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Francis discusses Amoris Laetitia, money, just war and psychoanalysis in new book-length interview By virtue of its very definition, marriage can only be between a man and a woman, Pope Francis has...
(Isaiah 5:1-7; Philippians 4:7-9; Matthew 21:33-43) Since ancient times, the lands of the Middle East and the Mediterranean have cultivated vineyards. So it is not surprising that the image of the...
On Friday, 29 September 2017, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania, welcomed His Eminence Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Vatican’s Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, who is...
“There is no alternative to peace, and it’s time to put an end to all the pain and suffering, especially when it affects the civilian population,” said Cardinal Leonardo Sandri. The Prefect of the...
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday, September 28, voiced support for the Vatican's humanitarian efforts around the world and invited Pope Francis to visit the island. Meeting Cardinal Peter...
The campaign, which was launched on September 27, 2017 by Pope Francis, is promoted by Caritas Internationalis. It will involve all of the charity’s branches, which will ‘Share the journey" of all...
An Indian Catholic priest returned to India on Thursday, September 28, after being freed from 18 months of captivity by unknown kidnappers in Yemen. Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil arrived in the Indian capital...
Cardinal Fernando Filoni, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, conveyed a message from the Pope to Japan’s Catholics pointing out the country’s challenges. ***** During a...
He arrived in India to meet the bishops, his fellow Salesian confreres, but also the civil authorities such as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj, whom he thanked...
“Hope is what drives the hearts of those who depart,” said Pope Francis on September 27, 2017, as he opened the Caritas Internationalis ‘Share the Journey’ migration campaign. He stressed the need to...
Women religious are usually called “Sister” for good reason. When they enter a congregation they leave their family of birth and enter a spiritual family. The members of the congregation become their...
When Pope Francis comes to Myanmar in late November 2017 for the first papal visit to this largely Buddhist country, he will be arriving in a land in need of healing. Since independence in 1948,...
Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my...
“We cannot allow the Pope to make comments and then leave the Church in opposition to the military, the government and the Buddhist community,” says Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Yangon. ***** While...
For its 30th anniversary, the Institute of the Arab World in Paris, in partnership with l’Oeuvre d’Orient, issued an invitation to the historical exhibition “Christians of the East. Two thousand...
In the wake of last week’s devastating earthquake, the Archdiocese of Mexico City has announced that anyone needing medical care can go to the Catholic Church’s clinics and hospitals even if they are...
The Bible is in not against all alcoholic drinks whatsoever. So how do we interpret Proverbs 31:7? Proverbs 31:4-7 (RSV): [4] It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, or for...
Minister of Culture Minister Nabih Shuqum is representing Jordan in the opening of the''Chrétiens d'Orient: Deux mille ans d'histoire'' (Eastern Christians: Two thousand years of history) exhibition...
Poland’s bishops have urged Catholics to join a Mass rosary prayer along the country’s border to mark the end of the Fatima centenary, and pray for the salvation of their country. Organisers expect...
Asia Bibi, the Christian woman sentenced to death for alleged blasphemy and in jail since 2009, has been nominated for European Union’s high-status award edition 2017 of the prestigious "Sakharov...