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Pope to Italian Civil Protection: ‘Good makes no noise but builds the world'

Pope Francis meets volunteers of the Italian Civil Protection Department in the Vatican and says their service is a concrete expression of true fraternity.

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Catholic groups congratulate new Australia PM as he is sworn in

As the new Australian Labor prime minister, Anthony Albanese is sworn into office, Catholic organizations offer their congratulations and urge him to put compassion and justice at the heart of governance.

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Cardinal Parolin: Ukraine peace negotiations needed right away

Celebrating Mass on the day commemorating the death of Saint Rita of Cascia, the Cardinal Secretary of State made reference to current events, invoking the intercession of the patron saint of impossible causes to put an end to the violence in Ukraine.

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Davos Forum: Global Solidarity Fund presents assistance plans

From Sunday 22 May to Tuesday 24 May Catholic religious men and women will discuss leadership and social inclusion in the global arena. Discussions are taking place at the international meeting of the Global Solidarity Fund in Switzerland of which the Catholic Church is a member, bringing together representatives of all fields.

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Gallagher: I met a wounded and brave people, dialogue is needed for peace

Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, the Vatican's Secretary for Relations with States, concludes his mission to Ukraine: "The Pope could still continue to play a very significant role in this conflict and its resolution. There are possibilites. We must be careful to avoid a new arms race in Europe and the world."

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Pope expresses closeness to pastors and faithful in China

At the end of the Regina Coeli, Pope Francis recalls the memory of the Blessed Virgin Mary Help of Christians, inviting the Church to unite in prayer with Chinese Catholics

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Pope at Regina Coeli: Ask the Lord for the Spirit of peace

Pope Francis encourages us to strive for meekness and harmony in our lives, while we should pray every day, “Lord, give me your peace, give me your Holy Spirit”.

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Pope Francis approves canonization of two Blesseds

In decrees approved on Saturday, Pope Francis approves the canonization of Blessed Giovanni Battista Scalabrini and Blessed Artemide Zatti; recognizes a miracle attributed to Spanish laywoman Maria de la Concepción Barrecheguren y García; and recognizes the heroic virtues of seven Servants of God.

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Pope meets with readers of "Famiglia Cristiana" marking 90th anniversary

Pope Francis pays tribute to Italy's most widely circulated Catholic magazine, "Famiglia Cristiana," and encourages readers and staff to follow in the footsteps of its founder, Blessed Fr. James Alberione, who said to his priests: "Sow good ideas so that they may bear good works."

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Côte d’Ivoire: Christ stands by us in spite of the challenges on the continent.

Côte d’Ivoire’s Catholic Bishops are meeting in the Archdiocese of Abidjan for their ordinary plenary assembly.

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