Memory, hope, witness: these are the three key terms in which Pope Francis placed his recent visit to Korea, when he reflected on the trip with pilgrims and tourists gathered in Paul VI Hall at the Vatican on Wednesday
Pope urges Asian Catholics to watch out against relativism, superficiality and apparent security that erode Christian identity
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Sunday August 17, celebrated the concluding Mass of the 6th Asian Youth Day in the the city of Haemi south west of Seoul in Korea. Sean- Patrick Lovett reports on the homily of Pope Francis on this occasion.
Pope Francis has written to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, regarding the situation in Iraq
At the conclusion of Pope Francis’ first day in the Republic of Korea, director of the Vatican Press Office, Father Federico Lombardi SJ who is travelling with the Pope, speaks of some of the salient moments and events of the day.
The president of the Catholic Church’s international aid organization is calling for a permanent ceasefire in the conflict between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza.
The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue has issued a statement deploring the upsurge in violence in Iraq, calling on religious leaders, those involved in interfaith dialogue and all men and women of good will, to unequivocally condemn terror in the name of religion.
A Catholic priest in Ferguson, Missouri speaks of festering mistrust and racism issues that contributed to the violence.
The Apostolic Nuncio to Ukraine, Archbishop Thomas Gullickson, speaks about how Ukrainian Christians are responding to the crisis, and calls for prayers for Ukraine and its people.
The Archbishop-emeritus of Sydney, Cardinal Edward Bede Clancy, passed away this morning at the age of ninety
Catholic Relief Services shares a story of incredible heroism and generosity by one family among the displaced people in northern Iraq.
Archbishop Dieudonne Nzapalainga tells residents of Bangui in CAR, “If there are divisions within the family, don’t be surprised if your children take those divisions to the street”.
Bp. Manyo Maeda Thomas Aquinas, of Hiroshima Diocese has been appointed Archbishop of Osaka.
An Indian seminarian, selected to take part in St Peter's Cricket Club tour to England in September, talks about preparations for the big event
Ukraine's military says an operation to recover more bodies from victims of an attacked refugee convoy has been suspended due to fierce fighting between government forces and pro-Russian separatists.
Ukraine's government accuses pro-Russia separatists of killing dozens of civilians in an attack Monday on a convoy of civilians fleeing a besieged rebel-held city in the country's east.
At least 19 people have died in Israeli strikes on Gaza since Tuesday, including the wife and infant son of the military leader of Hamas.
Australia's government confirmed on Monday that it had handed over a boatload of asylum seekers to Sri Lankan authorities in a transfer at sea.
The Government of South Sudan has shut down Catholic radio sation, Bakhita Radio in Juba and detained its news editior.
A U.N.-backed tribunal on Thursday sentenced two top leaders of the former Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia to life in prison.
In the face of the Ebola crisis, six Catholic Bishops of the Ecclesiastical Province of Ibadan in Nigeria have made wide-ranging pastoral directives such as the suspension of handshakes during the Sign of Peace at Mass.
The Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter is calling for a day of prayer and penance for persecuted Christians.
U.N. ambassadors from 14 countries whose soldiers fought in World War I have recorded poems about the conflict written by their best-known poets.
Brandon Vogt explains how the social doctrine of the Church is manifested in the lives of the saints.
Jill Bevilacqua brings us a Gospel reflection for the Twentieth Sunday of the Year.
Finding funds to continue vital HIV prevention and treatment programmes is one of the key concerns of experts working in the Catholic Church’s AIDS ministry
(Vatican Radio ) During a press conference on his return flight from Korea Pope Francis said he could not help but think of the figure of Matteo Ricci while flying over China. Veronica Scarisbrick speaks to Father Emmanuel Lim SJ in an effort to discover more about this charismatic Jesuit.
God’s Zoo’ is the title of a new book by Canadian writer Marius Kociejowski about the inner journeys of artists and exiles from different countries who all now live in London
(Vatican Radio) Mary has been assumed into heaven, the angels rejoice. Listen to this musical meditation to mark the Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady into heaven presented by Monsignor Philip Whitmore and produced by Veronica Scarisbrick.
(Vatican Radio) To mark the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Veronica Scarisbrick brings you a conversation with our popular 'Latin Lover' Father Reginald Foster, who spent almost all of his life as papal Latinist.