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Cameroon: Church in Bamenda grieving the killing of students and teachers.

Vatican News - Tue, 11/30/2021 - 05:41

Cameroon’s Bishops of the Ecclesiastical Province of Bamenda have denounced the heinous murder of four students and a teacher of Government Bilingual High School Ekondo Titi, South West Region of Cameroon.

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Ecclesial Assembly in Mexico closes with new commitment to mission

Vatican News - Mon, 11/29/2021 - 13:50

On the closing day of the first Ecclesial Assembly of Latin America and the Caribbean participants issued a final message expressing their commitment to promoting a synodal Church in their countries.

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Honduras looks set for its first ever woman president

Vatican News - Mon, 11/29/2021 - 10:33

Honduras' presidential election results on Monday showed Xiomara Castro leading the race for the country's most powerful job.

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Church in Canada prays for healing and reconciliation with First Nations

Vatican News - Mon, 11/29/2021 - 10:11

The Canadian Bishops’ Catholic Indigenous Council (CCIC) focuses its annual message for the National Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples on healing, forgiveness and reconciliation. The Day is traditionally celebrated on 12 December, Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

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Pope: Lack of respect shown at our borders makes us all less human

Vatican News - Mon, 11/29/2021 - 08:17

Pope Francis sends a message on the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the International Organisation for Migration, and warns that behind every statistic on migration is the face of a brother or sister that needs to be protected.

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Cardinal Zenari: Hope dying in Syria as world forgets our plight

Vatican News - Mon, 11/29/2021 - 06:46

The Apostolic Nuncio to Syria, Cardinal Mario Zenari, calls on the international community to make a sign of good faith regarding economic sanctions, and laments the decline in the Syrian people’s hope as the world forgets the long-suffering people.

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Vatican launches #IamChurch campaign for persons with disabilities

Vatican News - Mon, 11/29/2021 - 06:45

The #IamChurch campaign for persons with disabilities begins from 6 December with a series of video testimonies of Christians living with disabilities.

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Cardinal Parolin: Fraternity and hope are keys to finding way out of crises

Vatican News - Mon, 11/29/2021 - 06:09

In an interview with Vatican News, the Vatican Secretary of State speaks about issues such as the Church’s social doctrine, the pandemic, assisted suicide, and the synodal process.

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Final preparations in Cyprus for Pope's visit

Vatican News - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 11:11

Final preparations are being completed in the Cypriot capital of Nicosia ahead of a visit by Pope Francis due to begin on Thursday.

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Migrants face uncertainty at Belarus-Polish border

Vatican News - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 11:05

Many people fleeing war, persecution, and poverty stranded near the Belarus-Polish border remain uncertain about their fate. Several planes have already returned migrants from Belarus to Iraq while Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko has humanitarian aid to migrants wanting to stay at the border near European Union member state Poland hoping to one day enter the EU.

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Pope prays for all migrants, from the Mediterranean to Belarus

Vatican News - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 06:14

Pope Francis prays for the thousands of migrants who risk their lives every day as they embark upon journyes in search of a better life.

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Pope at Angelus: Be vigilant and pray always

Vatican News - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 06:09

At the Angelus on the First Sunday of Advent, Pope Francis calls on us to "be vigilant" and to persevere in prayer, which "reawakens the soul from sleep" and helps us focus on what is most important in life.

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Covid-19: new insights on causes, actions, and consequences

Vatican News - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 04:44

Below is a summary of the final statement published by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences following the virtual meeting of November 4 and 5, dedicated to the pandemic’s implications for science and health policy.

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Pope offers condolences over Siberia mine explosion tragedy

Vatican News - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 02:23

Pope Francis sends a telegram addressed to Russian President, Vladimir Putin, expressing his closeness to the Russian people and offering his prayers for victims of an explosion in a mine that caused 51 deaths including miners and rescuers.

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Mozambique: The Diocese of Tete begins beatification process for the Chapotera Martyrs.

Vatican News - Sat, 11/27/2021 - 16:46

Two Jesuit priests, Sílvio Moreira, a Portuguese, and João de Deus Kamtedza, a Mozambican, aged 44 and 54 respectively, were assassinated in October 1985 at the mission of Chapotera, in the province of Tete, central Mozambique.

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Over 2,000 cities light up against death penalty

Vatican News - Sat, 11/27/2021 - 10:10

The Rome-based Community of Sant’Egidio is organizing its annual international campaign “Cities for life day” to raise awareness on death penalty. Four US cities will join the initiative.

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Churches in France and UK call for concerted action for refugees

Vatican News - Sat, 11/27/2021 - 10:04

Amid growing tensions between the French and UK governments over how to stop migrants from crossing the Channel in small boats, Churches in France and England insist on the need for joint efforts to protect and assist refugees.

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Hondurans to elect new President

Vatican News - Sat, 11/27/2021 - 10:01

Hondurans will elect a new President, Congress, Mayors and members of The Central American Parliament on Sunday, as a socio-economic crisis deeply affects the country, so much so that thousands are leaving.

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Caritas Bangladesh kicks off golden jubilee celebrations

Vatican News - Sat, 11/27/2021 - 09:33

Church of Bangladesh launches a year of events to mark “50 years’ Journey with Love and Service” to the people of the nation.

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Is God before us, in our seeking gaze?

Vatican News - Sat, 11/27/2021 - 07:57

The First Sunday of Advent presents us with some tough questions that Google cannot answer. Jesus doesn’t offer easy answers, but a renewed vision of who we are redeemed by his love.

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