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After reciting the Angelus on Sunday, June 17, before thousands gathered in St Peter's Square, Pope Francis expressed an appeal for the people of Yemen and for refugees. “I am following the dramatic...
The Holy See on June 13, 2018, affirmed its concerns about escalating violence in the Middle East, especially the need to protect civilians. The concerns came in a statement by Archbishop Bernardito...
In Santa Marta, Francis thunders against the exploitation of women and the perception of women as “objects of desire”. “ There’s no need to go far away, it also happens in Rome”. “Discarded”, “used...
Any family with a religious vocation certainly feels blessed. But Dick and LuAnne Montgomery experienced a double blessing when two of their sons decided on religious vocations. Scott, a member of...
The U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, Callista L. Gingrich, returned a recovered copy of a letter written by Christopher Columbus to its rightful home at the Vatican Library today Thursday, June 14....
Pope Francis says Christians are urgently called to manifest their faith by giving “a sign of neighbourliness and relief in the face of the many forms of poverty” that afflict our world, and at the...
As the worldwide Muslim community celebrates the feast of Eid Al Fitr this week, World Council of Churches General Secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit has offered written greetings of peace. “Even as...
The Catholic Church in New York has inaugurated the first Shrine in the world dedicated to prayer for persecuted Christians, with the blessing of the icon of Our Lady of Aradin, "Mother of the...
Protestant leaders and Vatican officials who met recently in Rome say there is now a new "momentum" in fostering ecumenical unity. Leaders from five Christian denominations have met to discuss the...
Stories of coexistence between Christians and Muslims. The quality of the relationships, the forms of collaboration between the faithful of the two religions according to the Archbishop of Rabat,...
The 41-year-old man has spent almost 20 years in prison, sentenced for raping and killing a young girl. Pope Francis met him and embraced him right after the audience. Accompanying Tomasz Komenda, a...
Fr. Richmond Nilo of Cabanatuan Diocese was gunned down on June 10 as he was about to celebrate Sunday Mass. The Catholic Church of the Philippines has condemned the killing of a priest in the...
The Apostolic Nuncio to Korea Archbishop Alfred Xuereb comments on the outcome of the summit between the US President Donald Trump and the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The Apostolic Nuncio to...
During the Angelus, Francis asked for a prayer for the meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un. Then he recommends: “God frees us from envy, a deadly poison that destroys. If this bad herb...
The Preparatory Document for the 2019 Pan-Amazonian Synod, released on Friday, June 8, in the Vatican, calls for “a Church with an Amazonian face” that seeks “a model of alternative, integral, and...
Pope Francis on Saturday, June 9, addressed participants at a Vatican conference dedicated to the need for a transition to clean energy. Addressing some 40 participants in a Vatican conference...
Some 300 Muslim workers ate the meal at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Tegal. Three days ago, a dinner concluded the reopening ceremony of the Church of St Joseph in Jember. The Archdiocese of...
Rebecca is a 28-year-old Nigerian. The terrorist group Boko Haram kidnapped her in 2014, then took her into a forest where her three-year-old son was drowned in a river. She was forcibly “married” to...
The document for the Synod on the Amazon: denunciation of neocolonialism and of the “extrattivist” mentality. The cry of thousands of communities deprived of the Eucharist for too long: to find new...
Pope Francis said that when he was on the Greek island of Lesbos, “while enchanted by the scenery of the blue sky and sea, I was struck by the thought that such a beautiful sea had become a tomb for...