The Holy See signed an agreement on the Feast of the Assumption with the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, recognizing the legal personality of the Catholic Church and ecclesiastical institutions in the small African island.
Catholic Communicators gathered in Seoul for the three-day SIGNIS World Congress discussed the theme of hyper-connectivity and loneliness in the digital world in its opening session on August 16.
Facing a climate of government hostility toward the Church, Bishop Rolando Álvarez leads the rosary with prayers for peace in the country. Another priest reported that he could not leave his parish, while even the procession of Our Lady of Fatima in Managua was blocked.
In an interview with Vatican News, the Apostolic Administrator of Mogadishu, Bishop Giorgio Bertin, talks about the humanitarian emergency in Somalia facing its worst drought in 40 years, as the Church seeks to offer humanitarian relief for the millions of people affected.
As the war wages on in Ukraine, UNICEF has launched a new mobile application for Ukrainian preschoolers that offers interactive games aimed at developing skills such as logic and creativity, in an effort to promote learning, play and distraction from the war.
As Pakistan commemorates its annual National Minorities Day on 11 August, Christian leaders draw attention to the ongoing reality of forced conversions.
A new report by the charity Save the Children reveals that since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan a year ago, children are suffering with girls more likely to go hungry and feel isolated.
As the Church in Japan holds its annual Ten Days of Prayer for Peace event the Japanese bishops reiterate that peace is everybody’s responsibility. In their message for the occasion, signed by the president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Japan (CBCJ), Archbishop Isao Kikuchi of Tokyo,...
Chiara Cardoletti, UNHCR's representative to Italy, the Holy See and San Marino, speaks on the plight of refugees in Sudan’s Um Rakuba and Tunaybah fields camps, and invites the international community to work toward peace to reduce the refugee crisis in the horn of Africa.
Pope Francis tweeted on Monday about the need for real dialogue for authentic world peace and stability to overcome a nuclear "balance of terror," stressing that the use and possession of nuclear weapons is immoral.
A ship carrying thousands of tonnes of grain leaves the Ukrainian port of Odesa for Lebanon on Monday under a safe passage agreement.
“I bring you warm greetings of unity and peace from His Holiness Pope Francis and the Dicastery for Evangelisation,” Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle told Africa’s Bishops and delegates at the opening ceremonies of the SECAM Plenary Assembly in Accra, Ghana on Tuesday.
Makaziwe Mandela, daughter of Nelson Mandela - the Nobel Peace Prize winner and South Africa’s icon of democracy and reconciliation - is in Italy as the world marks Nelson Mandela International Day 2022. She reflects on her father’s legacy and call for unity and compassion in a world fraught with division and fear.
Pope Francis' appeal for mediation seemed more urgent Sunday as Moscow continued its advance in eastern Ukraine while Ukraine buried a child with Down Syndrome who came to symbolize the horrors of war.
The Director of the Vatican Observatory, Br Guy Consolmagno SJ, describes the new photos from the James Webb telescope as “draw droppingly exciting,” images that offer “a tantalizing glimpse of what we’ll be able to learn about the universe with this telescope in the future.”
The Director of Caritas Sri Lanka, Fr Mahendra Gunatilleke speaks about the plight of people in the country, many of whom live below the poverty line, as President Gotabaya Rajapaksa resigns from office.
Ukraine and Russia have made progress at the talks on grain exports in Istanbul that also involved representatives of the UN and Turkey.
As the Bishops of Eastern Africa hold their 20th plenary assembly, the President of Tanzania praises their desire to protect the environment and promises to work with them to improve our common home.
A delegation lead by the President of Caritas Europe arrived on Monday, 11 July, to express solidarity to the East European country where thousands of Ukrainian refugees continue to flow in.
Despite joining those forced to flee their home city ahead of Russia’s capture of the southeastern Ukrainian city, Caritas Mariupol continues to serve displaced persons from Zaporizhia, according to Fr. Rostyslav Spryniuk.
As US President Joe Biden prepares for his first trip in the Middle East this week, the acting General Secretary of the World Council of Churches, Rev. Ioan Sauca, calls his attention to the plight of Churches and Christians in the Holy Land.
The chief editor of the Italian geopolitical magazine ‘Limes’ discusses the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, saying a truce could possibly last a long time and be a first step toward peace.
In a wide-ranging interview with American journalist Philip Pullella of Reuters, Pope Francis covers topics such as the recent US Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, the possibility of resigning, the decision to postpone his planned Apostolic Visit to South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo, and his hopes for a trip to Moscow and Kyiv.
Pope Francis has offered his "heartfelt condolences" to the loved ones of Shinzo Abe, following the assassination of the former Japanese prime minister Friday. The Holy Father says he is praying that in the wake of "this senseless act," that "Japanese society will be strengthened in its historic commitment to peace and nonviolence."
Following the spirit of its patron, St. Vincent de Paul, Depaul International is working to help the poorest of the poor in Ukraine, even as volunteers witness the great suffering caused by Russia’s ongoing invasion of its neighbor.
As a ceremony is held this week in South Sudan to award diplomas in obstetrics from the school run by Doctors with Africa CUAMM, the organization's director says these professionals will give children and the whole country a chance for the future.
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Ethiopia condemns mass killings in the western part of the country that have left more than 300 people dead.
After years, Abu Mazen and Ismail Haniyeh shook hands in Algeria, where they were attending celebrations for the 60th anniversary of independence. Catholic leader: a sort of 'protocol' that can, however, guarantee 'steps forward'. Gaza parish priest: a "signal" for the entire Palestinian people and the "search for an agreement".
Archbishop Wachowski, Under-Secretary for Relations with States, brought the Pope's prayer for a peaceful future in Ukraine to a conference in Lugano, calling for a commitment to the reconstruction of the war-torn country.
Nominations are now open for the 2023 Zayed Human Fraternity Award. The Award came to fruition following Pope Francis' landmark Apostolic Visit to the United Arab Emirates in 2019, where he signed a groundbreaking document on promoting human fraternity with the Grand Imam of Al Azhar, Ahmad Al-Tayyeb.
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