Scientific research shows that a person who seeks to be close to God finds fullness in living and can attain greater stability, says a psychological expert and priest. In an interview with ZENIT this week, Father Wenceslao Vial, professor of psychology and spiritual life at Rome’s Pontifical University of the Hol...read more
Indonesia’s PresidentSusilo Bambang Yudhoyonohas said the actions of Islamic State (ISIS) militants are “embarrassing” to the Muslim religion and that their slaughters are “shocking” and “out of control.” Urging religious leaders to join in combating extremism, President Yudhoyono said both the scale of the sla...
The constraint of time, in a society obsessed by a sort of perennial state of agitation, extreme digitalization and apparently condemned to a fruitless distraction, seems – as Pope Francis stated in his Message for the World Communication Day – to have diverted the gaze of the humanity away from the fundamental nec...
The head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church has said his country faces an extremely difficult situation and strongly rejects Orthodox accusations that his church is responsible for military action in Eastern Ukraine. In a Aug. 22 letter addressed to religious and political leaders and all people of good will...
Quote for August 22nd
"At the end of our life, we shall all be judged by charity."
- St. John of the Cross
The archbishop of St. Louis,Robert Carlson, released a letter Monday in response to the unrest in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. The city has been the site of violent protests and racial …read more
(-ONLY VIDEO-) Pope Francis reflected on the key moments of his apostolic visit to South Korea. During his general audience, the Pope defined the Church in the country as "young and dynamic.” …read more
It seemed like business as usual when the Pope led his weekly general audience. There were hugs, blessings and plenty of cheers. But there was also grief, as the Pope deals with the death of …read more
Cardinal Fernando Filoni, the prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, said he was "very moved" and thanked Pope Francis for his spontaneous prayers for the "suffering …read more
In an hour-long,wide-ranging press conference on the plane back from South Korea, Pope Francis has said he favours UN-backed efforts to stop unjust aggression in Iraq, and plans on visiting …read more
Here below we publish a Vatican-approved English translation of Pope Francis' hour-long airborne press conference, given Monday on the flight back from South Korea. *** Q. During the visit to …read more
Three relatives of Pope Francis have been killed, and one remains in critical condition, after a car accident in Argentina. Police confirmed the accident, which took place in the country's …read more
The archbishop of the capital of the Central African Republic has decried the ongoing massacre in the nation and has urged politicians to "stop the suffering of the people as soon as …read more