Nigerian Bishops salute COVID-19 frontline workers
on July 14, 2020 at 21:20
Catholic Bishops of the Ibadan Ecclesiastical Province have urged Nigerians to cooperate with authorities if the dreaded coronavirus pandemic is to be defeated.
France: Over eight billion for health workers
on July 14, 2020 at 17:54
The French government has reached an agreement with unions to provide over eight billion euros in pay rises for the nation's troubled health workers. France's […]
Churches in Scotland reopen for communal worship on 15 July
on July 14, 2020 at 14:09
Scottish Catholics will be able to return to Church for Masses from 15 July following further relaxations of restrictions imposed due to the Covid-19 crisis.
Myanmar’s faith leaders urge country to seek the good of all
on July 14, 2020 at 14:04
Leaders of various faiths in Myanmar are appealing to the leaders of the nation and faith communities to listen to one another with respect, end the internal […]
Pope Francis donates ventilator to Brazil hospital
on July 14, 2020 at 13:56
Pope Francis donates a ventilator and a thermometer to a hospital in Brazil for use in treating indigenous peoples who have contracted Covid-19.
Covid-19: UN warns pandemic could push 130 million into hunger
on July 14, 2020 at 10:24
Several UN agencies release a report forecasting the Covid-19 pandemic could push as many as 130 million people into chronic hunger by the end of the year.
US Bishops call for prayers ahead of anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings
on July 14, 2020 at 07:52
The USCCB Committee for International Justice and Peace encourages prayers for Japan and calls for a world of justice and solidarity, ahead of the upcoming […]
Poland's president narrowly re-elected
on July 14, 2020 at 07:42
Poland's incumbent conservative President Andrzej Duda has narrowly beaten his liberal challenger Rafal Trzaskowski in Sunday's razor-blade tight presidential […]
Iran says 'human error' to blame for downing of Ukrainian plane
on July 13, 2020 at 15:52
Aviation authorities in Iran have blamed a misalignment of a radar system for the downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane in January that killed 176 people.
The "Pope Francis" Hospital Ship joins the fight against Covid-19
on July 13, 2020 at 14:34
The “Pope Francis Hospital Ship” brings medical equipment and assistance to coronavirus-hit communities along the Amazon river.
Vatican Radio’s English Africa Programme 1950 - 2020
on July 13, 2020 at 13:53
Vatican Radio’s English language broadcasts to Africa began in 1950.
Bangladesh Archbishop passes away after recovering from Covid-19
on July 13, 2020 at 13:53
Archbishop Moses Costa of Chittagong died on Monday at the age of 69. Bangladesh's Catholic community is greatly grieved by his death.
Sudanese Christians await reform on teaching Christianity in schools
on July 13, 2020 at 12:38
Sudan’s transitional government approves wide-ranging amendments including the scrapping of laws that had made leaving Islam potentially punishable by […]
Pope appoints new Auxiliary Bishop in Sri Lanka
on July 13, 2020 at 10:08
Pope Francis has appointed Father Anton Ranjith Pillainayagam as the third Auxiliary Bishop of Colombo.
Pope Francis: 'I think of Hagia Sophia, and I am very saddened'
on July 12, 2020 at 10:43
Pope Francis, following the recitation of the Marian Prayer and recalling Sea Sunday, also made reference to the Basilica of Hagia Sophia, recently transformed […]
Pope at Angelus: Embracing the Word of God means embracing Christ
on July 12, 2020 at 10:12
Pope Francis reflects on the day’s Gospel reading during the Sunday Angelus, describing the Parable of the Sower as the “mother” of all […]
Cardinal Turkson: Seafarers face added challenges due to pandemic
on July 12, 2020 at 09:02
The Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, Cardinal Peter Turkson sends a message celebrating Sea Sunday.
Sea Sunday highlights the vital work of Seafarers during pandemic
on July 12, 2020 at 08:15
The annual Sea Sunday is being marked this 12 July with many Christian Churches taking part. The day highlights the work seafarers do throughout the year. It […]
Vatican Museum: Beauty that Unites! 57
on July 12, 2020 at 07:37
Beauty creates communion. It unites onlookers from a distance, uniting past, present and future. Pope Francis has recalled this on a number of occasions. The […]
Pope takes 5 candidates a step closer to sainthood
on July 11, 2020 at 13:37
Pope Francis approves the promulgation of decrees concerning 5 candidates to sainthood, including the recognition of a miracle attributed to Italian layperson […]
Vatican Radio celebrates 70th anniversary of broadcasts to Africa
on July 11, 2020 at 12:43
Prefect of the Dicastery for Communication, Dr Paolo Ruffini will grace Vatican Radio’s English Africa Service webinar on Friday 17 July 2020.
Pope’s closeness to priests hit by Covid-19 in Buenos Aires slums
on July 11, 2020 at 10:23
Pope Francis has sent a video message expressing his closeness with priests who live and work among the people of poor neighbourhoods of the Argentine capital.
The Gospel and the signs of the times
on July 11, 2020 at 10:21
A reading of the Gospel to understand the present time, according to the words of Pope Francis, following in the footsteps of the most recent Council: this is […]
Turkey: Hagia Sophia Basilica to become mosque
on July 11, 2020 at 09:25
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan decrees that the Basilica of Hagia Sophia will become a mosque once again, following a ruling from the Council of State.
Srebrenica genocide: “A failure of civilization” - Pope St. John Paul II
on July 11, 2020 at 06:25
The massacre in Srebrenica 25 years ago was one of the worst acts of brutality since the end of the Second World War. For Pope Saint John Paul II, it was a […]