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  • Pope to universities: Rethink development models and inspire community service

    May 17, 2022

    Pope Francis meets with University Rectors from Italy’s Lazio region on Monday, inviting them to commit their institutions to rethinking economic, cultural and social models that put the human person back at the centre. He also encourages them to continue to welcome students and teachers who are victims of war and persecution.

  • Pope: ‘Dialogue especially with those who disagree with you’

    May 17, 2022

    Pope Francis receives in audience a group of members of the “Political Fraternity” of the Chemin Neuf Community and invites them to pursue their commitment to foster encounter and take action for the good of humanity.

  • Pope to Mission Societies: ‘Be faithful, bold and creative’

    May 17, 2022

    In a message to members of the Pontifical Mission Societies gathered in the French city of Lyon to celebrate the 200th anniversary of their foundation, Pope Francis points to the path traced by Pauline Jaricot for the continuation and fulfillment of their mission.

  • Parolin: War is senseless violence, we must be artisans of peace

    May 17, 2022

    Speaking at a conference hosted by Rome’s Pontifical Urbaniana University and organised by the Moroccan embassy to the Holy See, the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin recalls the good relations between the Vatican and the North African state, reiterating the Pope's calls for a concrete commitment to put an end to the conflict in Ukraine.

  • Children of Ukraine suffering separated families, education gap

    May 17, 2022

    Caritas Ukraine and Caritas-Spes Ukraine deplore the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the country during a press conference at Vatican Radio highlighting the efforts of the Caritas Confederation and illustrating the catastrophic situation in the country.

  • Pope to Camillians: Look at suffering, sickness with the eyes of Jesus

    May 17, 2022

    In his address to the Order of the Ministers of the Infirm, Pope Francis encourages Camillians in their ministry, and highlights the importance of looking at the reality of suffering, sickness and death with the eyes of Jesus.

  • Card Bo calls Hong Kong a ‘police state’ after Card Zen’s arrest

    May 17, 2022

    The archbishop of Yangon slams Chinese authorities, concerned about the lack of respect for human rights and threats to religious freedom in the former British colony. In a state governed by the rule of law, helping people on trial is legitimate. The prelate calls on the faithful to pray for Hong Kong and China on 24 May.

  • Christian Mass prohibited in Ambon

    May 17, 2022

    Worshippers attending a church inside a military air base were stopped because some did not wear shoes. For base commander, there was a “communication error”.

  • Buddhists and Catholics meet in My Tho on Vesak to renew interfaith dialogue

    May 17, 2022

    A delegation led by Bishop Phêrô Nguyen Van Kham visited a pagoda in Tien Giang to mark the festival celebrating the Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death. They received gifts, including anti-COVID masks with the logo of the Vietnamese Buddhist Church. The two sides discussed the many problems that afflict the planet, from the environmental crisis to ongoing conflicts.

  • Full text of Pope Francis’ homily for the canonization Mass of 10 saints

    May 16, 2022

    On Sunday, Pope Francis declared 10 holy men and women to be saints of the Catholic Church before around 45,000 people during a canonization Mass in St. Peter’s Square.