In an ongoing free surgery of the eyes under the auspices of the Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yamdio (CDTY) in South Sudan, at least 180 patients have been reached and many more are expected in the coming days.
St. Peter’s Basilica will now host an hour of Eucharistic adoration on its front portico once a month.
Pope Francis underlined the “universal value” of Jerusalem in a meeting with members of a Vatican-Palestinian interreligious dialogue group on Thursday.
The Vatican held a hearing Thursday to try three climate activists for criminal damage to a famous statue in the Vatican Museums.
St. Frances was born into a noble Roman family in the year 1384. From an early age, Frances felt drawn to the religious life, but at the age of thirteen her parents forced her into marriage.
Supporting women's participation in elections is essential for promoting gender equality, the Executive Director of Caritas Freetown in Sierra Leone has said and called on the authorities in the West African nation to establish structures to protect women in the country’s upcoming elections.
Pope Francis met Wednesday with two young Nigerian girls who suffered horrendous violence at the hands of the Boko Haram terrorist group.
Women and girls in the Southern African nation of Zambia suffer the most from the rising cost of living in the country, officials of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) have said.
The news of the reappointment of the President of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) has been “received with great joy”, the Secretary General of the continental Symposium of Catholic Bishops in Africa has said.
On March 3 the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano reported the latest statistics about the global Catholic Church.
“Oh, what sorrow to have watched three of my parishioners shot dead in cold blood, right before my eyes — and I couldn’t do anything,” Nigerian parish priest Father Bako Francis Awesuh, 37, shared in a new Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) report published Friday.
Pope Francis said Wednesday that there is no option to be “passive subjects” when it comes to evangelization because every baptized Catholic has a mission to actively proclaim the Gospel.
The Catholic Church celebrates the extraordinary life of St. John of God on March 8. The saint lived through decades of sin and suffering before a profound conversion that led him to embrace poverty, humility and charity.
In a move to deepen the engagement in the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality, the African Synodality Initiative (ASI) is seeking to constitute a team of experts who will be empowered with skills to grow the spirit of synodality in places that have been left behind in synodal conversations.
The Catholic Bishop of South Sudan’s Rumbek Diocese has challenged parents and guardians who have kept their respective children in cattle camps to consider enrolling them in schools for formal education.
Conflicts and divisions among members of Church Associations counter the gains of evangelization and Gospel witnessing, a Catholic Priest in Zimbabwe’s Bulawayo Archdiocese has said, and termed interpersonal fights “counter-evangelical”.
The Catholic Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has lauded aggrieved politicians in the country’s February 25 elections for shunning violence and seeking the intervention of the court instead.
Pope Francis appointed five new members to his council of cardinals advisers on Tuesday, including Synod organizer Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich and Canadian Cardinal Gérald C. Lacroix.
Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, whose spire and roof were destroyed by an April 15, 2019, fire, is expected be rebuilt within the five-year deadline set by the French government.
Britain’s House of Commons approved legislation Tuesday to create “buffer zones” around abortion facilities that would prohibit a wide range of behavior, including silent prayer.