Pope Francis in Korea four years ago: Asian youth, wake up!

Pope Francis, in August 2014 joined the 6th Asian Youth Day in South Korea from 13 to 18. August 13, marks the 4th anniversary of his arrival there. He joined in the youth rally and brought the curtains down on the event with a Mass on the 17th in Daejeon.

Pakistans National Minorities Day - mixed feelings

Shahbaz Bhatti, the Catholic federal minister for minorities who was assassinated in March 2011, had campaigned to have Aug. 11 declared as National Minorities Day in 2009.

Boardwalk collapses at concert in Spain, injuring hundreds

More than 300 people were injured on Sunday night when a wooden platform collapsed during a music festival in the Spanish city of Vigo.

Manila hit by floods, Card. Tagle opens churches to those affected

About 1.1 million people are affected by severe flooding in the weekend in Philippine capital and surrounding areas.

Card. Brenes laments death of Nicaraguan protester

One person died and two others were injured in Nicaragua’s capital on Saturday, while participating in protests against the government of President Daniel Ortega.

Economic turmoil leaves Turkey reeling

Last week, the Turkish lira lost 20% of its value against the US Dollar. Today it remains under pressure as it continued its descent on world currency markets.

Deadly fire in Taiwan hospital

Nine patients and nurses are dead after a fire broke out at a hospital in the Taiwanese capital, Taipei. Other patients were evacuated as the building burned.

Evil spreads where daring Christians are lacking, who oppose it with the good: Pope at Angelus

Pope on Sunday, spoke to tens of thousands of pilgrims and faithful, from Italy and over the world, before the recital of the Marian prayer, Angelus.

Egyptian monk charged with murder of Coptic Orthodox bishop

Prosecutors in Egypt have charged a former monk with the murder of Coptic Orthodox Bishop Epiphanius, who was found dead in a pool of blood on July 29th at his desert monastery.

Pope Francis at Angelus: Its evil not to do good!

Ahead of the Angelus prayer on Sunday, Pope Francis said being a good Christian is more than merely not doing evil: A good Christian does good and actively opposes evil.

From France to Panama, 150-day sailing pilgrimage to WYD 2019

A group of young people from France are taking a novel route to attend World Youth Day 2019 in Panama - 3 sail boats for 105 days of transatlantic travel.

Pope joining young Italians at prayer vigil in Rome

More than 70 thousand young people from Italian dioceses are holding an evening prayer vigil at Rome’s Circus Maximus grounds on August 11.

Jesuit priest killed in Peru

Spanish Jesuit priest Father Carlos Riudavets Montes working among the indigenous people of Peru’s Amazonia region, was found dead in his school kitchen with his hands tied and stab wounds in his body.

Anti-government protests turn violent in Romania

Romanian police have defended their use of force after an anti-government protest turned violent on Friday, leaving at least 455 people, including three dozen riot police, needing medical treatment.

Greece recalls envoy from Russia in worsening spat

Greece recalled its Ambassador to Russia on Friday as part of an escalating row, following a similar move by Moscow earlier this month.

Pope to young Italians: Hope overcomes misery, oppression

In a reflection at a Saturday evening prayer vigil for over 70,000 pilgrims from all over Italy, Pope Francis invites young people to be daring in their journey of faith and to help those mired in darkness.

Reflections on 25 years of "The Splendor of Truth"

The Church celebrates the 25th anniversary of the encyclical “Veritatis splendor,” and reflects on the teaching of Saint John Paul II.

Bailancho Ekvott demands probe into online sex racket functioning in Church name

A women's collective in Goa, “Bailancho Ekvott”, has brought to the notice of authorities, the functioning of an online sex racket in the name of the historic Bom Jesus Basilica in Goa.

Edith Stein, a woman of dialogue and hope

To mark the feast day of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, we recall the words Pope St. John Paul II spoke about the Patron of Europe, also known as Edith Stein, at her canonization in 1998. He said she "teaches us that love for Christ passes through suffering. Whoever truly lo

Kerala priest involved in agri-loan scam, suspended from priestly ministry

Fr. Thomas Peelianickal, who had been involved in an agri-loan scam in Kuttanad, has been suspended from priestly ministry, with effect from July 13.