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In a message to participants to the just ended Third Review Conference of the Ottawa Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of anti-personnel mines and on...
Following a second day of discussions by the Council of Cardinals which also includes the participation of the Pope himself, the Director of the Holy See Press Office Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi...
The Assyrian television channel Ishtar TV is reporting that five Assyrians have gone missing in Mosul. Two Chaldean nuns from the Daughters of Mary Order, Sister Miskintah and Sister Utoor Joseph, as...
Pope Francis abruptly cancelled a scheduled appearance at the Gemelli hospital on Thursday , June 26, with the Vatican explaining that the Pontiff had suffered “an unexpected indisposition.” The...
The Pope’s health is under the spotlight on principle. Gone are the days when any ailment suffered by a Pope, even if it was serious, was denied or played down because the Vatican’s white-clad...
The Pope embraces all the Churches of the East and is close to their faithful, whose tears, fears and hopes are also ours, a sentiment he manifested this morning, receiving in audience the...
The persecution of Christians today is greater than in the first centuries of the Church, Pope Francis has said. At a conference in Rome, the Pope said he was “greatly pained to note that Christians...
A bishop from the Central African Republic has revealed that he was saved from being beheaded by Islamists in April after one of their number intervened to save him. Bishop Nestor-Désiré Nongo-...
After having her death sentence for refusing to renounce her Christian faith revoked by a Sudanese court yesterday, Meriam Ibrahim has been re-arrested along with her husband at an airport. According...
I am glad and grateful to be given this opportunity to participate in the 56th council meeting of the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) in this glorious city of Rome. My name is Fr....
Pope Francis concluded his one-day trip to the southern Italian region of Calabria with strong words against the Calabrian mafia, saying that it is "adoration of evil and contempt for the common good...
Caritas Internationalis has launched and interventional plan worth $200,000 to stop the spread of the Ebola virus. The epidemic of the hemorrhagic fever, which is often lethal, has already affected...
Never before has a Pope said publicly, without mincing words, that “the mafia is excommunicated”. Pope Francis made the declaration from the pulpit, in the land of the mafia. Following his visit to...
Fr. Rif’at Bader, director of the Catholic Centre for Studies and Media, gave a keyknote speech titled, “Religion and Violence in the Speeches of Pope Francis in the Holy Land, May 2014” at a forum...
Catholics and Shiite Muslims oppose actions that endanger the life, health, dignity and welfare of others, including the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, according to a joint declaration...
International leaders within the Catholic Church have gathered in Sarajevo, Bosnia, to discuss the consequences of the First World War, particularly its effect on terrorism and religious violence....
After Milan, Tunis, Venice, Beirut, Amman and Cairo, this year the international network of Oasis will hold a forum in Sarajevo on Monday and Tuesday June16-17, 2014 titled, “The Temptation of...
Invited to the Italian parliament, Patriarch Fouad Twal spoke about the situation of Christians in the Holy Land and the historic prayer meeting at the Vatican on Sunday, June 8, 2014. Italy will do...
Pages of the social Gospel are browsed through by the Holy Father on Sunday, June 15, in which the Church celebrates the Holy Trinity. It is an invitation to dialogue, harmony between peoples,...
In a wide-ranging interview with La Vanguardia, the leading newspaper in Barcelona, Pope Francis spoke about his life as Pope, and said serving as a pastor is most important dimension of his...