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Paolo Gabriele died after a long illness, leaving his wife and three children.
The United Nations agency says that concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere reached a record level last year. The situation continues to worsen this year despite the industrial slowdown because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Following the injuring of two minors in a police-involved shooting at a foster home in Chile, the Archbishop of Concepción highlights some of the social, moral and political challenges facing the South American nation.
Amid a mounting public outcry, France's interior minister on Tuesday ordered an internal police investigation into police violence against migrants fleeing war, persecution, and poverty. His announcement came after security forces were filmed tossing migrants out of tents while evacuating a Paris camp. The overnight clashes erupted ahead of a crucial vote on filming security forces that critics say could limit press freedom.
The Church and the Government of Mexico City, have combined to cancel the popular annual Festival of the Virgin of Guadalupe in the Capitol, to protect the faithful from the increasingly encroaching Pandemic.
The Vatican confirms that two Cardinals-designate will not be present in Rome on Saturday to receive their red hats from Pope Francis.
With the decrees, Pope Francis has taken 134 persons a step closer to sainthood.
The Australian Catholic Bishops' Conference begins its 4-day plenary assembly focused on safeguarding against child abuse, Church governance and the impact of the pandemic on church life..
Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher discusses the importance of not neglecting the poor and most vulnerable during the coronavirus crisis, and urges everyone to follow in Pope Francis' footsteps and come out of this crisis stronger, with the help of technology which is so rapidly advancing.
After Pope Francis urged solidarity, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has asked for a fairer distribution of possible coronavirus vaccines among poorer nations. Her appeal came while several countries in Europe and beyond hope to start with vaccinations ahead of Christmas.
Caritas, JRS and CRS have joined hands in a new project to assist thousands of Rohingya people who have fled to Bangladesh from their homes in Rakhine state in neighbouring Myanmar.
Archbishop Jude Thadeaus Ruwai’chi of Dar es Salaam encourages delegates from Caritas Tanzania to be inspired by the Church’s mission of love and service to the poor.
In a video message, Pope Francis expresses his gratitude to Argentina's healthcare workers for their selfless service to the sick during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Ahead of the release of Pope Francis’ new book with Austen Ivereigh, the Italian newpaper “La Repubblica” publishes an excerpt from “Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future”, in which the Pope describes three of his own personal “Covid” moments of solitude.
Inspired by Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato si', a group of priests in Uganda are working to sensitize people about the devastating effects of environmental degradation.
Pope Francis celebrates the Solemnity of Christ the King reminding the faithful they will be judged on love, on works, on compassion that becomes nearness and kind help.
"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."
The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales hold their Plenary Assembly with a focus on the “IICSA Report” and the “Elliot Review” on child abuse prevention.
Beginning in 2021, the celebration of World Youth Day in the local churches will take place on Christ the King Sunday. Diocesan World Youth Days are observed in the years between the major intercontinental edition of the premiere Catholic event for young people.
Pope Francis celebrates Mass for the Solemnity of Christ the King on Sunday. In his homily, the Holy Father invites young people we were created “to make God’s dreams come true in this world.”