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In a new, wide-ranging interview, Pope Francis touched on a variety of serious and lighthearted topics, such as the current refugee crisis, youth unemployment and how often the he goes to confession...
Members of Congress introduced a resolution on Thursday, September 10, to label the atrocities committed by the Islamic State against Christians and other religious minorities “genocide.” “Christians...
A week before the Pope is due to travel to the US, the “confidential” documents of the US administration reveal that the country is fully in tune with Francis’ objectives. “Pope Francis’ diplomatic...
A South African martyred for refusing to partake in witchraft has been beatified and is on the journey to sainthood. The school teacher, Benedict Daswa, was murdered 25 years ago by villagers in...
In his Angelus address on Sunday, September 13, from his studio above St Peter's Square, Pope Francis reflected on the Gospel reading from Mark in which Jesus asks the disciples "Who do people say I...
Vatican Radio and Vatican Insider have interviewed UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon ahead of his upcoming visit to the United Nations in New York at the end of September. Following is the text of the...
"The news of the liberation of prisoners is a source of joy and spiritual relief for the detainees themselves and their relatives as well as for the collaborators of the Prison Pastoral Care", said a...
Pope Francis met on Friday, September 11, 2015 with the President of the Serbian Republic Tomislav Nikolic to discuss common interests, including the current refugee crisis, as well as relations...
Following is the full text of the "Paris working plan'' which was issued in Paris on September 8, 2015 at the conclusion of the United Nations international conference on the "Victims of attacks and...
Pope Francis looks ahead to the meeting on climate change in Paris. Dialogue needs to be stepped up in order to create an “authentic alliance” that can bring about “significant global environmental...
Pope Francis says the climate issue is a matter of justice. The Holy Father made this reflection on Friday, July 11, when speaking to some 300 participants in a meeting promoted by the Foundation for...
Pope Francis received on Thursday, September 10, the Équipes Notre-Dame, an international Catholic movement for Christian married couples, in audience. “A happy couple can understand the pain of...
His Holiness Pope Francis received in audience, on Wednesday, September 10, 2015, Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, prime minister of the State of Kuwait, who subsequently met with Cardinal...
In a message he addressed to Archbishop Rino Fisichela, president of the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization and head of Jubilee initiatives who has been named as responsible for...
''Whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.'' (Mt 25:40) At Sunday's Angelus, September 6, Pope Francis invited every parish, religious house and monastery in Europe...
French President Francois Hollande opened on Tuesday, September 8, a United Nations international conference on the "Victims of attacks and abuses on ethnic or religious grounds in the Middle East."...
The Chaldean Patriarch and two Syrian bishops say the initiative risks becoming an incentive for Christians to flee. The exodus and all its tragedies, is fuelled by the power strategies of western...
Mgr. Pio Vito Pinto spoke at a press conference in the Vatican for the presentation of the changes to marriage annulment procedures. Points discussed included faithfulness to the Second Vatican...
Pope Francis on Wednesday, September 9, continued his catechesis on the family, focusing his attention on the relation between the family and the Christian community. Following are the Pope’s remarks...
Pope Francis issued two Apostolic Letters motu proprio on Tuesday, by which he introduced reforms to the legal structures of the Church, which deal with questions of marital nullity. At a news...