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Pope Francis on Sunday, August 10, recalled the 70th anniversary of the "terrible" atomic bomb attacks on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, saying this tragic event "still arouses horror...
he woman sentenced to death for blasphemy, while her trial is before the Supreme Court, sends a message from prison and calls for continued prayer. “I cannot wait to feel the sun and the cold again,...
Pope Francis is planning to make a trip to war-torn Iraq, but the journey is still in planning stages. “It is Pope Francis’ intention to go to Iraq and I believe, without a doubt, he will do so,...
Pope Francis on Wednesday, August 5, strongly called on the Church to be welcoming to divorced and remarried persons. “These persons are not by any means excommunicated,” the Pontiff said, repeating...
A Christian was killed in cold blood and his wife’s life is hanging from a thread because the woman switched from Islam to Christianity. She was an apostate. He was guilty of corrupting and...
Father Joseph Zhang Yinlin, 44, was ordained as coadjutor bishop of Anyang diocese in Henan province Aug. 4. The ceremony at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Anyang city was presided over by 90-year-old...
The Knights of Columbus has launched an awareness campaign to raise funds for humanitarian aid to Christians in the Middle East, because Christians are more persecuted today than "ever in their...
The Shroud of Turin has different meanings for many people: some see it as an object of veneration, others a forgery, still others a medieval curiosity. For one Jewish scientist, however, the...
he custodian of Catholic doctrine says “pastoral solutions need to be found in order to ensure a stronger integration of people in difficult situations into the community”. Nothing new was reported...
The Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization has published a calendar of "Great Events with Pope Francis" which will take place during the upcoming Jubilee of Mercy. The Jubilee...
Pope Francis has urged the faithful to look beyond material needs and turn to Jesus who is “the bread of life”. The Pope’s words came as he addressed the crowds gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the...
In a new report published at the end of July, Caritas Italy reveals that there are somewhere between 50,000-70,000 prison camps in North Korea. 4,344 people have been killed in less than a year....
Islamic extremism in Pakistan has its roots in the country’s educational system. As long as religious hatred is taught in school text books, discrimination and intolerance towards minorities will...
Pope Francis on Sunday, July 26, remembered the people of Syria caught up in the continuing conflict in the country. In particular, the Holy Father made an urgent and heartfelt appeal for the release...
His Beatitude Bishop Grégoire Pierre XX Ghabroyan has been elected patriarch during sessions held on July 14-24 in Lebanon, thus becoming the new Armenian Catholic patriarch of Cilicia. Pope Francis...
The Holy See has renewed its call for international cooperation to bring to an end the conflicts in the Middle East and help care for the millions of refugees from Iraq and the Syrian war. In a...
Participants in a symposium on “Prosperity, People, and Planet: Achieving Sustainable Development in Our Cities” have released a final declaration, on July 23, titled “An Alliance for Sustainable...
Pope Francis and mayors from cities across the globe have signed a common declaration of intent to combat environmental damage and human trafficking. The signing of the document followed a meeting...
The UN is to hold the international climate conference in the French capital in December. Mayors confirmed their commitment to the fight against human trafficking, prostitution and black market...
Jesus the Good Shepherd was the focus of Pope Francis’ Angelus address on Sunday in St Peter’s Square. Pope entrusts fruits of Voyage to Our Lady of Guadalupe. Jesus the Good Shepherd was the focus...