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Vatican News

  • Pope: We must rediscover the true richness of Christmas
    on December 3, 2022 at 3:20 pm

    Addressing the delegations from Sutrio, Rosello and Guatemala, who have gifted this year's tree and nativity scenes in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis draws attention to the true meaning of Christmas. Read all  

  • The Lord's Day Reflection: "A menagerie of the spirit"
    on December 3, 2022 at 12:43 pm

    As the Church marks the Second Sunday in Advent, Fr. Edmund Power OSB, offers his thoughts on the day’s liturgical readings noticing in particular how as many as sixteen animals, and their allegorical meanings, pop up in the readings either directly or indirectly... Read all  

  • Pope: Inclusion of disabled people must not remain a slogan
    on December 3, 2022 at 11:12 am

    Pope Francis welcomes a group of disabled people on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities and says that by promoting the dignity and inclusion of all, the Church fulfills its prophetic mission. Read all  

  • Pope: We are all part of the same vulnerable humanity
    on December 3, 2022 at 10:58 am

    In his message for the International Day of Persons With Disabilities, Pope Francis evokes a magisterium of fragility, symbolyzing a new awareness that “happiness is bread that is not eaten alone” Read all  

  • Violent crime on the rise in Mexico
    on December 3, 2022 at 10:50 am

    Homicides, mostly from the bullets of ultra-violent drug cartel gunmen, continue to terrorize and haunt Mexico`s fragile law and order system Read all  

  • Lebanon seeks repatriation of Syrian refugees
    on December 2, 2022 at 3:19 pm

    Faced with its own serious financial crisis, Lebanon asks for aid from the United Nations to help Syrian refugees return to their homeland. Read all  

  • Holy See: migrants are not just numbers
    on December 2, 2022 at 1:26 pm

    During the 113th session of Council of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Geneva, the Representation of the Holy See urges the International Community to address the root causes of migration, and to see migration not only as a challenge, but also as an opportunity. Read all  

  • Pope: Migration essential for the Mediterranean’s well-being
    on December 2, 2022 at 12:34 pm

    In a message to the Rome MED Dialogues conference, Pope Francis calls for shared solutions to address human mobility: "The ongoing war in Ukraine represents the globalization of problems" Read all  

  • Pope: The joy of family continues even in difficulties
    on December 2, 2022 at 12:30 pm

    In his address to the Family Association forum, Pope Francis called Christian families to be open, welcoming, and supportive, “rooted in a territory and at the same time open to the world.” Read all  

  • Ukraine: Archbishop Shevchuk appeals for release of arrested priests
    on December 2, 2022 at 11:50 am

    The head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church calls for the release of Fathers Ivan Levytskyi and Bohdan Heleta, who were seized from their parish in Berdyansk in November. Read all  

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