Brothers united in faith and vocation

A group of 75 Bishops representing 34 countries are gathered at Collegio San Paolo in Rome from September 3-15 for a Seminar organized by the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

Churches collaborate for peace-building and migration

The Catholic Church and the World Council of Churches are working together to find Christian approaches to resolve conflict and promote a culture of peace.

Kenya Church to set up a national Catholic communication network

The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops has embarked on training parish communication agents with the view to start a national Catholic communication network that will generate alternative news content based on Gospel values.

Pope to Parents: Work together with schools

Pope Francis in the Paul VI hall on Friday greets members of the Italian Parents Association which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

Pope: Interview with Italian business daily "Il Sole 24 Ore"

In a wide-ranging interview with Italian national business newspaper, Il Sole 24 Ore, Pope Francis engages with a variety of issues, including: economics, the environment, migrants, Europe, and peace.

UNICEF: Half the world’s teenagers victims of violence in school

UNICEF has released a report “An Everyday Lesson: #ENDviolence in schools” in which it discusses the forms of violence 50% of adolescents face at school and the life-long consequences they have.

Pope to Consecrated Widows: Be close to the little ones and the poor

Pope Francis on Thursday meets with the participants of an International Conference for Consecrated Widows.

Holy See encourages culture of peace, encounter, compassion

Archbishop Bernadito Auza, the Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations in New York, addressed a high-level forum on the culture of peace on September 6.

New Czech ambassador to Holy See starts mission

Mr. Václav Kolaja presented his credentials to Pope Francis on Sept 6, at the start of his diplomatic mission to the Holy See.

Pope to consecrated widows: Live a life of simplicity, humilty

Pope Francis meets with participants attending an international conference for consecrated widows, inviting them to use their experiences to help the young and the poor, and to live a life of humility and simplicity.

Reflections for the XXIII Sunday of the year

Fr. Antony Kadavil reflects and comments on the readings at Mass for the twenty third Sunday in ordinary time. He says that the readings offer us an invitation to become humble instruments of healing in Jesus’ hands by giving voice to the voiceless, the needy and the marginalized in our society.

Pope greets ecumenical conference on Orthodox Spirituality

The Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, has sent a telegram in the name of Pope Francis, to participants in an ecumenical conference on Orthodox Spirituality.

Vatican Observatory hosts conference on Fr Secchi

The Vatican Observatory is hosting an International conference in Rome entitled “The Legacy of Angelo Secchi 200 years after his birth”. Jesuit Father Christopher Corbally is researcher for the Vatican Observatory. He explains what the conference is all about.

Fr. Cedric Prakash recalls Mother Teresa on her feast day

Indian Jesuit priest Father Cedric Prakash first met Mother Teresa in the slums of Calcutta in 1971 during Bangladesh’s war of independence.

Church in Peru welcomes Venezuelans fleeing hardship

Peruvian Archbishop José Antonio Eguren Anselmi, S.C.V. of Piura recently visited the northern city of Tumbe. Bordering Ecuador, Tumbes marks the place of arrival for Venezuelan migrants who cross Ecuador from their conflict-ridden country to reach hope in Peru.

Study Seminar for new Bishops of mission territories begins

A study seminar of Bishops recently appointed in mission countries is currently underway in Rome, Italy.

Pope Francis invites MotoGP racers to live with passion

During a brief Wednesday audience with MotoGP riders, Pope Francis says sport trains people to live with passion and to transmit the values of friendship and respect for rules.

Pope Audience: Discern true rest from false rest

Joining tourists and faithful in St Peter’s Square on Wednesday, Pope Francis during his General Audience focuses on the Commandment, " Remember to keep holy the Lord’s Day."

Second anniversary of Mother Teresas sainthood

Pope Francis declared Mother Teresa of Calcutta a saint at a canonization Mass in Rome’s St. Peter’s Square on September 4, 2016.

Typhoon Jebi hits Japan

Typhoon Jebi pounds western Japan on Tuesday with heavy rain and winds recorded up to 180km per hour, leaving behind a trail of destruction.