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With the touch of a button and using a tablet, Pope Francis on Sunday7 December, switched on a giant Christmas tree designed in lights on a hillside above the Umbrian town of Gubbio in Italy. The...
Catholic, Anglican, Sunni and Shiite leaders vowed to do all they can to combat "ugly and hideous" distortions of religion, and to involve more women -- often the first victims of violence -- in...
The members of the Third Christian-Muslim Summit of Religious Leaders and Scholars released a statement on december 5 after their three-day meeting ( 2-4 December 2014) in Rome. The theme was “...
John Shea once wrote a haunting poem about John the Baptist. The poem begins with the Baptist in prison, hearing the dancing above his head and knowing that this is soon to culminate in his being...
Catholics in Germany have presented an appeal to the German government and Pakistani Christians in Italy are pushing for a motion on religious freedom. A Muslim lawyer is now defending Asia Bibi....
The mysterious fire on Monday, December 1, reduced to ashes St. Sebastian’s Church in Dilshad Garden on the eastern extreme of India’s national capital. The news about the fire brought hundreds of...
An unprecedented gathering of religious leaders from all corners of the globe took place in the Vatican on Tuesday, December 2, for the signing of a joint declaration against modern slavery. Pope...
In words and gestures, Pope Francis and the Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch moved the dialogue between the Eastern and Western Church a few steps closer to full communion this past weekend, say...
At the end of the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of St. Andrew, Francis and Bartholomew both signed a text on Christian persecution. “We express our common concern for the current situation in Iraq,...
Religious leaders came together in the Vatican to sign a joint declaration on slavery. Exploiters make $150 billion a year out of their victims. On Tuesday, December 2,Pope Francis held a meeting...
Pope Francis and the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, spiritual leader of the Orthodox world, on Sunday, November 30, signed a joint declaration reaffirming their desire to overcome the obstacles...
Pope Francis left Istanbul for Rome on Sunday, November 30, at the conclusion of his pastoral visit to Turkey. The Pope’s three-day visit took him first to Ankara and then to Istanbul and a key...
n the interview Pope Francis gave on the return flight to Rome, he spoke about interreligious dialogue, asking political leaders, scholars and Muslim religious figures to speak out against...
Pope Francis has issued a letter for the Year of Consecrated Life, which will start throughout the universal Church on the first Sunday of Advent, 30 November. The observance will end on the Feast of...
During the meeting the Pope condemned the degrading conditions in which refugees are forced to live as “intolerable”. “I wanted to meet more refugees but it was not possible,” he added. Before making...
Pope Franci has celebrated the only public Mass scheduled for this visit to Turkey, in the presence of Patriarch Bartholomew. During the Mass, the Pope urged Christians: “Let us throw off our...
Pope Francis participated in an ecumenical prayer service on Saturday, November 29, with the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I in the church of St. George, within the Ecumenical...
Participants in a colloquium conducted by the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue and Iran’s Center for Inter-religious Dialogue of Islamic Culture have condemned violence in the name of...
The Catholic Church “does not intend to make any demands” to restore full communion with Orthodox Christians. Pope Francis. Prospects for the new millennium. The “Ratzinger Proposal” is still echoed...
Currently living as a refugee at a Salesian school in Istanbul, 14-year-old Sarah will give Pope Francis a picture that she painted, and says that she will ask him to pray for world peace. “My name...