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Ahead of his upcoming May 12-13 visit to Fatima, Portugal, Pope Francis has officially recognized the miracle attributed to the intercession of two Fatima children, namely Blesseds Francisco and Jacinta Marto.The Holy Father did so this morning, March 23, 2017, when receiving Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Cardinal Angelo Amato, in private audience. During the encounter, the Pope also approved the canonizations of 30 Brazilian and three Mexican martyrs...
(Vatican Radio)  The value and values of water are at the heart of a conference taking place in Rome on 22 March entitled “Watershed: replenishing the water values for a thirsty world”.The one-day event marks World Water Day 2017 and is organized by the Pontifical Council for Culture and the Club of Rome, in collaboration with Circle of Blue and the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on the Environment.Policy makers, academics, and business leaders will join top...
(Vatican Radio) Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič has urged the international community to “embrace the perspective of victims” of the Syrian war.In a statement delivered to Human Rights Council of the United Nations in Geneva, Jurkovič reflected on the disastrous situation that continues to unfold in Syria after more than six years of violence.Jurkovič, who is the Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the UN and Other International Organizations in...
(Vatican Radio)  Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič spoke to a high-level side event on Tuesday at the UN entitled “Mutual Respect and Peaceful Coexistence as a Condition of Interreligious Peace and Stability: Supporting Christians and Other Communities”.The Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations in Geneva called on participants to recognize religious freedom as a fundamental human right.He said, “Protection is one of the key elements surrounding any debate on...
(RV) Un quart des enfants syriens souffrent mentalement des conséquences de la guerre qui déchire leur pays depuis six ans. C’est ce que dénonce l’ONG Save the children dans un rapport publié ce mardi 7 mars 2017 intitulé« Blessures invisibles ». A travers des entretiens et des témoignages recueillis auprès d’adultes et d’enfants à l’intérieur de la Syrie, Save the children souligne que depuis le début du conflit, en mars 2011, 5,8 millions d’enfant vivent encore...
(Vatican Radio)  Archbishop Bernardito Auza has given a talk at the Seton Hall University in the US state of New Jersey, speaking about Pope Francis’ diplomacy to the students and faculty at the School of Diplomacy and International Relations.The Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations said the Church speaks “of continuity – as seamless as possible – of a journey guided by perennial doctrine discerned in the context of a world in...
The attacks on Christians and their property are "attacks on all of us". Attacks on churches are comparable to "attacks on mosques", and the defense of Christians and their churches "is part of the doctrine of the Muslim faith": said prof. Mohamed Mokthtar Gomaa, Minister of Awqaf, citing in this regard also the teachings of Ibn Hazm, the Arab theologian in the Andalusian period, leading proponent and codifier of the Zahiri school of Islamic thought (994-1064). The Minister’...
(Vatican Radio) A communiqué released on Saturday by the Vatican’s Secretariat for the Economy provides a synopsis of the Annual Accounts of the Holy See, Vatican City State and Related Entities for 2015.Please find the full text of the communiqué below: The Holy See recorded a deficit of Euros 12.4 million in 2015. The main sources of income for 2015, in addition to investments, include the contributions made pursuant to Canon 1271 of the Code of Canon Law (Euros 24...
(Vatican Radio) Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva, on Wednesday reaffirmed that life is sacred from conception to natural death in a meeting at the UN Human Rights Council on the death penalty.“In  this regard,  one should consider  that human justice is fallible and that  the  death penalty  per  se  is  irreversible,” – Archbishop...
Cairo (Agenzia Fides) - Two Coptic Christians were found murdered on Wednesday, February 22 in North Sinai peninsula, after a video message announcing new attacks presumably by Jihadists against the Christian community had been spread in past days on the network and claimed the massacre of Christians on December 11 in Botrosiya church, in the complex of church buildings adjacent to the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo, which had caused the death of 29 people. ...
Washington (Agenzia Fides) – The Annual Report 2016 of Amnesty International was presented yesterday, February 22, which states that in 2016 there was an acceleration of the human rights crisis in Latin America. Countries like Mexico, Venezuela, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala were among the hardest hit from abuse and impunity for human rights violations."The crisis is interconnected with everything going on in the region", said Erika Guevara-Rosas, director of Amnesty...
The Council Complete of State, the Constitutional organ in charge of electing the Grand Master (or, as established in the Constitution, a Lieutenant of the Grand Master, in charge for a year) of the Sovereign Order of Malta, will be held on April 29.A note issued by the Sovereign Order of Malta on February 15, 2017, states “it was established by the government of the Order of Malta – the Sovereign Council – which met this morning at Rome, following the resignation of the...
 By Elise Harris Vatican City, Feb 14, 2017 / 05:20 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The head of the Vatican office charged with interpreting Church law has said that divorced-and-remarried persons who want to change their situation but cannot, may be admitted to Communion without living in continence.“The Church could admit to Penance and to the Eucharist faithful who find themselves in an illegitimate union when two essential conditions occur: they want to change the...
(Vatican Radio) A joint effort between art and mercy has made it possible for one of the most troubled countries in the world to receive a substantial donation for its children in need of medical care.When the project entitled “Christo’s box, between Art and Mercy, A Gift for Bangui” was presented in May 2016 at the Vatican Museums, Pope Francis had made it quite clear that he wanted the proceeds to go to the Bangui Children’s Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo.200...
Below is a reflection of Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, entitled ‘A Way of Life.’ Published on January 26th, it is from Cardinal Wuerl’s blog:***Over the last week, American civic values have been on full display as many people have travelled here to witness the presidential inauguration, as well as some who have raised their voices on a whole host of issues. Unlike these, one event in our nation’s capital is not a once-every-four-years occurrence or every...