The task of every Christian is to build “the unity of the Church.” This was the central theme of Pope Francis’ homily during his morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta today. The Holy Father reflected on the first reading in which St. Paul calls on the Christian community of Ephesus “to preserve the unity of the spirit...read more
Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson has said that while the Vatican is “not trying to be the UN,” it can and is determined to listen and respond to those in need "on the peripheries." The cardinal from Ghana, who serves as president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, made these observations to ZENIT...
As the Synod on the Family was in full swing last week, an organization defending the family and life at the UN presented retired Cardinal Renato Martino with the Maximilian Kolbe Medal for his “unwavering bravery” in defense of life. Cardinal Martino served from 1986 to 2002 as Pope St. John Paul II's represent...
Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster, England, has written about the highlights of the Synod on the Family that concluded on Sunday, saying it was a "rich and moving experience". In a pastoral letter to his archdiocese this Sunday, Cardinal Nichols plays down reports of rancour in the synod hall or that the ou...
Quote for October 24th
'Who except God can give you peace? Has the world ever been able to satisfy the heart?'
- St. Gerard Majella
A local human rights organization warned of interests groups involved in covering up the truth following a Pakistani court’s ruling upholding a Christian woman’s death sentence. Asia Bibi, a …read more
Patriarch Ignatius Youssef III Younan, the Syrian Catholic Patriarch of Antioch, has said that the challenge for Christians in Iraq and Syria is "not only how to live our Christian vocation, …read more
Here is a ZENIT translation of the B and C Italian-language group reports from last week’s synod on the family. * * * Circulus Italicus “B” Report Moderator: H.E. Cardinal Angelo BAGNASCO …read more
The deadline is today for submitting comments to the Obama administration regarding the Health and Human Services mandate on contraception, sterilization and abortifacient drugs. At 11:59 …read more
The Muslim Brotherhood-dominated government has been unseated and Egyptian Christians are breathing easier. At the time of the fall of that government in the summer of 2013, Father Rafik …read more
On May 13, 1981, Anna Stanghellini, a nurse at the “Agostino Gemelli” Hospital, was working, as she did every day, in the surgery department. She didn’t know that at 5:19 pm that day Mehmet …read more
Calling the situation facing Christians in the Middle East unacceptable, the Vatican’s Secretary of State has called for intervention in the Middle East and has reaffirmed the Pope's words …read more
Here below is the statement by H.E. Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Apostolic Nuncio, Permanent Observer of the Holy See, on October 13, at the United Nations at the 69thSession of the United …read more