A brilliantly sunlit St. Peter’s Square was the scene Sunday morning for a great gathering of senior citizens – and especially grandparents – who had come to Rome to be with Pope Francis
Pope Francis on Monday thanked members of the United Bible Societies for their “patient, attentive, fraternal, competent and faithful” work. The Pope was receiving them in audience in the Vatican after having been presented with the new Italian version of the Bible.
Pope Francis spoke of Satan’s attempts to dehumanize mankind at Mass Monday morning
Pope Francis sent a letter to the leader of Opus Dei, Bishop Javier Echevarría Rodríguez, to mark the beatification of the first successor to Opus Dei’s holy founder, St. Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer
The Press Office of the Holy See on Wednesday released the official transcript of the remarks Pope Francis made in response to questions from Journalists on the return flight from Tirana, Albania, this past Sunday evening
The theme for the 2015 World Day for Social Communication is Communicating the Family: A Privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of Love
World needs a revitalized United Nations capable of action in Syria and Iraq, not contradictory voices and a cross-fire of vetoes, says Vatican Secretary of State Card. Parolin
The Holy See Press Office has published the official text of the comments made in February by the Holy See delegation to the Concluding Observations of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child from earlier this year.
U.S. Catholic Bishops are holding a Special Collection for Christians and other persecuted minorities in Middle East.
The bishop of the English diocese of Arundel and Brighton has resigned.
A conversation with Bishop Anthony Fisher, teh newly appointed Archbishop of Sydney.
Caritas Lebanon’s President is appealing to the international community to intervene to end the crises in Syria and Iraq and to assist the millions of people displaced by conflict. Refugees in Lebanon have topped a quarter of the country's own population of 4 million
South Sudan Catholic Bishops have renewed their message for peace declaring the war in South Sudan as evil. The Bishops insist that the warring factions have no excuse to continue fighting.
The family is the foundation "of society and the Church, if family is sustained, then Church will also be sustained", says Msgr. Ponen Paul Kubi, Chairman of the Episcopal Commission for family life (Ec-Fl) of the Conference of Bishops of Bangladesh.
Churches in over 30 countries around the globe on Friday are holding prayer vigils for the release of an Iranian-American pastor held in jail in Iran and for all Christians being persecuted for their faith worldwide
The United Nations Security Council has passed an historic anti-terrorism resolution, which will set legally binding requirements for countries to prevent the spread of terrorism
Ukraine's prime minister has urged the West not to lift sanctions against Russia until his country regains control over its entire territory, including the Crimean Peninsula
The United Nations Human Rights Council votes overwhelmingly to share evidence of Syrian atrocities with war crimes tribunal.
The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States is set to open this coming week in Apia, Samoa.
The United Nations Security Council has declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a "threat to international peace and security." The death toll from the deadly virus has hit 2,630.
Myanmar's army released 109 children from its military ranks on Thursday in its single biggest discharge of child soldiers.
Nigerian Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama warns that Boko Haram is gaining ground and says their advance is very worrisome.
(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) 'Vatican Weekend' for September 28, 2014 features our weekly reflection on the Sunday Gospel by the title of 'There's More in the Sunday Gospel than Meets the Eye' well a bird's eye view of the Vatican Week with EWTN's bureau chief here in Rome.
Jill Bevilacqua brings us a Gospel reflection for the Twentysixth 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) Pope Francis is set to go to the Roman Church of the Gesù for vespers on Saturday evening to give thanks to the Lord for the restoration of the Society of Jesus which took place two centuries ago.
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
Roy Orbison was a singer-songwriter, best known for his trademark dark sunglasses, distinctive voice, complex compositions, and emotional ballads.
(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.
DRC bishop Philibert Nlandu recently spoke to the Africa Service on some of the trends in announcing the gospel in the country following a meeting with Pope Francis
Holy See adds to the debate on Climate Change
The Scripture passages in the liturgy warn us that it is our final decision for or against God that is most important because we are rewarded or punished according to it.