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  • 5 things to know about Cardinal Zen

    May 12, 2022

    Cardinal Joseph Zen, the former leader of the Catholic Church in Hong Kong, was reportedly released on bail late on Wednesday night.

  • Wives of Ukrainian soldiers appeal to Pope Francis for help

    May 12, 2022

    Two Ukrainian women, whose husbands are fighting Russia’s invasion of their homeland, meet with Pope Francis and describe to journalists their husbands’ plight in the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol.

  • Cardinal Zen arrested in Hong Kong, Holy See expresses concern

    May 12, 2022

    Cardinal Joseph Zen was detained in Hong Kong on Wednesday by the police force set up to oversee national security, and charged with “collusion with foreign forces” in connection with his role as administrator of the 612 Humanitarian Relief Fund. The director of the Vatican Press Office says the Hol

  • ACN to fund re-opening of devastated seminary in Kyiv

    May 12, 2022

    The Pontifical charity, Aid to the Church in Need announces it will help rebuild the Sacred Heart Seminary in Vorzel, Kyiv which was damaged and looted by Russian troops in the early days of the war.

  • CJC on Laudato Si’ Week 2022: ‘Listening and Journeying Together’

    May 12, 2022

    LAUDATO SI’ WEEK 2022, to be held on 22-29 May 2022, will mark the seventh anniversary of Pope Francis’ landmark encyclical on creation care.

  • Pope at Audience: Elderly's talents and charisms must be celebrated

    May 11, 2022

    Continuing his catechesis on the elderly at the weekly General Audience, Pope Francis praises the Biblical heroine Judith, and suggests she can serve as an example of how to properly use the gifts God has given us.

  • Pope calls Sri Lankans to non-violence amid social unrest

    May 11, 2022

    Pope Francis appeals for the people of Sri Lanka to make their voices heard in a peaceful way and for political leaders to heed their demands, as protests turn violent killing several people.

  • Religious orders launch initiative to care for sisters with dementia

    May 11, 2022

    “Our elderly and infirm sisters are a source of inspiration and wisdom, of living fidelity to religious life entirely. On their shoulders we stand,” Sister Wakahiu said at an afternoon conference at the UISG headquarters and online.

  • King and Queen of Jordan honored with 2022 Path to Peace Award

    May 11, 2022

    King Abdullah and Queen Rania, Al Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan were honored with the 2022 Path to Peace Award for their role in promoting interfaith harmony and dialogue, Jordan’s humanitarian efforts to host refugees, as well as their efforts in bolstering prospects for peace at the Path to Peace Foundation’s 29th annual Gala which took place on Monday in Manhattan, New York.

  • Embassy of Netherlands pays tribute to Blessed Titus Brandsma

    May 11, 2022

    The Embassy of the Netherlands to the Holy See organizes a conference looking at the heroic role of Dutch journalist and World War II martyr Fr. Titus Brandsma in promoting truth, human rights, and freedom of the press - a commitment that cost him his life. Pope Francis is set to declare him a Saint on May 15.