked off the devotion which proved to be an inspiration for millions to work and pray for peace
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.
(Vatican Radio) From the 19th to the 21st of May the Catholic University of America is hosting a symposium by the title of “ Nostra Aetate: 50 years of dialogue with Jews and Muslims”. The event is timed to coincide with the forthcoming 50th anniversary of this Vatican II decree.
(Vatican Radio) The Church of ‘ Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza’ is a masterful baroque architectural wonder created by Borromini between 1642 and 1660.‘Its most striking element is the swirling corkscrew dome which interrupts the softness of the Roman skyline rife with its rounded church domes.
(Vatican Radio) As you can imagine, there's no shortage of fine choral music to celebrate the feast of Our Lord's Ascension says music historian Monsignor Philip Whitmore. He suggests we listen to a piece of twentieth century organ music written as an extended meditation
(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.
Refugees and migrants across Libya face rape, torture and abductions for ransom as well as other abuses by armed groups and criminal gangs.
Fr.Cedric Prakash, the noted Indian Jesuit human rights, justice and peace activist, was a guest keynote speaker at the recent Caritas Internationalis general assembly in Rome. He shares his experience with us.
29 Sunday in Ordinary time: The Lord Jesus categorically refuses to be drawn into a pointless argument about paying taxes to Caesar..
Pentecost literally means 50th. It is a feast celebrated on the 50th day after the Passover feast by the Jews and a feast celebrated on the 50th day after the feast of Jesus’ Resurrection by the Christians.