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The death penalty is contrary to the Gospel, however grave the crime, Pope Francis said last night, in his address participants attending a meeting celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the...
Armed conflicts brings out “the most vicious forms of violence against children” and the world must act to aid the young victims of violence and all unaccompanied children worldwide, the Holy See has...
This year, the Holy See and Japan are marking 75 years of their diplomatic relations, with a few programmes this week. It was in 1942 ‎that full diplomatic relations were formalized between the two...
In Francis’ words at the conference for the 25th anniversary of the promulgation of Catechism, the key to read the current debate on Amoris laetitia. The theme that Pope Francis wanted to focus his...
“I am glad to be with you, Fathers and Heads of the Oriental Catholic Churches, to share the joys and pains of the faithful entrusted to your pastoral care,” Pope Francis said October 9, 2017, during...
Recalling that the centenary of the Marian apparitions in Fatima, Portugal concludes on October 13, 2017, Pope Francis invited all faithful to pray the rosary for peace. At the General Audience he...
The third secret of Fatima deals with past events, but at the same time, its call to conversion is always current, always up to date, said Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Vatican Secretary of State...
Although the Fatima apparitions occurred 100 years ago, the Vatican’s resident Fatima expert has said they contain a message that is both relevant and needed in the world today. “The apparitions of...
Having dignified work is a topic Pope Francis has continuously returned to since his election, and it surfaced again in his latest prayer video, which urges viewers to spend October praying that...
On Monday, October 9, Pope Francis advanced eight causes for sainthood, including a Capuchin priest who ministered underground across the Soviet Union for nearly 40 years. Fr. Serafin Kaszuba, OFM...
The pontiff is expected in Bangladesh from November 30 to December 2. This will be the first visit after John Paul II's visit in 1986. It is a state visit as well as a pastoral visit for Christians...
Pope Francis has said that “the most crucial challenge for the future of the human family [is] the protection of young people’s dignity, their healthy development, their joy and their hope.” The Pope...
Polish Catholics held rosaries and prayed together along the country’s 2,000-mile border on Saturday, appealing to the Virgin Mary and God for salvation for Poland and the world in a national event...
A consultation with the theme “Ecumenical Perspective on the Role of Women in the Churches” brought together 28 women and men to the Monastero di Bose in northern Italy from 3-7 October. Participants...
Pope Francis on Wednesday, October 4, had a special greeting for an Egyptian delegation led by the country’s tourism minister, in Rome to promote a pilgrimage in the footsteps of the Holy Family’s...
The Museum of the Bible is an eight-storey educational museum under construction in Washington D.C. documenting the narrative, history and impact of the Bible. The museum is set to open in November...
Does the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas indicate a sign of the end times? The Days of Noah With the horrible mass shooting at Las Vegas, the United States has just seen the worst mass shooting in...
The global economy should benefit everyone, yet inequality is rising, Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, said on October 2, 2017, during the Seventy...
Pope Francis has expressed his “spiritual closeness” to victims of the deadly shooting in Las Vegas, which left more than fifty people dead, and hundreds more wounded. In the telegram addressed to...
Interview with the Bishop of Haimen, recognized by the government and ordained in full communion with the Holy See, “We are like branches attached to the vine. We need the pastoral guidance of the...