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The Vatican has received with deep gratitude the news of the release of an Indian Catholic priest Father Tom Uzhunnalil, after 18 months of captivity following his abduction by unknown gunmen in...
The Roman pontiff visited Colombia from September 6 to 11 on a mission to promote reconciliation. Here are ten big moments of his trip, which took place a year after a historic peace accord was...
The International Seminar on the Condition of Youth, organized by the Secretariat of the Synod, has opened in Rome, in view of the XV Ordinary General Assembly of Bishops on Young People, the Faith...
Following is the text of statement issued by the Vatican by the Vatican on September 12, 2017 marking the release of Salesian priest Fr. Tom Uzunnalil who was kidnapped in Aden in 2016 when four...
For the first time ever, a non-Italian will serve as apostolic nuncio, or papal ambassador, to Italy. On Sept. 12, Pope Francis appointed Swiss-born diplomat Archbishop Emil Paul Tscherrig as his new...
Consuelo del Socorro Córdoba is a Colombian woman who had made up her mind to be euthanized because of the serious illnesses caused by an acid attack she suffered in 2001. But after meeting Pope...
The Salesian priest had been kidnapped by terrorists in Aden in 2016 when four sisters of Mother Teresa were murdered. The vicar of southern Arabia and the president of the Indian Bishops' Conference...
‘May we never forget that peace is not only the fruit of our human efforts, but of openness to God’ Pope Francis gave this reminder in his message to the International Interreligious Peace Meeting,...
His now traditional inflight press conference was cut short by turbulence, but Pope Francis managed to answer numerous questions on current issues, including climate change, immigration, and the...
The Holy Father’s changes, made to canon law governing the revision and approval of liturgical texts, appear to confer a greater role to national bishops’ conferences. ***** The Holy See has released...
As Hurricane Irma bears down closer to Florida, residents who had not evacuated from Key West gathered to pray at the grotto dedicated to hurricane protection.The shrine has never been damaged by a...
Pope Francis appealed for “the rejection of all violence in political life” and for an end to the crisis in Venezuela, while on his Apostolic Visit to Colombia. The Holy Father made the appeal...
The Broken Christ or Black Christ of Bojayá, an emblematic sign of the worst massacre in Colombia, was present at the Encounter of National Reconciliation presided over by Pope Francis in Colombia....
Pope Francis came to Colombia to help its people “Take the first step” as the country tackles an uphill road to reconciliation and reconstruction. And it was overwhelming to witness the real joy of...
On the return flight from Colombia, Francis answers questions on the policies to stop immigrant landings and expresses his gratitude to Italy. On hurricanes and floods, “We are arrogant, we do not...
Pope Francis's responses on Thursday, September 7, to people who had suffered in Colombia's 50-year conflict were carefully crafted to contain five key elements for the country to move ahead on the...
Pope Francis suffered a minor injury on the last day of his Sept. 6-11 trip to Colombia, stumbling in the Popemobile as he was reaching out to a member of the crowd when the vehicle stopped abruptly...
Pope tells Colombia's youngest victims that Jesus loves them Pope Francis’ apostolic visits always feature at least one event in a place of suffering, of solidarity, of rebirth. He always makes sure...
A US-based non-profit international policy council and think tank has recently published a report detailing the mass persecution of Christians and Kurds in Turkey. According to the report released by...
Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Saturday, September 9, at the Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport in Medellín, in both Latin and Spanish, in memory of St. Peter Claver, Jesuit priest, who was an apostle...