Vatican

  • A Catechesis on Old Age: Be prophets against corruption

    May 13, 2022

    The Bible narrative — with the symbolic language of the time in which it was written — tells us something shocking. God was so embittered by the widespread wickedness of humans which had become a normal lifestyle, that He thought He had made a mistake in creating them and decided to eliminate them.

  • Pope: Church's mission to show love to refugees has no limits

    May 13, 2022

    The need to assist all forced to flee in the midst of a world wrought with war and crises was at the center of a press conference presenting Pope Francis’ Message for the 108th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, 25 September, on the theme “Building the Future with Migrants and Refugees.”

  • Migrants & Refugees: The Pope asks us to build the future together

    May 13, 2022

    A video produced by the Migrants & Refugees Section of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development marks the release of Pope Francis‘ Message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees.

  • Pope’s Migrants Day message: ‘Better future must be built with foreigners’

    May 13, 2022

    Pope Francis releases his message for the 108th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, slated for 25 September, and says humanity must build our future with the help of people who have left their homes in search of a better life.

  • Cardinal Parolin reiterates Pope’s commitment to peace in Ukraine

    May 13, 2022

    The war in Eastern Europe is one of the leading themes that have emerged in meetings the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, is having in Croatia, where he is on a visit to mark the 30th anniversary of the recognition of the country's independence. In a speech on Thursday to the Croatian parliament, the cardinal reaffirmed the Holy See’s closeness to the country and its people.

  • Cardinal Parolin: Escalation of war in Ukraine would threaten all humanity

    May 13, 2022

    The Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, begins a visit to Croatia on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Holy See's recognition of the independence of the Croatian Republic, and says an escalation of the conflict in Ukraine would have devastating consequences for the world.

  • Pope: Concrete measures needed to revive hope in family and birth

    May 12, 2022

    At the "General States of Birth" meeting, Pope Francis calls for joint efforts to reverse the course of the “cold demographic winter” as birthrates decline in several nations, stressing that “it can be done” through mutual collaboration at all levels of society.

  • Pope Francis and an iconic anti-war photo

    May 12, 2022

    At the General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis meets Kim Phúc Pahn Thi, who was photographed nearly 50 years ago while fleeing from a napalm attack in Vietnam. She was accompanied by the photographer, Nick Ut, who won a Pulitzer Prize for the iconic photo.

  • Vatican following news of Cardinal Zen’s arrest ‘with concern’

    May 12, 2022

    The Vatican said on Wednesday that it was concerned to hear of reports of the arrest of Cardinal Joseph Zen by authorities in Hong Kong.

  • 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.