Catholics need to be more courageous in showing that religion and science co-exist says the papal astronomer who has just been awarded one of the world's most prestigious awards in science. Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno, who was honored last week with the Carl Sagan Medal for “outstanding communication by an act...read more
Meriam Ibrahim and her family arrived aboard an Italian government plane at Rome’s Ciampino airport at around 9 o’clock this morning. She was accompanied from Khartoum by Italy’s deputy foreign minister, Lapo Pistelli. Italy’s Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi, was among those present to welcome the Ibrahim family on ...
The Holy Father has sent his "heartfelt condolences" to the families of victims killed in a deadly plane crash in Taiwan yesterday that claimed more than 40 lives. The telegram was sent Thursday on behalf of the Holy Father by Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin to the Archbishop John Hung Shan-chuan of Ta...
The auxiliary bishop of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, William Shomali, has saidthe situation in Gaza is "literally deteriorating" and has called for an immediate ceasefire. In a telephone interview with ZENIT Wednesday, Bishop Shomali shared the real situation in Gaza from both a Palestinian and an Israel...
Quote for July 24th
"As for what concerns our relations with our fellow men, the anguish in our neighbor's soul must break all precept. All that we do is a means to an end, but love is an end in itself, because God is love."
- St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)
The apostolic nuncio to Ireland, Archbishop Charles Brown, met Pope Francis at the Vatican yesterday. The New York-born papal diplomat is expected to have updated the Pope on the Church in …read more
As well as a program highlighting the exodus of Christians from Syria this week, the Catholic television network EWTN is currently airing a documentary by the same filmmaker on Turkey’s rich …read more
Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako -- together with all the Chaldean, Syrian Orthodox, Syrian Catholic and Armenian Bishops in northern Iraq -- have launched an urgent appeal, calling …read more
The bishop-Chairmen of two USCCB Committees responded with concern to President Obama’s July 21 executive order to prohibit federal government contractors from what the Administration deems “ …read more
Latin rite Archbishop Jean Benjamin Sleiman of Baghdad has shared his views on the situation in Iraq and for its Christians. In addition to discussing the events of Iraq and Mosul with ZENIT …read more
Pope Francis has called the Patriarch of the Syriac Catholic Church Ignatius Youssef III Younan to reassure him that he is following news out of Iraq with concern, especially the dramatic …read more
Here is today's statement byArchbishop Silvano M. Tomasi, Permanent Representative of the Holy Seeto the United Nations in Geneva. He addressed the21stSpecial Session of the Human Rights …read more
Here is a statement released Tuesday byBishop John McAreavey of Dromore, chairman of the Irish bishops' Council for Justice and Peace. * * * The death and destruction that we are witnessing …read more