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In an interview with Dutch newspaper Straatnieuws, published by the homeless, on Friday November 6, Pope Francis said that the Church’s assets belong to humanity, the risk of corruption is ever...
At a meeting held at the Saint Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Centre in Cairo on November 3, the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) called on "Arab and Muslim heads of state and religious and political...
“A unique ecumenical document” that marks a pathway toward greater visible unity between Catholics and Lutherans. That’s how U.S. Catholic leaders have described a new document released by a joint...
In his message to Cardinal Kurt Koch, the Pope said: “We are not indifferent to our suffering brothers and sisters” who are “witness[es] to Christ, even to the shedding of blood”. Pope Francis has...
During the mass for deceased cardinals and bishops, Francis said: “those who do not live to serve have no reason to be alive”; may we “be free from the anxieties of the ephemeral, which pass and...
Pope Francis has sent a Message to the Global Christian Forum, which is holding a meeting in Tirana, Albania, under the theme “Discrimination, Persecution, Martyrdom: Following Christ Together.” “I...
At the General Audience, on Wednesday October 4, Francis spoke again about the Synod on the Family, which he described as a “moment of grace”, adding that he needs to “meditate” on the concluding...
Pope Francis has sent a telegramme of condolences to the Russian President Vladimir Putin and to the people of Russia following the crash of Russian Airbus A321 in Egypt in which 224 people were...
The Vatican Secretary of State said there is a dialogue under way and the Holy See considers this to be “very positive”. Around mid-October, a Holy See delegation flew to Beijing to continue the...
At the General Audience, on Thursday October 28, Pope Francis reflected on the 50th Anniversary of Nostra Aetate, stresses declaration restates Church’s esteem for Other religions. "We are brothers...
According to La Stampa's Vatican Insider, Pope Francis will shortly receive Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the Vatican. The meeting between the two leaders is scheduled for November 14 when the...
Pope Francis has appealed for concrete solidarity for the peoples of Pakistan and Afghanistan who have been struck by a devastating earthquake. The Pope’s appeal came during the Wednesday General...
According to the President of CELAM, we need to work toward an ecological conversion on all levels, starting with those who are at the forefront of development. The Archbishop of Bogotá, Cardinal...
Pope Francis says God can only love and not condemn and that love is His weakness and our victory. He said we are so closely bound to God’s love that nothing can sever us from it. That was the...
The Pope dedicated the General Audience, on Thursday October 28, in St. Peter’s Square to the 50th anniversary of the conciliar declaration Nostra Aetate and to dialogue between Jews and Muslims. “...
Pope Francis on Monday,October 26, addressed the members of the Synod of the Chaldean Church, reminding them that “the only authority is the authority of service, the only power is the power of the...
Strasbourg is marking the 1000th anniversary of the foundation of its spectacular cathedral with an equally spectacular lightshow that reveals its lace-like stonework in all its glory. Starting at...
The Synod Fathers thanked Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and “many European countries for welcoming refugees in,” and they sent out an appeal to the international community “to set aside any special...
Lines of faithful spiraled around St. Peter's Square from early on Sunday, October 25, awaiting their chance to enter St. Peter’s Basilica for the closing Mass of the Synod on the Family. The Mass,...
Pope Francis on Monday, October 26, urged the “abolition of war” while meeting participants in a training course for military chaplains jointly organized by the Congregation for Bishops, the...