Pope Francis will visit the northern Italian city of Verona on 18 May 2024 to participate in the 14th Festival of the Social Doctrine of the Church.
Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa hails Hamas’ release of some hostages and Israel’s corresponding release of Palestinian prisoners as a first step toward the end of the war in the Holy Land, and calls for interreligious dialogue and new political perspectives for Gaza.
In a letter addressed to a meeting between pastors and lay people with political leaders in the Bolivarian countries, Pope Francis highlights the need for dialogue and fraternity in the pursuit of reconciliation and the common good.
Pope Francis has cancelled his audiences scheduled for Saturday due to a slight flu, according to the Holy See Press Office.
A four-day ceasefire between Israel and Hamas appears to be holding in Gaza.
As Pope Francis' landmark Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium turns ten, a conference in Rome considers its call to profound missionary conversion.
In a message to participants in this year’s French Social Week, Cardinal Pietro Parolin highlights Pope Francis's social magisterium, and the need for greater social cohesion, fraternity, and reconciliation.
On the 10th anniversary of his apostolic exhortation “Evangelii Gaudium”, Pope Francis emphasizes the centrality of the poor in the Church’s joyful proclamation of salvation in Christ.
Meeting in the Vatican with a delegation of local authorities of cities included in the so-called “seismic crater” of Central Italy, commends their joint efforts to rebuild their territories devastated by the 2016-2017 earthquakes paying attention to sustainability, protection of the environment and current climate changes.
Pope Francis invites university chaplains and pastoral workers to appreciate the differences of students while offering them God’s closeness so that miracles may spring up.
In his message for the 13th annual Festival of the Social Doctrine of the Church, Pope Francis invites Catholic lay men and women to help others through intelligent and loving engagement.
Pope Francis holds a private audience with the President of Cyprus, Nikos Christodoulides, who then discusses the war in the Holy Land at the Secretariat of State.
Over 100 priests and religious have received training at the Psycho-Spiritual Institute (PSI) in Nairobi, Kenya, which was established in 2012 to offer psychological and spiritual care to African clergy, religious, and lay Christians, focusing on personal growth and emotional support.
More than 600 women religious communicators from around the world will attend the First International Meeting of Communication for Religious Life, which aims to teach religious sisters professional skills in digital communication.
Pope Francis offers his prayers and spiritual closeness to the families of people who died in a recent stampede in Brazzaville, Congo.
Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin reflects on current developments in a world at war and offers his perspective on words Pope Francis used during his General Audience when he lamented the suffering of the people in the Holy Land due to the conflict between Israel and said: “this is not war; this is terrorism.”
Official results show that the anti-Islam Party for Freedom has gained the most votes in the Netherlands, raising concerns in the Muslim community.
The 28-meter tall spruce comes from the area of Macra, in the Piedmont region of Italy. This year’s tree will be officially inaugurated with a lighting ceremony on December 9.
The pause in the fighting in the Holy Land, initially due to start on Thursday, has been moved to Friday, as fighting continues.
The Vatican Secretary of State welcomes the hostage agreement reached between Israel and Hamas, expressing hope “for a peaceful solution to the bloody conflict in the Middle East."