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Living with the poor like Jesus: The example of Fr Júlio Lancellotti

Alongside the poor, as Christ teaches. This is what Father Júlio Lancellotti recalls from his phone call with Pope Francis last year. It’s a mission reflected in the routine of the priest who each day welcomes – in his heart and at the "Centro São Martinho" in Sao Paulo, Brazil – hundreds of people who live on the streets of the largest city in the Latin American country.

US Bishops invite youth to join WYD 2023 celebration

Bishops in the United States are inviting young people to take part in the celebration of the 38th World Youth Day to be held in Lisbon, Portugal, in 2023.

Philippine bishops congratulate country's first Nobel Peace laureate

The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines has greeted Maria Ressa for winning this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to “safeguard freedom of expression” in the country.

Lebanon: turmoil worsens with yet another fuel crisis caused by blaze

Firefighters in Lebanon extinguish a huge blaze in a storage tank at one of the country's main oil facilities in the south. The incident compounds difficulties as cash-strapped Lebanon struggles through a serious power crisis and economic downfall that affects employment, livelihoods, and basic humanitarian needs.

Plenary Council calls for more listening in Australian Church

After a three-year preparatory process, the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia kicked off last week gathering approximately 280 delegates from across the country who met virtually for their first assembly. It is the first such event since 1937 when the Fourth Plenary Council was held. For six days, participants prayed, discussed and reflected together to “discern” what God is asking of the Church in Australia today. Discussions will resume next year at the Second Assembly in Sydney

Pope appoints new Master of Pontifical Liturgical Ceremonies

Pope Francis appoints Msgr Diego Ravelli as new Master of Pontifical Liturgical Ceremonies.

Pope receives Armenian president Armen Sarkissian

President Armen Sarkissian of Armenia was received by Pope Francis at an audience in the Vatican on Monday morning.

Philippine Church’s vision and plan for synodal process

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines has issued a message on the Universal Church’s synodal process that Pope Francis inaugurated on Oct. 10 and which dioceses worldwide will kick off on Oct. 17.

Yemen: At least 6 people killed in car-bomb attack

A car-bomb targeting a governor’s convoy rocks Yemen’s southern port city of Aden killing at least six people and leaving several others injured.

Pope to Sisters of Charity: you are masters in walking the way of charity

Pope Francis addresses the Sisters of Charity on their 21st General Chapter and thanks them for their work in charity.