The parents of American journalist James Foley are said to be moved and grateful after Pope Francis called them to offer his condolences and prayers on the murder of their son.
Pope urges Asian Catholics to watch out against relativism, superficiality and apparent security that erode Christian identity
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Sunday August 17, celebrated the concluding Mass of the 6th Asian Youth Day in the the city of Haemi south west of Seoul in Korea. Sean- Patrick Lovett reports on the homily of Pope Francis on this occasion.
The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace has announced Pope Francis has selected "slavery" as the theme for the upcoming World Day of Peace
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.
The Ukrainian Ambassador to the Holy See Tetiana Izhevska speaks to Vatican Radio about the crisis in her nation.
The president of the Catholic Church’s international aid organization is calling for a permanent ceasefire in the conflict between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza.
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.
The Archdiocese of Detroit has announced the death of Cardinal Edmund Casimir Szoka, at age 86.
Pope Francis has sent a message to the Meeting for Friendship among Peoples meeting in Rimini from August 24-30.
The Archbishop-emeritus of Sydney, Cardinal Edward Bede Clancy, passed away this morning at the age of ninety
Pilgrims wishing to attend Mass or Prayer services in the holy sites under the care of the Franciscan Custody in the Holy Land will soon be able to reserve places on-line.
The Catholic Church in Congo DR has unveiled plans to celebrate the close of the Jubilee year of Blessed Anuarite, to include the start of constructing a Sanctuary dedicated to her devotion.
Indian Cardinal George Alencherry supports move for prohibition in Kerala state.
An Indian seminarian, selected to take part in St Peter's Cricket Club tour to England in September, talks about preparations for the big event
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.
Indian human rights activist Irom Sharmila, on hunger strike for the last 14 years in protest against alleged army atrocities, was arrested again on Friday two days after being released from hospital detention.
Marquette University has organized a prayer vigil for its slain alumnus, American journalist James Foley, and in support of the Foley family, during the first week of class on August 26
Australia's government confirmed on Monday that it had handed over a boatload of asylum seekers to Sri Lankan authorities in a transfer at sea.
Two American aid workers infected with the Ebola virus have been discharged from a hospital in Atlanta.
Church of England, partners to observe Aug 25 Kandhamal Day
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 Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter is calling for a day of prayer and penance for persecuted Christians.
Kiev says Russia is invading Ukraine after Moscow sent more than 130 trucks across the border.
(Vatican Radio) On ‘Vatican Weekend’ for August 24, 2014 we share with you a selection of readings and reflections on the Sunday Gospel by the title of ‘There’s More in the Sunday Gospel than Meets the Eye’ and an interview focusing on Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Jill Bevilacqua brings us a Gospel reflection for the Twentyfirst 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) To mark the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Veronica Scarisbrick brings you a conversation with our popular 'Latin Lover' Father Reginald Foster, who spent almost all of his life as papal Latinist.