Pope Francis asked the faithful to pray for the extraordinary general session of the Synod of Bishops on the Family due to open on Sunday. Speaking to the crowds gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the weekly General Audience the Pope focused his catechesis on the many gifts of the Holy Spirit.
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 says we must not overdramatize our complaints and remember that there are people experiencing “great tragedies” who have good reason to lament their situation, at Mass Tuesday 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
Listen to the first part of our interview with Cardinal Walter Kasper about the Synod of Bishops on the Family which opens in the Vatican on Sunday
The Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Healthcare Workers told Catholic doctors that courage is needed nowadays to bear witness courageously to the gospel of life.
Archbishop Claudio Celli discusses next year’s message for the World Day for Social Communications which is focused on the theme of the family as ‘a privileged place of encounter with the gift of love’.
U.S. Catholic Bishops are holding a Special Collection for Christians and other persecuted minorities in Middle East.
Pope Francis has appointed Bishop John Arnold to the diocese of Salford, north England.
A conversation with Bishop Anthony Fisher, teh newly appointed Archbishop of Sydney.
Caritas Turkey is doing what it can to help meet the needs of a rising tide of refugees fleeing from ISIS militants in Syria and Iraq, providing emergency relief and education, development, and social support for those coming to Turkey.
For Catholics 1 October is celebrated as the feast of St. Teresa of the Child Jesus, yet 1 October is also the United Nations’ International Day of Older Persons.
It was erroneously announced last Thursday that Zafar Bhatti, Protestant pastor in prison in Rawalpindi, was killed by a prison guard.
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
Officials say at least ten people have been killed in the city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine amid ongoing fighting between government troops and pro-Russian separatists.
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.
Hong Kong Cardinal urges Government to exercise restraint, while pro-Democracy protests continue disregarding the National holiday. Fearing the spread of information China imposes censorships and arrests supporters in the mainland.
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) The role played by Pius XII during World War II has often sparked controversy among historians. On Thursday an international conference by the title, ‘Pius XII and the Second World War : Assumptions and New Archival Evidence’ is taking place here in Rome
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 Catholic Church in Africa continues to be the main voice which defends the people
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.