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.
Before the recitation of the Marian Prayer, the Pope reflects on Sundayâ€™s Gospel reading from Luke in which, he says, Jesus in the form of the beatitudes â€œopens his eyes to us, makes us see with his gaze, beyond appearances, beyond the surface, and teaches us to discern situations with faith.â€
The Archbishop of Abuja reacts to the last-minute announcement by Nigeriaâ€™s Electoral Commission that the countryâ€™s presidential and parliamentary elections would not take place as scheduled on Saturday, but have been postponed for a week.
Archbishop Bernadito Auza, the Holy Seeâ€™s Permanent Observer to the United Nations on Feb. 14 addressed a meeting on â€œinequalities and challenges to social inclusion through fiscal, wage and social protection policies.â€
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 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 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.
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.