In the Amazon, the Karipuna people fight to defend their land

"If we allow our territory to be occupied by mining companies, it will create a precedent for them to enter any community. And that would mean death for us”.

Myanmar’s Church’s tree-planting drive in the spirit of “Laudato Si"

Cardinal Charles Bo, the Archbishop of Yangon, joined Catholic social workers and young people on July 6 to plant trees in a government-reserved forest area on the outskirts of Myanmar’s commercial city.

Four new polio cases reported in Pakistan

The total number of polio-affected children has risen to 41 this year in Pakistan, where militant groups often target polio vaccinators and their security in several regions.

Church in Eritrea dismayed by the nationalisation of health facilities

The Church in Eritrea says any measure that prevents the Church from fulfilling its obligations that come to “us from the supreme commandment of brotherly love is and remains a violation of the fundamental right of religious freedom.”

Holy See waives diplomatic immunity for Nuncio to France

The Holy See Press Office issues a statement on the decision to waive diplomatic immunity for the Apostolic Nuncio to France, who is being investigated by French authorities for alleged sexual assault.

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav: Pope wants Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church to develop and flourish

At a press conference on Monday, Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuck, head of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church, said a two-day meeting with Pope Francis and curial leaders represents a “new methodology” for relations between the Holy See and the "sui iuris" Eastern Churches.

Church hails agreement among Lesothos political parties

The Executive Secretary of the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP), Booi Mohapi, has said that the Church in Lesotho welcomes an agreement that paves the way for crucial legislation protecting reforms in the country.

Calle Nicholls: An Aboriginal student in the footsteps of Francis Xavier Conaci

Established in 2016, the Francis Xavier Conaci Scholarship is a wonderful opportunity for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student to undertake study at the ACU Rome Campus as part of their core curriculum requirements.

Pope visits Jesuit headquarters

The Vatican Press Office has said that Pope Francis paid a private visit to the General Curia of the Jesuits in Rome on Sunday.

Sri Lankan monk calls for support for Buddhist Sinhalese govt.

The leader of Sri Lanka’s most powerful Buddhist nationalist group, held a rally in Kandy on July 7, calling on the country’s Buddhist temples to help win votes for candidates from the Sinhala Buddhist majority in the upcoming elections.

Pope at Mass: Migrants are symbols of all those rejected by society

Pope Francis presides over Holy Mass for migrants in St Peter’s Basilica, marking the 6th anniversary of his visit to the Italian island of Lampedusa.

Libya mulls shutting migrant centres

The government in Libya is considering closing detention centres where thousands of migrants are being held.

Pope prays for migrants killed in Libyan detention center

Pope Francis prays for the migrants killed this week by an air strike on a detention center in Libya, and recalls the many victims of massacres in Afghanistan, Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger.

Philippine bishops re-elect Archbishop Valles as president

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) re-elected Archbishop Romulo Valles of Davao as its president. The vice president, treasurer and secretary general have also been reconfirmed for a second term.

European Bishops: Charismatic Renewal should bring Christians together

General Secretaries of the Bishops’ Conferences of Europe (CCEE) meet in Birmingham, England, focusing their encounter on the hierarchical and charismatic dimension in the Church.

A new saint for the Church and Fulton Sheen soon to be Blessed

Pope Francis on July 5 declared a new saint and approved 8 decrees, taking a woman and 7 men a step closer to sainthood. Among them, a miracle has been recognized through the intercession of Archbishop Fulton Sheen.

The Pope and the Amazon: the Church cannot remain silent

Pope Francis sends a message to a meeting of “Laudato sì” Communities and reminds them how “social justice and ecology are deeply interconnected”.

JPIC Commission relaunches campaign for the planet

Outgoing Executive Co-Secretary of the USG-UISG, Justice and Peace Commission (JPIC), Fr. Felix Mutsobozi C.PP.S, says religious congregations worldwide have embarked on a campaign of taking concrete steps in implementing the objectives of Pope Francis’ Encyclical, Laudato Sì.

Holocaust survivor who forgave Nazis dies age 85

Eva Kor, who survived horrific medical experiences during the Holocaust and later called for forgiveness of Nazi perpetrators, has died at the age of 85.

Pakistani bishops meet Prime Minister, contribute to water reserves

A delegation of the Catholic Church of Pakistan met Prime Minister Imran Khan on July 4 and expressed the concerns and issues of the Christians of the country. They also made a contribution to help improve the country’s water reserves.