Nine men have pleaded not guilty in a Greek court in connection with the sinking of a boat last week carrying hundreds of migrants. Pope Francis has repeatedly expressed his closeness to those affected and called for political action to protect migrants and refugees.
Pope Francis meets with the Canons Regular of the Lateran celebrating the bicentenary of their foundation. He recommends they follow "four stars" in their apostolate: prayer, community, sharing everything in common, and service to the Church.
In a new Apostolic Letter released on the day he would have turned 400, Pope Francis praises the “brilliant and inquisitive mind” of the French thinker Blaise Pascal.
Continue your efforts to contribute to a revival of faith in, and love for, the Holy Eucharist, Pope Francis insists as he thanks American members of the Committee preparing for the forthcoming National Eucharistic Congress in the United States.
Pope Francis sends a message of greetings to the Rome-based daily newspaper, Il Messaggero, as it marks 145 years since its establishment. In it, he looks ahead to the 2025 Jubilee year, an event that reaches out from Rome to the rest of the world.
In Uganda at least 41 young people are dead and the attackers are said to be fleeing to the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for an end to the war in Ukraine as it impacts millions, including people on the African continent. He made the remarks while meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in St Petersburg.
Pope Francis offers his prayers for young victims killed in a "brutal attack" at a school in Uganda. At least 41 are dead and the attackers are said to be fleeing to the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.
During Sunday's Angelus prayer, Pope Francis remembers the victims of the tragic shipwreck of migrants off the coast of Greece, and renews his prayers for all. He implore's every effort to prevent such tragedies.
Republic of Congo: Religious leaders can play a role in community involvement and Malaria prevention.
The Archbishop of Brazzaville in the Republic of Congo has said Malaria is a scourge that ravages and kills especially the most vulnerable: children and pregnant women.
Pope Francis gives thanks for the closeness of the Lord, who like a father, takes us by the hand when we fall and struggle, and he encourages the faithful to trust in him and perform works of love and hope. He expresses his profound gratitude to all for the prayerful support when he was in hospital.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia has now moved tactical nuclear weapons into neighboring Belarus. The announcement came as African leaders visited Ukraine for peace talks that they also sought to continue in Russia on Saturday.
Fr Sunday Augustine Masereka of Kasese Diocese in western Uganda, close to where over 40 students were killed at their school in Mpondwe, says innocent people continue to die in a forgotten war.
The International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) has expressed profound regret over the tragic loss of life in the migrant shipwreck off Greece on 14 June, calling on nations to do everything possible to help our brothers and sisters in need.
The Bishops of the United States conclude their Spring Plenary Assembly with a votes on the advancement of the causes of five 19th century martyrs of charity; while also discussing the upcoming National Eucharist Congress, this year’s World Youth Day in Lisbon, and the ongoing Synod on Synodality.
Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, addresses the Forum for Dialogue and Peace in the Balkans taking place on 17 June in Capodistria, Slovenia. He underscores the importance of building bridges of dialogue and peace among the region's diverse ethnic and relgious peoples.
Police in Uganda say at least 26 people have been killed in a suspected rebel attack on a school near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is feared the death toll could rise exponentially.
The Angelic Sisters of Saint Paul have chosen one of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s poorest and most isolated regions to establish their mission alongside the most vulnerable. Kalehe, where one of their houses is located, was in fact the epicentre of last month’s disastrous floods.
The measure was taken after the Jesuit artist and preacher refused to obey his superiors' orders to "change community" and "accept a new mission" following allegations of sexual and psychological abuse of several religious sisters. The decree was announced on 14 June. Rupnik has 30 days to appeal the dismissal.
The International Day of the African Child is celebrated every year on June 16 with a theme based on children’s views collected from various consultations with children themselves. It was instituted in 1991 and aims to celebrate children of Africa and promote their rights as well as encourage reflection and action towards addressing the challenges they face on a daily basis. This year's observance marks an epochal shift for the world.