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Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, says Pope Francis' upcoming Apostolic Visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh is meant to encourage the small Catholic communities of those countries....
At the Angelus, Pope Francis expresses "great sorrow" for the massacre on November 24 in Egypt. "The kingship of God: Solidarity with those who suffer to arouse attitudes and works of mercy...
The international community must join forces to eliminate human trafficking and its root causes, the Vatican’s representative to the United Nations said Tuesday. “To eradicate trafficking in persons...
Praise for Pope Francis' move to meet Rohingya refugees The Pontiff is taking bold steps during his trip that make it his most overtly political one so far. ***** In a previously unplanned move, a...
The Pontiff is expected from 30 November to 2 December to visit Bangladesh. This will be the first visit after John Paul II's visit in 1986. It is a state visit as well as a pastoral visit for...
Sunday, November 26, is the Solemnity of Christ the King. Mass Readings: Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-17; Psalms 23:1-6; 1 Corinthians 15:20-26, 28; Matthew 25:31-46. This Sunday is the Solemnity of Our Lord...
Pope Francis’ message for the celebration of the 2018 World Day of Peace was released on Friday, November 24, during a press conference at the Holy See Press Office. The message titled, "Migrants and...
Pope Francis on Friday, November24, encouraged Eastern Christians in the Middle East, who are experiencing persecution and violence, to take hope in the cross, where Christ sacrificed himself not to...
As Pope Francis prepares to head to Burma November 27-30—the first papal visit to the country—what should he expect, and what impact is his apostolic voyage likely to have on the troubled country? To...
Abdullah bin Fahad Allaidan, advisor to Saudi minister of Islamic affairs, and Pope Francis began their encounter with this long greeting. The Saudi representative expressed the admiration and...
Pope Francis received Maronite Patriarch, Cardinal Bechara Boutors Rai, in the Vatican on Thursday, November 23, 2017. The patriarch presented to the Pope with a detailed report on Lebanon’s general...
“Even if the Church is small in [Myanmar and Bangladesh], the presence of the Holy Father could build a bridge, represented by the Gospel.” Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Archbishop of Manila in the...
Pope Francis’ Apostolic Journey to Myanmar (Burma) and Bangladesh, from November 26 to December 2, 2017, his third such journey, will include two events not foreseen in the initial program, noted...
The Vatican on Thursday, November 23, released two new postage stamps to commemorate the 500 years of the Protestant Reformation in October, and the 450th anniversary of the birth of Saint Francis...
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has announced Sunday, Nov. 26 as a Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians. “To focus attention on the plight of Christians and other minorities is not to...
On 21 November 2017, a meeting between His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby took place in Moscow. As the result of the meeting, a joint...
Pope Francis has sent a video message of greetings and blessings to the people of Bangladesh as he prepares to undertake a 3-day apostolic journey to the nation from the 30 November to 2 December. It...
Pope Francis will undertake one of the most overtly political foreign visits of his papacy in late November, traveling to the Catholic minority countries of Myanmar and Bangladesh. Pope Francis will...
With Scripture readings, a tribute to God and a sigh of relief, an international array of officials opened the Museum of the Bible in the nation’s capital. “We want to just take a moment and stop and...
Bangladeshi leaders of different faiths hope the upcoming visit by Pope Francis will promote harmony and tolerance in this Muslim-majority nation. However, one hardline Muslim group warned it would...