Focus

  • What the World Cup can teach us about everything

    Jun 22, 2018

    It is upon us again. Four long years have passed, and now the 21st World Cup, hosted in Russia, is being broadcast around the world in dozens of languages.

  • The suicide epidemic and a message for a hopeless world

    Jun 22, 2018

    Suicide is rarely caused by a “single factor,” but contributing causes may include relationship problems, recent or upcoming crises, health, financial, housing and legal problems, and substance abuse.

  • Pope appeals that World Cup helps promote peace

    Jun 22, 2018

    As 32 nations get ready to vie for the World Cup in Russia, Pope Francis greeted players, organisers and soccer fans who will be following “this event that overcomes all borders.”

  • Lateran University introduces distance learning programme

    Jun 08, 2018

    The Pontifical Lateran University chair for the Theology of the People of God will soon be offering a distance learning programme to English speakers.

  • First-ever layperson appointed as rector of the Pontifical Lateran University

    Jun 08, 2018

    In another historic step to assign key positions in the Catholic Church to lay people, Pope Francis has appointed a married layman, Vincenzo Buonomo, as the new rector of the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome.

  • WCC official credits Pope for leading the way in ecumenism

    Jun 08, 2018

    There is now much more space and willingness for meaningful cooperation beyond theological dialogues among churches, says Pastor Martin Robra.

  • World Day Against Child Labour

    Jun 01, 2018

    Themed “Generation Safe and Healthy”, this year’s commemoration is in line with ILO’s aim to secure safe working environments for all workers by 2030 and end all forms of child labour by 2025.

  • When will we get lay apostolic nuncios?

    Jun 01, 2018

    The Holy See is an independent sovereign entity located in the Vatican City State. And as such, it welcomes ambassadors and accredits them to other wo

  • High drama in the temple

    Jun 01, 2018

    Then came the Sadducees, keepers of the law (12:18) who were sent scurrying to their legal holes with the words of Jesus, “is not this the reason you are wrong, that you know neither the scriptures not the power of God?” Finally a scribe, who saw goodness in Jesus’ answers, but in praising him Jesus also attacks his fraternity.

  • Pope Francis concludes three-day summit with Chilean Bishops

    May 25, 2018

    In a letter to the Chilean bishops at the end of a three day summit, Pope Francis thanked them for joining him in asking for heartfelt pardon from the victims and in making a firm resolution to repair the damage done to them.