The Bishops of Sri Lanka and other religious and civil leaders reject a proposed amendment to the constitution, pointing out that it threatens the nation’s democracy.
The Vatican’s Tribunal begins the trial in a case involving two defendants: Fr. Gabriele Martinelli, who is accused of sexual abuse, and Fr. Enrico Radice, who is facing charges of hindering an investigation.
“Fostering human security and resilience in the future EU-Africa partnership – The role of local communities” is the theme of a webinar slated for 15 October. Father Barrios Prieto, general secretary of COMECE, says the online event is part of the Church’s contribution towards a people-centered future partnership between the EU and Africa.
The president of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (FABC) writes to his fellow bishops on the relevance of Pope Francis’ encyclical, "Fratelli tutti", in the current Asian context and looking to the future.
José Nelson Onuchic, Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Chemistry at Rice University in Houston (USA), is appointed as an Ordinary Member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.
Pope Francis appoints Rev. William D.Byrne of the Archdiocese of Washington as the new Bishop of Springfield, Massachusetts, USA.
Pope Francis and the six members of the Council of Cardinals meet virtually to plan the next steps of the new Apostolic Constitution.
In his catechesis at the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis reflects on the witness of prayer as laid out in the Book of Psalms, saying the door to God’s heart is always open in our moments of pain.
The Archbishop of Lagos has called on the country’s authorities to commence a thorough and realistic review of the entire structure of the police in order to restore its integrity.
Authorities in Belarus have authorized police to use lethal force if necessary against anti-government protesters, prompting more European Union sanctions. The move comes after officials confirmed that at least 713 people were detained during mass protests against the reelection of the country's longtime leader Alexander Lukashenko in a disputed vote.
The Council of Europe Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism concludes its evaluation visit to the Vatican.
As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to spread in the UK and around the world, the British government is awarding the Catholic Church in England a financial lifeline.
Following an attack by armed bandits on Nsanama community, Bishop Montfort Stima of Mangochi calls on the Malawian government to protect its citizens and the Catholic Church.
The Sisters Servants of Divine Providence of Catania have offered to the Office of Papal Charities their building in Rome to accommodate refugees who arrive in Italy.
Father Stan Swamy, 83, was arrested on October 8 in Ranchi, Jharkhand State. He has been accused of links with Maoist rebels who are said to be behind a riot in 2018 in Maharashtra state.
Four members of the Swiss Guard are in isolation with symptoms of the Covid-19 virus. The Governorate of the Vatican City State instituted preventive measures last week stipulating that every member of the Guard has to wear masks both outdoors and indoors and observe the prescribed health measures.
Governments in Italy, the UK, and other regions consider new precautionary measures as coronavirus cases see an uptick in recent weeks.
Azerbaijan and Armenia accuse each other of deadly attacks over the contested territory of Nagorno-Karabakh despite a ceasefire deal brokered by Russia over the weekend. The clashes reportedly killed at least seven people and injured dozens.
The Council of Cardinals meets online on Tuesday after a period of hiatus caused by the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Yesterday, in a Senegalese daily, here in Dakar, I read the response of a Muslim named Bakary Samb who spoke of an African and Muslim response to the encyclical of Pope Francis which invites us to a fraternity without borders,” narrates Archbishop Ndiaye to Vatican News..