Pope Francis prays for persecuted Christians in Syria, Iraq and throughout the world during Mass on the final day of the 5-day Lenten retreat attended by him and members of the Roman Curia in the town of Ariccia near Rome.
Pope Francis says that people involved in organized crime or who deliberately carry out acts of violence against others or the environment cannot call themselves Christian.
Pope Francis on Friday warned against those who follow all the outward signs of piety but then exploit and treat their employees unjustly.
Pope Francis has sent a Message to the faithful of Brazil, to mark the Brazilian bishops' annual Lenten "Campaign for Fraternity"
Speaking in his first meditation of Lent, the preacher of the Pontifical Household, Father Raniero Cantalamessa, says the ultimate purpose of evangelization is a personal encounter with Jesus.
The Holy See on Wednesday urged that “a creative and innovative approach” to intellectual property be taken in order to assure medicines get to the people who need them.
The Managing Board and the College of Auditors of the Vatican Pension Fund released a statement on Friday.
In families, we learn how to be good brothers and sisters; what we learn at home then becomes a source of enrichment for society as a whole, said Pope Francis Wednesday.
Just how far do the peripheries of the Church extend? The director of Vatican Radio English section, Sean Patrick Lovett, takes a closer look at some of the newest members of the College of Cardinals.
The Catholic Bishop of Tucson, Arizona has urged the U.S. Congress to pass a comprehensive immigration reform instead of harsh enforcement-only bills
British Bishop John Sherrington says he’s very disappointed by the vote to legalise the creation of 3 parent IVF babies.
The President of the Australian Bishops' Conference, Archbishop Denis Hart of Melbourne, has expressed “deep sympathy” and offered prayers for all those affected by the hostage attack which took place yesterday at a cafe in downtown Sydney.
Although he is in retreat for Spiritual Exercises, Pope Francis is following the situation in Syria with deep concern. Speaking to Vatican Radio the Apostolic Nuncio in Damascus, says "the Pope is constantly adjourned of developments and his prayers are tuned to the suffering of the people".
Ugandan Emeritus Archbishop of Tororo, James Odongo celebrates episcopal golden jubilee, recounts experiences and recalls playing football, as a seminarian, with Nigerian Cardinal, Francis Arinze.
Sri Lanka Catholic Church's collection fund to Pope Francis will be used for the poor in the country.
The role of liturgy in evangelization is at the heart of a conference that starts on Wednesday at the Pontifical Gregorian University.
Obedience as the condition of authentic joy, and fidelity to tradition as the key to faithful service in changing times were the themes of Pope Francis’ homily on Monday evening in St Peter’s Basilica
Vatican Radio's Tracey McClure talks with Iraqi Christians who escaped persectuion at home and have sought refuge in Jordan. What local churches and Caritas Jordan are doing to reach out to help them...
Julianne Moore won the Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal of a woman who is diagnosed with the early onset of Alzheimer's disease, in the film “Still Alice”.
For the first time since a new ceasefire came into effect 10 days ago, the Ukrainian army says it has suffered no fatalities in the last 24 hours - but new challenges loom in conflict-torn Ukraine.
Amnesty International's annual report for 2014 decries the selling of arms by governments to regions of violent conflict.
Tens of thousands of Australians hunkered down on Friday as a powerful cyclone crossed the northeast, damaging houses, bringing down trees, cutting power lines and causing flash flooding, while a second storm made landfall to the west.
The United Nations Security Council is scheduled to hear reports on Tuesday on the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.
Asia and Oceania region saw some 80 million people affected and nearly $60 billion in economic losses incurred by natural disasters last year.
Cardinal John Onaiyekan, the Archbishop of Abuja, says the Nigerian government has the ability to run safe elections.
Adam Simmermacher, fought for Germany in WWI. This year, his grandson Günther has made a new translation of his grandfather’s memoirs into English, which will be officially released next year with the title “A Soldier for the Kaiser”.
(Vatican Radio) 'Vatican Weekend' for February 28, 2015 shines the spotlight on the 2015 Lenten message of Pope Francis, brings you a musical meditation on the II Sunday of Lent, features a visit to a Roman Church and shares a conversation with our popular 'Latin Lover'.
Jill Bevilacqua brings us a Gospel reflection for the Second Sunday of Lent.
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) As we celebrate the anniversary of the founding of Vatican Radio which took place on the 12th of February1931, Veronica Scarisbrick steps back in time to bring you some sound clips from a radio message sent hurtling through the air waves by Pope Pius XII in 1947.
(Vatican Radio) To mark the Lenten season Veronica Scarisbrick invites you to join her on a visit to a Roman Oratory in the heart of Rome. It’s the 'Oratorio del Santissimo Crocefisso', one designed in 1568 by Giacomo dell Porta for the Confraternity of Crucifix.
(Vatican Radio) In the season of Lent we join Our Lord Jesus in his fast for forty days but while it's a joyful season it's also austere. An austerity, says music historian Monsignor Philp Whitmore, which is reflected in our liturgy.
(Vatican Radio) Have you ever wondered when spiritual exercises in the Vatican began? As our popular 'Latin Lover', Carmelite Father Reginald Foster explains the date in which this was streamlined was 1929, the year in which the Lateran Pacts were signed.
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.
Reflections and message of Pope Francis for Lent 2015.
29 Sunday in Ordinary time: The Lord Jesus categorically refuses to be drawn into a pointless argument about paying taxes to Caesar..
The Transfiguration of Jesus, is a matter of getting close to who we are, of discovering and revealing the mystery of who we are, who we are meant to be and who we are meant to become.