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In his first speech in Chile, Francis asked forgiveness for the violence committed by priests, “make every effort to support the victims, as we commit ourselves to ensuring that such things do not...
The Pope celebrates mass “for justice and peace” at the O’ Higgins Park of Santiago, “we must overcome great or subtle faults and ambitions born of the desire for power and to “gain a name for...
As Pope Francis prepares to visit Chile next week, the inmates at San Joaquin Women's Penitentiary Center in Santiago are cleaning, decorating, and preparing for what they believe is a providential...
On board the papal plane to Chile, Pope Francis gives journalists a photo of a child in Nagasaki, who is carrying his dead brother to a crematorium, “It moves more than a thousand words”. The Pope...
Pope Francis arrived in the Chilean capital Monday, January 15, beginning a week-long Apostolic journey that will take him to 6 cities in as many days in Chile and Peru. This his 6th apostolic visit...
Walk along in the March for Life and you may see them: a swarm of women – many of them young – dressed in long blue habits, white veils blowing in the breeze. They are the Sisters of Life and they...
The chaos of the Latin American scenarios alone is enough to make the framework - that reads Bergoglio’s international projections with the same formulas used in the reading of Karol Wojtyla’s...
China is on the way to becoming the country with the world’s greatest number of Christians. World Council of Churches secretary-general, Pastor Olav Fykse Tveit is visiting China with a WCC...
The flight carrying Pope Francis to South America for an Apostolic Visit to Chile and Peru departed Rome on Monday, January 15. Pope Francis began his 22nd papal voyage outside of Italy on Monday,...
In the face of migrations, the Pope invites us to "overcome our fears so that we can go out to meet others, welcome them, know them and recognize them", an invitation that "offers the opportunity to...
Before reciting the Angelus on Sunday, January 14, Pope Francis reflects on the day’s Gospel reading and invites us to go out in search of Jesus to “see where He lives”. Pope Francis prayed the...
During a two day police operation, six women religious who were captured in Nigeria's Edo state two months ago were released unharmed on Saturday, generating much joy from the Christian community....
According to the 2018 Open Doors Report, persecution has expanded geographically and numerically. The threat of religious or ideological nationalism is serious, especially in Asia and Africa. More...
Pope Francis’ strategy of discreet, constructive engagement with leaders of other faiths in Asia’s trouble heartland has opened a few doors amid political turbulence, according to the Jesuit journal...
“Good relations” exist “at present between the Holy See and the Patriarchate of Moscow,” said Dominican priest Hyacinthe Destivelle, who heads the Bureau of Oriental Relations of the Pontifical...
Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin speaks to Vatican News about Pope Francis’ upcoming Apostolic Visit to Chile and Peru, the World Meeting of Families, Amoris laetitia, the Synod on...
The Director of the Holy See Press Office held a briefing on Thursday, January 11, in the Vatican to illustrate Pope Francis' upcoming pastoral journey to Chile and Peru. Pope Francis’s upcoming...
World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit and a WCC delegation are visiting member churches in China from 7-16 January. In a brief interview, Tveit describes the joy...
The ambitious objective, stated already in the book’s cover, is to offer the reader a portrait of the “Other Francis,” namely, to tell all that has never been said about the Pope Francis. Not an easy...
A church built by the Bulgarian community in Istanbul in the 19th century reopened on Sunday after a seven-year restoration project. Sveti Stefan, also known as the “Iron Church,” is said to be the...