New Wine and Old Wineskins
Vatican Media presents a story by Dale Recinella, a former Wall Street finance lawyer who, along with his wife Susan, acts as a chaplain for prisoners in Florida.
Kyiv accuses Moscow of blowing up dam as thousands flee flooding
Ukraine has accuses Russia of blowing up a massive dam on the Dnipro River, forcing thousands of people to flee catastrophic flooding, and urges the United Nations to intervene. However, Moscow denies responsibility for the disaster in the Russian-occupied Kherson area in southern Ukraine.
Top level meetings and prayer mark Cardinal Zuppi‘s peace mission in Ukraine
Pope Francis‘ special peace envoy to Ukraine concludes his 2-day mission to the war-ravaged nation.
Filipina Franciscan Sister: Witnessing and valuing the virtue of charity
Sister Helen Palacay, a Filipina former social communication head of FMIJ in the Philippines, shares the importance of giving service of charity in the lives of people and discusses how Franciscan mission helps the society in strengthening people's faith towards the Church.
Pope Francis pays brief visit to Gemelli hospital for evaluation
Pope Francis visits Gemelli hospital on Tuesday and returns to the Vatican before noon.
The cross and war: Visual words
To recount the unspeakable horror of war, European artists -- including those far away from the Church – used the image of Christ’s death on the cross. The Vatican Museums’ Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, established by Pope Paul VI in 1973, preserves significant evidence of this. Several masterpieces are on exhibit; others are kept out of the public eye in warehouses and storerooms.
Bias, injustice built into global financial systems – UN Chief
The United Nations Secretary-General calls for reform in the global financial system to address “historic injustices and systemic bias”.
Experts ‘worried’ dry season may worsen transboundary haze despite assurances
Transboundary haze from Indonesia will no longer be an issue despite an anticipated dry season, says an Indonesian minister ahead of the Asean transboundary talks in Singapore. But experts remain worried.
Pope Francis' itinerary for World Youth Day 2023
The Holy See Press Office releases the itinerary of Pope Francis' visit to Portugal from 2 to 6 August for the 37th World Youth Day.
IOR reports net income of 29.6 million euro in 2022
The Institute for Works of Religion ("Istituto per le Opere di Religione" or IOR) publishes its annual report, highlighting its commitment to comply with “the highest ethical and regulatory international standards” and noting that its Moneyval rating “puts the Institute as one of the best-ranked institutions in the world.”
The inestimable value of waste and those who are ‘discarded’
Alisea is an Italy-based company that transforms PVC from advertising posters into mouse pads, car reflectors into pens, and a fairground floor into wooden puzzles for children. It is based on the idea of recovering materials to reduce environmental impact through recycling and innovation, and also on inclusion. Working for this enterprise are people with various disabilities. According to Susanna Martucci, “Waste is only waste until you give it back its value.”
Thirty Nobel winners to gather in St Peter’s Square for Human Fraternity event
The World Meeting on Human Fraternity, to be held in St Peter’s Square on the 10th June, will bring together artists, young people, charity workers, and Nobel peace prize winners from across the world.
Cardinal Parolin: Current crises demand global and fraternal responses
The Cardinal Secretary of State inaugurates a 2-day “Centesimus Annus Foundation” meeting as it marks its 30th anniversary with a focus on a culture of encounter and the need give voice to all for the common good.
'Humans must intervene when a geosystem reaches critical state'
Rodrigo G. Llanos Gómez, 63, a financial advisor in Mexico with theological studies at the University of Navarra, uses his spiritual wisdom and leadership to bolster the conservation and public understanding of the migratory monarch butterfly.
Vatican publishes Pope Francis' liturgical celebrations this June
The calendar of Pontifical Liturgical Celebrations for June 2023 has been released, and highlights the 29 June Mass in St. Peter's Basilica for the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul.
Torrential rains in Haiti cause widespread flooding, deaths
Torrential rains in Haiti, have caused widespread flooding, with authorities announcing fifteen people have died, eight more are missing, with the death toll expected to rise.
UN negotiations on plastics spark hope, deep division among nations
The second round of negotiations for the first international treaty to end plastic pollution ends with a spark of hope but is marred by division among member states.
Educating poor children and young people from broken families
Sister Agustiniada Ouano, Filipina councilor for mission-apostolate, invites people to embrace Catholic faith and educate poor children, especially those children who came from broken families and the ones affected by drugs, to deepen their spiritual faith and lead them towards Christ.
Over 700 million children face ‘double risk’ of poverty & climate crisis
A third of the world’s child population faces the double risk of poverty and climate hazards, says Save the Children on World Environment Day.
Pope Francis says quest for the common good is paramount
Addressing members of the Centesimus Annus Pro Pontefice Foundation on the occasion of its 30th anniversary, Pope Francis highlights the need to put “community” at the heart of all socio-economic development.