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Pope at Audience: The Holy Spirit makes us truly free

Vatican News - Wed, 06/05/2024 - 02:26

Basing his reflection on the Hebrew word for “Spirit”, Pope Francis explains that the Third Person of the Trinity is able to make us truly free.

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Pope recalls end of Nazi occupation of Rome

Vatican News - Tue, 06/04/2024 - 11:35

Pope Francis writes a letter to mark the 80th anniversary of the liberation of Rome from the Nazis, and the vow made in the city at that time in front of the Marian icon ‘Salus Populi Romani’ (Salvation of the Roman People).

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West pressures Hamas to accept Gaza ceasefire plan

Vatican News - Tue, 06/04/2024 - 10:08

As the death toll in the Gaza Strip tops 36,000, at least eight people, including children, were killed on Tuesday in an Israeli strike targeting a vehicle near a shelter housing displaced Palestinians in Deir el-Balah, in central Gaza.

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Burkina Faso: The world’s most neglected displacement crisis

Vatican News - Tue, 06/04/2024 - 07:26

The West African nation of Burkina Faso has been named the world’s most neglected displacement crisis by the Norwegian Refugee Council for the second straight year.

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Uganda Martyrs Day: Thousands throng the Namugongo Shrine

Vatican News - Tue, 06/04/2024 - 07:09

On 3 June 2024, thousands of pilgrims from across the globe thronged the Namugongo Catholic Martyrs Shrine in Kampala, Uganda, to attend the Uganda Martyrs Day celebrations in honour of the Holy Martyrs killed between 1885 and 1887 on account of their faith.

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New paths: Pope meets with church officials from Amazon

Vatican News - Tue, 06/04/2024 - 05:17

Cardinal Pedro Barreto, president of the Ecclesial Conference of the Amazon, shares with the Pope the fruits of the synodal journey in the region.

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World observes International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

Vatican News - Tue, 06/04/2024 - 03:19

Today, 4 June, is the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression. The United Nations General Assembly established the Day in 1982 with the objective of raising awareness and acknowledging the pain suffered by children throughout the world who are the victims of physical, mental, and emotional abuse.

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Ukraine. Sports as a means to rebuild communities torn apart by war

Vatican News - Mon, 06/03/2024 - 15:17

Vatican News speaks with Larysa Yatsivk about the work carried out in the social sports schools run by the “Epicentr for Children” to help Ukrainian children recover from the trauma caused by the war waged by Russia in Ukraine.

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Mexican voters elect first woman president

Vatican News - Mon, 06/03/2024 - 09:02

Claudia Sheinbaum wins a landslide election victory to become Mexico’s first woman president.

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Pope: ‘Money must serve, not rule’

Vatican News - Mon, 06/03/2024 - 06:07

Pope Francis praises the ongoing dialogue between the Pontifical "Centesimus Annus" Foundation and representatives of the Italian financial sector, stressing that “the fate of the poorest is at stake.”

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Vatican publishes calendar for upcoming papal events

Vatican News - Mon, 06/03/2024 - 04:48

The Holy See Press Office confirms upcoming papal visits to Trieste (Italy), southeast Asia and Oceania, and the European countries of Luxembourg and Belgium, as well as liturgical celebrations for the Solemnity of Sts Peter and Paul, and a consistory to vote on causes for canonization.

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Pope Francis: An encounter with a migrant is an encounter with Christ

Vatican News - Mon, 06/03/2024 - 04:28

In his message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis invites us to see migrations as a sign of the times and as a symbol of the Church’s pilgrimage throughout history.

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Zayed Award for Human Fraternity

Vatican News - Mon, 06/03/2024 - 04:19

Today marks the official opening of the call for nominations for the sixth edition of the independent global prize, Zayed Award for Human Fraternity 2025.

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Estonia: Catholic cententary a chance to celebrate triumph of martyrs

Vatican News - Mon, 06/03/2024 - 04:18

As the Apostolic Administration of Estonia prepares to celebrate its centenary this year, Bishop Philippe Jourdan recalls the challenges his flock endured over several decades of Soviet rule and the hopes Catholics entertain for their Church’s future.

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Pope: Interreligious Dialogue is necessary in the fight for peace

Vatican News - Mon, 06/03/2024 - 03:33

Pope Francis praises the Focolare Movement for fostering interreligious dialogue and for their efforts in unity, mutual respect, and peacebuilding.

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Pope: Jesus didn’t just talk about eternal life, He gave it to us

Vatican News - Mon, 06/03/2024 - 01:00

Pope Francis pens the preface to the Italian version of the book "Come Forth: The Raising of Lazarus and the Promise of Jesus’s Greatest Miracle" by American Jesuit Father James Martin (LEV 2020), in which he reminds us that Jesus didn’t just talk about eternal life; He gave it to us.

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Pope at Corpus Christi Mass: ‘War-torn world needs aroma of bread of love’

Vatican News - Sun, 06/02/2024 - 11:45

Pope Francis presides at Mass on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, and reflects on the importance of the Eucharist in bringing peace to our hearts and our war-torn world.

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Empowering Catechists as collaborators against Human Trafficking

Vatican News - Sun, 06/02/2024 - 10:14

Reflecting on this year’s theme for Talitha Kum’s Second General Assembly and 15th anniversary, “Journeying Together to End Human Trafficking: Compassion in Action for Transformation,” held at Sacrofano, Italy, recently, the importance of continued networking in the fight against human trafficking was empahsized. According to Sr. Abby Avelino, MM, the International Coordinator of Talitha Kum, “The assembly was a unique time to meet, listen, dialogue and redefine strategies for eradicating human

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Pope renews prayers for peace in Sudan as millions risk famine

Vatican News - Sun, 06/02/2024 - 05:27

Pope Francis urges world leaders to seek peace between Sudan’s warring parties, as humanitarian organizations say time is running out for millions of people in the African nation.

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Pope at Angelus: Eucharist makes us prophets of a new world

Vatican News - Sun, 06/02/2024 - 05:05

At the Sunday Angelus prayer, Pope Francis reflects on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, and says the Eucharist helps us overcome selfishness and opens us to love and fraternity.

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