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(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has pledged to donate about half a million dollars to support Church-run education, healthcare and agricultural projects in South Sudan.At a press conference in the Vatican on Wednesday, Cardinal Peter Turkson, head of the office for Integral Human Development, led a panel of speakers giving details of those humanitarian projects, run by Caritas and by missionaries from different religious institutes. The cardinal also outlined...
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Friday received in his Audience His  Eminence Cardinal Angelo Amato, S.D.B., Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.During the meeting, the Holy Father authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to promulgate the Decrees concerning:- the martyrdom of the Venerable Servant of God Teresio Olivelli, Laity; Killed in hatred of the Faith on January 17, 1945;The heroic virtues of the Servant of God, Antonio Giuseppe...
(Vatican Radio) On the frontlines of need, assisting refugees and displaced people in the Middle East is the Church’s humanitarian umbrella organization, Caritas Internationalis.The local Caritas Jordan agency is on the ground throughout the  Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan bringing  emergency aid and long term development programmes to the huge numbers of  Syrian refugees hosted by the nation.Marking 50 years from its foundation this year, Caritas...
On June 13, Catholics honor the memory of the Franciscan priest St. Anthony of Padua. Although he is popularly invoked today by those who have trouble finding lost objects, he was known in his own day as the “Hammer of Heretics” due to the powerful witness of his life and preaching.The saint known to the Church as Anthony of Padua was not born in the Italian city of Padua, nor was he originally named Anthony. He was born as Ferdinand in Lisbon, Portugal during 1195, the...
(Vatican Radio) ‘Walking together on the way’ is the title of a new document to be published by the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission, whose members met this month in Erfurt, Germany.Despite some “difficult conversations” and “hard questions” over the past year, the Anglican and Catholic theologians who make up ARCIC IIImanaged, at the May 14th to 20th meeting, to conclude the first part of their mandate, finding agreement on ways in which the two...
(Vatican Radio) The Vatican’s Secretary of State has assured participants at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction that the Holy See stands ever ready to make its own specific contribution as the Forum works to meet the urgent challenges before us.In a letter addressed to the President of Mexico who is overseeing the Global Platform taking place this year in Cancun, Cardinal Pietro Parolinsaid that “in the name of His Holiness Pope Francis, I express...
(Vatican Radio) Two years on from its publication, Pope Francis’ encyclical'Laudato Si’ continues to be a powerful point of reference for all people seeking to provide better protection of Planet Earth for future generations.The eagerly awaited document on ‘Care for our common home’ was signed by the pope on May 24th 2015 and presented at a high profile press conferencein the Vatican three weeks later.Earlier this month, Irish Bishop Paul Tighe, adjunct...
Below is the analysis of a high-level seminar on Freedom of religion in Europe: achievements and perspectives, published April 28, 2017, by Grégor Puppinck, PhD., Director General of the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ) and member of the OSCE Panel of Experts on Freedom of Religion or Belief:***Freedom of religion and educationYour Excellency,Mister President,Ladies and Gentlemen,Freedom of religion and education is a vast subject; I will try to go straight to...
By Kevin Jones Apr 5, 2017 / 12:10 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis’ envoy to Medjugorje said Wednesday that the site seems to be bearing numerous expressions of faith and vocations. However, he added, the final determination of the apparition’s authenticity remains to be seen.“The same as you, I expect a final decision from the commission, and of course the Holy Father Pope Francis,” Archbishop Hoser said at an April 5 press conference in Medjugorje. “I do not...
(Vatican Radio) Five months on from the joint commemoration of the Reformation by Pope Francis and Lutheran leaders, the President of the Lutheran World Federation says he believes the ecumenical energy of that event is penetrating hearts and minds of Christians across the globe.Speaking to Philippa Hitchen at his Jerusalem residence last week, Bishop Munib Younan said that working for unity within the Christian, Muslim and Jewish communities is the only way to “cut the...
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...