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The Vatican has released the official logo and motto for Pope Francis’ Apostolic Journey to Peru, which takes place on 18-21 January 2018. “United for Hope” (Unidos por la esperanza) is the official...
The analysis of Don Stefano Caprio (Oriental Pontifical Institute) on the “Ostpolik 2.0”: the future of the Middle East, the Ukrainian issue, and the Russian contrast to the unilateral American...
A terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain, on Thursday, August 18, reportedly left at least 13 people dead and 50 injured. As initial accounts of the incident rolled out, Pope Francis expressed his "...
The Vatican envoy to Vietnam has called on the Southeast Asian nation’s communist government to respect religious freedom. Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli, the non-resident representative of the Vatican...
The Trump administration renews its commitment to the protection of religious minority groups threatened by the Islamic State in the Middle East, according to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in the...
Given that President Donald Trump repeatedly has vowed to make defending religious freedom a key element of U.S. foreign policy, release of the first State Department International Religious Freedom...
At least a thousand people have taken part in a torchlit procession behind the head of the statue of the Virgin that survived the atomic destruction. Nagasaki Mayor, who fears atomic weapons could be...
Pope Francis reflected on the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the Angelus on Tuesday, August 15. The feast of the Assumption, also known as Ferragosto, is an important religious and civil...
Across Guam — where nearly everyone is Roman Catholic — priests prayed for peace as residents of the U.S. Pacific island territory faced a missile threat from North Korea. Archbishop Michael Byrnes...
The call of Parolin at the end of August is “very important”, Pope Francis is “very esteemed and loved” by the Rusian people. Trump? The relations between Russia and the Vatican do not depend on...
As the Catholic Church celebrates the Assumption of the Virgin Mary into Heaven, following is the response given in 1976 by Chiara Lubich to a young woman who wanted to know how to love our perfect...
August 15 is the solemnity of the Assumption of Mary. What is the Assumption of Mary, how did it come to be defined, and what relevance does it have for our lives? 1) What is the Assumption of Mary?...
When you do not cling to the word of the Lord, but have more security in consulting horoscopes and fortune tellers you become submerged”. Those were Pope Francis’ words during his Angelus address on...
The Superior made an appeal to Rome after the decision taken by the Board of directors to introduce it in its 15 hospitals in Belgium: “We have an absolute respect for life”. The Holy See has...
Take to heart these words which I enjoin on you today. Drill them into your children. Speak of them at home and abroad, whether you are busy or at rest. Bind them at your wrist as a sign… (Dt 6.6-8...
The Vatican’s former diplomatic representative to the United Nations has called for dialogue and inclusive negotiations to resolve the current crisis between the United States and North Korea....
19th Sunday in Ordinary Time We live in a noisy age, from early morning to late night noise surrounds us. Many of them are the ordinary bits and pieces of our life, water pouring from tap and shower...
Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, has said that he hopes to lay the foundation for a papal visit to Russia when he visits Moscow later this month. "With God's help I hope to...
Religious leaders met in Japan from August 3 to 4 to pray for peace in the world and as a response to Pope Francis’ wish to foster dialogue, friendship and peace. About 2,000 people, including 24...
Pope Francis appealed on Wednesday, August 9, for an end to “every form of hatred and violence”, especially those “perpetrated in places of worship, where the faithful gather to pray”. He was...