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Lent at the Vatican Museums: Art for meditation and prayer
Posted on 03/16/2023 06:53 AM ()
Every Friday during Lent, the Pope's Museums offer a unique, thematic itinerary, ranging from sarcophagi to the art of Caravaggio and Michelangelo, to meditate on the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus. The visit is open to everyone and reaffirms the value of sacred art as a visual Bible, capable of transmitting faith to men and women from all times.
Pope to Buddhists: Religions play crucial role in fostering fraternity
Posted on 03/16/2023 05:55 AM ()
Pope Francis receives a delegation of the United Association of Humanistic Buddhism of Taiwan and highlights the crucial role of religions in fostering fraternity by promoting a culture of encounter.
FABC Bangkok document ushers in kairos moment for Church in Asia
Posted on 03/16/2023 04:57 AM ()
The Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (FABC) held a 50th anniversary General Conference from 12-30 October 2022. On Wednesday, the document Conference delegates drafted was launched during an online event.
Photo Exhibit: 'Ukraine, Stories of Resistance'
Posted on 03/16/2023 04:13 AM ()
The Embassies of the United States, Ukraine, and Poland to the Holy See, in partnership with the Polish Institute of Rome, will present a photo exhibit showing the toll Russia’s invasion has taken on ordinary Ukrainians.
Preparatory Commission for General Assembly of Bishops established
Posted on 03/15/2023 11:42 AM ()
Cardinal Mario Grech, Secretary General of the Synod appoints seven members of the Preparatory Commission for the General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in October.
Cyclone hit countries paying the high price of climate change
Posted on 03/15/2023 10:04 AM ()
The death toll in Malawi from tropical cyclone Freddy has risen to over 220, thousands of people have been displaced and aid workers are struggling to reach remote areas. Climate campaigners highlight how the poor, the least drivers of climate change, are paying its highest price.
Bishops call for safe access of migrants to UK
Posted on 03/15/2023 08:38 AM ()
In a new publication titled ‘Love the Stranger’, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales (CBCEW) offers a list of 24 principles for immigration policies based on “the innate worth of each human person.”
Pope appoints new Secretary of Dicastery for Evangelization
Posted on 03/15/2023 06:09 AM ()
Pope Francis appoints Nigerian Archbishop Fortunatus Nwachukwu as the new Secretary of the Dicastery for Evangelization, as part of the Section for First Evangelization and the New Particular Churches.
Pope Francis makes appeal for cyclone-hit Malawi
Posted on 03/15/2023 04:14 AM ()
Appealing for cyclone-battered Malawi, where hundreds of people have been killed, countless more injured, and thousands displaced, Pope Francis prays that the Lord may support the families and communities most tried by this calamity."
Pope at Audience: We are all called to be apostles
Posted on 03/15/2023 03:44 AM ()
At his weekly General Audience, Pope Francis says that all Christians - priests, religious, and laypeople - are called to be missionary disciples.