Pope: We have responsibility before God to protect Common Home
Pope Francis says that we have a responsibility before God to protect the earth, under constant attack from devastating effects of climate change, which requires a concrete response by all, as he addressed organizers of and participants in the Green&Blue Festival, coinciding with World Environment Day.
Archbishop Gallagher in Mongolia
The Vatican Secretary for Relations with States and International Organisations is in Mongolia for a 3-day visit ending on 6 June.
Cardinal Zuppi in Ukraine, exploring "ways to achieve a just peace"
Cardinal Zuppi heads to Ukraine, tasked by Pope Francis with “listening in depth to the Ukrainian authorities about possible ways to achieve a just peace.”
Kyiv: 'Toddler killed in deliberate Russian strike on Ukrainian city'
Ukraine says a toddler has been killed and 22 injured after a Russian air strike in a residential area of the Ukrainian central city of Dnipro. But there were growing indications Sunday that the war in Ukraine was further escalating beyond its borders, with Russian authorities accusing Kyiv of attacking targets inside Russian territory.
Early investigations into a deadly rail crash in India
Early investigations into a deadly rail crash in India suggest a signalling error may have been to blame for the disaster.
Pope Francis discusses faith, world issues on Italian TV
Pope Francis appears on a weekly religious programme of the RAI, Italy’s public broadcaster, which was recorded on 27 May and broadcast a week later. The Pope offered his thoughts on world challenges and social issues, encouraging all to pray and find strength in their faith.
Pope prays for victims of India train accident, remembers victims of war
On Sunday, Pope Francis remembers the victims of the train accident in India that took the lives of nearly 300 people. He calls for prayers for all suffering in wars, recalling Ukraine, in particular.
Pope at Angelus: The Sign of the Cross makes us feel God's embrace
The sign of the cross reminds us how much God loves us and makes us feel God's constant embrace, Pope Francis reassured during his midday Angelus address Sunday on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, as he urged faithful to ask themselves whether they witness God-as-love in their lives and communities.
Cardinal Herranz publishes his memoirs on Benedict XVI and Francis
Cardinal Julián Herranz publishes his memoirs regarding Benedict XVI and Francis in his new book, "Two Popes," saying "they have inspired me with their virtues and honoured me with their personal friendship." Pope Francis wrote the preface in which he thanks the Cardinal for his service to the Church.
The Lord's Day Reflection: 'The mystery of God as three in one’
As the Church marks the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Fr Edmund Power, OSB, offers his thoughts on the day’s liturgical readings under the theme: “The mystery of God as three in one”.
Cardinal Marengo: Pope Francis in Mongolia, an 'encouragement for the faithful and missionaries'
In an interview with Vatican News, Cardinal Giorgio Marengo, Apostolic Prefect of Ulaanbaatar, expresses his joy at the announcement of Pope Francis' Apostolic Journey to Mongolia, from 31 August to 4 September, calling it a "great encouragement" for the missionaries and faithful, and an "act of grace."
Pope appoints three new members to Pontifical Academy of Sciences
Pope Francis appoints Jules A. Hoffmann, a 2011 Nobel laureate in medicine, along with Masashi Mizokami and Tebello Nyokong, as new Members of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.
Pope to Mission Societies: Mission is about preaching Christ, not distributing money
Pope Francis receives in audience the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) gathered near Rome for their Annual General Assembly, and invites them to continue the work of Jesus to bring God’s infinite love and mercy to all, while fostering the missionary spirit among all the people of God.
Pope sends 'hearfelt condolences' for deadly train crash in India
Pope Francis expresses his heartfelt condolences and offers his prayers for everyone involved in a deadly train collision in India's Odisha State, which killed around 300 people and injured some 900 others.
Pope Francis to make Apostolic Journey to Mongolia
Pope Francis accepts the invitation of the President of Mongolia and local Church authorities, and will visit the East Asian nation from 31 August to 4 September 2023.
Pope Francis: God makes us saints in the ‘worksite’ of daily life
Pope Francis greets pilgrims from the birthplaces of Sts. John XXIII and Paul VI in northern Italy, and urges them to appreciate the roots of their faith and become saints themselves.
Penitential rite held at St. Peter's for desecration of Altar of Confession
Cardinal Mauro Gambetti celebrates a penitential rite in St. Peter’s Basilica following an incident on Thursday evening in which a Polish-born man stripped naked and climbed atop the Altar of the Confession with the words “Save children of Ukraina” written on his back in English.
Pope and Mexican Bishops discuss migration and socio-political challenges
Pope Francis receives a group of Mexican Bishops who are in the Vatican for their ad limina visit. Cardinal Aguiar Retes says the socio-political situation, migration and violence were amongst the topics addressed.
South Korea: Churches commit to carbon neutrality
The Catholic community in South Korea is committing to meet “zero net emissions” targets in the spirit of Laudato si’.
‘Let food be your medicine’: Quinoa project promotes healthy living
The struggle with hunger of migrant worker families on New York’s Long Island has spurred Sister Maria Jess to launch a humanitarian nutrition effort called "Quinoa is Super Food."