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The Franciscan nun was stabbed to death with 54 blows in 1995. She spent and gave her life to serve the poor. Thousands of people are expected to attend beatification. ***** The beatification of...
The Reformation anniversary gives us a renewed impetus to work for reconciliation, said a statement released jointly Tuesday, October 31, by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and...
Angelus on the Solemnity of All Saints: “Saints are our brothers and sisters who have received the light of God in their hearts and have transmitted it to the world” ***** Pope Francis, during his...
The Church has encouraged prayer for the dead from the earliest times as an act of Christian charity. “If we had no care for the dead,” Augustine noted, “we would not be in the habit of praying for...
Bishop Bawai Soro has been appointed bishop of the Chaldean Eparchy of Mar Addai of Toronto, which serves Canada's estimated 40,000 Chaldean Catholics. The October 31 appointment fills the vacancy...
The Vatican will issue two new postage stamps on November 23, 2017, the Holy See Press Office announced October 31, 2017. A 2.55-euro stamp celebrates the 450th Anniversary of the birth of Saint...
Communiqué of the World Lutheran Federation and Pontifical Council for Christian Unity at the end of the 500th anniversary. And the Vatican issues a stamp with Wittenberg. ***** The World Lutheran...
The Director of the Holy See Press Office, Greg Burke, has issued a statement on Monday, October 30, on an upcoming conference on nuclear disarmament. “The Holy Father is working with determination...
The Vatican is working to mediate to prevent tensions between North Korea and the United States escalating into conflict, Rome-based daily La Repubblica reported on Monday, October 30. "The tangible...
Pope Francis on Saturday, October 29, insisted on the moral duty of protecting human dignity in every circumstance, especially in armed conflict, saying at the end of life we will be judged on our...
Pope Francis met on Friday,October 27, with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, together with the new director of Rome’s Anglican Centre, Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi of Burundi. On...
Holy Land experts from around the world will arrive in Washington DC on Saturday, October 28, to take part in the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation’s (HCEF) international symposium on...
Exodus 22:20-26; Psalm 18:11 Thessalonians 1:5c-10; Matthew 22:34-40 “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” (Mt 22:36) At first glance, today’s Gospel from Matthew offers such a...
Pope Francis conversed with astronauts orbiting earth on the International Space Station on Thursday, October 26, discussing questions as diverse as man’s place in the universe, the fragility of life...
Pope Francis has reminded Church of Scotland delegation that all Christians must stand together. “My thoughts turn in a particular way to those Christians who in our day face grave trials and...
Two prominent Mideast church leaders told a U.S. audience that they were looking to the United States for leadership to obtain peace in the Middle East. "We look to America to lead the international...
Pope Francis met on Monday, October 23, with the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, Theophilos III, calling for an end to violence and discrimination against people of different faiths in the...
Metropolitan Hilarion, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church’s department for external affairs, believes Europe must defend its Christian roots and change its immigration policies or “face...
A new shrine to Our Lady of Fatima in West Virginia invites Catholics “to live the Fatima message with renewed commitment and gives us the means to do so,” said Bishop Michael J. Bransfield of...
Over 50 thousand people, together with all the bishops, participated in the country's re-consecration prayer to Our Lady: the phenomenon of solar dance considered a “confirmation”. ****** Exactly one...