Pope Francis is in Nicosia, kicking off the 35th Apostolic Journey abroad of his pontificate, December 2 to 6. After 2 days in Cyprus, he will proceed to Greece before flying back to Rome on Monday.
As Pope Francis embarks on an apostolic visit to Cyprus and Greece, the Representative of the Latin Community in the Cypriot Parliament talks about relationships with Maronite and Armenian Catholic communities on the island and about her own community’s specific role and identity.
Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiadīs awaits Pope Francis' arrival, expressing his certainty that he will have many messages to transmit to those who need them. In an interview with Vatican Radio, he expresses his gratitude for the papal visit.
Pope Francis begins his 35th Apostolic Journey to Cyprus and Greece from 2 – 6 December.
Nigeria’s Bishop of Oyo Diocese says he is concerned about the recent change of direction by the United States Government on religious persecution in Nigeria.
Pope Francis visits the Basilica of St. Mary Major to pray for Our Lady’s protection during his Apostolic Journey to Cyprus and Greece.
On the eve of Pope Francis’s trip to Cyprus, expectation is high across the divided Mediterranean island. According to the Apostolic Nuncio, the visit will help strengthen the path towards unity.
As Pope Francis prepares to visit Cyprus, Ninos Josephides offers insights into the Maronite Catholic community there, saying Cypriots are working to ensure the Pope receives a warm welcome.
Pope Francis will bring the joy of the Gospel and the light of hope to Cyprus and Greece, and exhort Europe and all humanity to unity and not to abandon those in need. On the eve of the Pope’s 35th journey abroad, Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin speaks to Vatican Media.
On World AIDS Day the Community of Sant'Egidio highlights its efforts to assure healthcare for all in Africa and to end inequalities due to the HIV/AIDS and Covid-19 pandemics.
The 46 refugees, including 3 minors, will be welcomed and integrated in different regions of Italy.
Pope Francis shines the spotlight on World AIDS Day and looks ahead to his upcoming apostolic journey to Cyprus and Greece, asking Christians to accompany him with prayers.
Continuing his catechesis on St Joseph, Pope Francis offered engaged couples a reflection on moving beyond the ‘enchantment’ that comes with falling in love, toward a mature love that can stand the test of time.
Ahead of Pope Francis' visit to Cyprus and Greece, 2-6 December, Cypriot priest Father Ibrahim Khita of Limassol spoke to Vatican News about how they are preparing for the papal visit.
The Church dedicated to Mary Queen of Arabia will be consecrated on 10 December by Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelizations of Peoples. It will be officially inaugurated by King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on the previous day.
In 10 episodes — one each month — we bring you a video with the Pope’s reflections and first-hand testimonies of families from across the world on the theme of the family. The initiative, a joint collaboration between the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, and Vatican News, and aims to ‘re-read’ Amoris laetitia, with the aid of downloadable material prepared for personal and community reflection. Because, as Pope Francis reminds us: being a family is always “primarily an opportunity.”
Pope Francis releases his prayer intention for the month of December, inviting everyone to pray for catechists, “summoned to announce the Word of God,” that they might “be its witnesses, with courage and creativity, and in the power of the Holy Spirit, with joy and much peace.”
A European Commission document calling for the use of "inclusive" language will be rewritten after it generated controversy. Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, says “this is not the way to fight discrimination.”
On the occasion of the International Day of People with Disability, on 3 December, the lead bishop for Disability issues in the Australian Bishops’ Conference is encouraging Catholic communities to promote their full inclusion and active participation as equal members in Church and society.
Pope Francis expresses his spiritual closeness to Patriarch Bartholomew in a letter for the feast of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, celebrated on 30 November, the feast of St. Andrew the Apostle. Cardinal Kurt Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, led a Holy See delegation to Istanbul for the occasion.