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Pope Francis departs on Apostolic Journey to Iraq

Pope Francis flies out of Rome’s Fiumicino airport aboard the papal plane bound for Baghdad, as he begins his 4-day Apostolic Journey to Iraq.

Pope Francis entrusts Iraq visit to protection of Our Lady

Pope Francis prays before the ancient icon of Maria Salus Populi Romani to entrust his Apostolic Journey to Iraq to the protection of Our Lady.

Abdel Salam: Pope’s visit to Iraq significant for entire Arab region

On the eve of Pope Francis' apostolic visit to Iraq, the secretary-general of the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity underscores the values of solidarity and coexistence emphasized by the Pope in his encyclical Fratelli tutti.

Scottish Bishops welcome reopening of places of worship for Easter

The Catholic Bishops of Scotland issue a statement welcoming the reopening of places of worship by the Scottish First Minister. They also call for the removal of the cap, which limits the number of people who can attend.

US Bishops express solidarity with people of Myanmar

As anti-coup protests continue in Myanmar despite the violence, including deaths, US Catholic Bishops join a growing number of voices against the military coup in the South-East Asian nation. Meanwhile, a Myanmar nun exhibits extraordinary courage against violence.

US Bishops express moral concern over 'Johnson & Johnson' vaccine

US Bishops express moral concerns over the newly available "Johnson & Johnson" COVID-19 vaccine.

Archbishop of Erbil: Papal visit is a gift for all Iraqi people

Chaldean Archbishop Bashar Matti Warda of Erbil is calling for prayers for the papal visit and expresses his hopes for positive outcomes. He will welcome the Pope on Sunday when he arrives in the northern autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan.

Gospel Truth: Third Sunday of Lent, 7 March

In this week's edition of "Gospel Truth”, the late Jill Bevilacqua and Seán-Patrick Lovett bring us readings and reflections from the Gospel of Saint John 2:13-25 for the Third Sunday of Lent.

Pope to Iraq: 'I come as pilgrim of peace, seeking fraternity, reconciliation'

Pope Francis sends a video message to the people of Iraq, to share a message of peace, fraternity and comfort, as he prepares for his Apostolic Visit which begins on Friday.

EU Bishops call for nations to protect work-free Sunday

The Bishops of the European Union and the European Sunday Alliance are urging EU leaders to protect synchronized free-time, which most nations traditionally observe on Sunday.