Top Stories

  • Pandemic as an 'opportunity to help build ecumenical dialogue'

    Jan 24, 2022

    “Ecumenism in a Time of Pandemic: From Crisis to Opportunity” is the title of a working document presented by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, and which is the result of a survey conducted in 2021 among all the Bishops' Conferences and Eastern Catholic Synods in the world.

  • Jailed Vietnam journalist wins top human rights award

    Jan 24, 2022

    Pham Doan Trang, jailed last month for nine years, is named among three laureates of the 2022 Martin Ennals Award.

  • Rev. Valjakka: Accompanying Finland’s Sámi Christians on the journey to unity

    Jan 24, 2022

    An interview with Rev. Mari Valjakka, pastor of Sámi at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland, highlights the reality of Europe’s only indigenous people and their unique and precious contribution to humanity’s effort to care for Creation.

  • Archbishop Longley: The journey together towards Christian Unity

    Jan 23, 2022

    As the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity continues, the Co-Chair of the Anglican–Roman Catholic International Commission, Archbishop Bernard Longley reflects on the immense work done and the road still to travel towards the goal of full visible unity.

  • #IamChurch: The Word of God in lives of people with disabilities

    Jan 23, 2022

    Promoted by the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, the #IamChurch initiative consists in five videos demonstrating the daily struggles of persons with disabilities who, far from feeling burdensome or "set aside", provide their own specific contribution within their ecclesial communities. "The Word of God in the lives of people with disabilities" is the title of the fifth and final video.

  • Madagascar: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in Toamasina

    Jan 23, 2022

    The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is taking place from 18 to 25 January. The Archdiocese of Toamasina in Madagascar has planned joint ecumenical events with other Christian denominations.

  • Pope’s closeness to La Palma people hit by volcano

    Jan 23, 2022

    The Pope has sent a video message to the inhabitants of La Palma, in the Canary Islands, which was hit by volcanic eruption for 3 months.

  • 360 million Christians persecuted worldwide last year!

    Jan 21, 2022

    Open Doors International, a non-denominational organisation that assists persecuted Christians around the globe, has issued an annual report in which it claims a record 360 million people worldwide were discriminated against or abused last year for being followers of Christ.

  • Editor’s Note

    Jan 21, 2022

    While we Christians may still be divided on many theological and ecclesiological issues, we are somehow already united in the “ecumenism of blood” and the “ecumenism of charity”.

  • The politics of Jesus

    Jan 21, 2022

    In today’s gospel (Luke 14:14-21), Jesus comes to Nazareth, the town where He grew up, to the synagogue where He worshipped, and to people who know Him. He reads from the Prophet Isaiah: