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In his World Day of Peace Message for 2017, Pope Francis calls on Christians to follow Jesus’ example in turning away from violence. The pontiff says that while the world is experiencing many...
During his weekly Angelus address, Pope Francis again appealed on Sunday, December 11, for an end to the fighting in Aleppo. He also expressed closeness to the victims of Sunday’s terror attack in...
Interview with the Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, Pierbattista Pizzaballa: “Millions of refugees have changed the shape of our parishes. I don’t think those who have...
The Pope said this in an interview with Belgian Catholic weekly Tertio. “Priest must not be ashamed of tenderness,” he stressed, adding that the media must not fall prey “to the sickness of...
The Polish Pope’s former spokesman said the late Fidel Castro “wanted to know everything there was to know about John Paul II”. “Fidel Castro kept me talking for six hours. He was fascinated by John...
The Patriarch of Constantinople comments on the Apostolic Exhortation, which he says, speaks of “mercy rather than solely the moral rules and canonical regulations of men” “‘Amoris Laetitia’ recalls...
“In this world, which has developed the most sophisticated technologies, weapons are sold that end up in the hands of child soldiers.” Pope Francis denounced this in a video message for December’s...
At the end of his general audience on Wednesday, November 30, Pope Francis greeted the Church of Constantinople, and the “beloved Patriarch Bartholomew” on the occasion of the Feast of the Apostle...
Vatican Insider hears from Etienne Villemain, the man who came up with the idea that ended up in Pope Francis’ Apostolic Letter “Misericordia et Misera”: “In our communities we usually meet the poor...
This Advent, I invented a small spiritual exercise to help focus my mind on higher things. I’m trying to start each day by reflecting for a few moments on the question: What if today is the day the...
European leaders gathered on November 29 at a conference in Vienna to discuss Christian persecution and its resounding effect on Europe, particularly emphasizing the need to seriously address...
Since 2013, President-elect of the United States Donald Trump has dedicated some telling - albeit few in number - tweets, frequently changing his tone. Among them is a declaration of admiration...
The Polish Pope’s former spokesman said the late Fidel Castro “wanted to know everything there was to know about John Paul II” “Fidel Castro kept me talking for six hours. He was fascinated by John...
The Vatican has played a part in guiding the transition process since the mid-90s. Now, the Church also has a decisive role to play in Cuba’s future. Pope Francis, Vatican diplomacy and the Catholic...
Interview with the newly-created Redemptorist cardinal: the “balkanisation” process in the US Church “is reinforced by people who speak only with those who agree with them”. Those behind bars are...
Journey to the Muslim country that is home to 200 Catholics and only three priests (in the entire state), members of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate congregation Being a minority doesn’t mean you can’...
At today’s Consistory Francis conferred the red biretta on 17 new cardinals: “In God’s heart there are no enemies, He only has sons and daughters. We are the ones who raise walls, build barriers and...
Cardinal Blase J. Cupich of Chicago says Pope Francis is saying loud and clear we are with you. In an exclusive interview with ZENIT in the lead up to the consistory, the Archbishop of Chicago said...
The Church has an important role in helping to heal the divides of Trump’s United States, according to new American cardinal-elect Joseph Tobin. He also believes that Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis’...
In a message to participants of the COP22 Climate Change meeting taking place in the Moroccan city of Marrakech, the Pope urged all to act in a manner as free as possible from political and economic...