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Bangladeshi family of slain Missionaries of Charity nun wonder why the church has done so little to preserve her memory. ***** Beneath the smoky Garo hills and green forests, a small white crucifix...
“There are millions of people in the world who are suffering for their faith, and we pretend as though it were nothing,” the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, denounced to Zenit on...
The highest representatives of Christian and Muslim communities from the Arab region gathered in Vienna on Monday, February 26, to attend a conference organized by the Vienna-based International...
“Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” What could that possibly mean? There’s no “fat” in the Gospels. There’s nothing in there that was put in by accident. No book could contain all...
Pope Francis has made a heartfelt appeal for Syria during the Sunday Angelus, February 25, calling for an immediate cessation of violence so that people can be evacuated and given access to aid. Pope...
Angelus: Francis' heartfelt appeal for Eastern Goutha, “You cannot fight evil with another evil, let there be access to humanitarian aid and let the wounded and sick be evacuated" GIACOMO GALEAZZI...
Pope Francis before the recitation of the Angelus from his studio above St Peter’s Square, contemplates the Gospel account of the Transfiguration of Jesus, on the second Sunday of Lent, February 25....
Francis meets with family of the Catholic woman imprisoned for blasphemy in Pakistan on day Colosseum lit up red to highlight persecution of Christians A Catholic woman sentenced to death under...
Catholics in Pakistan have begun the celebration of a Year of the Eucharist, in order to help them face the challenges affecting the Church in the South Asian country. “Our Christians are facing...
The highest representatives of Christian and Muslim communities from the Arab region will gather in Vienna from 26 to 27 February 2018 at a conference organized by the Vienna-based International...
A very special private meeting took place on Saturday morning in the Vatican between Pope Francis and some victims of religious persecution from different parts of the world. Pope Francis on Saturday...
"We believe in Jesus Christ and we turn to Him by putting Asia's life in his hands. We are sure that the Lord will listen to us, also thanks to the Pope's prayer and to the prayers of all the...
Rome’s most famous landmark, the Colosseum, will be lit up in red on Saturday, February 24, as a sign of solidarity with all those who are persecuted for their faith. The event, which takes place at...
The conflict in Syria was likely to lead to a confrontation between Russians and Americans. With the Pope "we were able to agree on many important issues, above all by focusing on the dangerous...
Great response to Francis’ invitation to the faithful of every confession for a Day of Reconciliation. The initiative is aimed especially at Congo and South Sudan. ***** A special Day of fasting and...
On February 4, Pope Francis announced that the first Friday of Lent would be a day of prayer and fasting for peace given the many ongoing conflicts throughout the world, particularly those in the...
Pope Francis has asked all men and women of goodwill to join him in a special Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace worldwide. He said: “Faced with the tragic protracted situations of conflict in...
The Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan lives in prison with unshakable faith which also supports her family. Her husband and one of her daughters are in Rome. At the...
Compared to 2016, attacks against Christians in India by Hindu extremists more than doubled in 2017 amid efforts to label the religious minority a danger to the state. The persecution ranges from...
Pope Francis’ message for the 33rd World Youth Day, which will be celebrated at diocesan level on Palm Sunday, March 25th, focuses on helping young people to overcome their fears and discern their...