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Thousands of religious gathered in the Paul VI hall on Monday, February 1, for an audience with Pope Francis concluding the Year for Consecrated Life. Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan Archbishop...
At the Congregation’s plenary assembly, Francis stressed the importance of promoting the “right synodality” at every level and thanked members for their efforts in investigating child sex abuse cases...
Rome’s Anglican leader says Pope Francis is advancing ecumenism in every way. In an interview with ZENIT in late January 2016 in Rome, the director of Rome’s Anglican Centre and the Archbishop of...
Archaeological excavations in the underground city discovered in 2012 in the city of Nevsehir, in the historical region of Cappadocia, have brought to light an underground church carved into the rock...
Leaders of the Orthodox Church have concluded a meeting in Geneva, Switzerland in preparation for a historic pan-Orthodox Council scheduled to take place later in the year. The meeting, known as a...
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has adopted a resolution qualifying the actions of ISIS against Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East as genocide. The...
Cardinal Peter Turkson, the president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 told the COP-21 UN Climate Change Summit in Paris we “cannot remain blind to the...
The Pontifical Lateran University opens its doors to its first ever visiting professor, the director of the Institute of Shiite Studies in Qom. The visit is a result of an agreement that was signed...
The need for “substantive” and “sustained” peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians and the conviction that this week’s peace negotiations in Geneva, Switzerland are the “best chance the...
Pope Francis on Tuesday, January 26, received in audience at the Vatican, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. The two leaders held talks on problems in the Middle East, the fight against terrorism,...
His Holiness Pope Francis is asking us to live this Lenten period as a favourable time for conversion during the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy. In his message for Lent titled, “I desire mercy and...
The Pope and the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran recalled “the conclusion and implementation of the Iran Nuclear Agreement” and “highlighted the important role Iran is called to play along...
The Vatican representative to the United Nations agencies in Geneva said on Tuesday, January 26, the “needs of Christians” and other religious minorities must be “taken into serious consideration” at...
In the ceremony celebrated in the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, marking the conclusion of ecumenical week, Francis encouraged Catholics to forgive other Christians who may have offended...
In his address to the Roman Rota, Francis said: “The Church continues to propose marriage in its essentials not as an ideal only for the few but as a reality that, in the grace of Christ, can be...
Pope Francis has issued a decree that changes the way that the Holy Thursday Rite of the Washing of the Feet is celebrated The decree, that says the rite should include all members of God’s people,...
I was thinking back again to my seminary days back in the 1980s. I was asking myself, once more, why the rosary was not encouraged and, worse yet, why there was an unspoken understanding that if...
Pope Francis on Wednesday, January 20, in Rome greeted the thousands of people in the warmth of the Paul the VI hall who had gathered for his General Audience. The Holy Father, during his Catechesis...
This change to the Church’s rules has been made official in a decree signed by the Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, Cardinal Robert Sarah. All of God’s people can now be chosen for the...
Pope Francis says God looks beyond appearances and into the heart. He was speaking on Tuesday, January 19, during Mass at Casa Santa Marta. Drawing inspiration from the First Reading of the day that...