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Protection of Minors: Abp. Scicluna says silence unacceptable

A Press Conference at the Holy See Press Office presents the “Protection of Minors in the Church" Meeting, which will take place in the Vatican, between 21 and 24 February 2019.

Pope at Mass: “Where is your brother?”

Reflecting on the episode of Cain and Abel in the Bible, Pope Francis in his homily at Mass on Monday said we are asked many uncomfortable questions regarding our brothers.

Protection of minors in the Church: Not Year Zero

On the eve of the "Protection of Minors in the Church" Meeting, we retrace the steps already taken by the Popes, the Vatican and local Churches, in the struggle to protect minors from clerical sex abuse.

Angelus: Pope invites prayers for Protection of Minors meeting

Pope Francis during the Sunday Angelus asks for prayers for the upcoming “Meeting on the Protection of Minors”.

Angelus: Pope warns against idolatry, Jesus calls us to happines

Before the recitation of the Marian Prayer, the Pope reflects on Sunday’s Gospel reading from Luke in which, he says, Jesus in the form of the beatitudes “opens his eyes to us, makes us see with his gaze, beyond appearances, beyond the surface, and teaches us to discern situations with faith.”

Pope Francis marks 50th anniversary of Augustinianum

Pope Francis meets with students and staff of the Augustinianum Patristic Institute in Rome, which is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its foundation.

Cardinal Onaiyekan: poll delay bad news for Nigeria

The Archbishop of Abuja reacts to the last-minute announcement by Nigeria’s Electoral Commission that the country’s presidential and parliamentary elections would not take place as scheduled on Saturday, but have been postponed for a week.

Holy See: inequalities, exclusion hitting youth, families, women

Archbishop Bernadito Auza, the Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations on Feb. 14 addressed a meeting on “inequalities and challenges to social inclusion through fiscal, wage and social protection policies.”

Holy See: McCarrick dismissed from the clerical state for abuse

The Holy See announces sanctions against former American Cardinal, Theodore Edgar McCarrick, including dismissal from the clerical state.

India’s Catholic Church mourns soldiers of Kashmir terrorist attack

A suicide bomber on Feb. 14 rammed a car loaded with explosives into a bus carrying paramilitary police to Srinagar, killing more than 40.

Pope: Liturgy is encounter of People of God with the Lord that brings change of heart

Pope Francis on Feb. 14 met participants in the plenary assembly of the Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments that is discussing the liturgical formation of the people of God.

Pope to IFAD staff: Look for faces, not case studies

Pope Francis tells staff of the International Fund for Agricultural Development that God appreciates their work to eradicate poverty and hunger in rural areas of the world.

Pope: Indigenous Peoples, living cry of hope for our common home

Pope Francis meets with a group of 38 delegates from 31 indigenous populations who are attending the 4th Fourth Global Meeting of the Indigenous Peoples Forum. The Forum is taking place in conjunction with the 42nd Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Pope to IFAD: Putting technology at the service of the poor

Pope Francis addresses the opening ceremony of the 42nd annual Governing Council meeting of the International Fund for Agricultural Development.

Cardinal John Henry Newman to be proclaimed a Saint

Pope Francis on Wednesday authorised the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to issue a decree attributing a miracle to the intercession of the Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman. The move clears the final hurdle in the cause for his canonisation.

February 12, 1931, the day Vatican Radio was born

On 12 February 88 years ago, the day after the anniversary of signing of the Lateran Pact, Pope Pius XI inaugurated the Vatican Radio.

Card. Newman and Indian Sr. Mariam Thresia cleared for sainthood

Pope Francis on 12 Feb. authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to promulgate 8 decrees including those of Card. Newman and Sr. Mariam Thresia.

Pope: True prayer is compassionate, no hypocrisy or tricks

Pope Francis tells the faithful during his weekly General Audience that prayer with God is a silent dialogue with love at its core, where there is no pretence.

Dallaire Initiative seeks Pope’s support to end use of child soldiers

The Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative brings the perspective of the security sector to the urgent need to end the use of child soldiers in conflicts across the globe. The Founder and the Executive Director of the Initiative were recently in the Vatican to tell Pope Francis about their work and to ask him for his support.

Southern African Bishops: Do not vote for personal interests, race or ethnic group

Several countries in Africa, this year, have elections. South Africans will go to the polls on 8 May, and the country’s Bishops are calling on citizens to vote for men and women of integrity.