"God protected me and the Virgin Mary did not leave me": Survivor of Turkey Earthquake

Mar 1, 2023

Only a few hours after Bassel Habkouk, a young Lebanese Catholic and father of two, arrived for a visit in Turkey on Feb. 6, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck the country and nearby Syria.

Archbishop Paolo Borgia, transferred to the Vatican Diplomatic Mission in Lebanon. Credit: CECCI

Apostolic Nuncio in Ivory Coast Transferred, to Represent the Holy Father in Lebanon

Sep 26, 2022

Pope Francis has transferred Archbishop Paolo Borgia who has been serving as Apostolic Nuncio in Ivory Coast to the Vatican Diplomatic Mission in Lebanon.

Pope Francis meets with members of the Pontifical Liturgical Institute in the Apostolic Palace on May 7, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis’ Trip to Lebanon "delayed for health reasons"

May 9, 2022

Lebanon’s tourism minister announced the postponement, citing ‘health reasons.’

Children in South Sudan participating in the rosary campaign. ACN

"One million children praying rosary": Kids Join Rosary Initiative Inspired by Padre Pio

Oct 15, 2021

Children from 44 countries have already registered to take part in the rosary campaign.

Pope Francis speaks at Sunday Angelus on 30 May 2021. Vatican Media/CNA

The Holy Trinity invites us to grow in unity as Christians: Pope Francis

May 30, 2021

On the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Pope Francis said unity is essential to Christian life because God is a communion of love.

Pope Francis gives his Angelus address June 8, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA.

Even in Times of Darkness, God is There: Pope Francis

Aug 9, 2020

When caught in difficult moments or trials, turn your heart to God, who is near even when you do not search for him, Pope Francis said in his Angelus address Sunday.