Pope Francis on Sunday called on the faithful and all people of good will to have greater care for creation. His appeal was offered to mark the Italian Bishops’ Day for the Safeguarding of Creation initiative.
Pope Francis based his weekly Angelus address on Sunday’s Gospel account of St Peter’s profession of faith in Jesus as “the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
We need to proclaim the Gospel with humility not with ‘wise words’ because Jesus Himself is the power of the Word of God said Pope Francis Monday morning, as he resumed his daily mass at Santa Marta after the summer break
The Holy See’s Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin has sent a message of condolence on behalf of Pope Francis for the family of the U.S. journalist James Foley, brutally executed by Islamic State militants.
China, North Korea, Vietnam and Cambodia displayed little to no interest in Pope Francis’ recent trip to Korea according to the Italian research firm Datalytics which analyses Twitter trends.
An Interreligious Soccer Match for Peace – an initiative desired by Pope Francis - will take place Monday night at Rome’s Olympic Stadium while the Pontifical Council for Culture organizes a two day seminar entitled "Sports at the Service of Humanity"
Archbishob Silvano Tomasi is calling on the international community to take concrete steps to stop the ongoing violence and persecution of minorities in northern Iraq, to reestablish a just peace and to protect all vulnerable groups of society.
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.
Marking Labor Day in the United States, Archbishop Thomas Wenski reflects on milestone Church documents that have made immense contributions to the social teaching of the Church regarding the dignity of labor
Scotland’s two Catholic archbishops are urging people to participate in the referendum on independence for Scotland scheduled for September 18th.
The Archbishop-emeritus of Sydney, Cardinal Edward Bede Clancy, passed away this morning at the age of ninety
The Patriarchs and Church leaders of Eastern rite churches have denounced what they call “crimes against humanity” committed by Islamic State (formerly ISIS) militants in Iraq and Syria.
The Catholic Church in Dakar, Senegal, has urged all Senegalese to be calm, vigilant and prudent in the face of the Ebola virus.
Koreans infected with 'Francis syndrome' after papal visit, says former ambassador to Holy See
Bartholomew I announces June Environmental Summit on “Theology, Ecology, and the Word: a conversation on environment, literature and the arts".
Prisoners at a jail in Southern Brazil, where two inmates were decapitated and two others were hurled to their deaths from the roof, during a riot, have agreed to end the crisis.
NATO’s secretary general says the military alliance is preparing a high-readiness force to help member states against what Western leaders view as Russian aggression, but he cautioned Ukraine will have to wait to join the organization.
Professor Philip Metres guides students through the words of war and peace with his Palestinian-Israeli Literature Project.
The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States is set to open this coming week in Apia, Samoa.
The small African kingdom of Lesotho on Monday was trying to resolve a political crisis after the army surrounded the residence of the Prime Minister and overran the country’s police stations.
India urges millions of poor to open bank accounts
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 UN’s Refugee Agency said today that three million Syrian refugees have registered in neighbouring countries and that the situation will continue to get worse.
In Canada on Friday, more than 100 plaques will be unveiled across the country to mark the 100th anniversary of the nation’s War Measures Act, which lead to hundreds of Eastern European immigrants being held in internment camps throughout the country.
(Vatican Radio) ‘Vatican Weekend’ for July 31, 2014, features a half hour programme with a reflection on the Sunday Gospel and another focusing on the writings of Charles Péguy by Dominican preacher, Father Paul Murray.
Jill Bevilacqua brings us a Gospel reflection for the Twentysecond 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) 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.