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In a historic meeting arranged by the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF), His Beatitude Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem met on July 22 in Washington with the United States Commission...
Backed up by death threats and property seizures, the expulsion of the entire Christian community from Mosul is "a crime against humanity," said an archbishop from Mosul. Chaldean Archbishop Amel...
“The Pope plans to reform the papacy and this will benefit relations with the Orthodox,” says the Prior of the monastic community of Bose, Enzo Bianchi. Pope Francis has appointed Bianchi as one of...
Following is the text of a statement issued July 22 by Bishop John McAreavey, bishop of Dromore and Chairman of the Bishops’ Council for Justice and Peace, on behalf of the Irish episcopal conference...
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said that the persecution of Iraqi Christians who have been driven from their homes in Mosul by Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS) militants could constitute...
The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue has sent a Message to Muslims to mark the conclusion of the month of Ramadan. The theme of the Message is: Towards a Genuine Fraternity between...
Pope Francis is praying for the victims of the deadly incident in Ukraine involving a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane. A statement from the Press Office of the Holy See reads: "The Holy Father,...
As fighting intensifies in the Gaza Strip, faithful are gathering in the parish Church of the Holy Family to pray before the Blessed Sacrament for forgiveness, justice and peace for all. In the early...
As fighting intensifies in the Gaza Strip, faithful are gathering in the parish Church of the Holy Family to pray before the Blessed Sacrament for forgiveness, justice and peace for all. In the early...
Vardzia is the cave monastery complex of the 12th-13th centuries in the valley of the Kura river, situated about 70 kilometers south of the town of Borjomi. This is an outstanding monument of...
Vietnam’s first Catholic university is no longer a mirage. It is very soon going to become a reality, in fact according to Paul Bui Van Doc, Archbishop of Ho Chi Minh City, the structure could be...
Catholic, Jewish and Muslim representatives in Colombia have signed a historic joint statement for peace in a July 1 ceremony at the residence of the archbishop of Bogota. Cardinal Ruben Salazar...
The Fifth Meeting of the Council of Cardinals concluded on Friday, July 4, at the Vatican. With the recent addition of the Cardinal Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin, the nine-member body is working...
Aid to the Church in Need staff and supporters will be putting on their running shoes to help Syrian refugees. ACN (UK)'s National Director Neville Kyrke-Smith and Head of Press and Information John...
The nine cardinals assisting the Pope with the reform of the Roman Curia and the government of the universal Church, the “C9” as it is called, will meet again in September following a four-day...
A Global Consultation Meeting on the Elimination of Tuberculosis in Countries with a Low Incidence of the Disease got underway on Friday, July 4, in Rome. The summit is organized by the World Health...
Many of today's social ills are driven by a lack of adequate social policies and government support, not just selfishness and moral degradation, Pope Francis said. Standing up for the poor and...
In two years’ time, the city of Krakow, Poland, will host tens of thousands of young people for the next edition of the World Youth Day. But preparations are already well underway.The Archbishop of...
In the Chapter House of the old Dominican convent, now the Museum of San Marco in Florence, there is now an opportunity to revisit a foremost masterpiece of Fra Angelico, the Crucifixion with Saints...
“We retain in our heart, like a precious treasure, the recollection of our recent personal encounters with Your Holiness both in Jerusalem and Rome, which further renewed and sealed our fraternal...