Pope Francis appeals for honest and transparent dialogue to solve the current military crisis in northeast Syria. Also he says he is concerned by the social unrest in Ecuador and calls for peace and attention towards the most vulnerable.
Pope Francis presides over the canonizations of Cardinal John Henry Newman, Sister Marian Thresia, Sister Giuseppina Vannini, Sister Dulce Lopes Pontes, and Marguerite Bays. In his homily, the Pope reflects on the Gospel account of the lepers, and on the verbs “to cry out, to walk, to give thanks”.
The Vatican announced last Thursday approval of a miracle attributed to Venerable Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski, the former primate of Poland known for his heroic resistance to Communism.
The celebrations of the 8th centenary of the pilgrimage of peace by St Francis in the Holy Land are over
At the end of the days celebrating the 8th centenary of the pilgrimage of peace by St Francis in the Holy Land
Italy and Malta are pressuring fellow European Union nations to help them with migrants rescued at sea. Their countries’ interior ministers and those from France and Germany are in Malta to develop some automatic mechanism to distribute often desperate people within the EU, despite opposition among several member states.
After the Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis urged the faithful gathered in St Peter’s Square to pray for migrants and refugees and reminds them that the World Day for Migrants and Refugees will be celebrated next week.
. The Holy See Press Office announces Pope Francis’ Apostolic Journey to Thailand and Japan from 19 to 26 November. He will be the second Pope to visit these two Asian countries, after Pope John Paul II. Also, Pope Francis launches the Global Educational Alliance initiative to shape the future of humanity by forming mature individuals who can overcome division and care for our common home.
The Catholic Bishops of Colombia express their concern and desire for peace, after former FARC rebels say they will once again take up arms