On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis stops at the Roman Basilica of St. Mary Major to pay homage to ancient Roman icon of 'Maria Salus Populi Romani', and then goes to Rome’s central Piazza di Spagna for the traditional Act of Veneration to the Blessed Virgin Mary...
Pope Francis names Archbishop Alfred Xuereb as the new Apostolic Nuncio to Morocco.
In a message addressed to Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster, Pope Francis expresses his hope that newly released “Hear Angels Cry” Christmas song may inspire solidarity, and to pray for peace and reconciliation in war-ravaged Holy Land.
In his Angelus address on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis highlights two key attitudes of Mary—amazement and fidelity—emphasizing the importance of cherishing God's blessings, showcasing gratitude, and making small, daily choices to welcome the Lord's presence.
At the end of the Angelus on Friday, Pope Francis announces that the first World Day of Children will take place in May 2024. The initiative is being promoted by the Dicastery for Culture and Education.
Pope Francis invites the faithful to join him in prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception: “Let us ask for peace, that hearts may be pacified, that there might be peace!”
In a video message to the Syro-Malabar Archeparchy of Ernakulam-Angamaly, Pope Francis denounces agitation surrounding the Liturgy and launches an appeal for unity.
The Dicastery for Communication and the Pontifical Academy for Life present a concert in Rome performed by the Music School of the Custody of the Holy Land.
Pope Francis marks the 80th anniversary of the Focolare Movement expressing appreciation for its commitment to unity, love, and peace, inspired by the life of its founder, Servant of God Chiara Lubich.
Pope Francis welcomes members of the National Association San Paolo Italia (ANSPI) in the Vatican on the occasion of its 60th anniversary.
Speaking to six Ambassadors newly-accredited to the Holy See, Pope Francis reiterates his hope that world leaders at COP 28 in Dubai may agree on concrete measures to curb climate change.
Meeting this week in the Vatican, Pope Francis’ Council of Cardinals agreed on the need to listen to the “the feminine aspect” of the Church, especially at the local level, “so that processes of reflection and decision making can benefit from the irreplaceable contribution of women.”
Continuing his catechesis on the apostolic zeal of the believer, Pope Francis on Wednesday emphasizes that the proclamation of the Gospel always takes place in the Holy Spirit.
On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis will pay homage to the Blessed Virgin Mary with a Golden Rose placed at the feet of the ancient Roman icon of 'Maria Salus Populi Romani'.
As preparations continue in Rome for the upcoming 2025 Jubilee year, St. Peter’s Basilica announces two new charity projects, aimed at helping refugees and prisoners.
A new film has hit the silver screen to showcase the life and legacy of Blessed Rani Maria, a religious sister in India who gave her life to help people on the margins of society.
The Church in Kuwait is set to mark the 75th anniversary of the first Catholic church built in the Gulf country dedicated to Mary, Mother of God.
As the COP28 continues in Dubai, Archbishop Christophe Zakhia El-Kassis, the Apostolic Nuncio to the United Arab Emirates, highlights the role of religion and interreligious dialogue in addressing the climate crisis.
The Catholic Bishops of Haiti release a message at the start of Advent, and urge the suffering nation to look to the birth of Jesus as a sign of hope in a future of peace and security.
The "100 Nativity Scenes" exhibit returns to St. Peter's Square to showcase various Christmas crèches from 22 countries, celebrating St. Francis's 800-year-old tradition.
Religious sisters in India are working with Indigenous communities to create Village Development Committees and train people as leaders who will improve the lives of their communities.
After its Golden Jubilee celebrations and conference held in Lagos, Nigeria, from the 19 to 20 November 2023, the Pan African Episcopal Committee for Social Communications widely known by its French acronym of CEPACS, over the weekend, released its resolutions and recommendations arising from the gathering.
The Pontiff's speech read by Card. Parolin at U.N. Climate Change Conference: "Attempts to shift responsibility onto the poor and the birthrate are taboos to be firmly debunked."
Pope Francis thanks members of the 2023 Lisbon WYD Committee and Foundation who offered their work and their hope during the 6-day event in August.
Nigeria’s emeritus Archbishop of Abuja Archdiocese, John Cardinal Onayikan, has said that no one should ever use the Bible to justify any form of killing of innocent people.
Pope Francis highlights the need for more women theologians in remarks to members of the International Theological Commission on Thursday, and calls on the Commission to propose “an evangelizing theology, which promotes dialogue with the world of culture.”
Meeting with participants in a seminar on “Ethics in Health Management’, Pope Francis says he is recovering from infectious bronchitis, and reflects on the importance of caring for one’s health.
As the Franciscan Family marks the 8th Centenary of the confirmation of the Rule of St. Francis, on 29 November 1223, Pope Francis invites Franciscan friars and sisters to renew their vocation of bringing the Gospel of poverty and fraternity to today’s world.
Speaking on the sidelines of an event at the Italian Chamber of Deputies, Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin confirms that Pope Francis is getting better and that his scheduled journey to Dubai for COP28 was cancelled to ensure his full recovery.
Pope Francis meets with the Celtic Football Club on Wednesday, encouraging them to be good examples and not to lose their ‘amateur’ spirit.
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