In the past few days, the Australian Cardinal returned to Rome. After spending 400 days in jail, this past April, he was unanimously acquitted by the Australian High Court of the charge of the sexual abuse of minors.
During his Sunday Angelus the Pope used Fr Julio Renao Lancellotti as an example of service to the poor. He is an Italian missionary in Brazil who dedicated his life to saving people from misery. He had written a letter to Francesco to tell him about his work.
Authorities in Kyrgyzstan detain a former president, ban protests, and impose a curfew in the Central Asian nation's capital, amid mounting unrest over disputed elections.
Latin America’s two largest nations, which are being ravaged by the pandemic, could take decades to recovery fully in terms of both health and the economy.
Following the beatification of Carlo Acutis on Saturday, Pope Francis invites young people to look to the late Italian teenager as a model of holiness. He also urges Catholics to take part in a Rosary campaign led by Aid to the Church in Need.
Pope Francis on Sunday reiterates his prayer intention for the month of October, and expresses his desire that lay people may participate more in areas of responsibility in the Church.
Pope Francis recalls the wildfires which have swept through the West Coast of the United States and areas of South America, and welcomes a humanitarian ceasefire between Azerbaijan and Armenia in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
At the Angelus prayer on Sunday, Pope Francis says it is not enough to accept the invitation to the Lord's wedding banquet, it also entails being "open to a journey of conversion, which changes the heart.”
The annual Churches' "Week of Action on Food” takes place from 11 to 17 October, and sees the participation of Christian Churches across the world.
In his second TED talks appearance, Pope Francis sends a video message to participants in “Countdown”, saying it is time to make planet-changing choices.
"We exist only in relationships: with God the Creator, with our brothers and sisters as members of a common family, and with all of God’s creatures within our common home. We cannot live in harmony with creation if we are not at peace with the Creator who is the source and origin of all things."
Armenia and Azerbaijan agree to a ceasefire in their battle over the contested region of Nagorno-Karabakh. But, shortly after the agreement came into force, both sides already accused each other of breaking it.
The President of the Financial Information Authority says the aim of Saturday's amendments to Law XVIII of 2013 is to make the management of Vatican finances more transparent within a framework of intense and coordinated checks.
Pope Francis on Saturday receives a delegation from the Archdiocese of Ravenna-Cervia in Italy, on the occasion of celebrations marking the 700th anniversary of Dante Alighieri's death.
A member of the Millennial generation, fifteen-year-old Carlo Acutis, will be beatified in Assisi on Saturday. A brief biography recounts how his passion for the Eucharist and internet savvy have left us a tangible connection with him.
On 10 October we mark the World Day Against the Death Penalty. The Holy See’s representative to the United Nations in Geneva reaffirms the Church’s commitment to upholding its deep belief that life is sacred and that the death penalty represents a failure for states and for humanity.
The World Food Program has won the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of its life-saving work amid worldwide starvation cases. With the coronavirus crisis pushing millions of men, women, and children into hunger, Nobel committee chairman Berit Reiss-Andersen said the United Nations agency deserved this year's Nobel Peace Prize.
Italian Priest, Fr. Pierluigi Maccalli (SMA) from the province of Crema, regains freedom in Mali, alongside three hostages on Friday after just over two years of captivity by militant jihadists.
Pope Francis is certain of this and is repeating it to everyone: we will emerge either better or worse after the pandemic The global crisis requires that the parameters of human co-existence be rethought through the lens of solidarity. Based on this foundational idea, the "Covid-19: Building a Healthier Future" has been created in collaboration with the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, to offer a vision that might lead to the beginning of a new fraternity after the pandemic.
Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, the Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations emphasizes the importance of making economic and financial policies that are genuinely at the service of the common good of all.