Pope Francis attends the funeral of Fabrizio Soccorsi, his personal doctor who died on 9 February. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin.
Following the kidnapping of eight children from an orphanage on Saturday, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Abuja calls on the Nigerian government to ensure the protection of Nigerians.
There are growing calls for seafarers to be recognized as key workers and vaccinated so that they can continue their vital work during this pandemic and transit to and from their countries of origin
The Pontifical Foundation, “Aid to the Church in Need”, is warning that hundreds of people are being killed in the conflicts in Ethiopia’s Tigray region and that shops, schools, churches and convents are being looted and destroyed.
The recent unrest, in the Central African Republic, has displaced thousands and UNICEF says that children are paying a heavier price.
After almost a decade of war, the education system in Syria continues to be particularly affected by the crisis. UNICEF reports more than half of Syrian children are not in school due to attacks on education facilities and personnel, coupled with further disruptions to education due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Christian Churches in Germany launch nationwide Year of Ecumenism, a message of unity in a divided world.
Cardinal Louis Raphaël Sako, Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans, invites Christians to participate in a 3-day “Resurrection of Nineveh” fasting and prayer initiative for peace in Iraq, as the nation mourns last week's suicide bombing attack in Baghdad.
The idea of an integral ecology, that sees “strong” connections between environmental and human suffering, is the “great and extraordinary reflection that Pope Francis hands on to the world” with the Encyclical Laudato Si’. The founder of Slow Food, creator of the international Terra Madre network and of the Laudato Si’ Communities (the latter with Bishop Domenico Pompili), observes how the time has arrived to overcome the paradigm of “profiting off of everything” to instead begin “to think about common and relational goods”.
A report issued by the Catholic Church in Brazil highlights a significant increase of torture in the county's prisons during the COVID-19 outbreak.
As the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity draws to a close, Pope Francis reflects on the “indispensable unity” that comes from abiding in Jesus, in a homily read by Cardinal Kurt Koch.
Fr. Rene Bayang Regalado, 42, was shot dead in the Southern Philippines on Sunday. Local police are conducting an investigation into the horrific crime.
The Executive Director of the UN Children’s charity, UNICEF, Henrietta Fore sounds the alarm over the deaths of children in war torn Syria just three weeks into the New Year.
Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican's Secretary of State, sends a videomessage to the current Climate Action Summit, urging participants to use the technology we have for better and more integral progress.
The annual meeting between officials of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue and the of the World Council of Churches (WCC) took place online from 19 to 20 January 2021.
The Papal Almoner, Cardinal Konrad Krajewski pays his last respects to Roberto Mantovani, a 64-year-old homeless man, who despite his difficulties, was always ready with a smile for those he met on the street.
We bring you the eighth and final Biblical reflection for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which has been jointly prepared by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Commission on Faith and Order of the World Council of Churches. The Week concludes on 25 January, the feast of the Conversion of St Paul.
Mexico’s President tests positive for Covid-19, as the nation’s infection rates skyrockets with the younger generations driving the surge.
We bring you the seventh in a series of Biblical reflections for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which has been jointly prepared by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Commission on Faith and Order of the World Council of Churches.
Pope Francis sends a video message to the first Ecclesial Assembly of the Church in Latin America and the Caribbean, and urges Church leaders to listen to the faithful and to be united in prayer.