VATICAN – Carrying Pope Paul VI's pastoral staff and wearing the blood-stained belt of Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador, Pope Francis formally recognized them, and five others, as saints of the Catholic Church.Read More
As the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre concludes its ‘Consulta’, Pope Francis encourages the knights and dames to root their charitable works in prayer and to assist persecuted Christians.Read More
On November 7, the Holy See Press Office hosted the press conference for the presentation of the 2018 Consulta of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, which takes place in Rome from November 13 to 16. All the highest offices of the Order, the Grand Magisterium and the local leaders of the Lieutenancies and Magistral Delegations from five continents participate in the Consulta, the main consultative body of the Order, as well as a representative of the Secretariat of State and a representative of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches.Read More
Xavian Sister of Mary in Japan, Sr Maria De Giorgi, Explains Country’s Rich History With ZENIT During the Communita di Sant’Egidio’s ‘Bridges for Peace’ Encounter in Bologna
“These are the roots of the Church in Japan, roots that have nourished its uneasy existence, which still nourish her life and give hope for the future.”Read More
have mercy on your people,
and open our hearts
to peace and love.
Reward all who have died
for their country,
and grant Canada and all nations
may continue to work
for peace and justice.
Bless us in your service,
and help us to follow
who is our Saviour
and our Lord
for ever and ever.
A Prayer form the Archdiocese of Toronto
A number of topics were covered in the Saturday press briefing for the Synod of Bishops on Young People. These included the bishops giving young people their high-profile voicesRead More
Lectio Divina (“divine, or sacred, reading”) is the name given to a spiritual tradition among Christians over the last two thousand years, in which they attentively and prayerfully read the word of God.Read More
Sebastian Duhau, a youth minister from Australia, and a young auditor at the Synod of Bishops, advocates the use of appropriate language in youth evangelization.Read More
At the end of a closed-door dialogue with leaders of Catholic and Orthodox Christians on Saturday, Pope Francis greets the faithful gathered in the Square outside the Basilica of St Nicholas of Bari, and invites them to pray for peace in the Middle EastRead More
In the spirit of dialogue, the Assembly of the Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land wishes to address the issue of the Nation State Law passed by the Israeli Knesset on July 19, 2018.
According to this law, the State of Israel has legislated that the people whose “welfare and safety” it is most concerned to promote and protect are limited to the Jewish citizens of the State of Israel. We must draw the attention of the authorities to a simple fact: our faithful, the Christians, our fellow citizens, Muslim, Druze and Baha’i, all of us who are Arabs, are no less citizens of this country than our Jewish brothers and sisters.Read More
In these days we are witnessing another outburst of hatred and violence, which is once again bleeding all over the Holy Land. The lives of so many young people have once again been shut down and hundreds of families are mourning their loved ones, dead or wounded. As in a kind of vicious circle,Read More
Vatican City: Workers have discovered human bones at the Holy See embassy to Italy and police are investigating the matter, the Vatican has said.Read More
CCCB President Bishop Lionel Gendron, PSS, along with Archdiocese of Toronto Auxiliary Bishop John A. Boissonneau and Archbishop Paul-André Durocher, addressed a letter to Canadian Jewish leaders to expressRead More
The President of the USCCB, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, condemns violence and hate in a statement in the wake of a shooting at a synagogue in PittsburghRead More