Caritas describes the threat of devastating flooding, impacting vulnerable people and communities
The Italian government also began new restrictions; pope’s general audiences now closed to public and will be livestreamed
Pope Francis, Austrian church and civil leaders expressed sorrow after a terrorist attack that left at least five dead in central Vienna
From CNS and staff reports VATICAN CITY. The recently released documentary “Francisco” focused the world’s attention on comments Pope Francis has made about civil unions
French bishops ordered a “death knell” to ring from every church of their country Oct. 29 after three people were hacked to death in a
Polish bishops decry disruption of Masses over court’s abortion ruling; pope urges Poland to protect life
Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki, president of Poland’s bishop’s conference, appealed for dialogue “on how to protect the right to life and women’s rights.”
Archbishop Gregory will be the first African American cardinal from the U.S. Other new cardinals are from Italy, Rwanda, the Philippines, Chile, and Brunei
Pope Francis said in the documentary film, “Francesco,” that homosexual people “are children of God and have a right to a family.”
For World Mission Sunday, Pope Francis encouraged prayer for missionaries, catechists and “those who are persecuted or abducted in different parts of the world.”
The COVID-19 pandemic, Pope Francis said, exposed the world’s “physical, social and spiritual vulnerabilities.”
The respect for freedom of religion in the public sphere is a clear indicator of the health of any society,” said Cardinal Parolin.
Pope Francis said that even today, Christians can learn new things from the countless translations of the Bible that exist.