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“Father Hamel sowed peace!” said the Archbishop of Rouen, France, Monsignor Dominique Lebrun, in an interview published in L’Osservatore Romano, July 25, in preparation of the first anniversary of...
Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, wraps up a week-long visit to Ukraine on Monday, July 24. He made the trip as a sign of solidarity with the faithful...
One year ago today, 85-year-old French Father Jacques Hamel was brutally slain while saying Mass in his small parish in Normandy. Today, his sister says Hamel has become a "brother to all," and also...
The head of the Lutheran World Federation has called on theologians to remove the obstacles that hinder unity with the Catholic Church. Rev. Dr. Martin Junge made his remarks in a letter...
A Vatican official addressed a UN meeting on migrants and development and emphasized “the right to remain in one’s homeland in dignity, peace, and security.” Father Michael Czerny, SJ, undersecretary...
Pope Francis has sent a mail to cloistered Carmelite nun Monica Astorga--who for the past 11 years has worked with transsexuals in Argentina, getting them to abandon prostitution and addictions--...
What is the true “great power of the universal Church”? “Its persecuted little churches.” Words of Pope Francis. The Pontiff often recalls that there are more Christian martyrs today than in the...
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, who holds a primacy of honor in Eastern Orthodoxy, recalled the 50th anniversary of Blessed Paul VI’s historic visit to Istanbul—the first visit by...
One year after Fr. Jacques Hamel was killed in front of the altar, Archbishop of Rouen Mgr Dominique Lebrun is preparing to celebrate Mass on Wednesday morning, July 26, at Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray....
Following is an interview with Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation for Oriental Churches: Eminence, in your role in charge of the Congregation for Oriental Churches, what would you...
Spanish knights who drove the Moors from their homeland, and then conquered Central and South America, took St. James as their protector. Today, July 25, the two-week-long celebration in the small...
Pope Francis has appealed for moderation and dialogue after a surge of violence and killings over Jerusalem’s Temple Mount. Addressing the crowds gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the Sunday Angelus...
Have you ever been asked why you confess sins to a priest? In discussing the Catholic faith with non-Catholics, the doctrine concerning confessing one’s sins to a priest often arises. Indeed, in my...
Nine-year-old Andrea is an Italian boy who joined 130 children in June for a “Pilgrimage of Joy” to the Marian Shrine of Loreto, Italy. He was so moved by the experience that he wrote a letter about...
President and CEO of the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF), addressed the International Conference on the Question of Jerusalem, on July 20 and 21 in Baku at the Hilton Baku Hotel. The...
The second highest-ranking official in the Vatican, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, is preparing for his August trip to Russia. The historic event represents a key step in Pope Francis’s courtship with...
The parables of Jesus are not too remote from our own daily experience; at least it’s not difficult to understand them. Many are about household activities, the woman putting yeast into the flour,...
Pope Francis has donated €25 thousand to the efforts of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation, FAO, in support of people facing famine and food insecurity in East Africa. The Holy...
A monument in honour of murdered French priest will be unveiled next week following a televised Mass It is almost a year since Fr Jacques Hamel, an 85-year-old French priest, was brutally murdered by...
In an interview, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia explains the Vatican’s Academy for Life's new strategy and vision and the important role non-Catholic members could play in promoting them. The archbishop...