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.
Former Apostolic Nuncio Josef Wesolowski has appealed his “most serious canonical sentence” of being returned to the lay state, in a canonical trial related to the sexual abuse of minors.
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 Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations in Geneva has renewed his appeal to the international community to stop Islamic State militants from persecuting and exterminating Christians and other minorities in Iraq and other areas.
In his general audience this week, Pope Francis has spoken candidly about the sources of divisions in parishes.
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.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin has agreed on the principles of a peace plan to end the fighting between government forces and pro-Russian militants in eastern Ukraine
For the first time since 2007, a humanitarian convoy of the United Nations World Food Programme was able to cross from Egypt into the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, carrying enough food to feed around 150,000 people for five days.
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.
The Church is working in tandem with other organisations to deal with the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Tensions have escalated after a recent cancellation of foreign-secretary level talks between the two nations and continued ceasefire violations by Pakistan along border posts
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.
Chaledean Bishop of Aleppo Antoine Audo is calling for an international peace force to hold back the onslaught of so-called Islamic State militants who continue to make gains in Syria and Iraq
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) On ‘Vatican Weekend’ for August 24, 2014 we share with you a selection of readings and reflections on the Sunday Gospel by the title of ‘There’s More in the Sunday Gospel than Meets the Eye’ and an interview focusing on Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta
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) 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.