Faith and symbolism at Rome’s interreligious Meeting for Peace
Pope Francis and leaders of world religions gathered in Rome on Tuesday to pray for peace and fraternity in a divided world. The international and interreligious Meeting to Pray for Peace was entitled "No one is saved alone. Peace and Fraternity".
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:51:26 +0200
Pope signs Rome 2020 Appeal for Peace
An Appeal for Peace is signed in Rome by Pope Francis and by leaders of world religions gathered at the International Prayer Meeting for Peace "No one is saved alone - Peace and Fraternity".
Tue, 20 Oct 2020 20:50:41 +0200
Pope Francis: ‘No one is saved alone’
Pope Francis is inviting leaders of other faiths to work together “with the gentle strength of faith to end all conflicts.” His appeal comes as part of his discourse at an International Meeting for Peace, held in Rome and organized by the Community of Saint Egidio, entitled “No one is saved alone. Peace and Fraternity.”
Tue, 20 Oct 2020 18:34:22 +0200
India: Protests continue against arrest of elderly Jesuit priest
Protests of various kinds are being held in India against the Oct. 8 arrest of elderly Jesuit Father Stan Swamy in Ranchi. The priest, who has been charged for having links to a terrorist group, has been championing the rights of adivasis, or indigenous people, and dalits, formerly-known as untouchables.
Tue, 20 Oct 2020 16:35:41 +0200
Pope participates in Moment of prayer for peace
Pope Francis participated in an ecumenical prayer service which was followed by an interreligious Meeting for Peace together with leaders of the world’s major religions in Rome. The event, entitled “No one is saved alone. Peace and Fraternity” was organized by the Community of saint Egidio.
Tue, 20 Oct 2020 16:02:08 +0200
Holy See urges integral ecology for disaster risk management
The Holy See highlights integral ecology as a comprehensive approach to counter the impact of natural disasters, combat poverty, and protect nature, in a statement to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
Tue, 20 Oct 2020 15:50:46 +0200
Peter Maurer: Red Cross and Pope Francis 'converge on values'
After Pope Francis received him in an audience on Monday, Peter Maurer, President of International Committee of the Red Cross, reflects on common values of the Holy See and the international organization, in an interview with Vatican News.
Tue, 20 Oct 2020 13:24:30 +0200
United Arab Emirates: when work becomes human development
Today we begin a series of stories on Vatican News dedicated to various initiatives which have blossomed throughout the world and are inspired by Pope Francis’ Laudato si’. In this special year aimed at highlighting the principles set out in the encyclical, we come across Abdullah Al Atrash, a young Italian-Syrian entrepreneur in the United Arab Emirates. Though a non-believer, he is a member of the Economy of Communion of the Focolare Movement. The company he runs employs mostly Asian and African migrants, guaranteeing them a salary and social support measures, all while observing the highest possible safety for both employees and the environment, even during the pandemic.
Tue, 20 Oct 2020 08:01:26 +0200
Cardinal Gracias releases Indian edition of “Fratelli tutti”
India’s Latin-rite bishops collaborated with the Asian Trading Corporation Publishers in bringing out the Indian edition of the latest encyclical of Pope Francis, “Fratelli Tutti”, on fraternity and social friendship.
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 17:34:19 +0200
Fr. Maccalli: Captivity, prayer, and gratitude
Following Pope Francis’ mention of Fr. Luigi Maccalli at the Sunday Angelus, the Italian missionary expresses gratitude to all those who prayed for him during his two years in captivity in Niger.
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 16:35:37 +0200
When faith and beauty combine
A new book looks at the aesthetic beauty of many of England and Wales’ Catholic churches which provide a sanctuary for prayer and worship.
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 15:10:02 +0200
#EndSARS: Nigerian Bishops add their voice
Nigeria’s young people are tired of suffering from the brutality and injustices perpetrated by officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and the Nigeria Police Force as a whole, said Archbishop Akubeze.
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 12:12:33 +0200
Armenia and Azerbaijan clash despite new truce
Armenia and Azerbaijan have accused each other of violating a new humanitarian ceasefire in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh in a conflict that has killed hundreds in recent weeks. The clashes are rapidly escalating into an all-out war, with civilians caught in the middle.
Sun, 18 Oct 2020 18:10:03 +0200
Pope prays for peace and stability in Libya
Pope Francis prays for the fruitful outcome of international talks aimed at halting hostilities in Libya and at paving the way for a peaceful future for the country.
Sun, 18 Oct 2020 13:08:04 +0200
Vatican Museums: everything is connected #3
"We exist only in relationships: with God the Creator, with our brothers and sisters as members of a common family, and with all of God’s creatures within our common home. We cannot live in harmony with creation if we are not at peace with the Creator who is the source and origin of all things."
Sun, 18 Oct 2020 08:50:16 +0200
Top former Mexican Minister arrested for drug trafficking and money laundering
A former Mexican Minister of Defense, who led its Army, has been arrested at Los Angeles International Airport, accused of drug trafficking and money laundering. The arrest represents a grievous blow to the neighboring nations who are fighting a multi billion dollar narcotics war, which has claimed more than quarter of a million lives.
Sat, 17 Oct 2020 18:08:07 +0200
Brutal murder in France linked to terrorism
France is mourning a middle school teacher who was beheaded in a Paris suburb Friday, after showing pupils cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. Authorities said French police shot dead the knife-wielding teenager and detained several people.
Sat, 17 Oct 2020 17:57:01 +0200
Meet Australia’s new Ambassador to the Holy See
Australia’s new Ambassador to the Holy See presented her letters of credential to Pope Francis on 27 August 2020. She speaks to Vatican Radio about her hopes and vision for the role.
Fri, 16 Oct 2020 15:53:35 +0200
Covid-19 is a bomb, the fuse is misery
Pope Francis is certain of this and is repeating it to everyone: we will emerge either better or worse after the pandemic The global crisis requires that the parameters of human co-existence be rethought through the lens of solidarity. Based on this foundational idea, the "Covid-19: Building a Healthier Future" has been created in collaboration with the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, to offer a vision that might lead to the beginning of a new fraternity after the pandemic.
Fri, 16 Oct 2020 15:40:09 +0200
One October evening: Pope Saint John Paul II changed history
The anniversary of John Paul II's election to the papacy falls this year on the centenary of his birth: two events celebrated by Churches around the world. The Vatican Publishing House and the Osservatore Romano preserve the memorable moments of that unforgettable evening of 16 October 1978.
Fri, 16 Oct 2020 10:48:48 +0200
Holy See calls for joint efforts to combat trafficking in persons
The Holy See’s Permanent Representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) stresses the importance of joint efforts to respond to the crime of trafficking in persons, a scourge that affects some 40 million victims worldwide.
Fri, 16 Oct 2020 08:11:31 +0200
Covid-19: Eleven cases among Swiss Guards
A communiqué from the Pontifical Swiss Guard Corps announces that cases of coronavirus infection among its members have increased to eleven.
Thu, 15 Oct 2020 22:54:53 +0200