Pope at Regina Coeli: The Spirit frees us from fears and opens doors
On the Solemnity of Pentecost Pope Francis invites Christians to cast out fears and revive the flame of God’s love.
Pope on Pentecost: Let us invoke the Spirit daily upon our whole world
In his homily for the Solemnity of Pentecost, Pope Francis calls on us to invoke daily the Spirit who gives "harmony to the world" and "directs the course of time and renews the face of the earth."
Vatican Museums: Full joy, a gift of the Spirit
"To proclaim Christ means demonstrating that believing in Him and following Him is not only something right and just, but also beautiful. The Heart of the Gospel is the beauty of God’s salvific love manifested in Jesus Christ, crucified and risen.” Inspired by these words of Pope Francis, the collaboration between the Vatican Museums and Vatican News continues as we present various masterpieces from the Pontifical collection accompanied by the words of the Popes.
Kyiv: Ukraine counter-offensive Imminent after deadly Russian strikes
Ukraine says it is ready to launch its long-expected counter-offensive against Russian forces. The announcement came after at least two people were killed and more than 30 injured in a Russian missile strike on a medical clinic in the eastern Ukrainian city of Dnipro.
City in Brazil's Amazon rain forest to host 2025 climate summit
Brazil's government announced on Friday that the United Nations has confirmed the Amazonian city of Belem as the host of the COP30 climate change summit scheduled for November 2025.
Nicaragua. Police arrests another priest on charges of treason
Father Jaime Iván Montesinos Sauceda of the Diocese of Matagalpa is accused of committing acts undermining the nation's independence and integrity and is to be tried for treason.
The Lord's Day Reflection: 'The Spirit of the Lord is upon us’
As the Church marks Pentecost Sunday, Jonathan Montaldo offers his thoughts on the day’s liturgical readings under the theme: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon us”.
Caritas joins World Hunger Day appeal to eradicate food wastage
Despite producing enough food to feed everyone, over 800 million people still go hungry every day. Two thirds are women. Joining persons of goodwill and organizations across the globe, Caritas Internationalis calls for sustainability and solidarity.
“Laudato si’” dance show brings rhythms of the favelas to St Peter's Square
A group of twenty young Brazilians bring a dance show inspired by Pope Francis’ encyclical letter "Laudato si’ "to Europe, promoting care for creation and denouncing the violence of the favelas.
Pope to poets and artists: You often say what others cannot
Pope Francis addresses participants at a Conference entitled “The Global Esthetics of the Catholic Imagination", attended by artists and writers from across the globe, whom he urges to continue expressing, through their work, what others often cannot.
Pope: Peace will come when Russia and Ukraine are able to speak to each other
In an interview with Telemundo, Pope Francis addresses the issues of migration, abortion and celibacy, and explains that he always asks people to pray for him because when the faithful pray for their pastor "it is as if he wears a suit of armour".
South Korea: Church to hold novena on 70th anniversary of Korean War
South Korean Catholics will unite in a prayer novena to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Korean War.
UISG: 9 recommendations for environment sustainability
The International Union of Superior General (UISG) embarks on the journey of Laudato Si’ Week by calling for an alliance between religious sisters and civil society to protect the earth and support communities affected by the environmental crisis.
World Tourism Day: Vatican highlights need for ‘green’ investment
In its message for World Tourism Day, marked on 27 September this year, the Vatican's Dicastery for Evangelization calls for a greater commitment to sustainable investments, as a witness to the faith that nature has been entrusted to us by God.
European Bishops, Churches decry ‘brutal war’ against Ukraine
Recalling the “brutal war that wages on against Ukraine,” the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union and the Conference of European Churches pray that the Holy Spirit may enlighten those involved in violence as Christians prepare to celebrate Pentecost.
Faith in humanity: Polish convent ‘a refuge for people fleeing Ukraine’
In the initial days after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, over 2,000 refugees found refuge and hospitality in the convent of the Little Servants of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Stara Wieś, in Poland.
Pope: ‘Bullying destroys life, respect each person for whom they are'
Pope Francis participates in the closing session of the “Scholas Occurrentes” event on "Eco-Educational Cities" bringing together 50 Mayors from Latin America and Europe.
Laudato si’ Movement: Justice for our planet means peace for our people
As Pope Francis releases his message for the 2023 World Day for a Care of Creation, Tomas Insua, Executive Director of the Laudato Si' Movement stresses the importance of these two days being used to fight the injustices and lack of peace our people and planet face.
Africa: A blessing for humankind
Africa Day commemorates the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (now known as the African Union) on this day, 25 May, in 1963.
WCC general secretary: Churches must work together for peace in Ukraine
In an exclusive interview released this week, Rev. Jerry Pillay details the purpose and results of his recent meeting with Patriarch Kirill in Moscow in which he discussed the war in Ukraine and the related tensions in the Orthodox Church.