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The Apostolic Nuncio to Nicaragua appeals in Pope Francis’ name for peace in the country, where over 360 people have died and government forces have occupied the opposition bastion of Masaya near the...
The World Council of Churches (WCC) has published a book by British ecumenist Rev. Dr Donald W. Norwood presenting the story of the global church network since its creation in 1948. Pilgrimage of...
Pope Francis on Saturday, July 14, appointed four cardinals as presidents delegate for the XV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops,scheduled from October 3 to 28 in the Vatican, which...
In China, there are some Bishops who are canonically illegitimate, and others who are lacking civil recognition. This is a sign of the coexistence of two communities of Christians in the country....
“The Christian has no persecution complex, does not see enemies everywhere, does not accuse anyone, does not provoke anyone”. This was stated by , Secretary of State, celebrating mass on 12 July in...
Cardinal Angelo Sodano pronounced the homily for the Requiem Mass for Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, was been celebrated on Thursday, July 12, in St Peter’s Basilica. Cardinal Tauran died on Thursday 5...
The Council of Catholic Hierarchs of Eritrea this week released a letter this week calling on the faithful to pray for peace in the region. The request comes after the national leaders of Eritrea and...
Twice a week a black van full of volunteers leaves the Vatican and goes to one of Rome’s train stations to serve dinner to the poor. Behind the wheel? A cardinal dressed in a simple grey shirt. When...
An immigrant parish, burnt down, with only the crucifix remaining. A parish rebuilt, transformed and a key part in giving back to the community. In a sense, one parish’s story of struggle, pressure...
Many Catholic dioceses in China celebrate the Eucharist with annual or biennial events that have become part of ordinary pastoral work. The Holy See, too, in its negotiations with Beijing, follows...
We’re all familiar with the secularization that’s swept over the West, alienating many from the Catholic faith and leaving empty pews in its wake. What’s less discussed is the fate of churches,...
In a 9 July letter, World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit invited the WCC global fellowship and all people of good will to participate in the World Week of Peace...
The Board of Directors of the International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID) received with great sadness the news of the passing of Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, President of the Pontifical Council for Inter-...
The World Council of Churches (WCC) is mourning the passing of Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID). “He was held in great...
The Funeral Mass for French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran will be held at 10:45 a.m. on Thursday, July 12, 2018, in the Vatican Basilica. Cardinal Angelo, Dean of the College of Cardinals, will preside...
The Templeton Prize was established in 1972 and is given annually to prominent persons who make “exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension, whether through insight, discovery...
Saint Augustine Zhao Rong and his companions are known as the Chinese Martyrs. They are what is called a representative group of 120 Chinese martyrs who were canonized by Saint John Paul II in 2000....
Speaking to Zenit in Bari After Pope’s Ecumenical Encounter, Says ‘I Am Convinced There Is a Future for the Gospel’ in the Middle East In an interview with Zenit, Cardinal Louis Raphaël I Sako,...
On July 7, 2018, the heads of Eastern Churches met in Bari, in southern Italy, at the invitation of Pope Francis, to pray for peace in the Middle East; A place that is not trivial for this ecumenical...
A young Nigerian woman who escaped from forced prostitution in Italy has been honored by the U.S. State Department as a 2018 Trafficking in Persons Hero. Blessing Okoedion “is an example that through...