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Pope Francis on Thursday,October 23, called on all men and women of good will to fight for the abolishment of the death penalty in “all of its forms” and for the improvement of prison conditions. The...
At this Mass in St. Martha’s House,on October 24, the Pope encouraged people to follow the same path as Jesus: He "became weak" to death on the Cross. "Pride and self-sufficiency are useless"....
The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question, was the subject of the address given to the United Nations in New York by the Holy See’s Permanent Observer Archbishop Bernardito...
German KAAD Foundation has held a seminar titled, "The Role of the Media in the Democratic Process in the Middle East and Near East," in the city of Mülheim with the participation of PHD students...
Today Francis receivedtoday, October 23, a delegation from the international association of delegates from the International Association of Penal Law (AIDP) and gave a long and detailed lecture-...
The Holy See Press Office has confirmed that His Holiness Francis, accepting the invitation issued by the civil authorities, His Holiness Bartolomaios I and the bishops, will make an apostolic trip...
The Middle East, especially Iraq and Syria, are experiencing “terrorism of previously unimaginable proportions” in which the perpetrators seem to have absolutely no regard for the value of human life...
Pope Francis convened a Consistory of Cardinals on Monday morning in the Vatican. Originally scheduled in order to proceed with the causes of saints – including that of Goa native and evangelizer of...
During the Consistory presided by Pope Francis, the Vatican Secretary of State discussed the dramatic situation in the Middle East, urging patriarchs to avoid seeking the protection of military...
“Vatican Insider” interviews the Archbishop of Manila: “The issue is mentioned in the final Synod document. The Synod is not a battle. In the Philippines people separate out of love for their...
At the conclusion of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family, Pope Francis addressed the assembled Fathers, thanking them for their efforts and encouraging them to continue to journey. Following is...
The paragraph of the text which outlines the differing opinions regarding the readmission of remarried divorcees to the sacraments obtained 104 votes in favour and 74 against. The paragraph on...
Pope Francis on Sunday, October 19, celebrated the Closing Mass for the Extraordinary Synod on the Family. During the Mass in Saint Peter’s Square, the Holy Father beatified his predecessor, Pope...
At the conclusion of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family, the Synod Fathers have released the following Message: We, Synod Fathers, gathered in Rome together with Pope Francis in the Extraordinary...
Despite efforts by northern Iraq’s Catholic bishops to ensure that Christians and other refugees can survive the winter, housing shortages and a significant lack of financial support pose serious...
Pope Francis on Saturday, October 18, received in audience the Prime Minister of Vietnam, Nguyễn Tân Dũng. It was the prime minister’s second visit to the Vatican. Following the meeting, the Holy See...
Bishops are to continue to reflect on the issue of remarried divorcees. Governments should do more to promote the rights of families the Synod said, ahead of the publication of the “relatio synodi”...
Vietnam’s Prime Minister, in this exclusive interview, speaks of his meeting with Pope Francis on October 18, and his country’s relations with the Holy See in recent years and in the future Vietnam’s...
Pope Paul VI is to be beatified on Sunday, October 19, by Pope Francis, 36 years after his death. In May this year, Pope Francis had signed a decree to confirm that a miracle attributed to the...
“If a same-sex couple has been in a relationship for thirty years, I can’t call that nothing.” Pontier, the President of the French Bishops’ Conference said: I’ll be surprised if we don’t reach a...