Cardinal Tagle: Every apostolic mission is the work of Christ
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Pro-Prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization, addresses the Pontifical Mission Societies during their Annual General Assembly, which is focused on revising their Statutes in accordance with the recent Roman Curia reform and on synodality.
Amazonia leaders grateful for Pope’s encouragement
South American indigenous leaders Patricia Gualinga, Sister Laura Vicuña and Yesica Patiachi – representatives of the Amazon Ecclesial Conference and REPAM – share their concerns about the attacks on their lands in Ecuador, Colombia and Peru in an audience with Pope Francis on Thursday.
‘Toxic’ wave of plastic pollution risk for human rights, say UN experts
The world must rid itself of the “toxic tidal wave” of plastic pollution that threatens human rights, say two United Nations independent experts.
Cardinal Farrell appointed president of Vatican Court of Appeals
Pope Francis makes a series of appointments within Vatican City State’s Judiciary apparatus. They will come in to effect on 1 January 2024.
Nicaraguan Police confiscate and occupy Catholic schools
Authorities in Nicaragua evict nuns from an educational centre they run and confiscate the facility in the latest government crackdown on the Catholic Church in the country.
Violence surges in Sudan after collapse of ceasefire deal
At least 19 people were killed and more than 100 wounded in Sudan on Wednesday when rockets hit a market in the capital Khartoum. The violence erupted as truce talks between Sudan’s rival military forces collapsed.
Nominations open for 2024 Zayed Award for Human Fraternity
The Higher Committee of Human Fraternity has opened nominations for the 2024 Zayed Award for Human Fraternity, to recognize those who work to promote human progress and peaceful coexistence.
Poland: Vatican Media stresses need for media that build bridges
There is a need for media that do not divide but build bridges, do not erect barriers, but support dialogue, said Vatican Media representatives Dr. Andrea Tornielli and Dr. Massimiliano Menichetti, who met with the community of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin on June 1 in Lublin. The meeting with students, including those studying journalism, focused on the use of modern media and technology for communication in the Church.
Philippine Lasallians respond to Church's call to educate the poor
The PLFC event emphasizes the importance of lay partners participation in the Lasallian educational mission and encourages everyone to engage and respond to the call of the Church in disseminating the mission and vocation to strengthen the faith and relationship of people to God.
Gallagher: We have to keep the idea of a peace process alive
In an interview with Italian daily “La Stampa”, the Vatican’s Secretary for Relations with States and International Organizations, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, discusses the Holy See’s diplomatic efforts for peace in Ukraine, and its mission of fostering good relations between peoples and nations around the world.
Zambia: AMECEA President Charles Kasonde invites the faithful to always embrace love.
Bishop Charles Kasonde of Zambia recently celebrated his thirteenth episcopal anniversary with the Catholic faithful of Solwe in his Diocese.
Groups seek cap on plastic production amid UN talks
A report from the Greenpeace network calls plastics “incompatible with a circular economy” as negotiations are underway for a Global Plastic Treaty.
UN agency concerned over Earth’s melting ice
The United Nations’ weather agency announced that it is making the cryosphere a top priority following increasing global impacts of diminishing sea ice and melting glaciers.
Pope: Entrepreneurs must build business models on culture of encounter
Pope Francis meets with members of the Latin American Business Council, and urges entrepreneurs to look to the Gospel to find hope and direction in their business endeavors.
Pope on African Education Compact: 'We look to Africa with great confidence'
Pope Francis meets with promoters of the African Compact on Education, and praises the initiative for its goal to educate young people by drawing on Christian values and traditional African culture.
Pope, Brazil’s president hold phone call about peace in Ukraine, fight against poverty
Pope Francis speaks by phone with Brazilian President Lula da Silva to discuss their hopes for peace in Ukraine and efforts to combat poverty, with the President inviting the Pope to make a second visit to Brazil.
World religions to share values and knowledge at COP28
Pope Francis receives the Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders and the Special Representative of the UAE Presidency to discuss the crucial contribution of faith communities in the upcoming COP28 conference in Dubai.
Young peace-makers meet with Pope in Vatican
As a group from the Citadel of Peace project meet with Pope Francis in St Peter’s Square, a participant from Bosnia speaks to Vatican News, stressing the importance of the “creative transformation” of conflict.
Vatican Observatory Summer School reopens its doors
The Vatican Observatory will host its biennial summer school in observational astronomy and astrophysics from 4-30 June 2023 at the Papal Summer Gardens of Castel Gandolfo where 24 students from 20 nations will gather.
WCC condemns attack against Christian rally in Jerusalem
The General Secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), Rev. Jerry Pillay, expresses concern over a violent protest by Jewish extremists against an Evangelical Christian event in Jerusalem, upholding that Jerusalem is a shared Holy City of three religions.