Two Somalian cities struck by bomb attacks

At least four people died in a bomb attack in the Somali city of Baidoa, and a car bomb in the capital, Mogadishu, wounded several police officers.

Pope: cooperatives for clean energy against climate change

In a tweet to mark the International Day of Cooperatives, Saturday, Pope Francis notes that cooperatives across the globe are making a real difference in the fight against climate change.

Kashoggi murder case adjouned until November

Twenty Saudi Arabians have been put on trial in Turkey, accused of killing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Asian Churches condemn greed, injustice for Myanmars mine tragedy

The Catholic Bishops of Asia have vehemently condemned the greed of large mining operators whose negligence and arrogance, they say, caused the “heart-wrenching disaster” at a jade mine in northern Myanmar, which killed more than 170 people.

Pope Francis appoints new Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain

Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti has been named as the Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain.

Philippine diocese creates mental health hopeline

The Diocese of Kalookan has created a support helpline for those struggling with anxiety and other emotions due to the coronavirus crisis.

Caritas Zambia stands with Bishops in calling for withdrawal of Bill No.10

Caritas Zambia has supported the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) in their call for withdrawal of the controversial Constitution Amendment Bill number 10 of 2019 which seeks to amend Zambia’s 2016 Constitution.

Covid-19: Pope Francis continues his gestures of closeness

Pope Francis supports efforts against Covid-19 with a donation to the World Food Programme.

France government resigns over coronavirus economic concerns

France is to name a new prime minister later today, on Friday, after Edouard Philippe and his cabinet resigned amid mounting concerns about the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the nation. His successor will have to overcome growing public discontent with current policies.

Bishop Barber: Catholic Education best way to hand on faith to next generation

Bishop Michael Barber of Oakland, California, speaks about the dramatic effect the Covid-19 pandemic is having on Catholic Education in the United States.

Vatican Financial Information Authority records increased collaboration in annual report

The Vatican’s Financial Information Authority (AIF) releases its annual report and announces a change of its name to the Supervisory and Financial Information Authority (SFIA).

Pope: care for the elderly, dont leave them alone

Pope Francis calls the parish priest of a community on the periphery of Rome that he visited in 2018 assuring the faithful there of his prayers and urging them not to leave the elderly alone during the summer months.

Pope appoints new Bishop of Ndola, Zambia

Pope Francis names Bishop Benjamin Phiri as the Bishop of the Diocese of Ndola, Zambia.

Covid-19: Holy See renews Popes debt-relief appeal for developing nations

The Holy See relaunches Pope Francis’s appeal for debt relief for nations struggling due to the economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Pope Francis praying for Pope emeritus Benedict XVI in his time of loss

Pope Francis writes a letter to his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, following the death of his brother Georg, assuring him of his spiritual closeness and of his prayers.

Vatican Council II: A seed that continues to grow

A great grace, a true prophecy for the life of the Church, a new Pentecost: these are some of the expressions used by Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI to describe the most recent Council – a small seed that has become a tree and continues to bear fruit through the working of the Holy Spirit.

Mexico, US and Canada revamp Free Trade Agreement

Mexico is celebrating the implementation of a revamped Trade Agreement with the United States and Canada, which amends and updates the North American Free Trade Agreement which was signed in 1994.

Landslide at Myanmar jade mine kills more than 120 people

At least 123 people have been killed in a landslide in a jade mine in northern Myanmar, Thursday morning.

The Church in Scotland: Safeguarding in the Covid era

As Churches in Scotland prepares to reopen for worship, the National Safeguarding Co-ordinator for the Episcopal Conference of Scotland speaks about the challenges ahead amid this pandemic

Cardinal Tong: Key is to maintain unity

In view of the application of the security law in Hong Kong, Cardinal Tong prays that “there will be one flock and one shepherd”.