Pope Francis: Oceans are God’s gift for all generations
Pope Francis sends a message to the 8th Our Ocean Conference held in Panama, and urges governments across the globe to protect the ocean for the benefit of future generations.
Africa Synod Assembly: a ‘kairos’ for renewal of the Church
It wasn’t an easy day for delegates at the Synod's Continental Assembly for Africa when it came to the discernment of priority issues for the Church in Africa as the meeting drew to a close.
African Continental Synod: The testimony of Hatem Bourial, a Muslim.
The synodal journey will undoubtedly open a new page in the coming decades, as did the Second Vatican Council. This is the impression of Hatem Bourial, a Muslim from Carthage, Tunisia, who participated in the African continental phase of the synod on synodality in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Ukraine refuses to give up Bakhmut despite exhaustion
Ukraine says it is still holding off attacks from Russian troops trying to surround its eastern city of Bakhmut, where many forces on both sides have been killed along with civilians.
Nations agree to protect the world's oceans after years of negotiations
After ten years of negotiations, nations have agreed to the text of a UN Ocean Treaty to ensure the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdictions.
Pope decries human traffickers after Italian migrant boat tragedy
Pope Francis expresses his sorrow for a recent migrant tragedy in the southern Italian town of Cutro, which killed at least 70 people, including 16 minors.
Pope Francis prays for victims of Greek train collision
Pope Francis renews his prayers for the dozens of victims in a head-on train collision in northern Greece.
Pope at Angelus: Christians must share the glorious light of God's love
At the Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis explains how the Transfiguration of Jesus reveals the beauty and splendour of divine Love incarnate in Christ, and encourages us to recognize this luminous beauty of love, even when it bears the marks of the cross.
Ethiopia: Bishop Musié says Church in Africa needs radical conversion.
The Church in Africa needs radical conversion to be open to dialogue, to build together a society that is marked by justice, reconciliation, and peace, said the Bishop of Emdeber Diocese, Ethiopia.
Cutro: Beach of death, grief and reckoning
A local fisherman tells of his attempts to rescue migrants whose boat broke apart and splintered at dawn on 26 February on the southern Italian coast just meters from the shore. 68 bodies have been pulled from the water but authorities say there are still between 27 and 47 people missing. 80 people survived the shipwreck. They include Afghans, Pakistanis, Syrians, Iraqis and Somalis.
Russian forces encircle Ukraine's eastern Bakhmut city
The chief of the Russian paramilitary group Wagner says his fighters have practically encircled Bakhmut, the eastern Ukrainian city the Kremlin has been trying to seize for months.
Nicaragua: UN experts accuse government of crimes against humanity
A U.N. human rights groups releases a report detailing abuses committed by the government of Daniel Ortega against dissidents of the regime.
The Lord's Day Reflection: 'Lenten journey toward renewal'
As the Church marks the Second Sunday of Lent, Fr Edmund Power, OSB, offers his thoughts on the day’s liturgical readings under the theme: “The Lord's Day Reflection: 'Lenten journey up the mountain of renewal”.
Pope to young UK Catholics: ‘Dare to testify to Christian ideals’
Pope Francis sends a message to young Catholics gathered in London for the 2023 Flame Congress, and urges them to dare to be different as they walk in friendship with Christ.
Pope tells media to ‘globalise’ solidarity not indifference
Receiving in audience the staff of a Catholic Italian TV programme, Pope Francis expresses gratitude for its continuing commitment to spread the Gospel message and encourages it to continue shining the spotlight on stories and realities of the peripheries.
Order of Malta 'building bridges' with migrants in Hungary ahead of Pope's visit
As Hungary prepares to welcome Pope Francis on 28-30 April, the Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta highlights its mission to build bridges between people through outreach efforts, especially to refugees and migrants arriving in the EU nation.
As Africa celebrates its synodal moment: Where does it go from here?
Participants in the African Synod Assembly reflect on the Document of the Continental Stage and are encouraged to enter into a spiritual conversation on the document while paying attention to its words, images, symbols and phrases.
Venezuelan Bishop: 'Immigrants in America pursue dream of freedom and justice'
From his personal story of conversion to the suffering of his people and their migration to the United States, the Auxiliary Bishop of Caracas, Carlos Márquez, reflects on the importance of love that “finds its complete fulfilment in relationships”.
Fr. Orobator: A listening Church is home for sisters and brothers.
The second working day of the continental stage of the Synod on Synodality for the Church in Africa began with Jesuit Theologian, Fr Orabator reminding participants that a listening Church is home for sisters and brothers who feel left out.
Francesca Di Giovanni: finding every possible way to give hope to peace
The Under-Secretary for the Multilateral Sector of the Section for Relations with States and International Organisations of the Secretariat of State ends her service to the Holy See. In this interview with Vatican Media, she emphasizes the role of women and Vatican diplomacy in building peace and dialogue between nations.