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Pope Francis on Sunday, July 27, made another urgent appeal for an end to the conflicts in the Middle East, in Iraq and in Ukraine. Speaking after his regular Angleus address to thousands of people...
“Enough with all these child deaths! It's time to stop!” At his Sunday Angelus, July 27, the Pope sent out an appeal for three crisis-stricken parts of the world: the Middle East, Iraq and Ukraine. “...
Jesus said to his disciples: “The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field.” (Gospel) There is a parable told about St. Lawrence, perhaps only a legend, which merits retelling. Lawrence...
"Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput said Pope Francis has accepted his invitation to attend the World Meeting of Families in the U.S. next year. Chaput has made the announcement before giving...
Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput said Pope Francis has accepted his invitation to attend the World Meeting of Families in the U.S. next year, even though the Philadelphia Archdiocese still...
Meriam Ibrahim, the woman who was sentenced to death in Sudan for refusing to renounce her Christian faith, arrived Thursday in Italy and met with Pope Francis in the Casa Santa Marta. During the...
The chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on International Justice and Peace has called upon Secretary of State John Kerry to work for Israeli-Palestinian...
Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Isha who was sentenced to death for apostasy in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum and eventually released, was received by Pope Francis for a half an hour meeting in the Vatican,...
In a historic meeting arranged by the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF), His Beatitude Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem met on July 22 in Washington with the United States Commission...
Backed up by death threats and property seizures, the expulsion of the entire Christian community from Mosul is "a crime against humanity," said an archbishop from Mosul. Chaldean Archbishop Amel...
“The Pope plans to reform the papacy and this will benefit relations with the Orthodox,” says the Prior of the monastic community of Bose, Enzo Bianchi. Pope Francis has appointed Bianchi as one of...
Following is the text of a statement issued July 22 by Bishop John McAreavey, bishop of Dromore and Chairman of the Bishops’ Council for Justice and Peace, on behalf of the Irish episcopal conference...
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said that the persecution of Iraqi Christians who have been driven from their homes in Mosul by Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS) militants could constitute...
The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue has sent a Message to Muslims to mark the conclusion of the month of Ramadan. The theme of the Message is: Towards a Genuine Fraternity between...
Pope Francis is praying for the victims of the deadly incident in Ukraine involving a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane. A statement from the Press Office of the Holy See reads: "The Holy Father,...
As fighting intensifies in the Gaza Strip, faithful are gathering in the parish Church of the Holy Family to pray before the Blessed Sacrament for forgiveness, justice and peace for all. In the early...
As fighting intensifies in the Gaza Strip, faithful are gathering in the parish Church of the Holy Family to pray before the Blessed Sacrament for forgiveness, justice and peace for all. In the early...
Vardzia is the cave monastery complex of the 12th-13th centuries in the valley of the Kura river, situated about 70 kilometers south of the town of Borjomi. This is an outstanding monument of...
Vietnam’s first Catholic university is no longer a mirage. It is very soon going to become a reality, in fact according to Paul Bui Van Doc, Archbishop of Ho Chi Minh City, the structure could be...
Catholic, Jewish and Muslim representatives in Colombia have signed a historic joint statement for peace in a July 1 ceremony at the residence of the archbishop of Bogota. Cardinal Ruben Salazar...