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Pope at Angelus: Eucharist provides strength to care for others

Ahead of the Angelus prayer on Sunday, Pope Francis encourages the faithful to draw strength from the Eucharist and to show compassion and tenderness toward those in need.

SECAM Day is an opportunity to pray for the growing Church in Africa

The First Vice President of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM), Bishop Sithembele Sipuka, reflects on the Bishops’ forum’s 51st-anniversary celebration amid the Covid-19 crisis.

Vatican Museums: Beauty that Unites! 60

Beauty creates communion. It unites onlookers from a distance, uniting past, present and future. Pope Francis has recalled this on a number of occasions. The Church has always translated the universality of the Good News into the language of art. From this premise, this dramatic moment in history characterized by uncertainty and isolation, gives rise to this initiative which is a partnership between the Vatican Museum and Vatican News: Masterpieces from the Vatican Collection accompanied by comments from the words of the Popes.

Europe's economies plunging into coronavirus recession

The European Union's statistics agency reports the most significant economic falls within the 27-nation bloc since it began recording the figures 25 years ago.

Gospel Truth: Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2 August 2020

In this week's edition of "Gospel Truth”, the late Jill Bevilacqua and Seán-Patrick Lovett bring us readings and reflections from the Gospel of St. Mathew 14:13-21.

Covid-19: Latin America current epidemic battleground

Latin America is becoming the epicenter battleground for the Covid-19 pandemic, with sharply rising numbers of infections and deaths. Yet scant testing services in many areas mask the true extent of the crisis.

Cardinal Parolin to visit Ars and Lourdes in August

The Vatican Secretary of State will pay a visit to Ars on the Feast of St John Vianney, and will celebrate Mass on the Solemnity of the Assumption in Lourdes.

Pope appoints new Bishop to the Diocese of Port Pirie, Australia

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Gregory O'Kelly, SJ and has appointed Father Karol Kulczycki SDS as bishop of the Diocese of Port Pirie in Australia.

Crucifix in Managua cathedral torched in ‘hatred of the Church’

The Catholic community in Nicaragua is left deeply wounded after a man destroys a crucifix in Managua’s cathedral with a petrol bomb.

Pope Francis: Trafficking a scourge against human dignity

Pope Francis sends a message to an online seminar on human trafficking, and calls this form of modern-day slavery a scourge against human dignity.