Global Church News

  • Ukraine's President seeks evacuations from Mariupol

    May 02, 2022

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky says authorities are working to evacuate more people trapped in a steel plant in Ukraine’s besieged city of Mariupol.

  • EU and Church officials discuss solidarity for Ukrainian refugees

    May 02, 2022

    EU, civil society, journalists and Church representatives discuss "Solidarity and European cooperation for refugees from the war in Ukraine" at a meeting hosted in Rome to better understand how all are assisting those fleeing the war.

  • Pope to Protection Commission: All abuse unacceptable

    May 02, 2022

    Addressing the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, Pope Francis requests an annual report on the Church's safeguarding initiatives to help competent authorities respond to allegations of abuse on the part of clergy, and praises the work being done by the Commission.

  • Noel Curran: Media have a duty to report the horror of war

    May 02, 2022

    Interview with the director-general of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) on the importance of good journalism in a time of crisis. Curran expresses gratitude to Pope Francis for having underlined the role of journalists reporting on the ground in Ukraine, even risking their lives.

  • Cost of living crisis: The poorest are suffering most

    May 02, 2022

    As the cost of living crisis continues to put a squeeze on people’s purse strings, the CEO of independent think tank Social Justice Ireland, Fr Seàn Healy, S.M.A., says a society will be judged by how it treats its most vulnerable.

  • Pastoral ministers must get training about dementia

    Apr 30, 2022

    Dealing with dementia should be an integral part of the training and further education of pastoral ministers, said Bishop Franz-Josef Bode, deputy president of the German Bishops’ Conference.

  • Women religious to share synodal experience at global meeting

    Apr 30, 2022

    Women religious superiors from around the world are expected to share their “synodal experience” during their 22nd plenary assembly in Rome from May 2 to 6.

  • Killing the innocent by abortion is not mercy!

    Apr 29, 2022

    During his homily at the Mass for the blessing of the foundation stone for the Divine Mercy Shrine in Santiago on Sunday, Cardinal Celestino Aós Braco warned that abortion “is not mercy,” nor is the “mutilation” of moral and religious teaching.

  • Remembering Fr Stan Swamy on his 85th birthday

    Apr 29, 2022

    The 85th birth anniversary of Fr Stan Swamy SJ, the first since his death, was observed with the release of a book and unveiling of his bust at Bagaicha, a training and social action centre he founded in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand.

  • Bishops of Cameroon re-consecrate country to Immaculate Heart of Mary

    Apr 29, 2022

    On Divine Mercy Sunday, 24 April, Bishops of Cameroon led thousands of Cameroon’s Catholic faithful in re-consecrating the conflict-torn nation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.