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Pope highlights ‘signs of hope’ in encounter with Lutherans

Speaking with a delegation from the Lutheran World Federation, Pope Francis points to the joint commemoration of the anniversary of Nicea and to the Joint Declaration on justification as ‘signs of hope’ on our common ecumenical journey.

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World Refugee Day: the search for (a better) life

On World Refugee Day we are reminded of the plight of some many of our brothers and sisters around the world, who risk their lives to seek refuge and often find hostility instead.

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Cardinal Parolin: Russia’s absence at Summit for Peace in Ukraine a limitation

On the sidelines of an event at the Italian Senate dedicated to peacemaking Cardinal Parolin comments on the high-level Conference for Peace in Ukraine that was held over the weekend.

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Kenya: Communication network empowers Sisters, promotes evangelization

Catholic sisters in Kenya launch the Communication Network for Catholic Sisters (CNCS). The Director, Sr. Michelle Njeri OSF, reveals: "Our vision is to be a dynamic network of empowered catholic sisters, evangelizing through stories of social transformation."

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Cardinals set to vote to canonize Carlo Acutis, 14 others

Pope Francis will preside at an Ordinary Public Consistory on July 1, when Cardinals present in Rome are set to give the final go-ahead for the canonization of 15 Blesseds.

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Holy See organizes meeting focusing on the abolition of surrogacy

The Under-Secretary of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, moderates a meeting on surrogacy at the United Nations in Geneva focusing on the need for international planning to protect women and children from all forms of exploitation.

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11 Nigerian priests commissioned for mission in Europe, America

In a missioning Mass to conclude the 2024 Mission Orientation Programme, 11 Nigerian priests across 5 Catholic dioceses in Nigeria have been commissioned for pastoral ministry to some countries in Europe and America.

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Pope: ‘Welcome, promote, accompany, and integrate’ refugees

At his weekly General Audience, Pope Francis urges compassion for “all those who are forced to flee their homes in search of peace and security.”

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Pope says he keeps slain Ukrainian soldier's Bible on his desk

During his weekly General Audience, the Pope says that he keeps on his desk a Bible that belonged to a Ukrainian soldier killed in the country’s war with Russia.

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Pope at Audience: The Psalms, 'the prayer of Jesus,' are for all seasons

During his Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis encourages the faithful to engage in a 'symphony of prayer' by praying the Psalms, as Jesus did.

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