Pope Francis on Thursday received the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schultz, in private audience in the Vatican's Apostolic Palace.
On Friday Pope Francis met with members of the “Catholic Fraternity of Charismatic Covenant Communities and Fellowship.” The group is in Rome for its Sixteenth International Conference, which has for its theme “Praise and charismatic worship for a New Evangelization.”
At his Mass on Friday Pope Francis says love and justice lead to Jesus and are more important than an over-attachment to the laws
Pope Francis says joblessness is not just an economic problem. It's also a problem of human dignity.
The conference on the Sistine Chapel focused its attention on the new air and lighting system which has been installed inside the Chapel.
The Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, Archbishop Bernardito Auza, on Wednesday said the right to life is at the foundation of all human rights
At the conclusion of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family, the Synod Fathers have released a Message to Families.
On Thursday the Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops, Cardinal Lorenzo Baldissseri, met with a group of British parliamentarians at the Vatican. His address focused on the experience of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family.
The Apostolic Nuncio to Venezuela, Archbishop Aldo Giordano, said that an informal dialogue is now taking place between the government, the opposition and civil society in the country.
Russia says it will recognize the outcome of Sunday's parliamentary elections in Ukraine
Prayer is a central part of life at the Synod Assembly. On Friday morning, at Terce – the Church’s official praise of God at the “third hour” of the morning – Bishop Arnold Orowae of Wabag, Papua New Guinea, delivered the homily.
A senior Syrian Kurdish official has rejected a report from Turkey's president that Syrian Kurds had agreed to let Free Syrian Army fighters enter the border town of Kobani to help them push back besieging Islamic State insurgents.
The Archdiocese of Yaounde in Cameroon has a new shepherd following the naming on 31st October of Bishop Jean Mbarga as Arcbishop of the Metropolitan See.
Citing Jesus as an example, the Catholic Church said society should finally learn the lesson that the innocent could lose their lives to the death penalty, stressing that its revival is unjustified
Following a historic first visit to the Vatican, the leader of the Old Catholic Bishops’ Conference, based in Utrecht, says the small world communion has a significant contribution to make to the conversation about Catholic identity, as well as to the wider ecumenical movement
Dilma Rousseff has been re-elected to a second four year term as the President of Brazil.
Moscow and Kiev have clinched a multi-billion dollar deal that will guarantee Russian natural gas exports flow into Ukraine and beyond to the European Union throughout the winter.
The director of the United Nations humanitarian operations is warning that some of Syria’s neighbors are at their “breaking point”
The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States is set to open this coming week in Apia, Samoa.
In West Africa, international assistance is desperately needed in the worst affected countries and the World Bank announced on Thursday that it was pledging an additional $100 million to help bring in more foreign health workers to help combat the disease.
Iranian security forces have re-arrested world-renowned human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh.
The Nigerian Bishop of the Diocese of Maiduguri has issued a pastoral letter to console the people of Maiduguri following atrocities and killings perpetrated by Boko Haram.
(Vatican Radio) To mark a century since the beginning of the Great War Jill Bevilacqua shares with us the story of her father who enlisted, on the 3rd of September 1914, in the Queen's Westminster Rifles as a common soldier in the ranks as Rifleman A.H. Tyler.
(Vatican Radio) ‘Vatican Weekend’ for Sunday November 2, 2014 features reflections focusing on the Sunday gospel and on the Feast of All Souls as well as a conversation which centres around the way the ancient Romans envisaged death.
Cardinal James Francis Stafford served as Major Penitentiary of the Apostolic Penitentiary from 2003 until his retirement in 2009. He spoke to Vatican Radio about how the Church traditionally remembers the dead in November.
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) 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) October is a month dedicated in a special way to the Rosary, a prayer very much loved by St John Paul, whose feast day we celebrate on Wednesday 22. What better moment then to share with you a musical meditation focusing on the first of the Mysteries of Light.
(Vatican Radio) The news is that the house the Roman Emperor Nero is finally open to the public. An occasion that provides Veronica Scarisbrick with an opportunity to listen to our popular 'Latin Lover' Carmelite Father Reginald Foster tell of this Golden house or 'Domus Aurea'.
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.
Fr. Cajetan Menezes, director of Snehalaya Family Service Centre of India's Bombay Archdiocese speaks about the problems of married couples and Catholic families of Mumbai. Part 1.
29 Sunday in Ordinary time: The Lord Jesus categorically refuses to be drawn into a pointless argument about paying taxes to Caesar..
The central theme of this Sunday’s readings is the greatest commandment in the Bible, namely to love God and express it in action by loving Him in our neighbor