Global Church News

  • Novena for Pentecost: Feast of the Ascension

    May 21, 2020

    Join Dan Schutte in a virtual novena for Pentecost on the Feast of the Ascension. Let us join those first disciples in these nine days of prayer, a way for us to be together even while we are separated by space.

  • Former Jesuit superior general Adolfo Nicolás has died in Tokyo

    May 21, 2020

    Adolfo Nicolás, S.J., the 30th superior general of the Society of Jesus, died in Tokyo, Japan, on May 20. He was 84 years old.

  • Laudato si’ inspires new communication project

    May 21, 2020

    Five years after its publication, the encyclical letter of Pope Francis, “Laudato si’” is still inspiring people to create a more sustainable and equitable world.

  • Holy See concerned about Israeli plans to annex occupied territories

    May 21, 2020

    Palestinian leader Saeb Erakat and Archbishop Gallagher talked on the phone. Benjamin Netanyahu is planning the annexation and is now supported by Benny Gantz. Trump is in favour as well. Christian leaders have long complained about the apathy of the international community.

  • Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord

    May 21, 2020

    His glorious Ascension signified the completion of his time on earth, which is celebrated by the Church forty days after the Resurrection and ten days before the Pentecost, the coming of the Holy Spirit. Our Lord Jesus Christ gave us hope by promising that "when I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also" (John 14:3).

  • Catholic groups prepare to give aid ahead of cyclone in South Asia

    May 21, 2020

    Numerous Catholics organizations have volunteered to help evacuate millions, as a cyclone prepares to hit Bangladesh and India this week.

  • A work that is not our own: The sources of mission

    May 21, 2020

    With his Message to the Pontifical Mission Societies (Pontificie Opere Missionarie, POM), Pope Francis warns of various pathologies that risk disfiguring missionary activity, obscuring the action of grace.

  • Covid-19: Cases exceed five million globally

    May 21, 2020

    The number of Covid-19 cases globally has surpassed 5 million with Latin America emerging as the new epicentre of the virus.

  • Asian Churches observe Laudato Sì Week

    May 20, 2020

    In the run-up to the 5th anniversary of Pope Francis’ landmark encyclical “Laudato sí: on the Care for Our Common Home” on Sunday, local Churches in I

  • Kolkata, Sisters of Mother Teresa distribute food to 40 thousand families

    May 20, 2020

    The Missionaries of Charity, with a truck and an ambulance, tour several slums in the metropolis. Gift packages containing rice, sugar, wheat flour, dried legumes, lentils. Recipients are poor, unemployed and migrants affected by the lockdown. Cyclone Amphan is coming, with winds at 185 km / h. Millions of people evacuated to India and Bangladesh.