Pope Francis on Thursday met with members of the Pauline Family, on the occasion of their 100th anniversary.
Pope Francis has urged bishops and pastoral care workers to take up the challenge of bringing the Gospel into big cities with a profound change of attitude and renewed committment. He was speaking to participants of the International Pastoral Congress on the World's Big Cities.
Reality can be ugly, but despite the suffering, corruption and indifference in today’s world as Christians we must hold our heads high in hope said Pope Francis at Mass Thursday morning in Casa Santa Marta.
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.
(Vatican Radio) Our popular 'Latin Lover' Carmelite Father Reginald Foster has a passion for the writings of Pius II, the pope who had the head of Saint Andrew brought to Rome and placed in Saint Peter's Basilica. However he specifies centuries later Blessed Paul VI gave it back.
Bishop William Kenney, spokesman on European affairs for the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, gives his personal reaction to the Pope’s remarks in Strasbourg.
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.
A new book called “Irish Jesuit Chaplains in the First World War” uses resources from the Irish Province of the Jesuit order to look at the lives of the 32 Jesuits from the province who served with the Allied forces in the War.
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.
The Caritas Office of the Archdiocese of Freetown in Sierra Leone has joined the 'Fatima House of Light' project run by the Handmaid Sister's to train women who can take Ebola awareness messages to vulnerable communities, such as those living in the slum areas of Freetown.
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”
he first trial of an experimental vaccine against Ebola on humans shows some promise, according to research scientists at the US National Institutes of Health
NATO's top commander says Russia still has forces arrayed along Ukraine's border sufficient to mount a major incursion, and that Russia is using its military might to affect internal Ukrainian politics
Reports that the Syrian government killed dozens of civilians during air-strikes on the Islamic State group's main city of Raqqa have generated expressions of horror from the international community
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.
The Gabonese capital Libreville will pay host next month to the Pan-African Forum which will be held on the theme: "African Youth and the Challenge of the promotion of Culture of Peace in Africa"
On a day when a rally was held in Pakistan’s Faisalabad to celebrate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, story has emerged of a pregnant woman paraded naked, resulting in a miscarriage
At least 48 fishermen are reported to have been killed in an attack Saturday by suspected Islamic extremists in northeastern Nigeria.
(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 First sunday of Advent.
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 Turkey this weekend Veronica Scarisbrick brings you the words of the last Roman Pontiff to visit Turkey, Benedict XVI now pope emeritus, relating to Saint John XXIII and Benedict XV. But also excerpts from the writings of Angelo Roncalli.
(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.
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