Pope presides over Council of Cardinals meeting on Curial reform

The main focus of the six members of the Council, who are in session until Thursday, is the review of the new Apostolic Constitution on the reform of the Roman Curia whose provisional title is "Praedicate evangelium".

Holy See urges tolerance, inclusivity to combat terrorism against religions

Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations in New York, on June 24 addressed an event on countering terrorism and other acts of violence against religious believers by fostering a culture of tolerance and inclusivity.

Ghana: Use Catholic health facility to protect life – Archbishop Kwofie

The Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra, Bonaventure Kwofie, has charged health professionals to use Catholic health facilities to protect the right to life. He was speaking at the opening of a clinic in one of Accra’s most needy locations.

Bombay Archdiocese loans "Golden Lily" chalice to Orvieto Cathedral for Corpus Christi

St. Pope Paul VI, who received the chalice as a gift from Italy’s Orvieto Cathedral, donated it to the Archdiocese of Mumbai in 1964.

Archdiocese of Lyon: Pope appoints Bishop Dubost as Apostolic Administrator

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, who has decided to take time off pending the result of his appeal in an alleged cover-up case of sexual abuse of minors, is now called on to collaborate with the mandate of the Apostolic Administrator of Lyon.

India: Tent collapse kills 14 at Hindu religious event

A huge tent collapsed in Rajasthan State on Sunday, killing at least 14 people and wounding around 50 others.

Pope at Mass in Casal Bertone: ‘Bless and share with those in need’

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Rome’s Casal Bertone neighborhood on the feast of Corpus Christi, and urges area residents to speak a word of blessing and share whatever they have with one another.

Pope celebrate Corpus Christi in Rome neighborhood

Pope Francis celebrates the Feast of Corpus Christi in Rome’s Casal Bertone neighborhood on Sunday evening with Mass and a Eucharistic procession.

Pope at Angelus: ‘Corpus Christi renews our amazement in Eucharist’

At the Sunday Angelus prayer in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis reflects on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, and invites Christians to share with one another in true Eucharistic fashion.

Pope to Catholic physicians: Healing involves drawing near to sick

Pope Francis invites Catholic medical professionals to draw near to patients by carefully listening to their concerns and comforting them in their illness, as Jesus did in His own ministry.

Pope to youths: The Church needs you so she can be fully herself

Pope Francis meets with young people taking part in the Eleventh International Youth Forum, which follows the synodal process begun last year; and the publication of the post-synodal apostolic exhortation “Christus vivit”. The Forum was convened by the Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life.

Kenyan Church urges support for refugees

Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) General Secretary, Fr. Daniel Rono, has called on Kenyans and the Catholic faithful, in particular, to peacefully coexist and support refugees in their communities. He said this on occasion to commemorate World Refugee Day, this week.

Pope to Scholas Occurentes: dont be afraid to dialogue

Bullying is born when the other is attacked and identity is diminished, said Pope Francis in a video message to Scholas Occurrents which organized an online conference on ‘bullying’.

Pope in Naples: Dialogue and welcome for Mediterranean of peace

Pope Francis makes a strong appeal for a theology of welcome based on dialogue and proclamation, that contributes to building a fraternal society among the peoples of the Mediterranean.

Find home-grown solutions to local Church’s challenges, Pope Francis tells Angolan Bishops

Pope Francis received in audience, this week, 17 Bishops from the Episcopal Conference of Angola and Sao Tome (CEAST). The Bishops were in the Vatican and Rome for the “ad Limina Apostolorum” visit. After their meeting Monday with the Holy Father, the Bishops said they felt and experienced a simplicity, informality and deep sense of closeness to the Pope during the encounter.

Reflections for the Feast of Corpus Christi

Fr. Antony Kadavil reflects and comments on the readings at Mass for the Feast of Corpus Christi. He says that it is the feast of the Real Presence of Jesus in this Sacrament.

Scores die in ethnic violence between herdsmen and farmers in Mali

Aid to the Church in Need warns of an explosive situation in Mali where a series of attacks and ongoing ethnic violence, fuelled by land issues and an Islamic uprising, has led to the deaths of scores of people.

Migrants and refugees. Contributions and present challenges

On the eve of UN World Refugee Day, a meeting at Vatican Radio looks at the challenges facing migrants and refugees and what is being done by interested parties to aid them.

Murder charges filed over downing of flight MH17

The international team investigating the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 has charged three Russians and a Ukrainian separatist with the murder of 298 people on board the plane.

Pope in Naples: migration and theology in the Mediterranean

Pope Francis travels to Naples on Friday to take part in a conference that will discuss the impact of the Apostolic Constitution, Veritatis Gaudium, on theological studies.