Pope Francis received a group of pilgrims from the international “Opera di Nazareth” organization on Wednesday evening at the Santa Marta residence in the Vatican
Pope urges Asian Catholics to watch out against relativism, superficiality and apparent security that erode Christian identity
(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 Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace has announced Pope Francis has selected "slavery" as the theme for the upcoming World Day of Peace
Memory, hope, witness: these are the three key terms in which Pope Francis placed his recent visit to Korea, when he reflected on the trip with pilgrims and tourists gathered in Paul VI Hall at the Vatican on Wednesday
At the conclusion of Pope Francis’ first day in the Republic of Korea, director of the Vatican Press Office, Father Federico Lombardi SJ who is travelling with the Pope, speaks of some of the salient moments and events of the day.
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.
A Catholic priest in Ferguson, Missouri speaks of festering mistrust and racism issues that contributed to the violence.
The Apostolic Nuncio to Ukraine, Archbishop Thomas Gullickson, speaks about how Ukrainian Christians are responding to the crisis, and calls for prayers for Ukraine and its people.
The Archbishop-emeritus of Sydney, Cardinal Edward Bede Clancy, passed away this morning at the age of ninety
Pilgrims wishing to attend Mass or Prayer services in the holy sites under the care of the Franciscan Custody in the Holy Land will soon be able to reserve places on-line.
The Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference which comprises Bishops of South Africa, Botswana and Swaziland have denounced the violence in Gaza and described as "absolutely abhorrent that the Christian community of Iraq is suffering martyrdom and expulsion from their country".
Bp. Manyo Maeda Thomas Aquinas, of Hiroshima Diocese has been appointed Archbishop of Osaka.
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
Ukraine's military says an operation to recover more bodies from victims of an attacked refugee convoy has been suspended due to fierce fighting between government forces and pro-Russian separatists.
A Ukrainian warplane was shot down over rebel-held territory amid fierce fighting with government troops, leaving more than 50 people dead in the Donetsk region alone.
Marquette University has organized a prayer vigil for its slain alumnus, American journalist James Foley, and in support of the Foley family, during the first week of class on August 26
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.
Eight years after multinational oil trader, Trafigura, dumped toxic waste on Côte d’Ivoire, Amnesty International examines lingering environmental and health concerns.
A U.N.-backed tribunal on Thursday sentenced two top leaders of the former Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia to life in prison.
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.
The Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter is calling for a day of prayer and penance for persecuted Christians.
U.N. ambassadors from 14 countries whose soldiers fought in World War I have recorded poems about the conflict written by their best-known poets.
Brandon Vogt explains how the social doctrine of the Church is manifested in the lives of the saints.
Jill Bevilacqua brings us a Gospel reflection for the Twentyfirst 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.