Recent Editorial

  • Five things to look for in the encyclical on environment

    Jun 04, 2015

    Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment is being translated into multiple languages and will be published probably in June. Here are five things to look for in the new encyclical.

  • Anglican Church head pays visit to China

    Jun 04, 2015

    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby met with a top Chinese political advisor as the head of the Anglican Church began a subdued visit to China amid the worst persecution against Christians there in a generation.

  • Climate of change: The Catholic Church’s dance with science

    Jun 04, 2015

    From Galileo to genetics, the Roman Catholic Church has danced with science, sometimes in a high-tension tango but more often in a supportive waltz. Pope Francis is about to introduce a new twist: global warming.

  • Pioneering Asian theologian in biblical ethics dies at 46

    May 27, 2015

    A young theologian and priest with a global reputation as a rising pioneer in the field of theological ethics died suddenly Tuesday, just months before he was to host a first-of-its-kind conference bringing together ethicists across Asia.

  • Persecuted Rohingyas

    May 27, 2015

    The recent plight of Rohingya asylum seekers seems too familiar.

  • Vatican-Palestine accord supports ‘two-state’ solution

    May 21, 2015

    Vatican and Palestinian representatives have finalized the text of a formal agreement recognizing freedom of religion in the “State of Palestine” and outlining the rights and obligations of the Catholic Church, its agencies and its personnel in the territory.

  • Vatican and 'State of Palestine' agree to treaty safeguarding religious liberty

    May 21, 2015

    The Holy See and the State of Palestine have agreed on the text of a treaty regarding the life and activity of the Church in Palestine, which is expected to be signed soon by both parties.

  • Israel’s Foreign Ministry reacts with ‘disappointment’

    May 21, 2015

    The Vatican announced its intention to sign an accord with the state of Palestine, two years after first recognizing the territories as a state.

  • Two Palestinian nuns canonized

    May 21, 2015

    The canonization of the two girls from the East during these dark times is an invitation from His Holiness Pope Francis to pray, knowing that only prayer can miraculously help save our faith in the midst of these times of trial.

  • Pope’s environmental Rerum Novarum

    May 15, 2015

    Towards the end of the nineteenth century, the Catholic Church was facing an unprecedented social crisis, the immiseration of the working classes of Europe.