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The topic of the Synod follows on from the 2014-2015 Synod on the family and aims to “accompany young people” in life, opening them up to “actively taking part in the building of the Church and...
The world marks this week the 30th anniversary of the first "universal" prayers held in the city of Assisi, south of the Italian peninsula, which Pope John Paul II had called for, and which witnessed...
On the return flight from Baku Francis explains why he condemns the gender theory in schools but also why homosexual people should be accompanied and “brought closer to the Lord”: “This is what Jesus...
The Pope stressed this during his second meeting with the head of the Orthodox Church in Svetyskhoveli Cathedral. The Patriarch, meanwhile, told Francis that he has “immense respect for him”. “...
At his meeting with the country’s authorities, the Pope urged them to “open up new avenues that lead to lasting agreements and peace” No stone must be left unturned in efforts to reach peace. In his...
This afternoon, Francis recited a prayer during his meeting with the Chaldean community in the presence of Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako and a group of refugees: “let the peoples so wearied by...
In his off-the-cuff address to religious and seminarians in Georgia, the Pope said: “Marriage is not being destroyed with arms but with ideas. There are ideological colonisations taking place. The...
But despite being bombed, schools are rebuilt and remain open: “We are responsible for pupils, no matter what”. “Religious are like soldiers. And soldiers don’t run away.” Sister Luisa points to the...
Francis and Patriarch Ilia II embraced during the meeting at the Patriarchal Palace and the Pope said: May the saints of this country encourage us “to put the Gospel before all else and to evangelize...
In his address to political authorities in Tbilisi the Pope invited all to dialogue, which is all the more necessary “in the present historical moment with no shortage of violent extremism that...
Remarkable stories of how refugees who lost everything are now rebuilding their lives from scratch have emerged from Iraq. There are many Christians among the many thousands of Iraqis and Syrians...
The martyr city’s Maronite archbishop says “some are urging Christians in the Middle East to leave given that there are so few of them. It’s not worth it, leave. But there needs to be a Christian...
This is a joint initiative of the 36 bishops of IARCCUM - the mixed commission established by the Anglican Communion and the Roman Catholic Church – which aims to mark the 50th anniversary of the...
Francis received victims’ relatives on Saturday, September 24: it is not with hatred and violence that we should respond to the Devil’s attacks but with forgiveness, love and respect towards others,...
A new regulation has been approved for the medical commission of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. It involves: a qualified majority, a limited number of re-examinations and payments via...
Fr. Hanna Kildani made remarks on Thursday, September 15, on the stages which led to the construction of the Martyrs of Jordan Church. Following are excerpts of his address: Your Beatitude, dear...
Iraqi Christians, Yazidis, and other religious minorities gathered in Washington two weeks ago and proposed for there to be a safe zone created for them in the Nineveh Plains, which are northeast of...
With his choice, Francis continues in the footsteps of his predecessors. The significance of his gesture in Assisi The only way to stop the “piecemeal World War III” Pope Francis keeps on talking...
Francis, Bartholomew and Welby meditate together during the ecumenical prayer session in the Lower Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi: “Who bothers responding to them? “Far too often they encounter...
Mgr. Miguel Angel Ayuso Guixot, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, has taken part in the peace meeting the Pope is going to be attending tomorrow. The Secretary of the...