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“Mark the season of Advent by loving and serving others with God’s own love and concern,” said St. Teresa of Calcutta. Advent is a welcome time to prepare our hearts for the coming of the Son of God...
A Bangladeshi Catholic priest who was abducted in the northeast of Bangladesh on Monday, November 27, ahead of the visit of Pope Francis to the country, was found alive in Sylhet city on Friday,...
"With his visit to Dhaka, Pope Francis continues his mission of bringing the peripheries back to the center of the world". It is with these words that the Archbishop of Chittagong, Moses M. Costa,...
Pope Francis spoke to the young people and students of Bangladesh at Dhaka's Notre Dame College on Saturday, inviting them to seek out and live by God’s wisdom in Jesus Christ as handed down by their...
Pope Francis has called on Catholics, a small minority in the predominantly Muslim country of Bangladesh, to support priests with their prayers as he celebrated Mass in Dhaka on December 1. The call...
The meeting, which saw the participation of representatives of different faiths, took place on the second day of the Pope’s Apostolic Journey to Bangladesh. The 16 Rohingya, 12 men, two women and two...
Pope Francis is encouraging Catholics and Orthodox not only to engage in further theological dialogue, but also to promote joint initiatives on issues such as caring for the environment, peaceful...
One of two cars Pope Francis used during his historic visit to Philadelphia in September 2015 will be auctioned off beginning November 29 through December 20 on the online auction website Charitybuzz...
Francis meets priests, nuns and seminarians and leaves aside his written speech, “When you want to bad-mouth somebody, bite your tongue. What a nice thing to see the elderly nuns with eyes shining...
‘In the name of all who have persecuted you and persecute you, that have done you harm, above all, the world’s indifference, I ask for forgiveness,’ the Holy Father said Friday, December 1, in...
“Unity in Diversity” was the main theme of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Journey to Myanmar (Burma) from November 27-30, 2017. Thus Greg Burke, director of the Holy See Press Office, summarized this trip...
Francis’ moving encounter with the refugees who fled from persecution in Myanmar: “I ask you for forgiveness for the indifference of the world. Let us continue to help them, let us not close our...
Pope Francis has urged the bishops of Bangladesh to cultivate their relationship with the laity and to be close to them, especially to young people and families who have much to contribute to the...
“Never tire of praying for your priests. I know that you will do it!” Pope Francis rises after reading the homily and turns to the people, speaking off the cuff and with hand gestures. There are one...
Pope Francis has sent a video message to an International Symposium on his ecological encyclical "Laudato si” titled, “The care of the common home, a necessary conversion to human ecology." The event...
Pope Francis’ visit to Burma (Myanmar) will do much to bring peace and reconciliation in a country beset by a history of violence and tension – according to one of the country’s senior bishops....
Pope Francis has arrived in Bangladesh. The papal plane that departed from Myanmar – where the first leg of his 21st apostolic journey took place – arrived shortly after 10am local time at Dhaka’s...
"We will deliver a letter to Pope Francis containing a fatwa against extremism signed by 100,000 imams" announces, Allamma Majharul Islam, Grand Khatib (great guardian) of Amber Shah Shahi Jami...
In his address to the authorities in Dhaka, Francis spoke of the displaced people in the Burmese region of Rakhine, “It is imperative that the international community take decisive measures to...
On the last day of his apostolic journey to Myanmar, Pope Francis celebrated a morning Mass for young people, gathered at St Mary’s Catholic cathedral in central Yangon. It was the last event of this...