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Interfaith initiative sparks controversy at all-Africa football championships

Interfaith initiative sparks controversy at all-Africa football championships


Catholic priest behind interreligious effort to provide chaplaincy and religious services to athletes at the African Cup of Nations now underway in Cameroon

Cameroon priest “arrested” by men alleging to be police

Cameroon priest “arrested” by men alleging to be police


A Catholic priest in the strife-torn Central African nation of Cameroon was forcibly detained by men in police uniforms and taken to an unknown destination

The Word of God in Africa

The Word of God in Africa


“Sunday of the Word of God”, an annual observance on the Third Sunday of Ordinary Time that Pope Francis established in 2019, takes place this year on January 23

Pope’s condolence for India’s flood victims

Pope’s condolence for India’s flood victims


Vatican Secretary of State, Card. Pietro Parolin has sent a telegram to local authorities in India, expressing the condolence of Pope Francis for the flood victims

Pope at Angelus: Be ready for the final encounter with the Lord

Pope at Angelus: Be ready for the final encounter with the Lord


Pope Francis reflects on this Sunday’s Gospel and on Jesus’ call to be vigilant and to “light our lamps” as we await the final encounter with the Father.

Pope recalls 70th Anniversary of Geneva Conventions

Pope recalls 70th Anniversary of Geneva Conventions


Pope Francis recalls the importance of the 1949 Geneva conventions, especially for those affected by armed conflict.

Pope Francis renews the Statutes of the Vatican Bank (IOR)

Pope Francis renews the Statutes of the Vatican Bank (IOR)


Pope Francis approves the renewed Statutes for the Institute for the Works of Religion (IOR). These include the appointment of an external auditor and new regulati

Pope: Isolationism and populism lead to war

Pope: Isolationism and populism lead to war


In an interview with the Italian daily La Stampa-Vatican Insider, Pope Francis says that Europe needs to respect identities of peoples without closing itself in. H

Pope at Audience: Be God’s instruments of healing, like Apostles

Pope at Audience: Be God’s instruments of healing, like Apostles


Pope Francis resumes his weekly General Audiences by continuing his catechesis on the Acts of the Apostles.

Weekly General Audiences set to resume on Wednesday

Weekly General Audiences set to resume on Wednesday


Each week, the General Audience is an important moment when people from all over the world have the opportunity to see and hear Pope Francis, as he proposes in a s

Popes schedule for journeys to Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius

Popes schedule for journeys to Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius


The Vatican releases a revised programme for Pope Francis’ Apostolic Journeys to Mozambique, Madagascar, and Mauritius, set to take place on September 4-10.

Pope at Angelus: True treasure is in heaven

Pope at Angelus: True treasure is in heaven


Pope Francis during his Angelus address says that Jesus invites us to consider that riches can chain the heart and distract it from the true treasure that is in he

Pope Francis at Angelus prays for “defenceless” US shooting victims

Pope Francis at Angelus prays for “defenceless” US shooting victims


The Pope expresses his spiritual closeness and prayers to all those affected by this week’s series of mass shootings in the US.