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Cardinal Fernando Filoni interprets his mission as Pope Francis’ Personal Envoy to Iraq as one of bringing the solidarity of the Pontiff and of the entire Church to the Christians of Iraq in order to...
Pope Francis has sent a video message to the people of Korea, broadcast on Korean television over the weekend and ahead of his Apostolic journey to Korea. In the message, the Holy Father begins by...
Pope Francis on Sunday expressed outrage at violence aimed at religious minorities in Iraq, where fleeing children have died of thirst, and called on the world "to stop these crimes." In a strongly...
Pope Francis travels to South Korea this week with a message of peace for the divided peninsula on his first papal visit to Asia, where the Catholic Church is undergoing dramatic growth. The 77-year-...
Supporters of the jihadist group "Islamic State" [IS] have clashed with Kurdish Yazidis in North Rhine-Westphalia, the state with the largest Muslim population in Germany. The violence--which comes...
Ursuline Sister Cristina Scuccia, the young Italian religious who won the last season of The Voice Italy, renewed her temporary vows of poverty, chastity and obedience on July 29 at one of the...
The motto for the Holy Father's journey to Albania is “Together with God, toward the hope which does not disappoint”. The local episcopate suggested the key phrase to better communicate the...
At a press conference in the Vatican on Thursday, July 7, Fr. Federico Lombardi briefed journalists on Pope Francis’ pastoral visit to Korea which will take place from August 13th to 18th. It will be...
“Please stop, I ask you with all my heart, it’s time to stop. Stop, please.” Inspired by these words of Pope Francis (June 27, 2014), the international pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need...
Led by Assyrian Catholic Bishop Mar Awa Royel, as many as 2,500 people rallied August 2 in downtown San Francisco to call attention to the persecution of Christians by radical Muslim militants in...
The Archdiocese of Colombo has released the logo for Pope Francis’ visit to Sri Lanka, January 12-15. The Papal Journey will then continue to the Philippines from 15 to 19. Pending publication of the...
A British minister who was the first Muslim to sit in the cabinet resigned on Tuesday over the government's "morally indefensible" policy on Gaza. The decision by Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, a minister...
Christians are facing genocide in Iraq while the US government and the United Nations are silent, Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) said on the House floor Thursday, July 31. “I believe what is happening to...
In an interview with Vatican Radio, the Metropolitican Archbishop of Tirana, Rrok Mirdita said the Catholic Church in Albania was very “grateful and happy” for the upcoming visit there by Pope...
This week marked the 100th anniversary of Canada’s entry into the First World War. To commemorate this date, Mgr. Pau-André Durocher, president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB)...
“Religious freedom is human freedom,” stated US Secretary of State John Kerry recently when he presented the International Religious Freedom Report for 2013. We have a long journey ahead to achieve...
“People also said John XXIII’s message to the Americans and Soviets during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 was futile. But history proved otherwise.” Bishop Ambrogio Spreafico – who is President of...
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner published a press release in her Twitter account where she made Israel responsible for the safety of Argentine priest Jorge Hernández, who serves in the Gaza...
On his forthcoming trip to the Albanian capital, Tirana, on Sunday 21 September, Pope Francis will meet with State and religious leaders, the local clergy and some children who are being cared for in...
The Holy See has announced the schedule for Pope Francis’ Apostolic Voyage to Albania, set for September 21, 2014. It will be the second visit of a Pope to Albania, after Pope St John Paul II’s...