On December 12, Caritas Internationalis will celebrate its 70th anniversary. Its General Secretary Aloysius John talks to the Vatican media about the importance of this anniversary and the most urgent challenges for the Caritas Confederation at the time of the pandemic.
Climatologist Professor Veerabhadran Ramanathan says that the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor has now become everyone’s cry since the effects of global warming have unleashed the ‘destruction of the world’s weather systems.’
The Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches will leave for Syria today to express Pope Francis’ closeness to Catholic communities and bishops in the conflict-ridden country.
On Mission Sunday, Cardinal Charles Bo, President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Myanmar, called on the faithful to speak up in these challenging times for their country, saying the Church always holds the light of hope amidst all darkness.
The United Nations has warned that Afghanistan is on a countdown to catastrophe with millions facing the threat of starvation as winter approaches.
German president Frank-Walter Steinmeier meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Monday
The Office of Papal Charities and Rome's San Carlo di Nancy Hospital team up to offer the poor cardiological checkups at a mobile medical unit placed in St. Peter's Square. The initiative is called "The roads of the heart, a journey for prevention."
Ethiopian government forces launch two aerial attacks on the Tigray region, escalating its week-long campaign to weaken the forces of the dissident Tigray People’s Liberation Front.
Pope Francis welcomes a group of young Lutherans on an ecumenical pilgrimage from Germany to Rome.
President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), Archbishop Augustine Akubeze, has expressed satisfaction with the Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria (CCFN) established ten years ago.
With a powerful appeal to the international community to implement lasting resolutions for the safeguard of lives and the dignity of migrants and refugees, Pope Francis says his thoughts never stray from the predicament of the thousands of men, women and children stranded in Libya as they search to reach Europe in the hope of a better life.
Pope Francis encourages us to pray to the Lord, like Bartimaeus in Sunday's Gospel reading, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” And may we repeat it often with concrete, insistent and courageous faith.
As the Church marks World Mission Sunday, the Chairperson of the newly re-branded Missio Ireland, Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly, SMA, says it is an opportunity to recall the “heroes of mission” around the world.
United Nations Day, on 24 October, marks the anniversary of the day in 1945 when the UN Charter entered into force. The UN is made up of 193 Member States.
Following the Second Reading of the Assisted Dying Bill at the House of Lords, on 22 October , Bishop John Sherrington has thanked Catholics in England and Wales for writing to peers and praying that the legislation might be defeated. He said bishops will continue to scrutinise and challenge the Bill.
Earlier this week, the Vatican's Permanent Observer to the United Nations addressed a statement to the UN General Assembly on disarmament measures and cybersecurity.
A UN humanitarian flight is aborted as the conflict between Ethiopia’s federal government and the TPLF in the Tigray region escalates, severely hampering humanitarian operations.
Evangelizing an evangelist: Dale Recinella, a “lay chaplain” to death row inmates in Florida, shares his testimony in this story about conversion.
Dale Recinella, a lay prison chaplain based in the US state of Florida, shares his experience of friendship with a former inmate who turned his life around through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
In a message sent to the International Conference of the "Opera Nazionale Maria Montessori", Pope Francis urges people to look to her example "to form people in solidarity, citizens of the world open to dialogue and to acceptance."