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Fr Michael Czerny, SJ: a new Cardinal for the peripheries

One of those who will receive the red hat on 5 October, is Jesuit priest Fr Michael Czerny. He speaks of his reaction when he heard Pope Francis had chosen to name him a Cardinal, and of the 'providential signs' that accompanied the news.

Pope at Mass: Pray for people in government and political leaders

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in the Casa Santa Marta on Monday, for the first time after the summer break, and invites everyone to pray for people in government and political leaders, rather than insulting them.

Pope Francis: Do not waste God's gift of peace

Pope Francis sends a message to participants of the 33rd Prayer for Peace Meeting: "Peace with no borders", and urges unity and respect, for all peoples and for our common home.

Namibian Youth Day 2019

Young Nambian Catholics recently had their own national World Youth Day in the town of Rundu. The event brought together hundreds of young people from different parts of this Southern African nation.

44 dead bodies found in Mexico well

Authorities confirm that 44 bodies have been found in a well near Mexico's second City of Guadalajara.

Pope at Angelus: With God, sin does not have the last word

At the Angelus in St Peter’s Square on Sunday, Pope Francis says that we must never be afraid, as God has “infinite love for us sinners” and that through His forgiveness, evil can be defeated.

Pope Francis expresses joy over Russia-Ukraine prisoner exchange

At the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Francis expresses his joy over the exchange of Russian and Ukrainian prisoners, and prays for lasting peace in eastern Ukraine.

Several killed in Spain's record flooding

Authorities say at least five people have died and 3,500 have been evacuated from their homes after flash floods struck south-eastern Spain. Rivers burst their banks in the area, causing massive damage.

Patriarch Bartholomew: The gift of the relics is a crucial step

In an exclusive interview, the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople speaks of his surprise at Pope Francis' unexpected gift, and says how the key to evangelization is through service. He also mentions the fires in the Amazon, and explains the spiritual and theological reasons why we need to be committed to the environment.

Mozambique faces severe levels of food insecurity due extreme climate-related shocks

UNICEF says that with only 42 per cent of the initial appeal funded, up to 2 million people may face severe levels of food insecurity between now and the next harvest in Mozambique.