World

Pope Francis has given money to the earthquake relief effort in Mexico to help survivors and victims’ families in the worst hit areas of the country. The Vatican said on Thursday, September 21, that...
The Vatican announced on Tuesday, September 19, that Pope Francis has established a new Pontifical John Paul II institute for “Marriage and Family Sciences” to replace the previous academic...
“Dialogue is the only solution to any armed conflict and the only way to silence the weapons of war and give life to words of reconciliation,” says Bishop Gallagher about the ongoing civil war in the...
On June 14, 2009, Asia Bibi was thrown into jail. A year later she was sentenced to death for blasphemy, and since 2013, after two transfers, she has been languishing in one of the three windowless...
The proclamation of the Gospel "is not an indoctrination, or an imposition or a forging of minds and hearts". It adheres to the Gospel not for "ideological proselytism" but because is "fascinated",...
Salesian Father Tom Uzhunnalil was sitting in a room in an unknown location -- one of several he had been relocated to during his 18-month imprisonment -- when he received some unexpected news. "...
Never letting a serious crisis go to waste, climate change advocates seized upon hurricanes Harvey and Irma as evidence that climate change is real and happening, its effects devastating, and without...
"The Church in Japan must constantly renew its choice for Christ’s mission and be both salt and light": This is the appeal that Pope Francis addressed to the bishops of Japan in a letter issued on...
Philippine troops have rescued Catholic priest Fr Chito Suganob and another civilian who were among dozens of people abducted in May when hundreds of militants aligned with the Islamic State group...
Six parishes, 1,300 baptized. Small Community life of the great Asian country according to missionary Father Giorgio Marengo. It is a special “birthday” the one celebrated in 2017 by the young...
The Russian Orthodox return to the fore in the Joint Commission and focus on uniatism and "Primacy and Communion in the Second Millennium." Metropolitan Ioannis Zizioulas, historian of dialogue,...
The Vatican is following closely the plight of the Rohingya people, as Pope Francis prepares to visit Myanmar and Bangladesh at the end of November. Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Holy See’s...
Tomorrow Sunday 17 September, Cardinal Fernando Filoni, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, will arrive in Japan for a pastoral visit which will conclude on 26 September....
Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil, the Salesian missionary released this week after 18 months of captivity, thanked Saturday all those who have prayed and made sacrifices on his behalf, saying he recommits himself...
I love this quote from the Lebanese Maronite mystic and poet Kahil Gibran: “An eye for an eye and the whole world would be blind”, for it sums up in one pithy sentence a lot of what we struggle with...
Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parolin called for “an integral approach that links desertification to the larger ethical issues of poverty, underdevelopment and intergenerational justice that...
Just one day after being released from 18 months of captivity, Indian priest Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil shared an emotional meeting with Pope Francis, saying that throughout his time as a prisoner, he...
Our Lady of Sorrows, or Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows, is a name used for our Mother, the Virgin Mary--a title used out of deference to the many painful events in her life. Practices aimed at the...
“Apart from the cross there is no other ladder by which we may get to heaven.” —St. Rose of Lima There is a line in the Mass readings for September 14 that grabs my heart every time I read it or hear...
Bones attributed to St Peter have been found inside an ancient church in Rome during routine restoration work, according to reports. The apparent relics of the Apostle, who is regarded by Catholics...