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Pontifical Mission Societies gear up for 200th anniversary celebrations

The Pontifical Mission Societies begin preparations to mark the 200th anniversary of their foundation, which takes place on 3 May 2022.

Pope at Audience: Contemplative prayer ‘a guide along path of love’

At the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis focuses his catechesis on contemplative prayer, and says contemplation helps guide us in following Jesus along the path of love.

India: Ranchi Church offers free lunch to relatives of Covid-19 patients

The Catholic Church in Ranchi has tried reaching out to those hit by the pandemic and its adverse effect on the economy.

Shrines around the world link up for recitation of the Rosary

Join the daily live broadcast of the recitation of the Holy Rosary in link-ups with Marian shrines around the world, as part of the May marathon of prayer called by Pope Francis.

Covid-19: India passes 20 million cases amid oxygen shortage

Coronavirus cases in India surge past the 20 million mark, while hospitals continue to face a shortage in oxygen supplies.

Archbishop Neary leads virtual pilgrimage to Ireland's Knock Shrine

As the Irish Archdiocese of Tuam celebrates its Diocesan pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, Archbishop Michael Neary recalls the importance of community in the life of every Christian.

Pope’s May prayer intention: ‘For the world of finance’

Pope Francis releases his prayer intention for the month of May 2021, and calls for regulators to limit speculation in financial markets and protect ordinary people.

Pope to celebrate Mass for Rome's Myanmar Catholics on May 16

The Pope’s gesture follows several appeals for dialogue and peace in Myanmar, which has been in turmoil since the 1 February military coup that ousted the country's elected government.

Pope pens preface to book on Rosario Angelo Livatino

Pope Francis writes the preface to a book on Servant of God, Rosario Angelo Livatino, an Italian judge killed “in hatred of the faith” in 1990 by gunmen linked to the Sicilian Mafia. Rosario Livatino will be beatified on Sunday, 9 May.

US Church to recall seafarers with special Day of Prayer

On the occasion of the National Maritime Day to be held on 22 May, the Catholic Church in the United States will celebrate a special Day of Prayer and Remembrance for Mariners and People of the Sea.