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Bishop Dinh Duc Dao has announced that the Vatican and the Vietnamese government are to give the go ahead in spring, with lectures starting in the autumn. For Vietnamese Catholics, this spring is...
Several hundred Coptic Christians gathered in Sydney's Martin Place, joined by local politicians and religious leaders, to denounce Islamic State and draw attention to Christian executions taking...
Pope Francis received on Saturday,September 21, German Chancellor Angela Merkel for a private audience at the Vatican. The talks focused on the fight against poverty and international crises,...
The private meeting between the two, in the Vatican, lasted 40 minutes. The German Chancellor made a donation for children and refugees fleeing conflict in the Middle East. This was the third time...
The “grave conflict” was the focus of Francis’ speech to Ukraine’s bishops. Three separate copies were handed out to the prelates who are in Rome for their ad limina apostolorum visit. The Pope said...
Pope Francis on Friday, February 20, met with the Bishops of Ukraine, who are in Rome for their ad limina visit. The Bishops were led by Major-Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of Kyiv-Halych, the head...
Few days ago, on February 10, 2015, Cardinal Robert Sarah presented the “Directory on the Homily”, published in Rome by the Congregation on Divine Faith and Discipline of Sacraments. Some hundred...
The Supreme Court will only issue a judgement on procedure and can cancel the previous verdict. In April, the defence will file a petition to examine the case. The ordeal of Asia Bibi, the Christian...
Pope Francis delivered the homily at Mass in the Basilica of St. Sabina on the Aventine Hilll in Rome on Wednesday, February 18, Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the great penitential season of Lent....
Pope Francis on Monday, February 16, denounced the murder of 21 Coptic Christians by ISIL militants in Libya. The Islamist terrorist organization released a video of the killings on Sunday. Speaking...
The Director of the Holy See’s Press Office, Father Federico Lombardi, says the decentralization of the Curia, the role of women and the ongoing economic and administrative reforms were among the...
Pope Francis met on Thursday morning, February 12 with a prominent Iranian politician in the Vatican. Shahindokth Molaverdi, serves as the vice president of the country's Women and Family Affairs...
Pope Francis says the end goal of the reform of the Roman Curia is to harmonize work among the Vatican offices, to achieve a more effective collaboration and promote collegiality. The Holy Father was...
The C9’s work on Curia reform and the first proposals for change have been presented in the Vatican. Müller says doctrine-related tasks cannot be passed on to the Bishops’ Conferences. In their first...
Discussions about the future of the Pontifical Council for Culture and the Vatican media have been at the top of the agenda during a meeting of the group of nine cardinals that Pope Francis appointed...
Fr. Lombardi has issued a statement clarifying the Pope’s actual words at the General Audience, in light of certain “interpretations”. Ahead of the Consistory, the C9 is holding “hearings” on the...
Pope Francis on Sunday, February 8, made a surprise visit to a shantytown, a few minutes before he celebrated Mass at the parish of San Michele Arcangelo in the eastern Roman district of Pietralata....
Would be 2016 presidential hopefuls including Rick Santorum and Bobby Jindal seized on President Barack Obama's comparison of Islamic extremism to the Christian Crusades and other violent excesses...
A two-day international conference opened Sunday, February 8, in Erbil on the future of Christians and Yezidis in war-torn Iraq, as thousands of families from the religious minorities continue to...
Perhaps we really didn’t notice, perhaps we chose to turn away, probably we just didn’t know what to do or to say… what’s almost certain given the sheer magnitude of the phenomenon, is that every...