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(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Sunday said he is close to the Indian communities of Tamil Nadu and Kerala States in the wake of Cyclone Okhi, and in particular to the families of the many fisherman who have gone missing since the cyclone swept those coastal areas.Cyclone OkhiOver 500 fisherman are missing and feared dead since the cyclone struck on November 29th.  The Catholic Archdiocese of Trivandrum and Tamil Nadu’s Kottar...
The Director of the Holy See Press Office, Greg Burke, has issued a statement on an upcoming conference on nuclear disarmament.“The Holy Father is working with determination to promote the conditions necessary for a world without nuclear arms,” Burke said in a statement on Wednesday. The Director of the Holy See noted that Pope Francis had expressed his resolve in this matter earlier this year, in a “Message” addressed to the United Nations...
Vatican Radio) ‘The Keys and The Kingdom’ is the title of a new book exploring the changing relationship between Britain and the Holy See since the historic visit of Pope John Paul II in 1982.Written by Catherine Pepinster, former editor of the Catholic weekly magazine ‘The Tablet’, the book examines how much Catholics in Britain have “come in from the cold” and how they are now at the centre of public life.Due for publication by Bloomsbury on November 16th,...
Despite progress on international treaties and conventions, the hopeful signs of progress during the last half century toward nuclear disarmament and general and complete disarmament have been dimmed, according to Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations.His comments came on October 16, 2017, during the First Committee debate on Agenda Item 99, dedicated to “General and Complete Disarmament,” at the United Nations in New York.He...
“The number of hungry people has increased sharply in the last year to 108 million,” said Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations.His remarks came on October 16, 2017, during the Second Committee debate on Agenda Item 25, dedicated to “Agricultural Development, Food Security and Nutrition,” at the United Nations in New York.He warned that the world is not on track to eradicate hunger and malnutrition by 2030, as the international...
Pope Francis on October 12, 2017, released a video message to the Brazilian People for the Feast of Our Lady of Aparecida in the Marian Year of the Jubilee of 300 Years from the discovery of the image of the Virgin Mary Aparecida:Celebrations of the third centenary of the discovery are underway at the National Shrine of Aparecida from October 10-12, 2017.The following is the full text of the video message from the Holy Father to the Brazilian people:Video Message...
(Vatican Radio)  A top Vatican official has said it necessary to proclaim the ‘right to sight’ as a universal law and an “ethical duty”.  “For this purpose, the Church asks for the help and involvement of the network of Catholic hospitals in the world and the experience of the most important non-governmental organizations dealing with blindness,” wrote Cardinal Peter Turkson, the Prefect of the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human...
(Vatican Radio) Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin on Tuesday addressed the Child Dignity in the Digital World  world congress being held at Rome’s Pontifical Gregorian University this week. In his speech to the conference the Cardinal spoke about "The Holy See and Its Commitment to Combatting Sex Abuse Online".Please find the English translation of Cardinal Parolin's speech:Dear President of the Senate, Your Eminences, Excellencies...
Vatican Radio) The Vatican Secretary for Relations with States has addressed the United Nations General Assembly, urging governments to do more to prevent wars, protect human dignity and work for a nuclear-free world.Archbishop Paul Gallagher’s speech was delivered on Monday in New York during the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly, addressing the theme ‘Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life on a Sustainable Planet’.Listen to Philippa...
The Holy See calls “for the protection of the rights of all Syrians”. On September 21, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, the Holy See’s Secretary for Relations with States and Head of Delegation to the General Debate of the 72nd Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, gave a statement at the High-level Meeting on the Syrian crisis organization by the Delegation of the European Union to the United States.In his address, Archbishop Gallagher, on behalf of Pope...
“Nuclear arms give a false sense of security”: on September 20, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, the Holy See’s Secretary for Relations with States and Head of Delegation to the General Debate of the 72nd Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, gave a statement during the Tenth Conference to Facilitate the Entry into Force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.In his intervention, Archbishop Gallagher said that the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban...
(Vatican Radio) The Holy See Press Office has released the followingstatement concerning the case of Emanuela Orlandi, who disappeared from Rome in 1983:Ahead of an upcoming book launch, two Italian newspapers this morning published a supposed document of the Holy See, which attests to the payment of large sums, by the Vatican, to maintain, outside of Italy, Emanuela Orlandi, who disappeared from Rome on 22 June 1983.The Secretariat of State firmly denies...
Damascus (Agenzia Fides) - Christians in Syria are "no guests or migratory birds". They "are part of the origin of the nation, and without them there is no pluralistic Syria". This is what Syrian President Bashar Assad said on Sunday, September 17, to a large delegation of participants in a room of the Damascus Hall at the annual youth gathering organized by the Syriac Orthodox Church. Responding to the questions posed by some of the young people present, the Syrian leader...
For security reasons the Pope had to cancel is trip to South Sudan, which had been slated for October. To show his support for the suffering people of the world’s newest nation he arranged for a grant of $500,000 in famine relief in South Sudan, the majority of whose citizens are Christians. Those refugees who end up in Sudan face a particular form of humiliation and hardship—Christian children are forced to recite Islamic prayers before receiving food. Aid to the Church in...
Pope Francis, joining the US, the European Union and the United Kingdom, has recognized the crimes of ISIS against Christians and other minorities as genocide. That designation should make Iraq’s suffering minorities eligible for substantial international support and protection as they are reclaiming land and properties held by ISIS for almost three years. In this report, Aid to Church in Need speaks with a Syriac-Catholic family that recently returned to their heavily...