On Sunday morning, Dominican Friar and former Master of the Order of Preachers, Father Timothy Peter Joseph Radcliffe's second meditation for those who will participate in the General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops set to begin on Wednesday, 4 October focused on the theme "At home in God and God at home in us"
Pope Francis says he is scheduled to meet with children of the five continents in November to reflect and learn from their untainted acceptance of others and respect for creation.
On Sunday morning, Dominican Friar and former Master of the Order of Preachers, Father Timothy Peter Joseph Radcliffe, reflected on the meaning of "Hoping against hope" with those who will participate in the General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops set to begin on Wednesday, 4 October.
Pope Francis appeals to the international community to favour mediation between Azerbaijan and Armenia as tens of thousands of Armenians flee the contested enclave of Nagorno-Kharabakh, and he prays for victims of a massive explosion in the city of Stepanakert.
Pope Francis reflects on how Christians are called to take responsibility for their behaviour and be sincere with God and themselves about their difficulties.
As the Church marks the Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Fr Edmund Power, OSB, offers his thoughts on the day’s liturgical readings under the theme: “Integrity of word and action”.
At an ecumenical prayer vigil on the eve of the General Assembly of the Synod, Pope Francis says that the truth “does not need loud cries to reach people’s hearts.”
Brazil, Nigeria, and Vietnam are just a few of the countries of origin of participants in the third edition of the training programme "Faith Communication in the Digital World", organized by the Dicastery for Communication. On Saturday evening, the young women and men have come to St. Peter's Square to take part in the pre-synodal Ecumenical Prayer Vigil #Together2023.
Young people from around the world gather for a weekend of sharing and prayer that culminates in participation in the Ecumenical Vigil of Prayer for the upcoming General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops.
The acting Secretary General of the World Council of Churches reflects on the significance of the Ecumenical Prayer Vigil that ushers in the Synod on Synodality.
Archbishop Ian Ernest speaks to Vatican News about the pre-synod ecumenical prayer vigil to be held in St Peter’s Square on Saturday evening, saying that, while it may be the first of its kind, he’s confident it won’t be the last.
Argentinean Cardinal-elect, Brother Luis Pascual Dri, was unable to be present at Saturday‘s Consistory for health reasons, but says Pope Francis has told him to rest assured.
In his homily during the Consistory for the creation of 21 new Cardinals, Pope Francis reflects on unity and diversity in the Church, highlighting the importance of synodality under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the “master of walking together.”
25 years after the Agreement that put an end to decades of violence, a group of Irish Church leaders describe it as the "first faltering steps down a very long road to a new, brighter, and shared future…shaped by tolerance and respect for our differences.”
Pope Francis releases his prayer intention for the month of October and invites everyone to embrace listening and dialogue through the Synod.
Marking the International Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste Reduction on 29 September, Pope Francis sends a message to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization in which he describes food waste as one of the most serious expressions of a throw-away society and an affront to the poor.
Pope Francis has chosen “Artificial intelligence and wisdom of the heart: for a fully human communication” as the theme for World Communication Day 2024.
In the afternoon of Thursday, 28 September, Pope Francis visited the Rome Parish of Santa Maria della Salute for a meeting with the parish priests.
Pope Francis sends a letter to Catholics in Vietnam commending the historic adoption of the Agreement on the Status of the Resident Pontifical Representative and emphasising the enduring importance of love, dialogue, and charity, calling on the faithful to be a positive force for good in their nation while fostering collaboration with government authorities.
Pope Francis encourages members of a Catholic Brazilian association that assists people with addictions to continue to bring hope to vulnerable people like the Good Samaritan did.