Pope Francis met briefly Wednesday with Dr. Paul Bhatti, former Pakistani Minister for National Harmony and Minorities. We spoke to Bhatti after their encounter.
Pope Francis based his weekly Angelus address on Sunday’s Gospel account of St Peter’s profession of faith in Jesus as “the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
(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.
The Holy See’s Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin has sent a message of condolence on behalf of Pope Francis for the family of the U.S. journalist James Foley, brutally executed by Islamic State militants.
China, North Korea, Vietnam and Cambodia displayed little to no interest in Pope Francis’ recent trip to Korea according to the Italian research firm Datalytics which analyses Twitter trends.
Cuba's Virgin of Charity of El Cobre has been given a place of honour in the Vatican gardens. In a ceremony presided over by Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, a replica of the image of the "Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre", the Patron Saint of Cuba, was located in the Vatican.
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 President of Caritas Internationalis, Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga expresses concern for the safety of all people in Iraq, especially minorities, and appeals to Islamic State militants to halt their atrocities against innocents.
The U.S. Catholic Church is marking the 50th anniversary of the nation’s Civil Rights Movement.
The Church in Ireland has asked the faithful to pray the Rosary for the intention of the Family, linking in with those due to gather in the Vatican for the Synod on the Family.
The Archbishop-emeritus of Sydney, Cardinal Edward Bede Clancy, passed away this morning at the age of ninety
The Patriarchs and Church leaders of Eastern rite churches have denounced what they call “crimes against humanity” committed by Islamic State (formerly ISIS) militants in Iraq and Syria.
Catholic Bishops in Kenya have Thursday 28 August issued a statement titled, "Accountable Leadership for our Country’s Unity, Safety and Security".
Poverty, malnutrition and lack of proper health service has led to the death of two young Mundari tribals in Jharkhand said, Fr. Lino Fernandes SFX, a missionary priest of Pilar Goa.
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
Prisoners at a jail in Southern Brazil, where two inmates were decapitated and two others were hurled to their deaths from the roof, during a riot, have agreed to end the crisis.
Western powers say Moscow has "outright lied" about its role in the conflict in eastern Ukraine, after Kiev said Russian troops had entered the country backed by tanks and artillery.
The UN’s Refugee Agency said today that three million Syrian refugees have registered in neighbouring countries and that the situation will continue to get worse.
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 continental campaign against hate speech, said to be on the increase in the media, has been launched by the African Media Initiative.
Police in the north-east Indian state of Assam have rescued 422 victims of human trafficking, mostly minors, highlighting the magnitude of this problem in the entire northeastern region.
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.
In Canada on Friday, more than 100 plaques will be unveiled across the country to mark the 100th anniversary of the nation’s War Measures Act, which lead to hundreds of Eastern European immigrants being held in internment camps throughout the country.
(Vatican Radio) ‘Vatican Weekend’ for July 31, 2014, features a half hour programme with a reflection on the Sunday Gospel and another focusing on the writings of Charles Péguy by Dominican preacher, Father Paul Murray.
Jill Bevilacqua brings us a Gospel reflection for the Twentysecond Sunday of the Year.
A Christian environmentalist shares his expectations for Pope Francis' upcoming encyclical on the environment.
(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) 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.