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Washington says it is reinstating virtually all the U.N. sanctions on Iran, including an arms embargo.
At the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Francis reflects on the parable of the workers in the vineyard, heard in the day’s Gospel.
Catholic Bishops of the Kaduna Ecclesiastical Province in Nigeria have sounded the alarm against financial inducement for perpetrators of criminal activities in the region.
Beauty creates communion. It unites onlookers from a distance, uniting past, present and future. Pope Francis has recalled this on a number of occasions. The Church has always translated the universality of the Good News into the language of art. From this premise, this dramatic moment in history characterized by uncertainty and isolation, gives rise to this initiative which is a partnership between the Vatican Museum and Vatican News: Masterpieces from the Vatican Collection accompanied by comments from the words of the Popes.
Europe is racing to contain rising coronavirus infections amid concerns they could lead to more hospitalizations and deaths. Authorities in several countries have announced new restrictions, including in Spain, where parts of the capital Madrid are subject to lockdown measures to curb a rise in Covid-19.
Addressing the UN Security Council this week, World Food Programme Executive Director, David Beasley, warned that 270 million people are on the brink of starvation because of the coronavirus-induced hunger pandemic.
A new book captures the testimonies of some of those involved in the World Meeting of Families 2018 in Dublin
Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, the Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations, addresses the UN Human Rights Council's urgent debate on the situation of human rights in Belarus which took place on Friday in Geneva.
Pope Francis on Saturday addressed a delegation from Italy’s Fondazione Banco Farmaceutico, which collects and distributes medicines nearing expiration for those in need.
Cardinal Krajewski represents Pope Francis at Father Roberto Malgesini’s funeral saying that the path he lived was “the true Gospel in action.”
Members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors participated both in person and online during the Commission's plenary meeting held from 16-18 September.
Catholics and other Christian communities in Bangladesh have pledged to join hands in a common effort to protect the environment in order to tackle climate change and natural disasters.
A UNICEF Regional director addresses the UN Human Rights Council’s urgent debate on Belarus, saying excessive use of force has also been used against children.
Belarus opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya has spoken to the United Nations Human Rights Council despite the Belarussian envoy's efforts to prevent her and other critics from giving speeches. During a turbulent session of the Geneva-based U.N. body, she demanded that the country's authorities end violence against protestors and organize a free and fair presidential election.
A Memorandum of Understanding signed by the Prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy and the Auditor General: the two offices will collaborate even more closely to better implement law regarding transparency and the granting of public contracts by the Holy See and the Vatican.
Pope Francis is certain of this and is repeating it to everyone: we will emerge either better or worse after the pandemia. The global crisis requires that the parameters of human co-existence be rethought through the lens of solidarity. On this foundational idea, "Covid19: Building a Healthier Future" has been created in collaboration with the Dicastery for Communication and the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, to offer a vision that might lead to the beginning of a new fraternity after the pandemic.
Police in Greece are moving thousands of refugees to a camp on the island of Lesbos after a fire destroyed the country's largest migrant facility last Tuesday.
Bishop Richard Moth reacts to proposed sentencing reforms in England and Wales released on Wednesday, saying a criminal justice system should be “rooted in hope, forgiveness, and reconciliation.”
The Diocese of Lwena reckons that it needs at least 200 priests to attend to the current pastoral demands, said the Bishop of the Diocese, Jesús Tirso Blanco, S.D.B.
Pope Francis on Friday received in audience in the Vatican representatives from the Belgian Catholic magazine, “Tertio”. He spoke to them about the call of a Christian media person.