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Pope's message for World Day of Poor: 'We must uphold values of responsibility, solidarity'

Vatican News - Tue, 06/14/2022 - 04:30

In his message for the 6th World Day of the Poor, Pope Francis invites Christians to greater solidarity and responsibility for the poor in society, stressing the importance of putting our faith into practice through personal involvement that cannot be delegated to others.

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Pope: ‘War cannot be reduced to distinction between good guys and bad guys’

Vatican News - Tue, 06/14/2022 - 03:25

Pope Francis grants an interview to the Jesuit review ‘La Civiltà Cattolica’, and shares his thoughts on the war in Ukraine, Germany's synodal path, and signs of fresh life in the Church.

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Mozambican version of World Youth Day to be held in Nampula.

Vatican News - Tue, 06/14/2022 - 03:13

Mozambique’s Second National Youth Day will take place from 17 to 20 November in Nampula, under the theme “We have found the Messiah” (Jn 1:41).

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Brazil: bodies found in search for missing UK journalist and indigenous guide

Vatican News - Mon, 06/13/2022 - 08:00

Bodies have been found in the search for a journalist and an Indigenous guide in the Brazilian Amazon where they went missing eight days ago.

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Global nuclear arsenal growing for first time since Cold War

Vatican News - Mon, 06/13/2022 - 07:38

A leading think tank on conflicts and armaments releases a report showing that the global nuclear arsenal is expected to grow in the coming years for the first time since the Cold War. It also warns that the risk of such weapons being used is the greatest in decades.

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Kenyans expect efficiency and competency from electoral body, say Bishops.

Vatican News - Mon, 06/13/2022 - 07:05

Following the successful vetting and clearance of presidential candidates for the upcoming 9 August poll, the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops has implored the electoral body IEBC to put in place necessary preparations that will ensure the polls are free, fair and democratic.

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Pope to Missionaries of Africa: An apostle of Christ is a witness

Vatican News - Mon, 06/13/2022 - 06:50

Addressing participants at the General Chapter of the Missionaries of Africa, Pope Francis exhorts them to embrace the meaning and strength of their charism, and invites them to be apostles and witnesses through prayer and fraternity.

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ASIF President: "New steps forward, we must not lower our guard"

Vatican News - Mon, 06/13/2022 - 06:47

We feature an interview with the President of the Vatican's Supervisory and Financial Information Authority on the occasion of the publication of its 2021 report: "The development and strengthening of a network of international collaboration are constant objectives and priorities."

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Covid-19 vaccine: Caritas calls for waiver of trade related property rights

Vatican News - Mon, 06/13/2022 - 04:07

As the WTO meets for a Ministerial Conference, Caritas Internationalis issues an appeal for the waiver of trade-related Covid-19 vaccine intellectual property rights for developing countries. The appeal comes in the wake of Pope Francis’ call to leave no one behind.

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Pope not to preside at Corpus Christi Mass due to knee

Vatican News - Mon, 06/13/2022 - 03:28

As Pope Francis suffers from his continued knee pain, the Holy See Press Office confirms he will not preside over a Corpus Christi Mass or Procession. The past two years, due to the Covid-19 pandemic and in order to prevent contagion, the Masses took place in St. Peter's Basilica with very limited faithful, and without any procession.

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Pope warns against getting accustomed to war in Ukraine

Vatican News - Sun, 06/12/2022 - 05:39

Pope Francis cautions against getting accustomed to the war in Ukraine, and makes an appeal to "eliminate the scourge" of child labour, as the world marks the World Day Against Child Labour.

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Pope apologizes for postponing Africa trip, hopes to visit soon

Vatican News - Sun, 06/12/2022 - 05:12

Pope Francis apologizes to the authorities of the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan for having to postpone his Apostolic Visit, and says he plans to go as soon as possible and is optimistic.

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Pope at Angelus: Holy Trinity revolutionizes our way of life

Vatican News - Sun, 06/12/2022 - 05:06

In his Angelus address on the Solemnity of the Holy Trinity, Pope Francis recalls that the Trinity is not a "theological exercise," but "a revolution in our way of life."

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DRC: Congolese people will wait for the Pope to visit.

Vatican News - Sun, 06/12/2022 - 04:32

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have wished Pope Francis a speedy recovery and said they would continue to wait for him to visit the country.

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Poland: Ten nuns beatified, martyrs of wartime violence

Vatican News - Sun, 06/12/2022 - 01:53

Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, Prefect of the Dicastery for the Causes of Saints, celebrates Mass in Wrocław to beatify 10 Polish nuns who cared for the elderly, the sick, and children and were killed in hatred of the faith by Soviet soldiers in 1945.

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Pontifical Academy of Sciences plans for a sustainable future

Vatican News - Sat, 06/11/2022 - 08:13

Two high-level conferences held at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences focused on the need to invest in science to save the oceans and the planet in an increasingly urbanized and industrial world.

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UK High Court confirms deportations to Rwanda

Vatican News - Sat, 06/11/2022 - 07:16

31 people are due to be deported from the UK to Rwanda in a new deal between the two countries to deter migrants from crossing the English Channel. Although their flight is due to leave on Tuesday, the appeal is still to be considered.

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Fighting rocks Libyan capital

Vatican News - Sat, 06/11/2022 - 06:16

Fighting between armed groups has flared up in Libya's capital, as the country reels from a botched coup attempt.

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Pope to Grenadiers of Sardinia: help people be good citizens

Vatican News - Sat, 06/11/2022 - 06:06

Pope Francis greeted and thanked members of the "Grenadiers of Sardinia" brigade finishing their time of service in Rome for keeping the streets safe and secure, while offering and inspiring solidarity.

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Britons, Morrocan sentenced to death over Ukraine as fighting escalating

Vatican News - Fri, 06/10/2022 - 09:50

The families of two Britons sentenced to death for fighting Russian forces in Ukraine have said they need urgent access to medical and legal help. The appeal came amid mounting concern about the plight of the two Britons and a Moroccan national held in Eastern Ukraine by pro-Russian separatists as clashes escalating in the area.

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