Pastor Giovanni Traettino, who hosted Pope Francis during his second visit to the Italian city of Caserta on Monday, shares his impressions and speaks of relations between the Catholic Church and the Pentecostal community
Peter and Paul were “transformed” by the God’s mercy, Pope Francis said at his weekly Angelus address on Sunday.
In his homily at early morning Mass at Santa Marta, Pope Francis described his deep pain and suffering over Catholic religious who “betrayed their mission” and “abused innocent persons.” 6 sex abuse survivors attended the liturgy...
Pope Francis has sent a Message to the faithful who will meet in the neighbourhood of Mataderos in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the shrine of St. Pantaleon.
Death of Cardinal Marchisano, former archpriest of St Peter's Basilica
Cardinal Leonardo Sandri on Sunday said “no religion can accept to kill God’s children in the Name of the same God.” He was speaking during a homily at the Chaldean Cathedral of St. Peter in San Diego, California.
Pope Francis is marking the upcoming Day for Life in the UK and Ireland with a call to all people of good will to cherish life, particularly the life of society’s most vulnerable
The bishop-Chairmen of two USCCB Committees have responded with great concern to President Obama’s July 21 executive order concerning so-called "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" discrimination.
Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark talks about the importance of the annual “Day for Life” celebration being marked in Britain on Sunday July the 27th.
Sunday saw the somber kick-off of the 20th International AIDS Conference taking place until July 25th in Melbourne, Australia. 6 delegates to that conference as well as many participants were amongst those killed in the Malaysian Airlines crash over Ukraine.
Exactly one year ago, on July 29 2013, Jesuit priest Father Paolo Dall’Oglio was abducted in the rebel-held eastern city of Raqqa in Syria.Poet and author Marius Kociejowski speaks of Father Dall'Oglio's love for Syria and his work at the Deir Mar Musa Monastery.
The 18th AMECEA Plenary Assembly of Bishops has ended in Lilongwe, Malawi. The newly elected AMECEA Chairman Archbishop Berhaneyesus Souraphiel of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia celebrated the closing Mass and presented the AMECEA Communique. Below, the full Communique.
The Institute of Dialogue with Cultures and Religions (IDCR), of Loyola College, Chennai, India, organised an Inter-faith Iftar party which saw a participation from different religious communities.
The U.S. State Department’s 2014 report on religious freedom says last year was a black year with the widespread displacement of religious minorities.
Mexico's foreign minister is warning that military force directed against unaccompanied undocumented children, migrating from Central America towards the U.S. is unacceptable.
The United States says Russia has violated a key arms control treaty by testing a nuclear cruise missile. The accusation comes while Moscow faces more sanctions for allegedly supporting pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine.
The UN security council pleaded for “an immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire” at an emergency meeting Monday morning to discuss the continuing war between Hamas and Israel.
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.
A clash between Lybian forces and Islamist rebels clash in Benghazi and Tripoli, killing more than 50 and forcing embassys to evacuate.
Two of the leading voices in the Muslim world, Iyad Ameen Madani, the Secretary General for the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and Turkey's top cleric Mehmet Gormez denounced the persecution of Christians in Iraq at the hands of extremists under the name of an Islamic State
The Catholic Church in Cameroon is sponsoring a day of prayer for peace on Saturday, July 19.
The family of Italian Jesuit Father Paolo Dall’Oglio have appealed to those responsible for his kidnapping one year ago in Syria to release him or give them news about his fate.
(Vatican Radio) While events to mark the centenary of the First World War began on the June 28, the first shots of this conflict were fired on July 28. But what role did Benedict XV and Vatican diplomacy play at the time of this Great War?
(Vatican Radio) On ‘Vatican Weekend’ for July 26, 2014 we mark the feast of St.Ignatius of Loyola, take you to what was once home to the Jacobite court in exile and share with our ‘Latin Lover’ a chat focusing on the Colosseum.
Jill Bevilacqua brings us a Gospel reflection for the Seventeenth Sunday of the Year.
Half way through the International AIDS conference taking place this week in Melbourne, Australia, participants are focusing on how to help the people and places most vulnerable to new HIV infections
(Vatican Radio) To celebrate the day the Catholic Church marks the feast of Saint Aloysius on June 21, our Professor of Fine Arts takes us to a chapel hidden away deep in the Church of Sant' Ignazio in the heart of Rome.
"Playing For Change" is a movement created to inspire and connect the world through music.Team member and drummer, Peter Bunetta, speaks of the movement and what it has achieved.
(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.