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Planting Peace in Cameroon – the art exhibition at the Apostolic Nunciature

Vatican News - Mon, 07/22/2024 - 03:53

The Apostolic Nunciature in Cameroon, Yaoundé recently opened its doors to host the photographic exhibition Planting Peace from 13 July 2024. The exhibition presents the results of a workshop held recently at the Schools of the Piarist Fathers in Cameroon. Emily Pinna is the visual story teller of the photographs on display.

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Cardinal Tagle invites Catholics to share God's gifts

Vatican News - Sun, 07/21/2024 - 10:49

The National Eucharistic Congress in the US city of Indianapolis concludes with the celebration of Mass and a homily by Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, who calls for a renewed commitment to Eucharistic and missionary conversion.

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Lord's Day Reflection: Come and Rest

Vatican News - Sun, 07/21/2024 - 08:39

As the Church marks the Sixteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Marion Nguyen, OSB, offers his thoughts on the day’s liturgical readings under the theme: “Come and Rest".

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Israeli army intercepts missile from Yemen, sirens wail in Eilat

Vatican News - Sun, 07/21/2024 - 08:07

Yemen’s Houthis say they have targeted Israel’s resort city of Eilat with a ballistic missile.

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At Mass in Ukraine Cardinal Parolin invokes the miracle of peace

Vatican News - Sun, 07/21/2024 - 06:27

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Holy See's Secretary of State, presides at a Mass at the Marian Shrine of Berdychiv in Ukraine. Sent by Pope Francis to visit the country, he encouraged the faithful "not to lose faith even if it seems that evil has the upper hand."

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Pope appeals for Olympic Truce for war-torn nations

Vatican News - Sun, 07/21/2024 - 05:43

Pope Francis expresses his wish that the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games provide an opportunity to establish a truce in ongoing wars and that athletes be messengers of peace.

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Pope at Angelus: Slow down, reflect, pray to be more caring

Vatican News - Sun, 07/21/2024 - 05:22

At the Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis says that to be more caring and compassionate, we need to slow down from the rush and worries of daily life by spending time in contemplation and prayer to recharge our physical and spiritual energies.

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Archbishop Gudziak: Respond to political violence by affirming dignity of all

Vatican News - Sun, 07/21/2024 - 03:53

In the wake of the attempted assassination of former US president Donald Trump, Archbishop Borys Gudziak – Metropolitan Archbishop of the Archeparchy of Philadelphia and Chair of the USCCB’s Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development – speaks with Vatican Radio about how Christians can respond to rising threats of political and ideological violence.

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Cardinal Parolin: Holy See committed to just peace in Ukraine

Vatican News - Sat, 07/20/2024 - 09:12

Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin speaks to Vatican News about his six-day visit to Ukraine for the final celebration of the pilgrimage to the Marian Shrine of Berdychiv and about the Holy See’s unwavering hopes for a rapid end of the war with Russia and a just peace.

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Cardinal Parolin in Odessa: A just peace is possible

Vatican News - Sat, 07/20/2024 - 08:53

The Holy See’s Secretary of State visits the Ukrainian city of Odessa, and says that “by the grace of God, who is able to touch even the hardest of hearts, a way to a just peace can be found.”

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40 migrants die off the coast of Haiti

Vatican News - Sat, 07/20/2024 - 08:43

At least 40 migrants die and dozens are injured after their boat catches fire off the coast of Haiti, highlighting the perilous journeys Haitians undertake to escape violence and instability in their country.

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ICJ says Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories is unlawful

Vatican News - Sat, 07/20/2024 - 07:25

The International Court of Justice - the UN’s top court - has called on Israel to end its ‘unlawful’ presence in the occupied Palestinian territories.

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Safeguarding the future: JRS protecting refugee children in Ethiopia

Vatican News - Sat, 07/20/2024 - 07:10

Refugee children, including unaccompanied minors and children who have been separated from their families, constitute a considerable proportion of the 78,531 refugees in Addis Ababa. Amidst persistent challenges, the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in Ethiopia is pivotal in providing essential support and integration initiatives for these vulnerable children.

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Cardinal Parolin visits Ukraine

Vatican News - Fri, 07/19/2024 - 10:59

The Vatican Secretary of State is in Ukraine from 19 – 24 July. The cardinal is to preside over Mass at the Marian Shrine of Berdychiv for the concluding celebration of the pilgrimage of Ukrainian Latin Rite Catholics.

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How microplastic pollution is menacing Antarctica

Vatican News - Fri, 07/19/2024 - 10:10

One of the world’s most pristine and remote environments must deal with the impacts of microbe-colonised microplastics that are threatening its ecological stability.

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Cardinal Pizzaballa asks Christians in the Holy Land to unite in prayer

Vatican News - Fri, 07/19/2024 - 09:05

The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem calls on Holy Land Christians to step back, at this moment of continued bloodshed and sorrow, from political discussions and pray together.

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Catholic Bishops of Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe to form an independent regional episcopal association

Vatican News - Fri, 07/19/2024 - 08:37

After a three-day consultative plenary (15 – 19 July) held in Malawi, the Catholic Bishops from Zambia, Malawi, and Zimbabwe have resolved to establish the Inter-regional Conference of Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It will be known as the Association of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe (ACBC-MAZAZI).

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Bangladesh: Students’ protests over job quota system escalate

Vatican News - Fri, 07/19/2024 - 08:21

Despite a ban on public rallies and Prime Minister Hasina’s promises, students continue protests against the controversial government job quota system clashing with police forces amid widespread disruption of telecommunications.

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Pope Francis' programme released for Belgium and Luxembourg visits

Vatican News - Fri, 07/19/2024 - 05:09

The Holy See Press Office releases Pope Francis' programme for his late September Apostolic Journey to the European nations of Belgium and Luxembourg, 26-29 September 2024.

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Saint Bakhita: Inspiring the education of girls across Africa

Vatican News - Fri, 07/19/2024 - 04:21

Over 3000 girls in 80 Catholic schools are empowered through the Bakhita Partnership for Education through education and support to overcome the barriers girls face in five African countries.

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