As the first day of the Economy of Francesco comes to an end, our correspondent in Assisi looks at what the day held and offers a glimpse of what awaits on Friday.
The Vatican Secretary of State reaffirms the Holy See’s support for a comprehensive ban on nuclear tests and encourages all States to take action to restore contaminated areas and assist victims of radioactive nuclear testings.
Pope Francis invites participants in the Eleventh International Thomistic Congress, to build on and enrich the ancient teaching of St Thomas Aquinas through dialogue with the new things of the modern world.
Pope Francis signs the preface for a just released book by Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, Archbishop Emeritus of Genoa and former President of the Italian Bishops’ Conference.
The Economy of Francesco has officially begun. A welcome ceremony took place this morning, kicking off the three-day event with young people gathered from around the world. Vatican News correspondent, Francesca Merlo, is in Assisi with more.
Speaking to consultants of Deloitte Global, Pope Francis notes that business can play a powerful role in tackling crises globally; and he calls on them to be 'integral consultants' committed to helping promote the wellbeing of all people.
For the 900th anniversary of the foundation of the order of the Premonstratensians, Pope Francis encourages members to reflect on the history of their community and look towards the future, living their lives as missionaries in fraternal coexistence rooted in the Eucharist and the Gospel.
Si Chun Lam, a young economist based in Britain, shares his thoughts on how the Economy of Francesco, held in Assisi on 22-24 September 2022, can help disseminate economic policies that seek to engender happiness.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned the West that he is not bluffing over nuclear weapons and that military reservists are to be sent to Ukraine as part of a partial mobilization of Russian forces. Wednesday's threats came ahead of plans to organize referendums in Russian-occupied territories of Ukraine.
Archbishop Domenico Sorrentino of Assisi shares his hopes for the Economy of Francesco event taking place on 22-24 September in his central Italian city, and says Pope Francis will invite young economists to chart a path toward economic renewal in the model of St. Francis.
A young researcher from the United States describes how he hopes to learn about the realities surrounding inequalities during the Economy of Francesco event in Assisi, as he and other young people apply the values and principles of St Francis.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) releases the “National Synthesis of the People of God in the United States of America” outlining common themes raised in synod listening sessions.
September 21 marks World Alzheimer's Day and Pope Francis at the General Audience calls on us to pray for those suffering from the disease and to support families caring for them.
Cardinal Michael Czerny, S.J., Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, blesses a new sculpture entitled “Be Welcoming” dedicated to migrants and refugees saying it serves as a reminder to show kindness to those around us.
The Second International Biblical Symposium promoted by the Biblical Pastoral Commission of the Episcopal Conference of Angola and São Tomé (CEAST) has ended this week in Angola's capital of Luanda.
Speaking at the conclusion of the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis asks everyone to be close in their thoughts and prayers to the “noble and martyred” people of Ukraine.
With Pope Francis' Apostolic Journey to the former Soviet Republic of Kazakhstan, Vatican News shares the beloved site of Kazakh devotion - Ozernoe - following a modern-day miracle of the fishes at a time of war-driven starvation.
Pope Francis remembers his 38th Apostolic Journey abroad to the Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan as a 'pilgrim of peace' during this moment of war, and makes a strong appeal against nuclear weapons. The Holy Father also prays that the resolutions of interfaith leaders gathered at the Congress in Nur-Sultan can have concrete consequences.
As hundreds of people fill the streets of Assisi in preparation for the opening of the Economy of Francesco, we hear of their hopes and expectations as they bring their different cultures to the table to unite in bettering the world.
Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Secretary of State of the Holy See, addresses participants in the UN “Transforming Education Summit” convened in New York to address crucial issues in global education in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and relaunches Pope Francis’ call for a Global Pact for Education.