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A British minister who was the first Muslim to sit in the cabinet resigned on Tuesday over the government's "morally indefensible" policy on Gaza. The decision by Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, a minister...
Christians are facing genocide in Iraq while the US government and the United Nations are silent, Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) said on the House floor Thursday, July 31. “I believe what is happening to...
In an interview with Vatican Radio, the Metropolitican Archbishop of Tirana, Rrok Mirdita said the Catholic Church in Albania was very “grateful and happy” for the upcoming visit there by Pope...
This week marked the 100th anniversary of Canada’s entry into the First World War. To commemorate this date, Mgr. Pau-André Durocher, president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB)...
“Religious freedom is human freedom,” stated US Secretary of State John Kerry recently when he presented the International Religious Freedom Report for 2013. We have a long journey ahead to achieve...
“People also said John XXIII’s message to the Americans and Soviets during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 was futile. But history proved otherwise.” Bishop Ambrogio Spreafico – who is President of...
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner published a press release in her Twitter account where she made Israel responsible for the safety of Argentine priest Jorge Hernández, who serves in the Gaza...
On his forthcoming trip to the Albanian capital, Tirana, on Sunday 21 September, Pope Francis will meet with State and religious leaders, the local clergy and some children who are being cared for in...
The Holy See has announced the schedule for Pope Francis’ Apostolic Voyage to Albania, set for September 21, 2014. It will be the second visit of a Pope to Albania, after Pope St John Paul II’s...
Cardinal Leonardo Sandri on Sunday, July 27, said “no religion can accept to kill God’s children in the Name of the same God.” He was speaking during a homily at the Chaldean Cathedral of St. Peter...
In an effort to promote peace, the Vatican Secretary of State issued a “nota verbale” to all the embassies accredited to the Holy See. This statement included the texts of Pope Francis’ most recent...
Conflicts and repression around the world last year triggered the largest displacement of religious communities in recent memory, the United States said Monday, revealing millions had fled their...
Pope Francis will pay a two day visit to Sri Lanka in January 2015 and then to Philippines was an announcement he made at a news conference in the aircraft on his return home to the Vatican. Among...
The Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue has issued a message addressing Muslims marking the end of month of Ramadan. Following is the text of the message titled "Towards a Genuine...
To mark the first 500 days of the pontificate of Pope Francis, the Argentinian weekly “Viva” (a supplement of the newspaper El Clarín) has published the first excerpts of an interview with Pope...
Pope Francis on Sunday, July 27, made another urgent appeal for an end to the conflicts in the Middle East, in Iraq and in Ukraine. Speaking after his regular Angleus address to thousands of people...
“Enough with all these child deaths! It's time to stop!” At his Sunday Angelus, July 27, the Pope sent out an appeal for three crisis-stricken parts of the world: the Middle East, Iraq and Ukraine. “...
Jesus said to his disciples: “The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field.” (Gospel) There is a parable told about St. Lawrence, perhaps only a legend, which merits retelling. Lawrence...
"Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput said Pope Francis has accepted his invitation to attend the World Meeting of Families in the U.S. next year. Chaput has made the announcement before giving...
Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput said Pope Francis has accepted his invitation to attend the World Meeting of Families in the U.S. next year, even though the Philadelphia Archdiocese still...