Browsing News Entries

ROACO: The arms of mother Church caring for all of her children

One of the participants in the ROACO plenary meeting speaks of some of the impacts of current political, socio-economical and health challenges on the Oriental Churches and the works of those churches.

New Zealand: Renewal of dedication to be named Mary’s Way

The Catholic Bishops of New Zealand choose Te Ara o Maria or Mary’s Way as the name of the proposal to renew the country’s dedication to Our Lady Assumed into Heaven.

Pope’s gratitude to those who serve Christ in the poor and marginalized

Pope Francis sends a video message to volunteers of two charities of the Diocese of Mar del Plata in Argentina who search out the poor and needy in the street to bring them comfort and care.

Amazonia: Mining continues to pose threat to indigenous land

Miners and gold diggers in the Amazon region continue to threaten indigenous land and its peoples, polluting and destroying areas in search for goods.

NGOs appeal for EU countries to relocate refugees

More than thirty NGO’s are calling on EU countries to form a coalition to relocate refugees and asylum seekers.

Pope to ROACO: Care for living stones of the Church

Pope Francis greets participants in the plenary session of the Holy See’s humanitarian arm for the Oriental Churches, and encourages Catholics to care for the “living stones” that make up the Eastern-rites of the Church.

English and Welsh Bishops step up protection for victims of abuse

The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales establish new survivor reference panel against abuse.

Mozambique’s Catechists: Sacrifices and selfless contribution.

After independence, in 1975, the country embraced a Marxist-Leninist philosophy. Some Catechists were jailed, others were tortured. Some left to pursue other trades.

Austrian Archbishop stresses end of life a fundamental moment of life itself

The president of the Bishops' Conference of Austria, Archbishop Franz Lackner, has spoken out on behalf of the Austrian bishops, who are appealing to the legislature to take restrictive measures to prevent the legalization of assisted suicide.

Irish Bishop welcomes Pope Francis’ message to elderly, grandparents

Bishop Denis Nulty, chair of the Irish Bishops’ Council for Marriage and the Family warmly welcomes Pope Francis’ message for the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, and is encouraging parishes to celebrate the occasion.