Pope Francis returns to the Vatican on Friday morning after he is discharged from the Gemelli Policlinic hospital following his hernia-related surgery on 7 June.
The Holy See highlights the importance of “interreligious and intercultural dialogue” as a necessity for our future during the “Forum for Building Bridges Between East and West” in New York.
Ukraine says it has regained control over vast swathes of territory in its counteroffensive against Russian forces. The announcement comes despite Moscow claiming Ukraine's counterattack is faltering.
At the 2023 World of Work Summit hosted by the UN International Labour Organization, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, delivers the Pope's message in which he encourages everyone to set out a new path that supports principles of human dignity, solidarity, and subsidiarity in the world of work, applying social justice to support the marginalized.
The declaration “Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together” by Pope Francis and Grand Imam Ahmed el-Tayeb is a model for compassion and human solidarity, UN Secretary-General António Guterres says, while warning against a rise in hatred globally.
The situation in West Darfur, the western region of Sudan which, together with the capital Khartoum have been the epicentre of the fighting between soldiers of the Sudanese regular army and the militiamen of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) is dramatically worsening.
Pope Francis sends a telegram of condolence to the Apostolic Nuncio in Greece, following what may be one of the worst migrant tragedies in Mediterranean waters.
Pope Francis is expected to be discharged from Rome's Gemelli Hospital tomorrow, Friday, morning, following his recent abdominal surgery to repair a hernia and remove internal scar tissues, the Director of the Holy See Press Office, Matteo Bruni, confirms.
With a call to honour and never abandon grandparents, Pope Francis issues Message for 3rd World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly on 23 July. The 86-year-old Pope instituted the Day in 2021, to be held the fourth Sunday in July, close to the feast of Jesus' grandparents, Saints Joachim and Anne.
A Buddhist Delegation from Thailand meets with representatives of the Dicastery for Interreligious Dialogue in the Vatican. Having been due to meet with the Pope who is recovering from surgery but will be discharged tomorrow, the delegation leave him a letter of prayers and well-wishes.
Ahead of his discharge tomorrow, Pope Francis makes a surprise return visit to Gemelli Hospital's Paediatric Oncology and Child Neurosurgery Ward on the tenth floor of the Gemelli Hospital, adjacent to the suite where he is convalescing. Doctors expect Pope Francis to be discharged from Rome's Gemelli Hospital in the days to come, as his recovery is proceeding normally after his recent surgery.
Authorities in Greece say at least 59 migrants have drowned and more are feared missing after their overloaded boat capsized and sank off Greece in the country's deadliest shipwreck this year. More than 100 have been rescued, but search and recovery operations continue.