Global Church News

  • A conversation with Cardinal Dolan ahead of mission to help Ukraine

    Apr 28, 2022

    In an in-depth interview with Vatican News in Rome, the Archbishop of New York discusses the war in Ukraine ahead of his imminent visit to help refugees on borders, violence, and protecting life. After not having been in Eternal City for 25 months due to the pandemic, Cardinal Timothy Dolan also discusses the resonance of Pope Francis’ appeals throughout the United States, and praises New York’s Latinos as being the heart and life of the Church.

  • WCC joins UNICEF in World Immunization Week

    Apr 28, 2022

    As World Immunization Week is observed from 24-30 April with the theme “Long Life for All,” the World Council of Churches (WCC) and its vaccine champions continue to support sharing accurate information about vaccines as well as access to vaccines across the globe.

  • Many Afghan families surviving on bread and water this Ramadan

    Apr 28, 2022

    Afghanistan’s worsening economic and food crisis is heavily impacting families and children, says Save the Children. Only 7 per cent of familoies reported having enough to eat in March.

  • Pontifical Mission Societies shows solidarity in Ukraine visit

    Apr 28, 2022

    The National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in the US, Msgr. Kieran Harrington, traveled to Ukraine during Holy Week there, to offer the Church's solidarity with the suffering people there by being present in listening, visiting and praying together them.

  • Cardinal Napier: "Walk of Witness" reaches out to South Africa's flood

    Apr 28, 2022

    South Africa's national religious leaders conduct a "Walk of Witness" and joint prayer at some of the flood-affected areas of Kwa-Zulu Natal. Cardinal Napier, Archbishop of Durban, talks about the ecumenical and interfaith collaboration in the Province and of how it offers concrete support to those on the peripheries.

  • South African Freedom Day 2022: What is left to celebrate?

    Apr 28, 2022

    April 27 is Freedom Day: a public holiday in South Africa commemorating the first democratic elections in 1994.

  • National Congress on Hispanic Ministry focuses on raising prophetic voices

    Apr 27, 2022

    The sixth National Catholic Congress of Hispanic Ministry in the US takes place from 26 – 30 April with a focus on family, Hispanic youth ministry, social justice and pastoral formation.

  • Hong Kong priest: China trying to control religion in Hong Kong

    Apr 27, 2022

    Speaking publicly under his own name for the first time, a Hong Kong priest says the Chinese Communist Party is using ideological tactics such as re-education and propaganda to chip away at the freedom of religion in Hong Kong, which came under Chinese control in 1997.

  • My Homeboy - Gary

    Apr 27, 2022

    Dale Recinella, the former Wall Street finance lawyer who assists prisoners on death row in Florida together with his wife Susan, shares his experience and tells the stories of those he meets.

  • UK-Rwanda asylum deal raises human rights concerns

    Apr 27, 2022

    The controversial agreement between the UK and Rwanda to externalize processing asylum claims in the East African country has drawn swift criticism from several quarters. Alice Mogwe, the President of the International Federation for Human Rights, underlines human rights concerns in the proposal and raises questions about the obligations of countries to migrants and asylum seekers.