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Safeguarding ministry and inculturation

An online roundtable via webinar connected hundreds of people involved in safeguarding in the Church throughout the world, and focused on the perspective of inculturation.

US Bishops oppose excluding undocumented immigrants from census

Bishop Martin Dorsonville, chairman of the USCCB’s Commission on Migration, issues a statement voicing the Bishops’ opposition to the Trump administration’s plans to exclude undocumented immigrants from the census.

Cardinal Grech: In encountering each person we come closer to Jesus

Cardinal Mario Grech describes the latest consistory and speaks of how Pope Francis’ most recent words have resonated with him

Pope Francis upholds testimony of the Zairean Rite in video message

Pope Francis releases a video message to coincide with the publication of "Pope Francis and the Roman Missal for the Dioceses of Zaire" by the Vatican Publishing House.

Pope Francis: The Zairean Rite is a “promising model” for the Amazon

Pope Francis praises the Zairean Rite in a preface he wrote for a new book published by the Vatican Publishing House.

WCC: 'Find hope in the birth of Jesus amid the covid-19 crisis'

A Christmas message released by the interim General Secretary of the World Council of Churches urges Christians to find hope in the good news of the birth of Jesus amidst the Covid-19 crisis.

Pope appoints new Bishop for Buffalo, USA

Bishop Michael William Fisher has been named as the fifteenth Bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo, New York, USA.

Laudato si’ bears fruit: from the Living Chapel, new trees for the world

A work of art constructed with plants, recycled material and musical harmony aims to reforest the planet, beginning in the heart of Rome, in support of the UN’s Trillion Tree Campaign. It is the Living Chapel in the Botanical Garden, a concrete fruit of the commitment to creation proposed by Pope Francis in “Laudato si’”. With us are Consuelo Fabriani and Father Joshtrom Isaac Kureethadam.

Pope spells out six points on which to build social rights

Pope Francis sends a videomessage to social justice judges of the American and African continents and urges them to base their material reshaping of social justice on six fundamental points.

Pope to social rights judges: justice is truly just when it makes people happy

Pope Francis sends a video message to judges from the Committee of Social Rights of Africa and America, urging them to promote justice, dignity and equality.