The Holy See has released the calendar of celebrations at which the Holy Father will preside in November.
Pope Francis called on all people of good will to fight for the abolishment of the death penalty in “all of its forms” and for the improvement of prison conditions. He was addressing a group of members of the International Association of Criminal Law whom he received in the Vatican.
Every Christian is called to work for the unity of the Church, allowing ourselves to be guided by the Holy Spirit who creates unity in diversity, said Pope Francis at Mass Friday morning at Casa Santa Marta
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.
The Vatican announces a significant reorganisation of the principle monastery of the Benedictine Order, located at Montecassino in Italy’s southern Campania region
If the international community is serious about eradicating extreme poverty then it cannot rely on “one-size-fits-all solutions”. It’s not just a question of “increasing the amount of money a day a person lives on”.
At the conclusion of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family, the Synod Fathers have released a Message to Families.
In a long interview with Vatican Radio, the Director of the Holy See Press Office, Father Federico Lombardi, S.J., spoke about the Extraordinary Synod on the Famil
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
The Catholic Church says that Christians in Egypt are better-off today under Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi than they were under the rule of the Moslem Brotherhood.
Diwali or Deepavali is a festival of lights popular among Indians especially the Hindus, who celebrate the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil.
U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Jerry White says faced by the urgent crisis provoked by Islamic state extremists, faith leaders must work harder to prevent religiously motivated violence.
The Governor of a Southern Mexican State where local police shot dead three protesting student teachers and handed over 43 more of them to a criminal gang, has quit.
Estonia has summoned Russia's ambassador after a Russian spy plane allegedly entered its airspace before being intercepted by fighter jets of the NATO military alliance.
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.
Neil Casey, the Head of Humanitarian for the Catholic aid agency CAFOD, said much has to be done to stop Ebola, but the effects of the crisis will be felt for a long time after the epidemic is ended.
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
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.
(Vatican Radio) In this week's edition of There's More in the Gospel than Meets the Eye, Jill Bevilacqua brings us a selection of readings and reflections for the gospel of the thirtieth 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) In 1967 Blessed Paul VI promulgates his social encyclical 'Populorum Progressio' on the development of peoples. In this document the Pope calls for all nations to initiate dialogue and collaboration.
(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.
Indian Cardinal Oswald Gracias, Archbishop of Bombay speaks on the just-concluded synod on the family in the Vatican.
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