The Hope That Does Not Disappoint: The Pope's Message to Albania
Pope Francis held a special audience on Saturday for the bishops taking part in a training seminar held over the past two weeks under the auspices of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples
Pope Francis celebrated Mass in the chapel of the Santa Marta residence on Friday morning. In remarks to the gathered faithful following the readings of the day, the Holy Father focused on the Resurrection as the seal of Christian identity
Pope Francis has sent a Message to participants in a meeting of the pan-Amazonian Network Brasilia
As Pope Francis prepares to travel to Albania on Sunday, we shine the spotlight on this small Mediterranean nation with a painful past of occupation (starting with the Ottoman incursions in the 14th century) and communist repression.
The Holy See Delegation at the United Nations offices in Geneva on Wednesday said every attempt to marginalize indigenous peoples must be eliminated.
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.
The bishops of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC), gathered at their annual synod, have issued a Synodal Letter to the faithful ahead of the parliamentary elections set for October.
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
Nigerian Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama warns that Boko Haram is gaining ground and says their advance is very worrisome.
The priests vowed this week to continue fighting on behalf of indigenous farmers locked in an ongoing land dispute in Flores, East Nusa Tenggara, in spite of an apparent escalation by police.
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 and pro-Russian rebels agree to a 30-km de-militarised zone to advance peace in eastern Ukraine.
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.
Saudi Arabia’s top clerical council has declared that “terrorism is a heinous crime” under Sharia Law and has prohibited militant financing or encouraging young people towards militant acts.
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) Veronica Scarisbrick presents 'Vatican Weekend' for September 20, 2014, a half hour programme in which she shines the spotlight on the forthcoming Apostolic journey of Pope Francis to Albania.
Jill Bevilacqua brings us a reflection for the Gospel of the Twentyfifth Sunday of the Year.
Countries “must start to act” to combat climate change, says Héla Cheikhrouhou, Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund
(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.