Focus

  • Setting tracks ablaze

    Jun 24, 2022

    Ipoh-born Shereen Vallabouy is setting tracks blazing as Malaysia’s third-fastest woman over 400m.

  • Experts debate meaning of ‘synodality’ for global Church

    Jun 17, 2022

    Throughout July, some 100,000 people will be able to participate in a free, online seminar about synodality, curated by three theologians from Latin America and including witnesses from all around the world.

  • Five keys for true interreligious dialogue

    Jun 10, 2022

    As the Dicastery for Interreligious Dialogue holds its plenary assembly this week in Rome, an expert from Africa, Fr Peter Onoja, SMA explains why it’s urgent for Catholics to engage people of other faiths.

  • Nigerian cardinal inducts 60 “ambassadors” to build peace, tolerance

    Jun 10, 2022

    The Cardinal Onaiyekan Foundation for Peace (COFP) non-governmental organisation has inducted 60 peace-ambassadors to build and strengthen the processes of social change in Nigeria and in other parts of Africa.

  • National Synod Day for Church in England and Wales

    Jun 10, 2022

    Approximately 80 to 90 bishops, clergy and lay people who were part of the synodal consultation process in their dioceses met together in Southwark on June 8.

  • A “coherent synthesis”

    Jun 10, 2022

    Members of St Peter’s Parish in Yvetot in the Diocese of Rouen (France) began meeting in late November for synodal discussions, focusing on the theme of “co-responsibility in mission”.

  • Synodality should lead us to live communion more intensely

    Jun 03, 2022

    In a videomessage for the Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America, Pope Francis reflects on the meaning of synodality and communion, insisting both are necessary as the Church embarks on the synodal journey.

  • The Road to Emmaus and synodality

    Jun 03, 2022

    Luke’s deeply moving post Resurrection account of the two disciples meeting Jesus on the Road to Emmaus is a compelling metaphor for synodality.

  • Women religious — Setting sights on synodality

    May 27, 2022

    Sr Nadia Coppa, the newly-elected president of one of the largest international conglomerates of women religious, is set on creating a global network of collaboration among congregations, based on Pope Francis’ much-touted spirit of synodality.

  • Challenging “sainthood” concepts

    May 20, 2022

    St Peter’s Square is back to its festive mood. After almost three years of desolate space and token ceremonies, the square, which according to official counts can hold up to 300,000 people, had more than 50,000 people participating in the canonisation ceremonies in the Vatican on May 15.