Pope Francis at the Angelus on Sunday 14 September made yet another passionate plea for peace in Africa. This time, he focused his attention on the Central African Republic (CAR).
Pope Francis on Friday met with members of the Italian Biblical Association on the occasion of the 43rd National Bible Week.
Beautiful homilies are useless if you are not close to the people. This was Pope Francis’ reflection Tuesday morning during Mass in Santa Marta.
Pope Francis has sent a Message to participants in a meeting of the pan-Amazonian Network Brasilia
Preparations for the 2015 World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, Pa., in the United States, are in high gear – and the Archbishop of Philadelphia, Charles Chaput, OFM Cap., is looking forward to Papal participation in the event
"Giving Europe a Soul" is the title of a Conference that focuses on diversity within brotherhood and on the need for a social ethical network in a unified Europe. One of the key-note speakers at the event is Cardinal Peter Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.
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.
We hear from the newest English Church leader, Marist Father Alan Williams, on the challenges he faces in his new ministry as bishop of Brentwood
The Archbishop-emeritus of Sydney, Cardinal Edward Bede Clancy, passed away this morning at the age of ninety
Church leaders from Iraq and Syria have appealed to the UN in Geneva for protection for minorities from the “massacres and atrocities” being committed by ISIS
Superiors of women religious orders working with the Pontifical Mission Societies in Kenya reflect on ways to be better evangelisers
“Abide in Love” said Cardinal Ranjith, “is the theme of Pope Francis’ visit to Sri Lanka in January 2015”.
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.
Colombian women’s network "Butterflies"receives the UN's 2014 Nansen Refugee Award for its work in helping more than 1,000 women and their families in Buenaventura, Colombia’s main seaport.
Ahead of the 1st anniversary of the Lampedusa tragedys, the director of the Italian Council for Refugees says politicians must put peoples' lives before border protection
Human Rights Watch calls for probe into Iraqi airstrike on a school housing displaced families that killed 31 civilians, including 24 children.
The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States is set to open this coming week in Apia, Samoa.
A WHO spokesperson warns that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is still racing ahead of efforts to contain it.
Cardinal Baselios Cleemis, President of the Catholic Bishops Conference of India (CBCI), has urged Catholics across the country to contribute generously to rebuild the lives of people affected by the floods in Jammu and Kashmir
Christian leaders from throughout the Middle East are gathered in Washington D.C. for the Inaugural Summit of the “In Defense of Christians” Association.
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.
The city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine is mourning at least six people who were killed in renewed shelling despite a ceasefire agreed between government troops and pro-Russian rebels.
(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) On the morning of Saturday 13th of September Pope Francis will visit the Italian War Memorial of 'Redipuglia' to pay tribute to all those who fell on the battlefield during the First World War and as he himself specified to the fallen of all wars past and present.
Here is a Gospel reflection by Jill Bevilacqua for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.
Countries “must start to act” to combat climate change, says Héla Cheikhrouhou, Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund
(Vatican Radio) At the time of the First World War Saint John XXIII was appointed military chaplain and in his Memoirs by the title of ‘Journey of a Soul’ he shares with us some thoughts relating to these tragic years and to the clamour of war rising across Europe in 1914.
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) 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.