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The annual Collection for the Needs of the Church in Canada takes place on 26 and 27 September.
As Lebanese politicians struggle to form a new government, the Secretary-General of Caritas Internationalis is on the ground in Beirut to bring the solidarity of the Church and organize relief efforts.
In this week's edition of "Gospel Truth”, the late Jill Bevilacqua and Seán-Patrick Lovett bring us readings and reflections from the Gospel of St. Matthew 20:1-16 of the Twentieth-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time.
The Bible is now available for the first time in the Pazande language spoken in South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of Westminster, reflects on Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Visit to Great Britain which took place ten years ago this week.
Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, Permanent Observer of the Holy See, addressing the 45th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on Wednesday says, "water is the most essential element for life, and the future of humanity depends on our capacity to guard it and share it."
The Pope sends a message to those participating in the Day of Prayer and Fraternity for elderly and sick priests in the Italy’s Lombardy region.
European Union chief Ursula von der Leyen gives first State of the European Union speech touching on Britain's plans to renegotiate Brexit, warning countries not to place economic interests above human rights, and says she wants to relaunch Europe's coronavirus-devastated economy through a new deal.
A statement issued by Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič urges rich nations to leave no one behind in their response to the crisis generated by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Vatican Secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, made a visit to Belarus from September 11 to 14. A few highlights of his trip follow.
Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain sign diplomatic agreements at the White House in a Ceremony overseen by President Trump.
While waiting to know the contents of the document, there has been some discussion about the title and how to translate it inclusively. An encyclical, though, is per se a universal text, and Pope Francis truly wants to speak to the heart of each and every person. The Holy See Press Office announces that the text will be published on 4 October.
UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore speaks at a UNESCO, UNICEF and WHO press conference giving details on new updated school-related public health measures in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Tuesday, Pope Francis accepts the resignation of Cardinal Baldisseri and appoints Bishop Mario Grech as General Secretary of the Synod of Bishops.
Toward the conclusion of the general audience, before greeting the Italian-speaking faithful, Pope Francis paused for a moment, to recall “Father Roberto Malgesini, a priest of the diocese of Como”.
Continuing his catechesis on the current pandemic in the light of the Church’s social doctrine, the Pope at his weekly General Audience on Wednesday stresses the importance of caring for each other and contemplating the world in which we live.
The Bishops of Tombura Yambio Diocese and Juba Archdioceses, representing other Bishops in South Sudan, have met the country’s Head of State, Salva Kiir Mayardit in a cordial encounter.
Fraternity for Saint Francis was not an abstract theory, but a concrete gift from God to each and every person. Even today, the “Poverello” of Assisi reminds us that we cannot truly be brothers and sisters if we do not see ourselves as children of one Father.
Ahead of Hispanic Heritage Month, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops describes the importance of this year’s observance, as the Catholic Church in the country continues to apply lessons learnt during the "V National Encuentro of Hispanic/Latino ministry".
“For a knowledge of peace” is the working translation of a new Italian book from the Vatican Publishing House. In a preface to the book, Pope Francis encourages collaboration between the Church and universities for a world without war and violence