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Catholic women religious around the world are heeding Pope Francis' call to serve those most in need and going "where no one else will dare go," said the executive director of the Rome-based umbrella...
In Rome, a seminar organized by UISG and US embassy to the Holy See. The testimony of three religious working in Central Africa, the Philippines and Syria. They face war, sexual exploitation,...
Among the new Venerables are three priests and five nuns: an Indian, a Spanish, a Portuguese, a Canadian and four Italians Pope Francis on Saturday, April 14, cleared the way for 8 Servants of God,...
Pope Francis will preside over a consistory to approve several canonisations, the Vatican has announced. The May 19 consistory, which the Vatican announced on April 11, will most likely confirm the...
Following is a reflection of US Ambassador to the Holy See Callista Gingrich she delivered at the Women Religious on the Frontlines Symposium in Rome: Members of the clergy, sisters, members of the...
Cardinal Jean-Louis Pierre Tauran and his accompanying delegation arrived in Riyadh on Friday, April 13, the Saudi Press Agency reported. The cardinal, who is the President of the Pontifical Council...
Ecology is a topic around which Christians of all leanings can come together, says Bishop Yves Le Saux Bishop Yves Le Saux of Le Mans will preside over the April 13 – 15 symposium “New Ecological...
In Santa Marta the Pope urged an examination of conscience: “Am I free, or am I a slave to my passions, ambitions, riches, or passing fancies?” “Am I free, or am I a slave to my passions, ambitions,...
Pope Francis at Mass on Thursday, April 12, recalled the many Christians persecuted in the world today, saying Christian witness can be bothersome to those who refuse to listen to the truth. In his...
Almost 200 locations have been confirmed for the Rosary on the Coast later this month, with nine bishops saying they will take part. The Mass prayer event, scheduled for 3:00pm on Sunday April 29,...
A telegramme signed by Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, on behalf of the Pope expresses his closeness to the Algerian people after the nation's worst ever air disaster killed 257...
The exhortation Gaudete et exsultate, on the “call to holiness in today’s world” is a document that in five chapters and 177 paragraphs invites us to be saints in today’s world. Francis explains that...
Pope Francis has urged parents to baptize their children soon after birth, thus giving them the opportunity – and the free gift - of having Jesus Christ live inside them from the beginning. He was...
You have heard, O Virgin, that you will conceive and bear a son; you have heard that it will not be by man but by the Holy Spirit [cf Luke 1:31, 34-35]. The angel awaits an answer; it is time for him...
During the general audience, the Pope challenges those who question the opportunity to baptize "a child who does not understand" and points out that with Baptism "the Holy Spirit enters into that...
To the Missionaries of Mercy, Francis reminds that “the prodigal son didn’t have to go through customs”. On Syria, depression and the question of God’s abandonment: “His love defeats every form of...
When an apparently innocuous teaching document comes out of Rome - and a pope calling us to holiness fits that description better than most - it’s always important on the Vatican beat to ask: Why...
The Orthodox Christian community in Turkey celebrated the Easter holiday on Sunday, April 8, by holding rituals and Masses in churches across the country on Saturday and Sunday. Christian residents...
On April 9, 2018 which this year marks the transferred Solemnity of the Annunciation, the Vatican releases the latest Apostolic Exhortation from Pope Francis: Gaudete et exsultate: On the call to...
Ever since President Nixon famously “opened” China to the West, the country’s rise as an economic and political superpower has been a thorny nettle to grasp. The conventional wisdom has been that,...