The Dicastery for Interreligious Dialogue sends well-wishes to people celebrating the feast of Deepavali, and invites Christians and Hindus to work together for peace in a divided world.
The Pandemic and the Magisterium of Pope Francis: the sixth in a series of videos created by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and the Vatican's Covid-19 Commission explores the Pope's teachings on the global health crisis, reaffirming that one does not come out of the crisis the same, but either better or worse. And "one does not come out alone" but by "taking each other by the hand".
The International Preparatory Meeting for WYD Lisbon 2023 kicks off in Fatima to explain the organization of the event and explore the culture and identity of the host city in Portugal.
Meeting with Cistercians of the Common Observance who have gathered for their General Chapter, Pope Francis speaks of the importance of following Jesus in community and through their missionary outreach.
Pope Francis meets with a group of entrepreneurs from Spain, and highlights the importance of transforming the global economy, so that everyone can benefit from it, especially the poor and marginalised.
More than 600 people are dead, thousands injured, and almost 1.5 million displaced, as Nigeria braces for more high-intensity rain.
Ukrainian authorities say over 400 hundred children have been killed and many more injured since the start of Russia's invasion nearly eight months ago.
As the war in Ukraine grinds on toward its 9th month, Fr. Pavlo Vyshkovskyi, OMI, says people are increasingly traumatized and in need of both psychological and spiritual assistance.
Floods in southeastern Australia displace thousands of people from their homes, with housing and farm land beneath water, and leave at least 1 person dead in the town of Rochester.
Our Editorial Director says Pope Francis' decision to extend the Synod to two sessions - in 2023 and 2024 - reflects the reality of an increasingly missionary Church which involves everyone.
Iran says a fire at a prison in Tehran on Saturday killed 4 people and injured 61 others, as protests continue against the death of a young woman while in the custody of Iran’s morality police.
Eritrea’s minority Blin speakers can hardly wait for the Old Testament Bible translation to be complete.
Pope Francis is calling on children throughout the world to pray the Rosary on Tuesday for peace in Ukraine and other war-torn areas, as part of the initiative “A million children praying the Rosary”.
Before leading the recitation of the Angelus, Pope Francis encourages us to focus on what is most important, love for God and neighbour, and to pray always so our faith stays strong.
Pope Francis announces that the Assembly meetings of the Synod of Bishops on Synodality will take place in two sessions: in October 2023 and October 2024.
Pope Francis anticipates the release of his new book “I Ask You in the Name of God. Ten Prayers for a Future of Hope”, and launches an impassioned plea for nations to set aside war and the threat of nuclear destruction.
Hungary says persecuted Christians need to receive more support, in comments made at an international conference in Slovakia on the protection of religious freedom.
As the Church marks the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Fr. Marion Nguyen, OSB, offers his thoughts on the day’s liturgical readings under the theme: “God’s open invitation”.
At least 40 people have been killed in northeastern Turkey following an explosion deep inside a coal mine.
Unidentified militants have killed 12 civilians in a village in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a region which has been plagued by violence perpetrated by armed groups for years.