Pope Francis on Thursday received the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schultz, in private audience in the Vatican's Apostolic Palace.
At his General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis once again spoke of his concern for those affected by Ebola.
In his homily Pope Francis says the devil is not a myth and Christian life is a battle against Satan, the world and the passions of the flesh
Pope Francis says joblessness is not just an economic problem. It's also a problem of human dignity.
On Wednesday evening in the Sistine Chapel the world’s media was invited to view the new lighting and air systems that have been installed in order show frescos off to their best advantage and protect the Chapel against humidity.
The Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, Archbishop Bernardito Auza, on Wednesday said the right to life is at the foundation of all human rights
At the conclusion of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family, the Synod Fathers have released a Message to Families.
Pope Francis said the institution of Christian marriage has never been so attacked as nowadays where a temporary or throw-away culture has become widespread.
The Apostolic Nuncio to Venezuela, Archbishop Aldo Giordano, said that an informal dialogue is now taking place between the government, the opposition and civil society in the country.
Russia says it will recognize the outcome of Sunday's parliamentary elections in Ukraine
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 senior Syrian Kurdish official has rejected a report from Turkey's president that Syrian Kurds had agreed to let Free Syrian Army fighters enter the border town of Kobani to help them push back besieging Islamic State insurgents.
The church in Zambia has expressed its sadness following the death of the country’s president, Michael Chilufya Sata.
Citing Jesus as an example, the Catholic Church said society should finally learn the lesson that the innocent could lose their lives to the death penalty, stressing that its revival is unjustified
Following a historic first visit to the Vatican, the leader of the Old Catholic Bishops’ Conference, based in Utrecht, says the small world communion has a significant contribution to make to the conversation about Catholic identity, as well as to the wider ecumenical movement
Dilma Rousseff has been re-elected to a second four year term as the President of Brazil.
The governments of Egypt, Greece and Cyprus have urged Turkey to stop charting gas deposits in areas of the east Mediterranean claimed by Cyprus, saying the work was illegal.
The director of the United Nations humanitarian operations is warning that some of Syria’s neighbors are at their “breaking point”
The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States is set to open this coming week in Apia, Samoa.
Zambia is mourning the death of president Michael Chilufya Sata, who died in a London hospital on Tuesday, 28 October. He had been ill for some time and left the country on 20th October for medical checkup in London.
Iranian security forces have re-arrested world-renowned human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh.
The Nigerian Bishop of the Diocese of Maiduguri has issued a pastoral letter to console the people of Maiduguri following atrocities and killings perpetrated by Boko Haram.
The NATO military alliance says it has seen an "unusual" increase in Russian military aircraft conducting maneuvers over European airspace over the last two days
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 26, 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's bureau chief here in Rome, Joan Lewis.
Jill Bevilacqua brings us Gospel reflections for All souls Day.
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) In 1967 Blessed Paul VI promulgates his social encyclical 'Populorum Progressio' on the development of peoples. In this document the Pope calls for all nations to initiate dialogue and collaboration.
(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) The news is that the house the Roman Emperor Nero is finally open to the public. An occasion that provides Veronica Scarisbrick with an opportunity to listen to our popular 'Latin Lover' Carmelite Father Reginald Foster tell of this Golden house or 'Domus Aurea'.
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.
Indian Cardinal Oswald Gracias, Archbishop of Bombay speaks on the just-concluded synod on the family in the Vatican.
29 Sunday in Ordinary time: The Lord Jesus categorically refuses to be drawn into a pointless argument about paying taxes to Caesar..
The central theme of this Sunday’s readings is the greatest commandment in the Bible, namely to love God and express it in action by loving Him in our neighbor