Pope Francis expressed his hope on Wednesday that administrators of an Italian airline company that risks bankruptcy may find a fair solution that safeguards workers' jobs.
Pope Francis convened an extraordinary Consistory of Cardinals on Monday morning in the Vatican, to discuss the ongoing crisis in the Middle East
At the closing Mass for the Extraordinary Synod on the Family, Pope Francis beatifies Paul VI
Pope Francis has sent a message to mark the Jubilee Year for the 500th anniversary of the birth of St Teresa of Avila, a Discalced Carmelite and Doctor of the Church.
In a long interview with Vatican Radio, the Director of the Holy See Press Office, Father Federico Lombardi, S.J., spoke about the Extraordinary Synod on the Famil
The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question, was the subject of the address given to the United Nations in New York by the Holy See’s Permanent Observer Archbishop Bernardito Auza
At the conclusion of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family, the Synod Fathers have released a Message to Families.
Sister Miriam Teresa Demjanovich was beatified on Saturday in New Jersey. She is the fourth American-born woman to be beatified, the first on American soil.
On October 16 we mark World Food Day. Although refugees and forcibly displaced people make up a tiny portion of those suffering from chronic hunger and malnutrition, World Food Day offers an occasion to shine the light on the fact that too many of them are denied the basic right to food.
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 Middle East without its Christians would be like a garden without flowers: that’s what Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Thomas Meram Deputy President of the Iranian Bishops Conference, says about the persecution of Christians in the region
What is the teaching of the Catholic Church regarding those who commit suicide? Bishop Joseph Osei-Bonsu of Konongo-Mampong in Ghana explains.
With Europe reverting to normal time from Daylight Saving Time, there are some changes in the shortwave frequencies of Vatican Radio's broadcast to Asia.
Muslims, Christians and Jews share many family values and “can learn a lot from each other’s experiences.” That's according to Nouzha Guessous, a professor at the University of Casablanca and consultant on human rights and bioethics who helped reform Morocco's Family Code.
Mexican Attorney General Jesús Murillo Karam, says the Mexican Government will pay a $110 thousand reward for the location of each of the missing 43 student teachers plus information leading to the arrest of those involved in their disappearance
Ukraine is preparing for a cold winter after Kiev and Moscow failed to conclude a deal on resuming Russian gas deliveries to the country.
The Turkish government has announced that it will allow Peshmerga fighters from neighboring Iraqi Kurdistan to transit Turkey and reinforce the defenders of Kobani
The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States is set to open this coming week in Apia, Samoa.
Neil Casey, the Head of Humanitarian for the Catholic aid agency CAFOD, said much has to be done to stop Ebola, but the effects of the crisis will be felt for a long time after the epidemic is ended.
The UN chief is urging the world to act decisively in eliminating poverty in all its forms, ensuring prosperity for all, not just for a few.
A Sufi association says the continued captivity of the Nigerian schoolgirls is an insult to Islam and calls for their release
An International Congress entitled “Useless Slaughter: Catholics and the Holy See in the First World War” is currently underway here at the Vatican.
(Vatican Radio) 'Vatican Weekend' for October 19, 2014 features our weekly reflection on the Sunday Gospel presented by Jill Bevilacqua as well as 'Joan knows..' , a bird's eye view of the Vatican Week with EWTN bureau chief here in Rome Joan Lewis.
Jill Bevilacqua brings us a Gospel reflection for the Twentyninth Sunday of the year.
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) They say that Paul VI had to steer the Catholic Church through a Council he would never have called. Likewise according to Robert Blair Kaiser ‘Time Magazine’ correspondent during those heady Council days, he also had to steer and implement a ‘Commission on birth control’.
(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) As our popular 'Latin Lover' Carmelite Father Reginald Foster turns 75, Veronica Scarisbrick shares with listeners an address he deeply cares about. It's by Pope Paul VI and focuses on Nazareth as a model of family life.
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.
As Pope Paul VI is to be beatified by Pope Francis in the Vatican, Oct. 19, 2014, we take a look at this pontiff who was at the helm of the Catholic Church from 1963 to 1978.
29 Sunday in Ordinary time: The Lord Jesus categorically refuses to be drawn into a pointless argument about paying taxes to Caesar..
The common theme of this Sunday’s Liturgy is the nature of our obligations to God and to our country. The readings show us how, with God’s help, we can be ideal citizens of both earth and Heaven