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Fourth Lenten Sermon: Mary, the Mother of Christians and our mother

In his fourth Lenten Sermon, the Preacher of the Papal Household, Fr Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM Cap., reflects on the spiritual maternity of Mary, as Mother of Christians. The full text of his sermon follows:

Covid-19: CELAM President calls for love and compassion for those who suffer

The President of CELAM, Archbishop Miguel Cabrejos Vidarte of Trujillo, Peru, appeals for generous, compassionate and merciful love for the most needy who are suffering as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Pope prays for those helping to solve problems caused by Covid-19

During Mass at the Casa Santa Marta on Friday morning, Pope Francis turns his thoughts to the problems that will be caused after the coronavirus pandemic. In his homily, he recalls Our Lady of Sorrows, inviting us to thank her for being our Mother.

Pope appoints Apostolic Prefect in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Italian priest, Father Giorgio Marengo, IMC, is the new Apostolic Prefect of Ulaanbaatar, whose jurisdiction includes the whole of Mongolia.

‘Gospel Truth’ for Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020

Palm Sunday commemorates the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. The event marks the beginning of the Holy Week, the most solemn period of Christians worldwide that recalls the passion and death of Christ, culminating in HIs glorious Resurrection.

Pope's April prayer intention: 'Liberation from addictions'

Pope Francis on Thursday releases a video message accompanying his prayer intention for April, which this month is that "those suffering from addiction may be properly helped and accompanied."

Reflections for Palm Sunday

Fr. Antony Kadavil reflects and comments on the readings at Mass for Palm Sunday. He says that today's liturgy combines two contrasting moments: one of glory, the other of suffering. Besides the welcome of Jesus into Jerusalem and there is also the drama of His trial which ends in His crucifixion and death. Let us rejoice and sing as Jesus comes into our life today.

India’s Christian hospitals, doctors in the forefront against coronavirus

Christian hospitals and healthcare centres in India have re-organized their wards, staff, and equipment to cooperate with the government in addressing the Covid-19 challenge.

Covid-19: Vatican Secretary of State calls for international solidarity

The Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, calls for a commitment to international solidarity, and confirms the Church is close to those who are suffering because of the coronavirus.

Pope sends message for 500th Anniversary of first Mass in Argentina

In a message for the 500th Anniversary of the first Mass celebrated in what is now Argentina, Pope Francis invites the faithful to live out the words of Jesus: “Do this in memory of me”.