Pope Francis returns to the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in early August during his Apostolic Journey to Portugal in order to pray for an end to the war at the heart of Europe, at the site of apparitions closely linked to Russia and the Popes of the 20th century.
Pope Francis meets with former US President Bill Clinton, along with a delegation, at the Pope's residence at the Casa Santa Marta.
As Ukraine continues its effort to reclaim territory from Russia, Kyiv warns that Moscow may target Europe's largest nuclear power plant.
In an interview with Vatican News, Bishop Paul Hinder, Emeritus Apostolic Vicar of Southern Arabia, recalls how the Missionary Sisters of Charity martyred in 2016 in Yemen reveal to others the presence of Jesus' love, and underscores the value of the new Vatican Commission to gather the testimonies of all modern Christian martyrs for the faith.
In his reflection on the recently concluded ad limina visit by the Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference, the Bishop of Mthatha Diocese, Sithembele Sipuka, highlighted the need to strengthen the “self-sustenance” drive for the Catholic Church in the Southern region.
In view of the Jubilee of 2025, Pope Francis decides to create a working group at the Dicastery for the Causes of Saints to draw up a catalogue of all Christians - not only Catholics - who have shed their blood to confess Christ in the last quarter of a century.
The Apostolic Penitentiary announces that Pope Francis has granted a Plenary Indulgence for the faithful who take part in the 3rd World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly.
Cardinal Matteo Zuppi, the President of the Italian Episcopal Conference, who served as papal envoy to Ukraine and Moscow, recalls how a key priority is returning Ukrainian children to their homes and confirms he has met with the Holy Father following his missions.
Reacting to the Israeli operation on Jenin refugee camp, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Pierbattista Pizzaballa, warns there will be many more victims if the issue of Palestinian self-determination with their own State is not resolved.
Seven people have been injured, three seriously, in a car ramming attack in Tel Aviv, as Israel continues its military operation against Palestinian militants in the Jenin refugee camp.
The International Union of Superiors General holds its second Sisters-led dialogue to discuss migration, with Sr. Nieves Crespo highlighting the importance of education to empower migrants.
Church leaders in Pakistan voice concern for the safety of Christians in the country after the desecration of the Muslim holy book on 28 June during a demonstration in the Swedish capital Stockholm.
Following the protracted conflict that erupted in Sudan between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in April, various African Faith Based Organisations are pushing for the peaceful resolution of the Sudanese conflict.
The Filipino government continues to arrest missionaries as part of a counter insurgency strategy known as “red tagging,” prompting condemnation of the practice and calls for peace by local Church leaders and the World Council of Churches.
The Holy See Press Office releases the official calendar of Pope Francis' Liturgical Celebrations for July and August 2023, which includes Mass on the 3rd World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly and his upcoming Apostolic Journeys to Portugal and Mongolia.
Caritas Internationalis joins calls of various religious leaders in Ethiopia to demand that deliveries of food aid be resumed in the country's Tigray region, where fighting has caused a humanitarian disaster.
The International Union of Superiors General (UISG) holds a meeting on migrants and refugees at its headquarters in Rome, marking the second symposium in a series of dialogues on key issues for the future of our societies.
The number of people in need of care in the ageing European continent is projected to rise by the millions in the next 30 years. Caritas Europa’s latest report highlights the fact that EU countries are not keeping up with the trend and proposes solutions.
Two wheeled solidarity with UkraineGiving a smile back to Ukrainian refugees and to all those around the world who are forced to flee their homes because of war, hunger, persecution, and natural disasters caused by climate change. After the outbreak of the conflict in Ukraine, the Luxembourg-based 'Riding the Rainbow' was created with this goal : to promote a circular economy inspired by Laudato si’ by giving new life to previously used bicycles, sporting goods, musical instruments and books.
Pope Francis releases his prayer intention for the month of July. In this month's video message, dedicated to the Eucharist, he asks that we place the Eucharist at the centre of our lives.