Pope Francis will celebrate Holy Mass in St. Peter’s Square this Sunday, 28 September for grandparents and the elderly. The Mass will be preceded by "The blessing of a long life," an event of reflections and prayer.
Pope Francis on Tuesday met with a group of bishops from Ghana, who are in Rome on their ad limina visit. In his speech, he spoke about the ongoing Ebola epidemic affecting the region.
Pope Francis said Mass in the chapel of the Santa Marta residence on Tuesday morning. The Holy Father focused on the simplicity of the Christian life and the Gospel’s call to radical simplicity in life and action.
Pope Francis calls for “more decisive and constructive action” to deal with the phenomenon of migration.
Pope Francis paid a private visit to the Basilica of St. Mary Major on Monday morning to thank Our Lady for the success of his just-ended one-day apostolic visit to Albania.
Cardinal Muller holds talks with Bishop Bernard Fellay of the Society of St. Pius X and both agree to continue their discussions.
The Holy See delegation at the opening session of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said the "prevention of the proliferation of nuclear weapons is paramount for all humankind"
The Holy See's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva has warned against "a purely economic and functional" approach toward the elderly
U.S. Catholic Bishops are holding a Special Collection for Christians and other persecuted minorities in Middle East.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols holds a press conference outlining his participation in the October Synod of Bishop on the Family which he sees as part of a wider musical composition
A conversation with Bishop Anthony Fisher, teh newly appointed Archbishop of Sydney.
Caritas Lebanon’s President is appealing to the international community to intervene to end the crises in Syria and Iraq and to assist the millions of people displaced by conflict. Refugees in Lebanon have topped a quarter of the country's own population of 4 million
The bishops of Ghana are currently in Rome for their five-yearly Ad Limina Visit. During the 22-25 September visit, the bishops will be able to share the experiences in their local church with Pope Francis and Holy See officials
Indian Catholics are preparing for the month of October, which the universal Church dedicates to missions.
The Head of the Holy See Press Office, Father Federico Lombardi SJ issued a declaration on Friday confirming that the Vietnam-Holy See Joint Working Group will hold its fifth meeting in Hanoi from September 10th to 11th.
The U.S. Senate late Thursday approved President Barack Obama’s plan to equip Syrian rebels to combat Islamic State militants. The legislation, approved by Congress on Wednesday, also provides for training of rebels by U.S. military.
Ukraine's government says its forces and pro-Russian separatists have begun withdrawing heavy artillery in the east of the country.
The deaths of up to 500 migrants and refugees in an intentional boat-ramming in the Mediterranean Sea could be an act of mass murder, UN rights chief says.
The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States is set to open this coming week in Apia, Samoa.
The United Nations Security Council has declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a "threat to international peace and security." The death toll from the deadly virus has hit 2,630.
Clashes broke out on Tuesday as students in Hong Kong resumed their week-long protests in which they are demanding greater democracy for the former British colony from Communist Party leaders in Beijing
Nigerian Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama warns that Boko Haram is gaining ground and says their advance is very worrisome.
Cardinal Fernando Filoni, the special envoy of Pope Francis to Iraq, has called the actions of the so-called Islamic State “Devil things” in an interview with CNN.
(Vatican Radio ) On the morning of Saturday September 13, Pope Francis presided over Holy Mass at the Italian War Memorial of Redipuglia. During his homily he called for peace and conversion of heart.
(Vatican Radio) 'Vatican Weekend' for September 21, 2014 shines the spotlight on the Apostolic journey of Pope Francis to Albania in which you can listen to reports and interviews from Tirana focusing on the Pope's activities as well as a reflection on this Sunday's gospel.
Jill Bevilacqua brings us a reflection for the Gospel of the Twentyfifth 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) As Pope Francis is set to visit Albania's capital Tirana on September 21, we bring you the witness of a Fr. Anton Luli, a Jesuit who survived persecution in this nation under the atheistic regime.
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
Roy Orbison was a singer-songwriter, best known for his trademark dark sunglasses, distinctive voice, complex compositions, and emotional ballads.
(Vatican Radio) As our popular 'Latin Lover' Carmelite Father Reginald Foster tells us Saint Ambrose, who had a particular love for animals, once wrote a commentary in Latin on the Book of Genesis, by the title of 'Hexameron', or six days of Creation.
The Christian family will be at the centre of the extraordinary general assembly of the Synod of Bishops scheduled to take place from 5 to 19 October in Rome. Cardinal Napier of South Africa shared with Fr. Paul Samasumo his perspective.