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When the Lord told his disciples to go and teach all nations and baptize them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit [Matthew 28:19], he conferred on them the power of giving...
After his Regina Caeli address in St Peter’s Square on Pentecost Sunday, Pope Francis announced that he continues to pray for the Middle East and expressed his hopes for Venezuela. Prayer for Peace...
Pope Francis named fourteen new Catholic cardinals on Sunday May 20, again diversifying representation in the most elite body of church prelates with selections from places as far-flung as Iraq,...
The Vatican on Saturday, May 19, released the message of Pope Francis for this year’s World Mission Sunday, in which the Pontiff is inviting young men and women who want to follow Christ, to seek,...
A consistory of cardinals took place here in the Vatican on Saturday, May 19, during which the canonisation of six new saints was officially announced. Of those six names, the two best known figures...
While the Marian site of Lourdes has long been a popular pilgrimage destination for those seeking healing, as 15,000 soldiers gather there this week for the 60th anniversary International Military...
It is now official. Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero will be made a saint of the Roman Catholic Church at a Vatican ceremony Oct. 14. Romero will be elevated to universal veneration at the Vatican...
Following is the full text of the message conveyed by the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue titled, "Christians and Muslims: From Competition to Collaboration" for the month of Ramadan...
The Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue released a message on Friday, May 18. greeting the world’s Muslims on the occasion of their fasting month of Ramadan and its conclusion,...
Many cases in a Province proliferating with “House Churches”, which are connected to the global evangelical galaxy, along with apocalyptic cults which dream of the collapse of the Chinese system as...
Archbishop Ivan Jurkovic, the Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations in Geneva made the call on Friday, May 18, at the Human Rights Council in Geneva. Amidst worsening violence in the...
Francis in Santa Marta: in politics as in parishes, a “false unity” is created to slander people. Sometimes the “leaders” suggest people “what to shout”. He said it and he repeats it: “gossip is a...
Pope Francis has inserted the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, into the Roman Calendar on the Monday following Pentecost Sunday. Decree on the celebration of the Blessed...
Mgr Joseph Châu Ngọc Tri, bishop of Lạng Sơn and Cao Bằng said, “We offer our lives as if they were flowers to Our Lady.” Five colours symbolise the graces the Vietnamese ask from Our Lady. In Ho Chi...
In a statement on Wednesday, May 16, the Council of the Bishops' Conferences of Europe appealed for protecting life at all costs in the region, and urged all to join a peace prayer on May 19. Europe...
At Wednesday’s general audience, May 16, Pope Francis expressed concern at the escalation of violence in the Middle East and urged for peace. Pope Francis once more expressed his deep concern at the...
When Marina “Nina” Vela learned that she had been selected from the community of homeless people on the streets of Denver to go on an annual pilgrimage to Rome, she did not believe the trip would...
Since taking up my post as United States Ambassador to the Holy See on December 22, 2017, I’ve often been asked to explain the benefits of maintaining an embassy to the Vatican. After all, the...
The Vatican on May 15, 2018, confirmed its high regard for the contemplative life in issuing “Cor Orans” that provides instructions on how to apply Pope Francis’ 2016 Apostolic Constitution “Vultum...
At the general audience, on Wednesday May 16, Pope Francis reaffirms that “the use of violence can never lead to peace”. He recalls the two World Wars and sighs: “We never learn”. And wishes our “...