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In the face of migrations, the Pope invites us to "overcome our fears so that we can go out to meet others, welcome them, know them and recognize them", an invitation that "offers the opportunity to...
The parishioners of the Latin St. George the Martyr Church in Irbid, northern Jordan, led by its parish priest Suleiman Shobash as well as nuns and the believers, welcomed on Sunday, January 14,...
According to the 2018 Open Doors Report, persecution has expanded geographically and numerically. The threat of religious or ideological nationalism is serious, especially in Asia and Africa. More...
Pope Francis is asking the Catholic Church to adopt a “change of attitude” towards families and the problems they face today, the Vatican’s Secretary of State has said. Asked in a January 11...
Pope Francis will spend a day in Temuco, the capital of a Chilean region with a large indigenous population, during his January 15-18 visit to the nation. The city's bishop has said the Pope decided...
Francis’ video message a few days ahead of his departure for the two South American countries, “Thank you for the love you demonstrate towards those who are discarded by society” “I will visit you as...
The Pope speaks to the Diplomatic Corps and relaunches the Declaration of Human Rights: stop the arms race, the “ideological colonizations”, the trafficking of human beings. A call for dialogue in...
The Egyptian president intervened at the Coptic Christmas Eve Mass, to show the strong bond that in this historic moment, strengthens the largest Christian community to the Middle East and to Egypt's...
The Pope baptized 34 newborns in the Sistine Chapel, “catechists will come afterwards, with ideas and explanations. But don't forget: if you don't speak the language of love at home, you won't be...
Among the various reasons, two seem to be decisive: the Local Church’s self-referential precariousness and the many ambiguities of the outgoing government on the Bolivian issue. Various opinion polls...
It is significant that the first thing the Archangel Gabriel tells Mary about the son she will conceive is his name. Even before Our Lady learns of her son’s divinity, she is told to name him Jesus....
At the end-of-year Te Deum, the Pope is “Grateful to the Romans who love the city not with words but with deeds, despite tight economic circumstances, many people do not pity themselves”. The Pope...
O God of Sarah and Abraham, our tears are mixed with yours, weeping for the cities in the world. We weep for the holy cities and especially for Jerusalem: where brothers and sisters kill each other,...
Mary, Mother of God January 1, 2018 On this day the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, our Lady's greatest title. This feast is the octave of Christmas....
In the year 2017, 23 Catholic pastoral care workers were killed worldwide: 13 priests, 1 religious brother, 1 religious sister, 8 lay persons. For the eighth consecutive year, the place most affected...
Fides Agency annual dossier confirms: for eight consecutive years, the Latin American nations hold the record for the largest number of Catholic pastoral care workers murdered. The data and...
The homily of the Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate, “Church of the Holy Land, don't be frightened by poverty and insecurity. The road of God is not that of strength”. ***** In the...
For when peaceful stillness encompassed everything and the night in its swift course was half spent, Your all-powerful Word O Lord, leapt down from Your royal throne. Alleluia. — Wisdom 18:14-15 O...
The first chapter in the Gospel of John begins: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came to be through him,...
Christmas is an invitation to look differently at the world, to stop and appreciate the small things, Pope Francis reminds us. The time for end of year celebrations has arrived. For many people, it...