The President of the UISG says religious sisters have “responded with joy” to Pope Francis’ invitation to “the ecclesial journey of the Synod on Communion, Participation and Mission”.
Vatican trial: Secretariat of State requests €177 million compensation for moral and reputational damages
The legal representative of the Secretariat of State, Paola Severino, quantifies the severe “injury” caused by the Sloane Avenue affair – the sale of a London property that made news in 130 countries: The Holy See was “severely damaged” by “merchants in the temple to whom representatives of the institution opened the doors."
Pope Francis expresses his condolences following a devastating fire in Qaraqosh, Iraq, and extends his spiritual support to those affected.
The 21 new cardinals-elect did not know they will be appointed. That is why Pope Francis is called the Pope of Surprises, says one of the new cardinals, Stephen Chow Sau-yan, bishop of Hong Kong.
Ahead of Saturday's consistory, when Pope Francis will appoint 21 new cardinals, newly elected Cardinal Stephen Brislin, archbishop of Cape Town, spoke with Vatican News about his new role. "It's not about an honor, it's about serving", he said.
The leader of the self-declared Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh warns it will cease to exist in the new year. Samvel Shahramanyan made the announcement Thursday as an exodus of desperate Armenians continued. The region, which Armenians had controlled for three decades, was seized by Azerbaijan last week, leading to tens of thousands fleeing their homes.
Israel reopens crossing points with Gaza on Thursday, allowing thousands of Palestinian workers to get to their jobs in Israel and the West Bank.
The Anglophone Crisis of Cameroon has been misunderstood by many as a language crisis. It is a crisis of culture and a crisis of belonging, says the Archbishop of Bamenda, Andrew Nkea.
Vatican Media presents a story by Dale Recinella, a former Wall Street finance lawyer who, along with his wife Susan, acts as a chaplain for prisoners in Florida.
At least eleven people from the suburban areas of Cape Town in South Africa have died as a result of the recent flood and more are still missing. Authorities have warned that when the floodwaters recede, the death toll might increase.
Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, upholds and advances his predecessor's - Cardinal Bernardin's - "consistent ethic of life" vision, noting it addresses contemporary American challenges to promote unity and progress beyond divisive culture wars. Below is a brief introduction to Cardinal Cupich's discourse with a link to the full text on the "L'Osservatore Romano" webpage.
Armenia says some 42,500 Armenians have now fled Nagorno-Karabakh, about a third of the population of the wartorn enclave that neighboring Azerbaijan recaptured last week. They are hungry and exhausted.
The Holy See’s Secretary for Relations with States tells the United Nations General Assembly that nations must develop a "spirit of service”.
Ahead of the upcoming Synod on Synodality this October in the Vatican, the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors appeals for safeguarding children to be seriously and frequently deliberated throughout the Synod's discussions.
The Pontifical Commission for Latin America, the Institute for Pastoral Studies, and the Office for Global and Community Engagement at Loyola University Chicago organized the third "Building Bridges" initiative for Asia university students to dialogue with Pope Francis after North America in February 2022 and Africa in November 2022.
Nearly 9 out of 10 Ukrainians do not have enough money to cover their living expenses, according to a new report by Depaul International. As the war shows no sign of abating, Ukrainians rely on humanitarian aid. Marking St. Vincent de Paul's Feast, we spoke with Vincentians who are providing aid.
During his Wednesday General Audience in St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis makes his latest heartfelt appeal for the suffering people of Ukraine.
During his weekly General Audience, Pope Francis reflects on his recently-concluded Apostolic Journey to Marseille for the conclusion of the Mediterranean Meetings.
Opening the annual Plenary Assembly of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) in King City, Ontario, CCCB President highlights the important achievements in the long journey to healing and reconciliation with the Indigenous Peoples.
Pope Francis calls 95-year-old Sosamma Antony, the grandmother of Monsignor George Koovakad, the Vatican official who organizes his apostolic journeys.