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Pope: 'Never forget plight of Syria and Christians in Middle East'

Vatican News - Mon, 06/20/2022 - 04:33

Pope Francis greets members of the Synod of Bishops of the Greek Melkite Catholic Church, and urges them to seek to unite Christians in the Middle East, and to always beware of destructive "chatter".

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Pope: “Church in the Digital” offers tools for a Church also present online

Vatican News - Mon, 06/20/2022 - 03:52

Pope Francis pens the preface for “Church in the Digital”, a book edited by Fabio Bolzetta which offers tools and proposals for the Church that is also present in the digital world.

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Dutch PM apologizes to troops over Srebrenica Massacre

Vatican News - Sun, 06/19/2022 - 10:30

The prime minister of the Netherlands has apologized to soldiers who were sent as United Nations peacekeepers to defend the Bosnian enclave of Srebrenica with what he believes was insufficient firepower and manpower to keep the peace. Mark Rutte made the remarks 27 years after thousands of Muslim men and boys were killed in Europe's worst single atrocity since World War Two.

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Pope: ‘Family love is a vocation and path to holiness'

Vatican News - Sun, 06/19/2022 - 08:04

Pope Francis reminds the faithful that The Tenth World Meeting of Families is scheduled to take place in Rome this week.

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Pope: 'Newly beatified martyrs show us the way to holiness'

Vatican News - Sun, 06/19/2022 - 07:03

Pope Francis upholds the witness and model provided by 27 Dominican martyrs, just beatified in Seville, whom he says, show us the way to holiness.

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Pope: 'Ask yourselves what you are doing for the people of Ukraine?'

Vatican News - Sun, 06/19/2022 - 06:15

Pope Francis is suggesting to each and every one of us to ask ourselves how are we manifesting solidarity towards the suffering people of Ukraine, nearly four months from the beginning of the war.

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Pope to International Community: ‘Don‘t forget the people of Myanmar'

Vatican News - Sun, 06/19/2022 - 05:43

Pope Francis issues an appeal to not look away from the suffering of so many people in Myanmar who continue to be subjected to violence after the military coup in February 2021.

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Pope at Angelus: 'In the Eucharist is Jesus' life given for all of us'

Vatican News - Sun, 06/19/2022 - 05:10

Pope Francis reflects on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi and on how, in the Eucharist, everyone can experience the loving and concrete attention of the Lord.

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Pope to Paulines: Evoke hidden thirst for God with all comms channels

Vatican News - Sat, 06/18/2022 - 05:41

Pope Francis greets participants in the 11th General Chapter of the Society of St. Paul, and urges Paulines to embrace all means of communication to bring forth people’s hidden desire for God.

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Pope to Combonians: Without Jesus, we can do nothing

Vatican News - Sat, 06/18/2022 - 05:22

Encouraging Comboni missionaries in their service worldwide, Pope Francis says missionaries united to the Lord "are channels of God's love" and insists that we can bear fruit only when driven by Jesus and the Holy Spirit.

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Pope to Syro-Malabar youth: Walk along Jesus’ path of love

Vatican News - Sat, 06/18/2022 - 05:22

Pope Francis meets members of the “Syro-Malabar Youth Leaders Conference" during their pilgrimage to Rome, and encourages them to follow Jesus and be inspired by the example of Mary.

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Colombian Bishops call for informed voting in presidential runoff

Vatican News - Sat, 06/18/2022 - 03:34

As Colombians return to the polls on Sunday for a second round in the presidential runoff, the Bishops of the Latin American nation urge citizens to make an informed decision when voting.

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Irish Bishops end summer meeting on Synodal process

Vatican News - Fri, 06/17/2022 - 09:11

The Catholic Bishops of Ireland wrap up their Summer 2022 General Meeting in Maynooth, as Irish Church prepares for its National Pre-Synodal Assembly to take place on 18 June.

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Society of St. Paul: Seeking to be artisans of communion announcing joy of Gospel

Vatican News - Fri, 06/17/2022 - 08:00

In the 50th anniversary of the death of their Founder, Blessed James Alberione, members of the Society of St Paul hold 11th General Chapter in Ariccia, Italy.

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Abuse crisis: A new home for the Institute of Anthropology

Vatican News - Fri, 06/17/2022 - 07:47

As the Institute of Anthropology: Interdisciplinary Studies on Human Dignity and Care moves to a new location in Rome, Jesuit Superior General Father Arturo Sosa inaugurates the new offices and describes the Institute as “one of the most important frontiers of the commitment to conversion that leads to guaranteeing safe environments for every human being.”

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Holy See to WTO: World needs multilateral dialogue and solidarity

Vatican News - Fri, 06/17/2022 - 05:23

Addressing the 12th Session of the Ministerial Conference (M12) of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Vatican Permanent Observer to the UN Office and Other International Organizations in Geneva calls for a renewed cooperation and solidarity to overcome the global crises the world faces today.

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Pope to Buddhists: Let’s work together to cultivate compassion and hospitality

Vatican News - Fri, 06/17/2022 - 05:18

Pope Francis receives a delegation of Buddhists from Thailand and reiterates Pope St. Paul VI’s feelings of profound regard for the spiritual, moral and socio-cultural treasures of the Buddhist tradition.

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Pope Francis: Church must communicate faith with 'theology that is alive'

Vatican News - Fri, 06/17/2022 - 04:33

Pope Francis receives formators from the Archdiocesan Seminary of Milan at the Vatican on Friday, and highlights three aspects of theology that are important for the Church today.

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Ukraine’s Donetsk bishop: ‘We stay with our people, even as bombs fall’

Vatican News - Fri, 06/17/2022 - 04:20

Bishop Stepan Meniok, the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Exarch of Donetsk, asks Christians to pray for people suffering under Russia’s brutal bombardments in the eastern Donbas region, saying priests are staying with their people despite the ongoing war.

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COMECE to European Council: Renew efforts for peace in Ukraine

Vatican News - Fri, 06/17/2022 - 04:04

The Bishops of the European Union urge EU leaders to offer a strategic vision for stability and peace, and call for a credible enlargement process for the bloc, including accession talks for Albania and North Macedonia, and candidate status for Ukraine.

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