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By decision of Pope Francis, the sale of cigarettes to employees, religious and diplomats within the Vatican territory will be prohibited from 2018, in order not to cooperate with a “practice that...
Pope Francis met on Tuesday, November 7, with the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Sheikh Ahmed Muhammad al-Tayeb who is in Rome to attend a conference organised by the St Egidio community. No details of the...
The title of Pope Francis’ post-synodal apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia: The Joy of Love contains, in two words, the whole of the message. It connects joy with love like two sides of the same...
Carlo Acutis inspired an exhibition of eucharistic miracles from around the world. There is an unusual exhibition being held at St Joseph’s church in Thame, Oxfordshire, at the moment. Organised by...
“Prospects for a World Free from Nuclear Weapons and for Integral Disarmament” will bring disarmament experts from around the world together for a symposium on November 10-11, 2017, at the New Synod...
More than 30 cathedrals, churches and schools from the west coast of Scotland to the south coast of England have so far pledged to take part in Red Wednesday, on November 22, as the UK prepares to...
Churchgoing parents generally assume that their children will attend with them and eventually join them as their own expression of faith. This is what parents pray for and plan for. But, what do you...
Pope Francis has expressed his condolences to the families of the victims of a deadly shooting Texas. Twenty-six people were killed in the attack, including the unborn child of a young mother, who...
The ordinary session of the cardinals and bishops of the dicastery of the saints pronounced itself without objections in favor of the “heroic virtue” of John Paul I. On the morning of Tuesday,...
World Council of Churches (WCC) General Secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit has expressed sorrow for the lives lost and solidarity for those who are responding to a shooting on 5 November at the First...
The truth in a book: on the very evening of his death, the Pontiff was struck by a strong pain in the chest. But it was John Paul I himself who did not want to warn his doctor. For the first time,...
Martyred Indian Sister Rani Maria, who was slain by an assassin 22 years ago in central India, was proclaimed a Blessed at a beatification ceremony during Holy Mass in Indore, in central India’s...
“We are all justly repelled by the horror stories we have heard about the atrocities committed by Daesh against religious and ethnic minorities,” said Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Permanent Observer...
Women judges and prosecutors from around the world will gather November 9-10, 2017, at Casino Pio IV in the Vatican to address ways to reduce human trafficking and organized. The event is sponsored...
The Nov. 4 beatification of Sister Rani Maria Vattalil honors a woman who gave her life helping the poor and marginalized in India. Vattalil worked with the landless poor, urging them to insist they...
The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF) held its International Symposium on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Jerusalem Fund for Education & Community Development. With the theme of...
Pope Francis celebrated the Feast of All Souls Day on Thursday, November 2, commemorating all those who have died in war, reminding humanity not to forget past lessons and warning that the only fruit...
Francis celebrates Mass at Saint Peter’s for the cardinals and bishops deceased during the year, “fellowship with the dead is not merely a desire or an illusion, but a reality” ***** On the one hand...
Pope Francis has released a video message accompanying his monthly prayer intention for November 2017. This month’s intention is for Evangelization: To witness to the Gospel in Asia. That Christians...
Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos declared the opening of the 2nd International Conference of Athens on “Religious and Cultural Pluralism and Peaceful Coexistence in the Middle East” at the...