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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...
I will try to explain the meaning of the church depending on the essential role of the Trinity; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. I have depended on a number of paragraphs in the book of the Catechism of...
More than 40,000 French have signed a rousing “Hands off my church” petition in recent days denouncing a Muslim leader’s casual remark that some of France’s many empty or underused churches could be...
Paraguay's president, Horacio Cartes, said Pope Francis left a lasting message “full of ideas and suggestions” during his visit to the South American nation, the MISNA agency reported. Speaking to...
The Vatican's final financial statements for 2014 showed a deficit on the part of the Holy See, but entities falling under the separate Vatican City State budget performed well. The statements...
After global powers reached an agreement with Iran Tuesday, July 14, limiting the country’s nuclear activity, the Vatican said the deal was an important step and expressed their hope the fruits would...
The Catholic Centre for Studies and Media site has the pleasure to post the special prayer for the World Meeting of Families (WMOF) due to be held in Philadelphia, USA, on September 22-27, 2015. The...
The Holy See has reminded the international community many countries are still facing enormous challenges in order to fully participate in the global economy. Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the...
The official Financial Statements of the Holy See and the Governorate have been prepared by the Prefecture for Economic Affairs, examined by the Secretariat for the Economy and approved by the...
The “wooden cross” Pope Francis was holding during his pontifical visit to South America, which includes Ecuador, Bolivia and Uruguay, drew the attention of media outlets. The simple wooden cross (...
“It’s an error of mine,” said Pope Francis yesterday, en route from his visit to South America back to the Vatican. The Pope’s in-flight media conferences have become a genre in themselves, a vivid...
During the press conference on the return flight from Paraguay, Francis said: “Just because the Church supports popular movements, does not mean it has an option for anarchy”. “I hope they will find...
Commenting on Francis’ trip to Latin America, the Vatican spokesman said: the right perspective in order to work out that what urgently needs to change is attention to the “poor” “If we acknowledge...
In an article coauthored by the US ambassador to the Holy See, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency welcomed Pope Francis’s new encyclical, Laudato Si’. “Pope Francis is boldly...