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Pope Francis has appealed for prayers and international participation in the “One Minute for Peace” initiative to be held Thursday, 8 June, at 1:00pm Rome time. He said the initiative represents “a...
The new Conference on Ethnic Minorities marks a first agreement on decentralization: for the Church, 2017 will be “the Year of Peace” The peace process in Myanmar is moving forward and the country is...
The meeting with Pope Francis marked the recognition of the movement, described as a "current of grace". Three groups from Lebanon met in Rome. Unexpected rapprochement occurs between groups of...
Increasing memberships to the fossil fuel disinvestment movement. Protecting the Creation can change finance. The black list of most polluting companies To move financial investments from fossil...
On June 1, 2007, Pope Benedict XVI approved a decree of martyrdom from the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, concerning the heroic death of Bl. Franz Jägerstätter, a devoted husband and father...
Ancient frescoes have been rediscovered inside the 1,600-year-old Domitilla catacombs after Italian art experts used laser technology to remove centuries of grit and grime. The catacombs, or...
When I heard that Trump had decided to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, I immediately thought about an event I attended at the Vatican last September on Laudato si...
The Holy Father has appointed Rev. Father Alexandre Awi Mello I. Sch., secretary of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life. Rev. Father Alexandre Awi Mello, I. Sch., was born on January 17, 1971,...
Pope Francis has urged missionaries to reserve special attention for dialogue with Islam, to promote the dignity of women and the values of the family, to be sensitive to issues of justice and peace...
Stories of coexistence between believers in Christ and Islam followers. Here is how in Cotonou, child victims of traffickers are welcomed, protected and cared for. Children stripped of their...
Charismatic leaders, have gathered for a celebration that takes place on the Vigil of Pentecost at Circo Massimo , were received in a private audience by Pope Francis. Maria Voce, president of the...
Pope Francis has issued his Message for World Mission Sunday, 2017, which is focused on Mission at the Heart of the Christian Faith. World Mission Sunday is marked each year in October, and this year...
Where are we on the journey of Christian unity today? What are the next steps on the road to reconciliation and “oneness in Christ”? Those were the urgent questions on the table at a historic meeting...
At the celebration in St. Peter's Square, the Pope warns against the “supporters” within the Church and of being of the “right or left before being on the side of Jesus”. At Regina Coeli, prayers for...
Pope Francis has addressed the Pentecost Vigil for the Golden Jubilee of Catholic Charismatic Renewal. “Those who kill Christians before they kill them do not ask them, ‘Are you orthodox? Are you...
On Pentecost Sunday, June 4, Pope Francis said that division doesn’t come from the Holy Spirit, who forms the universal Church with both unity and diversity – and we must pray to resist the...
Pope Francis offered prayers for the victims of the Saturday evening terror attacks in London, June 3, as well as for the families of the victims. The prayers of the Holy Father came at the end of...
On Saturday, June 3, Pope Francis agreed to dedicate the month of October 2019 to reflection and prayer for the missionary work of the Church. “To renew the ardor and passion, the spiritual engine...
Right around two years ago, Pope Francis released his first encyclical letter, Laudato Si’, it rocked everybody’s world. The encyclical ended up being a real gift to me. It has been my guiding star...
Sister Nathalie Becquart is in charge of pastoral outreach to the young in the French Bishops’ Conference. While many young people may have lost their religious beliefs, they have a great spiritual...