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Mayor of Lviv: We are 'Unbroken'

Vatican News - 11 hours 1 min ago

Mayor Andriy Sadovyi of the western Ukrainian city of Lviv reaffirms the resilience of Ukrainians amid the difficult times caused by the war, and puts the spotlight on the “Unbroken” initiative aimed at providing medical care for wounded victims.

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Court finds vice-president of Argentina guilty of fraud

Vatican News - 11 hours 51 min ago

Argentina’s Vice President, Cristina Fernandez, has been convicted of fraud, sentenced to six years in prison, and banned for life from public office.

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Ukrainian bishop offering aid at frontlines: 'We wait for Christmas in the cold'

Vatican News - 13 hours 8 min ago

The auxiliary bishop of Kharkiv-Zaporizhzhia, Jan Sobiło, recounts the situation in the diocese and the preparations for the birth of Jesus amid terror from bombings and the nuclear threat, saying that over 1,500 people line up daily outside his window for a piece of bread.

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Four groups of women religious present study on girls’ rights during covid

Vatican News - 13 hours 32 min ago

On Wednesday morning, four congregations of women religious presented a study regarding the rights of girls during Covid in 6 countries. It was hosted at the headquarters of the International Union of Superiors General in Rome.

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Pope meets with the Council of Cardinals

Vatican News - 15 hours 3 min ago

Pope Francis and six members of the Council of Cardinals (C-6) met on 5-6 December for their periodical consultations in the Vatican.

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SECAM convenes meeting of Africa’s Synodal team

Vatican News - 15 hours 4 min ago

SECAM is working towards a Synodal Continental Assembly scheduled for March 2023.

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Pope Francis meets with Italian actor Roberto Benigni

Vatican News - 15 hours 5 min ago

Before the General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis met privately with Italian actor and director, Roberto Benigni, who received an Oscar for the internationally acclaimed 1997 film "Life Is Beautiful." A year later the Vatican invited Benigni to a viewing of that film together with Saint Pope John Paul II.

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Czerny: God's way is different, He never grows tired or weary

Vatican News - 15 hours 27 min ago

In his address for the closing Mass at the Pax Christi Conference, Cardinal Michael Czerny remarks on our need for “the peace of Christ” in a time where many questions and concerns arise in our hearts

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Pope: History repeats itself today in Ukraine

Vatican News - 17 hours 11 min ago

At the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis remarks that the horrors of the Second World War are looming again today in Ukraine, and ahead of Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, on December 8, calls on the faithful to pray the Mother of God to comfort all those suffering the brutality of war.

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Pope at Audience: Inner peace confirms our decisions

Vatican News - 18 hours 45 min ago

Pope Francis continues his catechesis on discernment at the weekly General Audience, and reflects on the need to confirm our decisions with the presence of a long-lasting inner peace.

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Thousands of Catholics join protest marches against violence in DRC

Vatican News - Tue, 12/06/2022 - 14:49

A national day of peaceful marches sponsored by the Bishops’ Conference was held on December 4 in the Democratic Republic of Congo to protest against the ongoing violence and foreign interference in the eastern provinces of the African nation.

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Reading for Iran: Women generate the words our world needs

Vatican News - Tue, 12/06/2022 - 09:23

Young people from around the world join Iranian youth in mobilising to protest for rights, especially those of women, in Iran, where demonstrations have filled the streets after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini at the hands of the country's morality police.

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Al Jazeera submits case against Israel over journalist’s death

Vatican News - Tue, 12/06/2022 - 08:21

The news organization Al Jazeera has filed a complaint against Israel with the International Criminal Court over the death of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in May 2022.

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Apostolic Almsgiving offers thermal jumpers to Ukrainians

Vatican News - Tue, 12/06/2022 - 07:20

The Pope’s special office for charity activities announces it is collecting thermal jumpers to help Ukrainians survive their harsh winter amid power cuts due to the war.

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Asian Bishops’ meeting a “launchpad” for the Synod

Vatican News - Tue, 12/06/2022 - 06:47

The Assistant Secretary-General of the Asian Bishops’ Conference tells Vatican News that Asian Catholics have been “very involved” in the synodal process so far, and reflects on a recent continent-wide meeting.

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Guinea-Bissau: Thousands flock to the shrine of Our Lady of the Nativity Cacheu.

Vatican News - Tue, 12/06/2022 - 05:47

This week, Northern Guinea-Bissau’s dioceses undertook a Marian pilgrimage to the shrine of Our Lady of the Nativity in Cacheu, under the theme, “With Mary for a Church of communion, participation and mission.”

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Pope makes Vatican foundations subject to control of Curia’s economic bodies

Vatican News - Tue, 12/06/2022 - 05:14

Pope Francis issues a Motu Proprio concerning entities established within curial institutions and hitherto enjoying a certain administrative autonomy, extending the new regulations also to entities based in the Vatican City State.

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Co-responsibility as well as inclusion

Vatican News - Tue, 12/06/2022 - 04:01

The Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life has published the first video of the series #TheChurchIsOurHome, on persons with disabilities and the Synod. The theme of the first video is "Co-responsibility." Subsequent videos will be released on 15 December and on 12 and 26 January 2023.

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Pope: Volunteers are the strength of the Church

Vatican News - Mon, 12/05/2022 - 09:07

Pope Francis encourages and thanks volunteers for their service to the Church and urges them to accept it as a grace of God that they should accept with strength.

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El Salvador carries out operation to combat organized crime

Vatican News - Mon, 12/05/2022 - 08:23

The Government of El Salvador is dealing with organized crime surrounding an entire city to seek, find and arrest gang members.

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