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Message to Cardinal Di Nardo, President of US Bishops, after the immense devastation in Texas and Louisiana: “Listen to the People’s needs”. Pope Francis expresses pain and solidarity with the people...
Following the attacks on churches and the massacres of Christians that have bloodied Egypt in recent months, "the Coptic Church has prayed for all", even for "the evil people" who have attacked...
The Episcopal Conference of Colombia has invited the faithful to a Vigil of Prayer on September 5, eve of the Holy Father’s arrival in the country, to “pray to God for His graces so that, through...
The key words of the present pontificate are: to fight poverty, both material as well as spiritual; to make peace and to build bridges, assured Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, in a text...
Cardinal Pietro Parolin has admitted that “one cannot avoid worrying” about the possibility of a terrorist attack on the Vatican, particularly after a new public threat in a video produced by ISIS....
Pope Francis will make an Apostolic Journey to Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) and Bangladesh from 30 November to 2 December 2017. Greg Burke, the director of the Vatican press office, has...
“The visit of our Holy Father is to promote Love and Peace in Myanmar,” said a Statement issued by the Holy See Press Office. Indeed, the Motto of Pope Francis’ trip to Myanmar (November 27-30, 2017...
The Motto of Pope Francis’ trip to Bangladesh (November 30-December 2, 2017) is “Harmony and Peace”, in Bangla “Shomprity & Shanti”. “Reality and at the same time aspiration of HARMONY among...
The statistics are sadly familiar. War in Syria has caused a mass exodus from the country of nearly five million people. Other wars and poverty in the Middle East, Africa and Asia are adding to this...
Pope Francis on Sunday, August 27, appealed for an end to the violent persecution of the minority Rohingya population in Burma. Speaking to pilgrims and tourists in St. Peter’s Square following the...
Leaders of the World Council of Churches have expressed gratitude for a “very constructive and fruitful meeting with Pope Francis” in the Vatican. The informal encounter took place on Thursday,...
The head of the Swiss Guards has said the elite corps that protects the Pope and the Vatican is ready to confront any terror attacks. His remarks came after renewed threats against Rome by supporters...
In an exclusive interview with Vatican media on Friday, August 25, Cardinal Pietro Parolin reviewed his state visit to Russia this week, pointing out its highlights and the issues as yet unresolved...
Following is the full text of the exclusive interview that Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin released to the Vatican media upon his return from his trip to Russia which took place on August...
Lashed by heavy rains, thousands of people have been displaced in Bangladesh with at least 120 people killed in the resulting flooding. According to official figures, about eight million people have...
Ecumenical dialogue, cooperation among religious confessions, international conflicts and humanitarian crises, fundamentalist terrorism, the protection of human rights, environmental emergency: in...
The Holy Father Francis has appointed as apostolic nuncio in the Dominican Republic and apostolic delegate in Puerto Rico H.E. Msgr. Ghaleb Bader, titular archbishop of Matara di Numidia, currently...
Cardinal Pietro Parolin has been in Moscow this week, and Russia’s ambassador to the Holy See, Alexander Avdeev, is absolutely delighted. The two nations, he told La Stampa, share “a high level of...
Pope Francis gave an important address on the liturgical reform on Thursday, August 24, speaking to participants of the 68th Italian National Liturgical Week. The liturgical reform, he said, did not...
Ecumenical dialogue, cooperation among religious confessions, international conflicts and humanitarian crises, fundamentalist terrorism, the protection of human rights, environmental emergency: in...