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Venezuelan bishops urge prosecutors to uphold human rights in the face of violations

The Justice and Peace Commission of Venezuela’s Bishops’ Conference is calling on Police Forces to respect rules enshrined in the Constitution to protect human rights.

France in shock over Jewish cemetry attack amid rising antisemitism

rench officials and ordinary people across the political spectrum are marching in Paris and dozens of other cities against antisemitism, amid a dramatic rise in physical and verbal attacks against Jewish people in France. The protests began just hours after French President Emmanuel Macron headed to a Jewish cemetery in eastern France that was damaged overnight in the latest anti-semitic incident that has shocked the nation.

Pakistan warn India as spat grows

The Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has said Pakistan will retaliate if India takes military action against it.

Pope Audience: God the Father loves us like no one else can

Pope Francis during his continuing catechesis on the Lord's Prayer at the Wednesday General Audience tells pilgrims, that “when we feel that hunger to love God, we are responding to the invitation to know God as ‘Father’."

Pope’s special audience to pilgrims from Benevento

Pilgrims from the Italian Archdiocese of Benevento paid a visit to Pope Francis in response to his visit to the shrine of popular Italian saint, Padre Pio, at Pietrelcina on March 17, 2018.

Pope Francis' General Audience: English summary

Pope Francis continues his catechesis on the Lord's Prayer at the Wednesday General Audience. The official English-language summary of his address is below:

Abp. Martin offers message to abuse victims

On the eve of the special meeting in the Vatican on the protection of minors in the Catholic Church, Archbishop Eamon Martin, of Armagh and President of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, has offered a message to survivors and victims of abuse asking for forgiveness and ensuring that Church activities are as safe as possible for children and vulnerable people.

St. Wulfric: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Wulfric (d. 1154) + hermit and miracle worker. Born at Compton Martin, near Bristol, England, he became a priest and was excessively materialistic ...

Men and women religious feel shame for failures on abuse

“The abuse of children is wrong anywhere and anytime: this point is not negotiable.” This is what the leaders of men and women religious of the world have declared ahead of the “Meeting on the Protection of Minors” in the Vatican, Feb. 21-24.

Pope commends Jesuits for being in tune with Church priorities

The promotion of discernment and spiritual exercises, walking with the excluded, accompanying the young in their journey and caring for our common home. These are the universal apostolic preferences set by the Society of Jesus for the next decade, 2019-2029.