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Thousands of undocumented Haitian migrants in a makeshift camp under a bridge straddling the Mexican-US Border are going to be flown home by the US Government to end a crisis of enormous proportions.
The President of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors opens a safeguarding conference in the Polish city of Warsaw, and reiterates Pope Francis’ invitation for the Church in Eastern and Central Europe to undergo a pastoral conversion.
Pope Francis prays for victims of flooding in Mexico as well as for all those unjustly held in foreign countries.
At the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Francis reflected on the theme of service, saying that when we serve others, we receive God’s embrace.
As a conference on safeguarding minors and vulnerable adults within the Church kicks off in Warsaw, Poland, Jesuit Father Hans Zollner describes the efforts already being made to protect the Church’s most vulnerable members.
Canada's Bishops announce that due to the ongoing health crisis, they will be holding their plenary assembly online for a second consecutive year.
In a video message to a 3-day conference in Warsaw, Poland, on safeguarding children from abuse in the Church, Pope Francis hopes such efforts will bring about real and reliable change.
The Eucharistic Congress was an opportunity to share our hope and joy in the Blessed Eucharist, says Bishop Luzizila Kiala, head of the Angolan delegation to the Congress.
In a discourse to the faithful of the Diocese of Rome, Pope Francis describes the Synodal process due to begin in October and the importance of the diocese as the Church works together to feel part of “one great people”.
US Bishops welcome inclusion of legalization of undocumented immigrants in budget reconciliation bill
The chairman of the USCCB's Committee on Migration, Bishop Mario Dorsonville, expresses the US bishops' support for language to be included in the forthcoming budget reconciliation bill that, if enacted, would provide legalization with a pathway to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants in the United States.
Irish Church leaders to mark the Partition of Ireland and the formation of Northern Ireland with a Service of Reflection and Hope.
Pope Francis met Friday morning with Irish President Michael Higgins
Pope Francis on Friday met representatives of the European bishops’ conferences who are responsible for catechesis. They were in Rome for a Vatican meeting.
Pope Francis writes to elderly and sick priests in the Italian region of Lombardy, reminding them of their role as bearers of dreams for younger generations, and encouraging them to live old age and illness as a privilege.
Chargé d'Affairs of the Vatican's Permanent Mission to the UN in Geneva says access to safe drinking water is a basic human right.
Kenya’s Catholic Bishops have issued a pastoral letter that addresses various pertinent matters affecting the nation.
The United Nations has released a report providing scientific proof that climate change is moving faster than predicted.
The Church in Central and Eastern Europe is coming together for a conference on the safeguarding of minors, which will take place in Warsaw, Poland, on 19-22 September.
Ewa Kusz, a member of the organizing committee for the regional conference on the protection of minors for Central and Eastern Europe taking place in Warsaw, gathers the voices of people who have been abused by priests.
At the center of forgiveness, there is God who embraces us, not the list of our sins and our humiliation.