Pope Francis on Wednesday afternoon met with delegation of 40 world Jewish leaders at the Casa Santa Marta. The gathering was in honor of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year.
Pope Francis on Thursday received the participants in a pair of orientation and training programmes for newly ordained bishops, which took place in Rome over the past week
Having the courage to acknowledge that we are sinners enables us to receive Christ’s caress, His forgiveness, said Pope Francis Thursday morning during Mass at Santa Marta.
Pope Francis has sent a Message to participants in a meeting of the pan-Amazonian Network Brasilia
A meeting on Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium or the Joy of the Gospel gets underway this afternoon in the Vatican.
The Holy See Delegation at the United Nations offices in Geneva on Wednesday said every attempt to marginalize indigenous peoples must be eliminated.
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.
A Scottish Catholic priest shares with us the mood of Scotland's people as they voted in the historic referendum on independence for their nation.
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
Nigeria's Catholic Bishop of Maiduguri Diocese, Oliver Dashe Doeme has painted a distressing picture of the situation obtaining in that part of the country.
Approval of the canonization of Blessed Joseph Vaz attains special significance in the wake of the forthcoming visit of the Holy Father 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.
Over 120 million children across the world do not go to primary school. Most of them live in developing nations, and most of them are girls. Plan Italia, an organization that upholds the rights of children has launched the campaign "Because I am a Girl".
Saudi Arabia’s top clerical council has declared that “terrorism is a heinous crime” under Sharia Law and has prohibited militant financing or encouraging young people towards militant acts.
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.
Jill Bevilacqua brings us a reflection for the Gospel of the Twentyfifth Sunday of the Year.
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
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.
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.