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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...
Marian shrines in more than 50 countries throughout world are scheduled to join in a 24-hour rosary initiative on Friday, June 8, to intercede for and honor the priestly vocation. “It is an...
Pope Francis appears set to order the opening of the Vatican's first permanent embassy in South Sudan in a gesture of solidarity with a country that has suffered a devastating civil war since 2013....
Following is the Vatican-provided full text of the Pope’s message to the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I, and to the participants in the International Symposium titled ‘Toward a...
Pope Francis on Tuesday, June 5, released a video message accompanying his prayer intention for June, which this month is “For inclusive and respectful social networks”. In his prayer intention for...
A priest in a suburban parish in London has given an uncharacteristic sermon. Preaching on the theme of the Eucharist for the feast of Corpus Christi, he reminded his congregation how to receive Holy...
Speaking to the National Catholic Register from his office in Karachi, Archbishop Joseph Coutts said, ‘I feel I have been called to be a stronger voice for the Christians and marginalized, given the...
The Eucharist unites us to Christ directly; this physical union is the same for all who partake of His Body and Blood. However, it does not produce the same effects in everyone. This is so true that...
Pope Francis has urged members of the German Lutheran Church, whom he received in the Vatican, to continue walking the path to unity. Receiving a Delegation of the German Evangelical Lutheran Church...
Two-day, closed-door summit with world’s top oil companies, organised by Notre Dame University. They will also meet Pope Francis. A closed-door meeting in the Vatican organized by an American...
Pope Francis on Wednesday, May 30, received a delegation from the Russian Orthodox Patriarchate in Moscow and expressed hope for full Christian unity, saying it is the path to peace. Expressing his...
Óscar Romero was appointed archbishop of San Salvador, El Salvador, in February 1977. He was not the candidate of the previous archbishop, who thought he was not firm enough in opposition to the...
During his homily at Mass on Friday, June 1, Pope Francis reflected on how the Devil is the cause of all forms of persecution: from cultural colonization to war, hunger, and slavery. Today, said Pope...
The Dicastery for the Laity’s document denounces the four challenges for sporting activities: debasement of the body, doping, corruption and uncontrolled cheering, “Giving one’s very best is a...
A mosaic representing Our Lady of the Rosary of Guatemala, the country’s Patron Saint, was enthroned in the Vatican Gardens on May 29, 2018, reported “Vatican News” in Italian. The unveiling ceremony...
The Polish archbishop had carried out a pastoral survey on behalf of the Pontiff. Now he will be in charge of accompanying the faithful on a permanent basis but without entering into matters relating...
Following Pope Francis’ weekly General Audience on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, Jordanian journalist Rula Samain presented to Pope Francis a copy of her book titled, “Fortress of Peace: Jordan’s...
Vowing that the United States “will not stand by as spectators” while religious freedom is violated around the world, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced that the U.S. will host the first-...