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Pope Francis has arrived in Colombia. The papal plane touched down in the military area of Bogotà’s airport just after 4pm local time, where a large delegation of Church and State authorities –...
Pope Francis’ Apostolic Journey to Colombia shines the light on a nation in which the Catholic Church has not only taken an active role in peace negotiations between the government and guerrilla...
Just days after rebels in Colombia announced turning in the last of their cache of weapons over to international observers, the Vatican announced details of Pope Francis’ trip to the war-torn nation...
With a press conference in Quito,the Colombian government and representatives of the National Liberation Army (ELN) on Monday, September 4, announced the bilateral ceasefire until January 2018....
The Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva, Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, delivered a statement to the 7th Meeting of States Parties to...
A country striving to get out of half a century of violence and guerrillas, plagued by poverty, drugs trafficking and a political oligarchy in the hands of 300 families. Reconciliation and unity of...
Official Logo and Motto The logo of the Journey contains the motto of the Pope’s Apostolic Journey: “Let’s take the first step” [Demos el primer paso]. A message accompanying the logo says the words...
Since April 9, 1948, day of the murder of presidential candidate Jorge Elicer Gaitán, Colombia has gone through 70 years of internal violence for various reasons. Since April 9, 1948, day of the...
Pope Francis on Monday, September 4, sent a video message to the people of Colombia ahead of his Apostolic Journey to the country on 6-11 September, inviting them to “take the first step” towards...
A meeting will be held of the Coordinating Committee of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church, hosted by the Orthodox...
Pope Francis heads to Colombia this week, Latin America's third most populous nation after Brazil and Mexico, and one item above all looms on his to-do list — encouraging a process of reconciliation...
Angelus, Pope Francis, “We are called not to be absorbed by the vision of this world.” A prayer for the flood victims in Texas and Louisiana. "Let us pray to Mary the Most Holy not to fear the cross...
(August 26, 1910 – September 5, 1997) Mother Teresa of Calcutta, the tiny woman recognized throughout the world for her work among the poorest of the poor, was beatified October 19, 2003. Among those...
“The Pope’s visit to Colombia will be pastoral, although he will refer to the topic of peace more than once, but he is going to proclaim the Gospel,” said Greg Burke, the Vatican spokesman, on...
Pope Francis on Saturday, September 2, met with the Korean Council of Religious Leaders in the Vatican who came to ask for his prayers and help in bringing peace and reunification to the Korean...
Many parishes in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston were hard hit by Hurricane Harvey. Churches and other parish properties have been flooded many residents have had to brave the floodwaters and...
Always there is a connection between the first readings and the gospel accounts that the Church presents to us in the major celebrations of the Church’s liturgical year. Such is the case we find in...
The Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation is being marked today September 1 and has special importance in this its third year. It is a Joint Message which was released on Friday, September 1, from...
Following is the telegram of condolences for the victims of the devastating hurricane Harvey that has affected the United States of America in recent days, sent by Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro...
”Pope Francis: Meetings with Dominique Wolton: Politics and Society,” is the title of the book-interview published by the French researcher, Founder of the Institute of the Sciences of Communication...