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On Monday, Pope Francis greets a delegation from the Commission of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel, accompanied by a delegation from the Vatican's Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews.
Pope Francis receives a group of Albanian pilgrims, who are in Rome during the commemoration of the 550th anniversary of the death of national hero George Castriot – known to history as Skanderbeg.
The Jesuits in Africa have made a passionate plea for peace in South Sudan. Notwithstanding the killing of Fr. Victor-Luke Odhiambo, they have also reaffirmed their commitment to the mission in that country.
The Bishops of the United States invite Americans to open wide their hearts in order to end racism and heal its effects.
Churches, including a Marian shrine among the thousands of buildings damaged by storm in Tamil Nadu state.
Brother Jorge Gallardo, the Vicar General of the De La Salle Brothers, recalls in a video message Pope Francis’ invitation to make a pilgrimage as they commence the 300th anniversary of Saint John Baptist de La Salle’s entry into eternal life and the impact of the mission he started.
The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue released a message on the occasion of the birthday of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, which will be marked on Nov. 23.
The Ethiopian Catholic Church has reaffirmed its resolve and commitment to collaborate with the newly established Ministry of Peace in Ethiopia.
Reflecting on the Gospel reading of the day at the Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis reminded the faithful that when we meet the Lord we will be called to account for our lives.
On the World Day of the Poor, Pope Francis reflects on the Gospel for the Dedication of the Basilica of St Peter, saying that like Jesus, Christians must go down to meet the needs of others after having gone up to meet God in prayer.
Speaking after the Angelus prayer on Sunday, Pope Francis expressed his sorrow for the massacre this week in the Central African Republic where dozens were killed and injured in a refugee camp and turned his thoughts to those affected by a raging camp fire in California.
Pope Francis celebrated Holy Mass on Sunday to mark the World Day of the Poor. Hundreds of homeless and poor people from Rome and surrounding areas were present to participate in the liturgy that took place in St. Peter's Basilica.
One of the protagonists of “Sharing the Wisdom of Time”, a book by ‘Pope Francis and friends’ speaks of his contribution to the publication and of his deep belief that the young and the old have a lot to learn from each other.
As the Catholic Church commemorates World Day of the Poor, this Sunday, Ghanaian Bishops have been reflecting on poverty in the country, migration and youth unemployment among other concerns.
Cardinal Peter Turkson, the Prefect of the Department for the Service of Integral Human Development, released a message on the occasion of the World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW), Nov. 12-18.
Presiding at the Ratzinger Prize award ceremony, Pope Francis shared his sentiments of gratitude for the Pope Emeritus’ legacy and expressed appreciation for this year’s prize-winners.
Pope Francis on November 17 met some 400 members of the Apostolic Movement of the Blind on their 90th anniversary.
Pope Francis awards the Ratzinger Prize to architect Mario Botta and theologian Marianne Schlosser on Saturday 17th of November.
Violence continues in the Central African Republic, as a displaced persons camp operated by the Catholic Church is attacked. Militants also targeted the Cathedral and the Bishop’s residence in the southern city of Alindao.