Pope: Design of sacred architecture must flow from Church’s liturgy
Pope Francis sends a message to the 26th Public Session of the Pontifical Academies, and urges architects to design sacred spaces that draw inspiration from the Church’s liturgy.
World Council of Churches joins campaign for peace in the Korean Peninsula
As 2023 marks the 70th anniversary of the Panmunjeom Armistice, amid growing tensions and nuclear threats in the Asia-Pacific region, the World Council of Churches (WCC) calls on Churches worldwide to join advocacy for the Korea Peace Appeal Campaign promoting the transition from unstable armistice system to a peace treaty for the Korean Peninsula.
Pope sends message to Latin American congress on abuse prevention
In a message to participants at the Second Latin American Congress on the prevention of abuse, a meeting taking place in Asuncion, Paraguay, Pope Francis encourages them in their efforts to prevent sexual abuse in the Church and to ensure measures are followed so children and vulnerable adults are always safe.
Pope: Chistians and Muslims must be witnesses of truth and love in world scarred by war
Pope Francis sends a letter to the Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, spiritual leader of Iraqi Shiites in which he recalls their fruitful meeting two years ago during the papal visit to Iraq and encourages him to promote fraternity among believers as a concrete response to today's challenges.
The 'diplomacy of mercy' that keeps the door of dialogue open
At the presentation of Father Antonio Spadaro's book "The Atlas of Francis. Vatican and International Politics," at the headquarters of La Civiltà Cattolica, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin sketched a picture of the 'diplomacy of mercy' carried out by Pope Francis in these ten years of pontificate, which allows the Holy See to be a 'super partes' actor in the international arena.
Cardinal Parolin: 'A ceasefire, first step for peace in Ukraine'
Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, reflects on the ongoing war in Ukraine and says the Holy See is trying to reactivate peace negations. He was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the launch of a book by Jesuit Father Antonio Spadaro.
‘Jesus has no other arms but ours’
On the outskirts of Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the women religious of the Sisters Hospitallers run the Telema center which takes in men and women who have been abandoned by their own families, and offer them shelter, hygiene, psychological care, and job training.
When the sea becomes a home for all
A sailing school in central Italy is a place where children and young people, aged between 5 and 18, learn to sail and overcome differences and obstacles that may stem from their different origins, cultures, challenges and religious faiths. The sea is their place for encounter and care for each other.
Portugal: Bishops to set up new body to receive abuse complaints
The President of the Portuguese Bishops’ Conference discusses the establishment of a new body to accompany survivors with the National Coordination Team of the Diocesan Commissions for the Protection of Minors.
European bishops, Armenian Patriarch congratulate Pope on anniversary
On the 10th anniversary of the election of Pope Francis, well-wishes continue to pour in from church leaders around the world
Pope Francis: ‘For my anniversary I would like peace‘
The "Popecast is a podcast produced by the Vatican media on the tenth anniversary of Pope Francis’ pontificate. In it, he tells of how he never imagined he would be “the Pope at the time of the Third World War", he speaks of the most beautiful memory as being that the meeting with the elderly people in St Peter's Square and says: “What I didn't want to see were the boys who died in wars".
A Church that reverberates with the mercy she has received
Our Editorial Director reflects on the fundamental message of Pope Francis’ pontificate - mercy - as the Pope marks the tenth anniversary of his papacy.
Former US Bishops' President Archbishop Kurtz recalls Pope Francis' visit to US
For the 10-year anniversary of Jorge Mario Bergoglio's election as Pope, the former President of the US Bishops' Conference, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, reflects on Pope Francis' historic visit to the United States in 2015, and praises the Pope's ability to accompany the faithful in every part of the globe.
Church in Ukraine grateful for Pope's frequent appeals and considerations
“No other religious leader has made so many public statements in defence of Ukrainians and Ukraine as Pope Francis", who has also dispatched humanitarian aid to those in need in the war-ravaged nation. Marking the 10th anniversary of the Pope's pontificate, Archbishop Mieczysław Mokrzycki, Metropolitan of Lviv of the Latin rite speaks of the gratitude of the Ukrainian people.
Nicaragua asks the Holy See to close respective diplomatic missions
The government in Managua expelled the apostolic nuncio from the country exactly one year ago.
Pope Francis’ 10th anniversary: Year 10 – 2022-2023 in review
As Pope Francis celebrates the 10th anniversary of his election to the papacy on 13 March 2023, we take a look at a few of the highlights of the tenth year of his pontificate: 2022 and 2023.
Pope Francis’ 10th anniversary: Year 9 – 2021 in review
As Pope Francis celebrates the 10th anniversary of his election to the papacy on 13 March 2023, we take a look at a few of the highlights of the ninth year of his pontificate: 2021.
Pope Francis’ 10th anniversary: Year 8 – 2020 in review
As Pope Francis celebrates the 10th anniversary of his election to the papacy on 13 March 2023, we take a look at a few of the highlights of the eighth year of his pontificate: 2020.
Pope Francis’ 10th anniversary: Year 7 – 2019 in review
As Pope Francis celebrates the 10th anniversary of his election to the papacy on 13 March 2023, we take a look at a few of the highlights of the seventh year of his pontificate: 2019.
Pope Francis’ 10th anniversary: Year 6 – 2018 in review
As Pope Francis celebrates the 10th anniversary of his election to the papacy on 13 March 2023, we take a look at a few of the highlights of the sixth year of his pontificate: 2018.