Pope catechizes on Baptism at the General Audience

Pope Francis reflected on the Sacrament of Baptism at the Wednesday General Audience. Addressing the group of pilgrims and faithful, he said:

Pope appeals for Alfie Evans at the General Audience

Tom Evans met Pope Francis at the Vatican today to implore for the aid of his son, Alfie Evans who is in a semi-vegetative state, owing to a neurological degenerative condition, at the Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool. Pope Francis received Tom in a private audience before the Wednesday Ge

Marian feast celebrated in Mapusa

Our Lady of Miracles, known regionally as Milagres Saibinn, is considered one of the sisters of Hindu deities, Lairai of Shirgao and Kelbai of Mulgao. Therefore, the feast of Our Lady of Miracles, held in St. Jerome's Church in Mapusa is a grand event for the people there—for Hindus and Christians a

BI releases the Australian missionary, Patricia Fox

The Bureau of Immigration had detained an Australian missionary, Patricia Fox, on allegations that she engaged in illegal political activities during her stay at Philippines.

Pope speaks of the need of prophets in Church during homily

Pope spoke of St. Stephen in his homily at the Santa Casa Marta on Tuesday in the Vatican.

The Latin American Churches appeal for peace in Syria

The Patriarchates of Antioch and all the East for the Greek Orthodox, Syrian Orthodox, and Greek-Melkite Catholic, had issued a joint statement last week, condemning the “unjust and brutal aggression” of the coalition forces of US, UK and France in waging a co-ordinated airstrike against Syria.

Metropolitan Geevarghese Mor Coorilos sparks an age-old debate

Geevarghese Mor Coorilos, bishop of Niranam diocese, criticized the “artificially created upper caste identity and lineage” of the St. Thomas Christians or Syrian Christians, as they are known popularly, on the grounds of a “mythical belief”— that the Brahmins had been converted to Christianity by S

Delhi church envisions "Unity among all Christians"

A Syro-Malabar church—Holy Family Church in Neb Sarai, Delhi, made way for a landmark event when it brought together the Latin, Syro-Malabar and Syro-Malankara churches for its annual feast which was held from April 12-15.

Mumbaikars decry the injustice to womanhood

Several parishioners belonging to the Archdiocese of Bombay staged protests, calling for criminal action against the perpetrators, in view of the “barbaric” rape and murder of minors in Kathua and Unnao.

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI celebrates his 91st birthday

Pope Benedict XVI celebrated his 91st birthday with his brother Georg, yesterday at the 'Mater Ecclesia' Monastery of Vatican.

Two killed in a ruthless attack in Quetta

In a "brutal" attack, two worshippers returning from Sunday service at Quetta's Christian Church were killed. Five others were wounded in the incident, when two assailants on motorbike terrorized the Essa Nagri area of Quetta.

Pope Francis declares Fr. Varghese Payyappilly, 'Venerable'

Pope Francis has taken a step forward in raising eight Servants of God furthermore to saint hood. The list includes an Indian priest from Konthuruthy, Fr. Varghese Payyappily, the founder of Congregation of the Sisters of the Destitute, Ernakulam.

Catholic bishops in India mourn juvenile rape and death

The Catholic Bishops' Conference of India expresses its deep pain and anguish at the incidents against women in Kathua, Unnao and other places in the country.

Pope remembers the sick and war victims of Syria

Pope Francis prayed for the sick and the ones affected by civil war in Syria after the recital of Regina Coeli on Sunday. Addressing the pilgrims and faithful, he said:

"Risen Jesus isn’t a phantasm": Pope Francis

At the weekly Regina Coeli, Pope Francis greeted the faithful and pilgrims from Italy gathered at the St. Peter's Square, Vatican. He focussed on Christ's bodily Resurrection in his address. Before praying the Regina Coeli, he said addressing the faithful gathered:

Pope Francis partakes in the launch of Amazonian pre-Synod

The launch of the pre-Synodal work for the special Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon region, scheduled for October 2019 in Rome, was witnessed by eighteen dignitaries from the Synodal Council and thirteen experts on the Amazon.

Algeria approves the beatification of Trappist monks

Algeria has granted approval for the beatification of seven Trappist monks, kidnapped and massacred in 1996 by an Islamic fundamentalist group.

Cardinal suggests Mexico's consecration to Mother Mary

On account of the poverty, corruption and violence, Mexico is facing, Archbishop Emeritus Juan Sandoval Íñiguez of Guadalajara has put forward a suggestion to consecrate the land of Mexico to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Pope Francis apologizes to the Chilean bishops

Pope Francis, in a letter addressed to the bishops of Chile, apologized and admitted to the “grievous error” in handling the sex abuse case of Fr. Fernando Karadima and alleged cover-up by Bishop Juan Barros. The letter was drafted, following the report on the sex abuse case, submitted by Monsignor

Missionary of Mercy from India gifts Pope a painting

A Capuchin priest, Fr. Nithya Sagayam OFM, one of the delegates of the Missionaries of Mercy(MoM), visited Pope Francis in connection with the meeting of MoM held in Vatican from 7-11 April.