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Covid-19: Church in Northern Ireland, Portugal suspends celebrations with faithful

Bishops in Northern Ireland and Portugal suspend liturgical celebrations and pastoral activities in the presence of the faithful due to the resurgence of Covid-19 infections.

Pope Francis: Communicate by encountering people as they are

In his message for the 55th World Communications Day, Pope Francis says Jesus’ invitation to “Come and see” is the way by which the Christian faith is communicated.

State of emergency declared in CAR

A state of Emergency has been declared in the Central African Republic as the army and UN forces try to repel advancing rebel groups.

Pontifical Academy for Life: No to 'vaccine nationalism', immunisation is a common good

The Pontifical Academy for Life stresses the importance of overcoming "vaccine nationalism" so that everyone can have the opportunity of being vaccinated and nobody is left behind in the fight against Covid-19.

Swiss Guards celebrate 515 years

January 22 marks the anniversary of the Swiss Guards, founded under Pope Julius II. This year the Guards celebrate 515 years.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – Biblical reflections Day 5

We bring you the fifth in a series of Biblical reflections for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which has been jointly prepared by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Commission on Faith and Order of the World Council of Churches.

COMECE expresses concern about erosion of religious freedom in Denmark

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, President of the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of Europe, urges respect for the right to freedom of religion as Danish lawmakers prepare to discuss a draft law requiring sermons and homilies to be provided in the national language.

Treaty banning nuclear weapons comes into force

The UN Secretary General and anti-nuclear movements welcome the first-ever treaty to ban nuclear weapons, which enters into force Friday. The treaty was mentioned by Pope Francis at his weekly General Audience, as he urged all nations to work toward a world free of these deadly arms.

Vatican Tribunal rules in embezzlement case against former IOR head

The Tribunal of the Vatican City State on Thursday convicted Angelo Caloia, former head of the Insitute of Works for Religion (IOR) on charges of embezzlement and money laundering. The court also convicted Italian lawyer, Gabriele Liuzzo, and his son Lamberto Luizzo.

Burkina Faso: Priest missing since Tuesday found dead.

Father Rodrigue Sanon, the priest missing since Tuesday in Burkina Faso, was found dead Thursday in the country’s south-west forest.