US-Mexico crisis talks focus on migration
Mexico`s Foreign Minister and The US Secretary of State, hold a virtual meeting about the growing migration crisis in Central America.
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 19:39:00 +0100
Cardinal Cantalamessa delivers first sermon for Lent 2021
In his first sermon for Lent 2021, the Preacher to the Papal Household, the newly-created Cardinal Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap., gives an overview of the season, and reflects on the Jesus’ call to repentance.
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 16:07:08 +0100
Integral ecology at the core of Australia's committment to tackle Climate Change
As one of the worst-affected nations in the world by climate change, Australia is determined to tackle the issue bearing the persepective of integral ecology in mind and taking the lead in adaptation, new "green" technology and renewable energy. In this interview the Australian ambassador to the Holy See looks ahead to COP-26 and reflects on the impact of Pope Francis' teachings on "Care for our Common Home."
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 16:06:15 +0100
Gospel Truth: Second Sunday of Lent, 28 February
In this week's edition of "Gospel Truth”, the late Jill Bevilacqua and Seán-Patrick Lovett bring us readings and reflections from the Gospel of Saint Mark 9:2-10 for the Second Sunday of Lent.
Thu, 25 Feb 2021 14:26:20 +0100
COMECE calls on European Parliament to protect all life
European Bishops have emphasized the importance of the protection of care of all life in a letter to the President of the European Parliament in the wake of a recent resolution on abortion in Poland.
Thu, 25 Feb 2021 11:44:29 +0100
Faith shines bright amid the darkness in Myanmar
As protests against the military coup continue in Myanmar, women religious accompany their people in the “fighting and protesting to end military dictatorship, to get justice and peace”.
Wed, 24 Feb 2021 18:40:37 +0100
Interests and colonial legacy fuelling violence in DRC
Pope Francis has joined his voice to those of the many leaders expressing shock and condolences for the brutal killing of the Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo, together with an Italian police officer and their Congolese driver.
Wed, 24 Feb 2021 17:41:39 +0100
Lent: a time for renewing faith, hope and love
In this period of preparation leading to Easter, and starting from themes tied to the Lenten journey, we offer reflections of Pope Francis. To experience Lent in hope, the Pope writes in his Message for Lent 2021, means "receiving the hope of Christ, who gave His life on the Cross".
Wed, 24 Feb 2021 13:17:36 +0100
Ecuador: Over 75 people killed in prison riots
At least 75 people have been killed and dozens more injured in three separate prison riots in Ecuador, where officials are blaming gang rivalry for the tragedy.
Wed, 24 Feb 2021 13:15:18 +0100
Holy See reiterates calls for nuclear disarmament, arms control
During the High-Level Segment of the 2021 Conference on Disarmament, the Vatican’s Secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, highlights the importance of joint efforts geared towards disarmament, calling it an “ethical imperative” as the world continues on the path towards peace and fraternity.
Wed, 24 Feb 2021 10:59:39 +0100
Pope sends telegram on the death of Italian Ambassador in DRC
On Tuesday evening, Pope Francis sends a telegram to Italian President Sergio Mattarella noting the 'exemplary witness' of the Italian Ambassador, and the 'expert and generous service' of the police offier both slain in an attack on Monday.
Tue, 23 Feb 2021 19:23:25 +0100
Wife of drug kingpin arrested in US
The wife of the jailed Mexican drug kingpin Chapo Guzman has been arrested in the United States. She's accused of drug trafficking and of helping him in previous jail break.
Tue, 23 Feb 2021 15:59:11 +0100
Laudato si: creating perfection through the hand-crafted touch
We present Federica and Bali, two young entrepreneurs who manage a sustainable clothing business in Verona and who opened a textile factory in India. Through their dedication, that recalls the principles of Pope Francis’s Encyclical "Laudato si’," they offer dignified work and just wages to many families in Rajastan.
Tue, 23 Feb 2021 14:15:26 +0100
Catholic leaders call on EU to speed up vaccine rollout
The Bishops of the European Union, and Caritas Europa, are calling on the EU to ensure an equitable distribution of Covid-19 vaccines, as the 27-nation bloc struggles to ramp up its rollout.
Tue, 23 Feb 2021 11:27:08 +0100
Vatican Museums: The Works of Mercy #2
"Proclaiming Christ means showing that believing in Him and following Him is not only true and right, but also beautiful. At the heart of the Gospel lies the beauty of God's saving love, manifested in Jesus Christ who died and rose again." Inspired by these words of Pope Francis, the Vatican Museums and Vatican News have teamed up again to explore the masterpieces in the papal collections accompanied by the words of the Popes.
Tue, 23 Feb 2021 09:40:45 +0100
Argentine Bishop deplores politicization of Covid-19 vaccine
The President of Argentina’s Catholic Bishops’ Conference speaks out against politicians redirecting Covid-19 vaccines as political favors, following a recent scandal that led to the Health Minister’s resignation.
Mon, 22 Feb 2021 13:05:45 +0100
South Sudan: Church leaders call for peace, security and stability
The South Sudan Council of Churches and other civil society groups call on the government to take steps to promote peace, security and national cohesion as the country celebrates the first anniversary of the creation of its Transitional Government of National Unity.
Mon, 22 Feb 2021 12:57:15 +0100
Tomasi: treaty an important first step towards a world free of nuclear arms
In an interview with the World Council of Churches the former Permanent Observer to the UN and Other International Organizations in Geneva and to the World Trade Organization reflects on how Churches can get involved in the goal of freeing the world of nuclear weapons.
Mon, 22 Feb 2021 12:55:46 +0100
UN highlight decade of conflict in Syria
The United Nations release a report warning that no single Syrian family has been left unscathed in the decade long war in the country.
Sun, 21 Feb 2021 14:45:41 +0100
Norway: both snow and ashes fall during outdoor Mass
The Bishop of Trondheim in Norway celebrates Ash Wednesday Mass outside under the snow, thus allowing as many people as possible to participate. This was the first time since last March that a Mass was held in Trondheim with more than 10 people participating.
Sun, 21 Feb 2021 12:57:12 +0100
Pope Francis meets with Auschwitz survivor
Hungarian author Edith Bruck, now almost 90 years old, has lived in Italy for many years. In January, L'Osservatore Romano interviewed her for Holocaust Memorial Day. Struck by her witness, Pope Francis on Saturday decided pay her a visit at her home in Rome's centre.
Sat, 20 Feb 2021 18:06:38 +0100
Pope: Caring for others a ‘vaccine’ against individualism
In a letter addressed to Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Academy for Life, Pope Francis remembers doctors, nurses and other healthcare personnel who have died in the performance of their duties during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Sat, 20 Feb 2021 14:14:18 +0100
Zollner: Day for victims of abuse an important moment for the Church
Father Hans Zollner, a member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, speaks to Vatican Radio about the Day of Prayer for Victims and Survivors of Abuse, which many bishops' conferences observe on the first Friday of Lent.
Sat, 20 Feb 2021 12:28:56 +0100