Pope Francis meets with the Missionaries of Mercy

Holy Father Francis met with over 550 Missionaries of Mercy from the five continents, gathered in Rome for their second meeting with the Pope, held from 8 to 11 April by the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization, two years after the institution during the Jubilee of Mercy of this speci

Interfaith meet held in Margao

A meeting on “Collective Action for Dialogue and Social Harmony” was held in Margao where leaders of six major religions in India convened to put an end to the practice of branding people as “patriotic or “unpatriotic” on the basis of their religious view. The meet also discussed the rising issue of

Protests arise on MoS status of religious leaders

Five religious leaders have been elected as new ministers by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in the state of Madhya Pradesh, which many see as a political gimmick to gather votes during the upcoming Assembly elections.

Niranjan Thomas Alva, veteran lawyer, passes away at 78

Supreme Court lawyer, Niranjan Thomas Alva passed away at M S Ramaiah Memorial Hospital, Bengaluru owing to a short-term illness.

Remembering the 'Mother Teresa of Mau'

Dr. Jude, one of the Medical sisters of St. Joseph, who devoted the prime years of her life caring for the poor and ailing of Maunath Bhanjan village(previously known as Mau), has from a very young age has fostered the dream of living a pious life.

Pope Francis greets the faithful on Divine Mercy Sunday

Pope Francis greeted the faithful before the recitation of Regina Coeli on the Second Sunday of Easter(Divine Mercy Sunday). Addressing the faithful and pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square, he said:

Serving Christ, serving humanity

Jocelyn Edathil, who belongs to the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church, pursues a twin vocation, as a nun of the Imitation of Christ congregation(Bethany Sisters) and as a physician at the Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia.

Three new blossoms for the Archdiocese of Bombay

Three priests have been newly ordained to the Archdiocese of Bombay.

Archdiocese of Bombay honours Msgr. Nereus Rodrigues

Msgr. Nereus Rodrigues was honoured with Lifetime achievement award on his 95th birthday by Cardinal Oswald Gracias for Msgr. Nereus' remarkable contributions to the field of education.

Pope Francis condemns the chemical attack in Douma

Chemical attack in Douma in Eastern Ghouta, Syria, has claimed the lives of as many as 70, with fifteen sustaining breathing difficulties.

"Contemplate the boundless love flowing from his heart": Pope Francis

Pope Francis during his Divine Mercy Sunday homily, recounted the story of Doubting Thomas who was touched by Lord's mercy and who professed faith by the words, “My Lord and my God!”.

Pope asks the children of Brescia to envision Jesus' dream

Pope Francis on Saturday received in audience 3000 children from the diocese of Brescia in northern Italy. Addressing the children gathered in the Paul VI Hall, he said:

Pope Francis meets with the founder of CEDAL

Pope Francis received in audience, Henryane de Chaponay, the founder of the Study Centre for Development in Latin America(Centre d’Étude du développement en Amérique latine-CEDAL) on Friday.

Br. Brenden: One among the last Irish Christian Brothers in India

One who has had the privilege of living under the rule of all the prime ministers of India, Christian Brother Brenden MacCarthaigh, who is of the Irish descent, has spent a lion's share of his life at the cultural capital of India, Kolkatta.

The authentic image of Divine Mercy in Vilinius

The original, iconic image of Christ— the Divine Mercy image— is housed in the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Vilinius, the capital of Lithuania, a 450m north of the Basilica of Divine Mercy in Krakow, Poland.

Seminar for Dalit empowerment held in Odisha

A timely move by the Odisha Catholic Bishops' Conference(OCBC) in organizing a seminar to shed light on the marginalization of Dalit Christians in society, is indeed commendable.

Facebook rejects an ad containing the image of cross

A theology ad containing the image of a cross— the San Damiano Cross— posted by the Fransiscan University of Steubenville was temporarily blocked by Facebook deeming it as an “excessively violent content”.

“Gaudete et Exsultate” to be launched on Monday

Pope Francis' new Apostolic Exhortation, “Gaudete et Exsultate”(Rejoice and be glad) will be presented on Monday, April 9, 2018 at a press conference held by the Holy See Press Office.

Msgr. Marc V. Trudeau elected as new auxiliary bishop of LA

The Holy Father has appointed as auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles, United States of America, Msgr. Marc V. Trudeau, of the clergy of the same archdiocese, currently rector of Saint John’s Seminary in Camarillo, assigning him the titular see of Tinisa di Proconsolare.

Pope Francis receives leaders from Armenia

In the morning of Thursday 5 April 2018, the President of the Republic of Armenia, H.E. Mr. Serzh Sargsyan, was received in audience by the Holy Father Francis.