Pope Francis' whirlwind visit to the European Parliament and the Council of Europe is a call for immediate and urgent action in a time of lack of direction and dissolution of the continent's fundamental values.
In a wide-ranging speech to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, Pope Francis said Europe is like a poplar tree that needs care and nourishment for healthy growth
When the Church is humble and poor, then "it is faithful" to Christ, giving all it has for the Lord and others, leaving nothing for itself said Pope Francis at morning Mass in Casa Santa Marta Monday
Pope Francis writes to the Australian Prime Minister ahead of the G20 summit this weekend in Brisbane, asking the leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies “not to forget that many lives are at stake” behind their discussions.
The President of the Pontifical Council “Cor Unum” will visit Haiti in late November to show solidarity with its people.
The Secretary of the Vatican Council for Interreligious Dialogue is calling on interfaith partners to be “promoters of unity in diversity” to combat the “inhuman acts of violence” being perpetrated by extremists in the Middle East.
The Vatican’s office responsible for outreach to the world’s maritime community is calling on nations to ratify an international labor convention that would guarantee greater protections to workers in one of the industry’s most dangerous occupations: fishing
A Church that is not united around its bishop is a sick Church, said Pope Francis at the general audience. He also said the episcopacy is a service and there is no room in the Church for people seeking ‘ecclesiastical careers’, or vain, proud or power-hungry bishops.
The Holy Father has named an Auxiliary Bishop of Milwaukee, Donald J. Hying, as the new Bishop of Gary, USA.
(Vatican Radio) As we look ahead to the visit of Pope Francis to Strasbourg on Tuesday November 25th where he's scheduled to address the European Parliament and the Council of Europe we bring you an interview with the General Secretary of COMECE, Father Patrick Daly.
Pope Francis’ letter to G20 leaders underscores “the essentially human and moral context within which economic decisions must be made”, says Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane, Australia.
A Chaldean convent in the Iraqi city of Mosul was badly damaged when IS militants blew it up with explosives.
A workshop on Small Christian Communities is currently taking place in Accra, Ghana.
Apostolic Vicar of Nepal, Bishop Paul Simick marks feast of Christ the King, urging youth to spread Christ’s light.
At a interfaith meeting in Teheran the head of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue tells Muslim leaders that all minority groups should be allowed to speak openly without fear of “any negative reactions”
The archbishop of St. Louis, Missouri has issued a call for peace in Ferguson where violent protests erupted after the court’s decision to not indict police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of a black teenager.
Ukraine's president says his country plans to hold hold a referendum on joining the NATO military alliance, amid mounting concerns over Russia's alleged expansion plans in the region.
Iran and six powers failed on Monday for a second time this year to resolve their 12-year stand-off over Tehran's nuclear ambitions.
US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping have held two days of talks in Beijing at the end of the APEC summit of leaders.
Kenyan security forces have pursued and killed more than 100 militants and destroyed their camp in Somalia.
In an effort to end child marriage that affects some 15 millilon girls every year, the United Nations member states vow to pass and enforce laws to ban the practice.
At least 48 fishermen are reported to have been killed in an attack Saturday by suspected Islamic extremists in northeastern Nigeria.
Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako has appealed to Muslim men and women the world over to seek “drastic change,” in response to the “unprecedented historic crisis” facing the Middle East.
(Vatican Radio) In 1918 the King sent a letter to all returned Prisoners of War from Buckingham Palace: " The Queen joins me in welcoming you on your release from the miseries and hardships...We are thankful that this longed for day has arrived,
(Vatican Radio) ‘Vatican Weekend’ for November 23, 2014 features a reflection on this Sunday’s gospel and as Pope Francis is set to travel to the French city of Strasbourg on November 25th we bring you an interview with the General Secretary of COMECE Father Patrick Daly.
Jill Bevilacqua brings us a Gospel reflection for the Feast of Christ the King.
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) When Pope Francis went on a morning visit to the French City of Strasbourg on Tuesday 25th November 2014, to address both the European Parliament and the Council of Europe, he did so in the footsteps of Saint John Paul II.
(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) Monsignor Philip Whitmore presents a musical meditation to mark the Feast of Christ the King for his heavenly hymn book by the title of 'Music to Watch Angels by...' in a programme produced by Veronica Scarisbrick.
(Vatican Radio ) Our popular "Latin Lover", Carmelite Father Reginald Foster speaks of how the ancient Romans envisaged death. In this conversation with Veronica Scarisbrick he speaks of Charon and the River Styx and of how Cicero wrote about his father's death.
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 priest Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara, who lived and died in the 19th century, will be declared saint here in the Vatican on Sunday, Nov. 23. Fr. Paul Achandy the Prior General of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI) that Fr. Chavara founded, speaks about India's future saint.
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 today’s readings is that vigilant service prepares us for the coming of Christ as our savior during Christmas and as our judge and Lord at the end of the world