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Interview with the “ex-clandestine” Bishop of Lanzhou. Until now unrecognized by the Chinese authorities, he has taken office with legitimacy. Lanzhou is one of the world’s most polluted cities. And...
Message to the international meeting for the implementation of the Paris Agreement abandoned by the United States: avoid denial, combat climate-change. "In defining the guidelines that will lead to...
In a moving ceremony held at the Free Evangelical Church in Amman’s Khalda neighbourhood on November 14, members of evangelical churches in Palestine and Jordan announced the creation of a unified...
John Paul I's niece comments on the decree of the Causes of Saints and recounts memories and private details of her relationship with the Pope whom she describes as “a second father”. “He was a man...
Pope Francis has openly denounced the continuing possession of nuclear weapons by various world governments, in what appears to be a departure from the Roman Catholic Church’s prior acceptance of the...
The title of Pope Francis’ post-synodal apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia: The Joy of Love contains, in two words, the whole of the message. It connects joy with love like two sides of the same...
“Prospects for a World Free from Nuclear Weapons and for Integral Disarmament” will bring disarmament experts from around the world together for a symposium on November 10-11, 2017, at the New Synod...
Churchgoing parents generally assume that their children will attend with them and eventually join them as their own expression of faith. This is what parents pray for and plan for. But, what do you...
The Roman Jesuit Paolo Dall’Oglio disappeared while he was in Raqqa, the Syrian city that later became the “capital” of the so-called Islamic state. There, on July 28, 2013, were recorded the latest...
The ordinary session of the cardinals and bishops of the dicastery of the saints pronounced itself without objections in favor of the “heroic virtue” of John Paul I. On the morning of Tuesday,...
The truth in a book: on the very evening of his death, the Pontiff was struck by a strong pain in the chest. But it was John Paul I himself who did not want to warn his doctor. For the first time,...
Francis celebrates Mass at Saint Peter’s for the cardinals and bishops deceased during the year, “fellowship with the dead is not merely a desire or an illusion, but a reality” ***** On the one hand...
Angelus on the Solemnity of All Saints: “Saints are our brothers and sisters who have received the light of God in their hearts and have transmitted it to the world” ***** Pope Francis, during his...
The Church has encouraged prayer for the dead from the earliest times as an act of Christian charity. “If we had no care for the dead,” Augustine noted, “we would not be in the habit of praying for...
Communiqué of the World Lutheran Federation and Pontifical Council for Christian Unity at the end of the 500th anniversary. And the Vatican issues a stamp with Wittenberg. ***** The World Lutheran...
The Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem explains the reasons for his meeting with the Bishop of Rome. And he also responds to attacks by groups accusing him of selling off the Patriarchate’s...
Exodus 22:20-26; Psalm 18:11 Thessalonians 1:5c-10; Matthew 22:34-40 “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” (Mt 22:36) At first glance, today’s Gospel from Matthew offers such a...
Monsignor Ilario Antoniazzi: foreign fighters? There is a risk of indoctrination in prisons; the origin of the problems is not in Tunisia, but in the migrant’s country of origin ***** Monsignor...
In the summer of 2014, while the Isis militias were advancing, they fled to Kurdistan. Now they are starting to return back to their homes. The story of Silvia Batras, an Iraqi Dominican Sister...
The feast of St. John Paul II was celebrated on October 22, the 39th anniversary of Karol Wojtyła’s formal installation as the Bishop of Rome. This occasion is an ideal time to reflect on St. John...