World

A language that facilitates “dialogue with the world”, “graduality” as an attitude which takes into consideration the difficulties that can separate real families from the Christian ideal, the “long...
Pope Francis addressed the Fathers of the Extraordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on Monday, October 6, as they began their first full day of sessions exploring the pastoral challenges of the...
Pope Francis opened Sunday,October 5, a worldwide meeting of Catholic bishops, a possible landmark of his papacy, by warning against "bad shepherds" who unduly burden the faithful and who "thwart"...
“Divorced and civilly remarried persons belong to the Church” but in the case “of a (consummated) sacramental marriage, after a divorce, a second marriage recognized by the Church is impossible,...
“No religious, political or economic motives can justify what is happening to hundreds of thousands of innocent men, women and children:” that’s what Pope Francis said Thursday,October 2, calling...
Bishops from the Arabian Peninsula, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Israel, Cyprus, Djibouti and Somalia had their annual meeting on September 30 -October 4, 2014. Following is the communiqué...
More than half (106 bishops) of the almost two hundred individuals participating in the Extraordinary Synod on the Family which opened on Sunday, October 5, in the Vatican hail from Asia, Latin...
Pope Francis was present on Friday, October 3, at the first set of meetings on the crisis in the Middle East and the dramatic situation Christians are facing there. The meetings, which are Francis’...
In his address to the Security Council of the United Nations in New York, during the 69th General Assembly of the Organization, Cardinal Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, spoke of “proportionate...
The Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops opens on Sunday, October 5, to discuss the theme “The pastoral challenges of the family in the context of evangelization.” Synod’s Secretary...
Pope Francis met on Thursday, October 2, with the Holy See’s diplomats accredited to Middle Eastern countries at the start of their October 2-4 meetings with Curial officials. The Apostolic Nuncios...
Pope Francis received on Friday,October 3, the president of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa, who also held talks with Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin. During their meeting, the Pope...
“No religious, political or economic motives can justify what is happening to hundreds of thousands of innocent men, women and children:” that’s what Pope Francis said Thursday, October 3, calling...
Migration, the family and the European Union were subjects covered by Pope Francis and the President of Malta when the two met at the Vatican on Monday, 29 September. During “cordial discussions”,...
The deplorable violence and the humanitarian crisis in Northern Iraq and Syria, as well as in other parts of the world, call for a united response. To help build a united international front to bring...
Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin has addressed the UN Security Council open debate on threats to international peace and security saying that the global cooperation in the fight...
On October 1, just days ahead of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family to be held at the Vatican, US-based Ignatius Press will publish a monumental book addressing the issue of reception of the...
The 16th International Conference for the Common Good will be held in Washington on October 17-18, 2014.The conference will tackle an array of urgent issues ranging from the fate of the Palestinian...
Pope Francis has sent a message to the participants in the 69th General Assembly of the United Nations, which convened on September 16. The Pope's message was delivered on Wednesday, September 24--...
The Holy Father has declared that on Sunday, September 28, the whole Church is to pray for the Third Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, which begins on Sunday, October 5, to...