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World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit and a WCC delegation are visiting member churches in China from 7-16 January. In a brief interview, Tveit describes the joy...
The ambitious objective, stated already in the book’s cover, is to offer the reader a portrait of the “Other Francis,” namely, to tell all that has never been said about the Pope Francis. Not an easy...
A church built by the Bulgarian community in Istanbul in the 19th century reopened on Sunday after a seven-year restoration project. Sveti Stefan, also known as the “Iron Church,” is said to be the...
Pope Francis is asking the Catholic Church to adopt a “change of attitude” towards families and the problems they face today, the Vatican’s Secretary of State has said. Asked in a January 11...
Pope Francis has sent a video message of greeting and joy to the people and to the Church of Chile and Peru in anticipation of his apostolic journey to the two Latin American nations. As he prepares...
Pope Francis will spend a day in Temuco, the capital of a Chilean region with a large indigenous population, during his January 15-18 visit to the nation. The city's bishop has said the Pope decided...
Three Catholic nuns and three women accompanying them, kidnapped in Nigeria on November 13, 2017, were released after spending nearly two months in captivity. The religious sisters were members of...
Francis’ video message a few days ahead of his departure for the two South American countries, “Thank you for the love you demonstrate towards those who are discarded by society” “I will visit you as...
Because everyone has a right to life, liberty and personal security, nations must find nonviolent solutions to conflict and difficulties, Pope Francis said. A culture of peace "calls for unremitting...
Effective January 1, 2018, the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE) will have a new deputy general secretary for the five-year period 2018-2023 in the person of Fr Martin Michalíček....
The Pope speaks to the Diplomatic Corps and relaunches the Declaration of Human Rights: stop the arms race, the “ideological colonizations”, the trafficking of human beings. A call for dialogue in...
Pope Francis baptized 34 babies of Vatican employees – 16 boys and 18 girls – during Mass in the Sistine Chapel on January 7, 2018. It was a celebration of contrasts: the stern gaze of Michelangelo’s...
The Pope baptized 34 newborns in the Sistine Chapel, “catechists will come afterwards, with ideas and explanations. But don't forget: if you don't speak the language of love at home, you won't be...
During a Mass celebrating the feast of the Epiphany at the Vatican January 6, Pope Francis called faithful to be like the Magi, who, he said, continued to look upward at the sky, took risks and set...
Among the various reasons, two seem to be decisive: the Local Church’s self-referential precariousness and the many ambiguities of the outgoing government on the Bolivian issue. Various opinion polls...
The Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development has just completed its first year of activity. The Dicastery is an outcome of Pope Francis reform of the Roman Curia to overhaul and...
Fr Hyacinthe Destivelle, from the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity, talks about prospects for the new phase of relationships between Moscow and the Holy See ***** While Churches in the West...
Pope Francis' video-message with his prayer intentions for the month of January. The Holy Father asks that we not forget those who struggle to live their faith in freedom. The Holy Father, in the...
Pope Francis met in the Vatican on Friday.January 5, with the Association of Italian Primary School Teachers, highlighting the importance of educating young children to be open and caring towards...
Pope Francis’ first international trip of the New Year 2018, will take place in less than two weeks. From January 15-18 the Holy Father will visit Chile, first stage of his itinerary, before going...