Global Church News

  • Anglicans recognise Pope as ‘father of the Church in the West’

    Aug 12, 2022

    In ecumenical discussions at the Lambeth Conference in Canterbury, England, Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, said that most Anglicans recognise the Pope as “the father of the Church in the West.”

  • Peace is a ‘duty’ that concerns all, say bishops of Japan

    Aug 12, 2022

    “Peace is possible; peace is a duty”. The Japanese bishops have reiterated this call in their reflections for the Ten Days of Prayer for Peace event.

  • A loving tribute to our priests

    Aug 12, 2022

    ‘He made them the vicars of his love.’ — St Ambrose of Milan

  • Italian priest hailed for peace efforts in Papua New Guinea

    Aug 12, 2022

    Catholics in Papua New Guinea delivered emotional messages as they bid farewell to an elderly Italian missionary priest who served in the country for over five decades and was admired for his efforts for peace during the civil war.

  • Who owns your t-shirt?

    Aug 12, 2022

    There’s a reason companies and event organisers fork out money to have t-shirts made for participants of their events.

  • One mission but different ways of responding

    Aug 12, 2022

    On March 25, 1996 Pope St John Paul II wrote a post-synodal apostolic exhortation, Vita Consecrata, on the consecrated life and its mission in the Church and in the world.

  • Where does God show up on your calendar?

    Aug 12, 2022

    Lest you think I’m the judgment patrol, this question came from flipping through my own family’s calendar.

  • Remembering Cardinal Jozef Tomko

    Aug 12, 2022

    Cardinal Jozef Tomko died on August 8 at the age of 98. He was the world’s oldest living member of the College of Cardinals. Pope Francis, participated privately at the funeral Mass on Aug 11, celebrated at the Altar of the Chair in St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican.

  • Ukrainian priest martyred under the Soviet regime to be beatified

    Aug 12, 2022

    A few hours after celebrating a clandestine Divine Liturgy, Fr Petro Paolo Orosdied when a pistol shot entered his chin, crossed his neck and exited his shoulder. On August 28, 1953, the Soviet communists put an end to the life of robust faith and dedication to the weakest of this pr

  • Five new Venerables

    Aug 12, 2022

    In addition to the martyrdom of Petro Oros, the Pope authorised the promulgation of Decrees recognising the heroic virtues of five new Venerables.