American Cardinals Blase Cupich and Timothy Dolan affirm the high quality of care transgender patients receive in Catholic hospitals, while expressing concern over a new federal rule which would force faith-based health care facilities to perform gender transition procedures.
At the General Audience, Pope Francis invites prayers for the suffering people of Ukraine amid seven months of war .
At the General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis focuses on the importance of prayer in discernment, which allows us to enter into intimacy with God.
Opening its annual plenary Assembly in Cornwall on Monday, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) releases a letter by the Bishops thanking Pope Francis for his recent Penitential Pilgrimage to Canada.
The United Nations' envoy to Haiti warns the Security Council that the Caribbean nation faces a humanitarian catastrophe brought on by economic woes, gang violence, and political gridlock.
The Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, reiterates the moral imperative to eliminate nuclear weapons, and calls on all parties to respond to the nuclear threat with a collective and concerted response.
The World Health Organisation has confirmed 18 probable Ebola disease cases in Uganda, including 23 deaths.
Unrest is exploding internationally following death of Mahsa Amini who was arrested for supposedly wearing a hijab headscarf in an improper fashion in Iran.
Inna Sovsun, a member of Ukraine's parliament, speaks about her country's education crisis on the sidelines of an international conference on educating refugees, hosted in Rome at the Pontifical Gregorian University.
As Nigeria continues to suffer unrest and extremism, the International Catholic Migration Commission appeals to the UN's human rights council to work towards preserving the rights of all Nigerians.
German charitable outfits are providing financial support for a new rehabilitation project in Riga to help women in prison, through which volunteers offer training and creative arts courses, as witnessed by our correspondent in Latvia hosted by Bonifatiuswerk.
Andrea Tornielli's book "Life of Jesus", with an introduction by Pope Francis, hits the shelves in Italian on 27 September. The Editorial Director of the Vatican's Dicastery for Communication tells the story of Christ alternating the Gospel texts with a personal and historical reconstruction of details and events that are not part of the evangelists' narration. Woven into the story are comments by Pope Francis.
The Archdiocese of Brisbane has given life to a project called ‘Laudato sì’ to tackle the disastrous consequences of climate change. It’s a seven-year plan to reduce investment in fossil fuels, adopt sustainable lifestyles, promote ecological education and strengthen relationships with Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders.
As the Synod on Synodality enters a new phase, we bring you the third in a series of videos to explore how the continental phase is being prepared, following the completion of documents from the diocesan and national levels.
Attending the 66th session of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Archibishop Paul Richard Gallagher speaks against the use of nuclear weapons, while thanking the IAEA for their work in fighting cancer and in bettering other aspects of life.
The Canadian Embassy to the Holy See hosts a two-day workshop in the Vatican that seeks to support local communities that sponsor refugees, while sharing the expertise of community sponsorship programmes in the United States, Britain, Germany, and Italy.
Demonstrations are continuing in Iran over the death of a young Iranian woman while in police custody. Mahsa Amini died after being arrested by Iran’s so-called “morality police” for allegedly wearing a hijab improperly.
Giorgia Meloni is poised to become Italy’s first ever female prime minister at the head of its most right-wing government since World War Two after victory in Sunday’s general election. Provisional results showed Meloni’s Fratelli di Italia party, which is allied with two other right-wing parties, should have a solid majority in both houses of parliament.
At an international conference on refugee and migrant education sponsored by the Pontifical Gregorian University, Cardinal Michael Czerny, SJ, emphasizes the importance of working together to provide educational opportunities for migrants and refugees.
Addressing some 1000 young people of the “Shalom” Catholic Community in the Vatican, Pope Francis encourages them to keep their missionary charism alive as they celebrate the 40th anniversary of their Brazilian-born movement that aims to evangelize the young, by the young.