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Thanks to its mediation role in the process of reconciliation between Cuba and the US, Vatican diplomacy finds itself back at the centre of the international stage. The good news of the thaw in...
The “noble” actions of those who believe in dialogue and negotiation. In an age when many, at different levels, consider the terms “dialogue” and “diplomacy” as equivalent to do-goodery and feeble...
The holiday season is in full swing, with many Canadians enjoying the carefree pleasures of Christmas office parties and concerts. Others are looking forward to attending Christmas Eve church...
David Thamir was having a great time as he played go-karts with other boys. He shrieked, ran and jumped with his companions as they charged around in the vehicles they had made for themselves. It was...
US President Barack Obama and the President of Cuba Raúl Castro have mentioned the crucial role played by the Latin American Pope in achieving a landmark deal between the two countries. Maduro called...
In January 1971, editor-in chief of the "Voice of the Holy Land" magazine (1967-2002) Fr. Raouf Najjar, conducted an interview with then-Prime Minister Wasfi Tal which unveiled his patriotism and his...
In an hour-long meeting with Cardinal Parolin, the US Secretary of State John Kerry expressed a desire for “the Holy See’s assistance in seeking adequate humanitarian solutions for current inmates”....
Francis meets the Syriac Antiochian community which gathered in Rome for their latest Synod. The Patriarch denounced jihadists, “the fratricidal war” in Syria and last century’s genocide Many...
The Pope’s message for World Peace Day 2015 has been published. In it, he beseeches all men and women of goodwill “not to become accomplices to this evil, not to turn away from the sufferings of our...
The Orthodox Metropolitan theologian has talked about how theology has divided the Church. Now it must help overcome the obstacles that are standing in the way of full communion between catholic and...
In a packed Piazza di Spagna, brimming with 20,000 faithful, the Pope prayed to Mary to protect against “contagion of evil”. “As we approach Christmas, he prayed, “teach us to go against the tide,”...
Catholic, Anglican, Sunni and Shiite leaders vowed to do all they can to combat "ugly and hideous" distortions of religion, and to involve more women -- often the first victims of violence -- in...
John Shea once wrote a haunting poem about John the Baptist. The poem begins with the Baptist in prison, hearing the dancing above his head and knowing that this is soon to culminate in his being...
At least 100,000 Christians fled the Plain of Nineveh last summer. The Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group has since invaded northern Iraq and occupies both the churches and homes of Christians....
Catholics in Germany have presented an appeal to the German government and Pakistani Christians in Italy are pushing for a motion on religious freedom. A Muslim lawyer is now defending Asia Bibi....
In words and gestures, Pope Francis and the Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch moved the dialogue between the Eastern and Western Church a few steps closer to full communion this past weekend, say...
“Some churches in Mosul have been transformed into places of detention by jihadists of the Islamic State (IS), who have laid down laws in the northern city of Iraq since June 9,” Fides news agency...
Religious leaders came together in the Vatican to sign a joint declaration on slavery. Exploiters make $150 billion a year out of their victims. On Tuesday, December 2,Pope Francis held a meeting...
n the interview Pope Francis gave on the return flight to Rome, he spoke about interreligious dialogue, asking political leaders, scholars and Muslim religious figures to speak out against...
During the meeting the Pope condemned the degrading conditions in which refugees are forced to live as “intolerable”. “I wanted to meet more refugees but it was not possible,” he added. Before making...