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...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 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...
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 Ireland, briefing him on the ongoing process of renewal following the clerical sex abuse crisis. Benedict XVI instigated an...
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)
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The Vatican has released the program of Pope Francis' visit to the Italian city of Caserta this Saturday. The Pope, who will be visiting over two days 26 and 28 July, split up into private …read more
Cardinal Sandri has said that although the Christians in Mosul in Iraq and Aleppo in Syria are the most afflicted, the entire area is in a state of insecurity. Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, …read more
The new Secretary of the Italian Episcopal Conference (CEI), Bishop Nunzio Galantino, has given an interview to the Italian monthly Semprein which he says recent accusations against him were …read more
A parliamentary bill to legalise assisted dying was debated for nearly ten hours in the House of Lords on Friday but ended without division. Peers, who were evenly split on whether to back a …read more
An evangelical pastor who was a close friend of Pope Francis has died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. British-born Tony Palmer, a bishop with the Communion of Evangelical …read more
Pope Francis has offered words of comfort to Gaza's Christian Community as the massacre in the territory continues. In a message to the parish priest of Gaza, Father Jorge Hernandez, a fellow …read more
“It is shameful that Christians are being rejected, expelled and diminished”, the Chaldean Catholic Church Patriarch Louis Raphaël I Sako has written in a letter addressed to all people of …read more