The Cardinal and Bishop delegates, along with priests, religious and lay people attending the General Conference of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences, went on pilgrimage on Thursday to explore Thailand’s Catholic and social history.
With war raging in Ukraine, Peace was the central theme of a just concluded meeting of leaders of the Bishops' Conferences from Central and Eastern Europe in Budapest. They gathered in the Hungarian capital shortly after Hungary's prime minister opened a memorial center for the late Cardinal József Mindszenty.
On the sidelines of the Caritas-sponsored 'Women in Leadership' conference in Paris, the CEO of Trócaire, Caoimhe de Barra, says that though women worldwide face discrimination, change can happen and long-standing societal concepts can slowly but surely be dismantled.
Vatican Media presents a story by Dale Recinella, a former Wall Street finance lawyer who, along with his wife Susan, assists prisoners in Florida.
As a two-day Caritas Internationalis conference gets underway in Paris, Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin and various keynote speakers highlight the harsh realities and injustices many women face around the world, and pledge to work together to create a more just and equal society for all.
An earthquake has struck the northern Philippines, injuring at least three dozen people and leaving buildings damaged.
Pope Francis encourages Madagascar's priests and religious men and women residing in Rome to form a unified spiritual family, centred on the love of Christ, and the joy the Lord gives.
The Synod of Bishops publishes the text that will provide a “frame of reference” and form the basis for the work of the second stage of the synodal path launched by Pope Francis in 2021. The Working Document for the Continental Stage was based on the syntheses coming from the churches of the five continents after consultation with the faithful and others.
At the conclusion of Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher's visit to Algeria to mark the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations with the Holy See, Archbishop Jean-Paul Vesco of Algiers says the welcome given to the Holy See's "number three" testifies to the attention paid to the small Christian community of Algeria.
Among those participating in the FABC General Conference in Bangkok are laymen who have been invited as guests. They too come from all over Asia. Their presence makes the People of God “complete”.
Britain's new Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, has faced opposition in Parliament for the first time since he was elected as the nation's first British Asian government leader. Sunak was confronted with questions after less than two days on the job.
North Korea will warrant an “unparalleled” scale of response if it conducts another nuclear test, senior diplomats from Tokyo, Seoul and Washington said Wednesday during a meeting in Tokyo following a series of missile launches by North Korea.
Next Tuesday, 1 November, Pope Francis is scheduled to hold a virtual synodal dialogue with Africa’s young people from Catholic institutions of higher learning.
In a conversation with seminarians and priests studying in Rome, Pope Francis addresses numerous topics: from the compassionate style of priests, called to be close to the people, to spiritual direction.
As the Church marks World Mission Month this October, Australia's Catholic Mission agency is dedicating its efforts to helping Ethiopia to fight malnutrition and child death, to educate, and to secure employment and well-being.
In the wake of an attack on a Catholic mission hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo in which civilians and a nun were killed, Pope Francis condemns a surge in violence and prays for all those affected.
During his catechesis at the General Audience, Pope Francis says desolation and sadness, though considered to be a negative experience, can teach us important things and strengthen us spiritually, if we know how to traverse it with openness and awareness.
Susan Pescoe, a member of the team who drafted the Synod Continental Document shares with delegates at the FABC General Conference how Pope Francis was involved in the process.
A Russian court on Tuesday rejected an appeal by U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner against her nine-year prison sentence for possession and smuggling of drugs. The announcement raised the prospects of a prison swap between Russia and the United States, which had condemned the ruling as tensions rise over the war in Ukraine. Amid the standoff, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier arrived in Kyiv for his first trip to Ukraine since Russia invaded amid new Russian air strikes.
As war plagues the world, Pope Francis and religious leaders make an adamant appeal for a universal ceasefire, as part of the Community of Sant’Egidio's prayer for peace to mark the closing of its 36th 'Spirit of Assisi' event at Rome's Colosseum.