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Pope appoints Fr Zampini as adjunct secretary for the Dicastery

Pope Francis designates Argentinian priest, Fr Augusto Zampini, as adjunct secretary in the Dicastery in which he was dedicated to the fields of economic and finance, labor and social moments, indigenous populations and peace.

Pope at Mass remembers priests who have died serving the sick

Pope Francis celebrates the in coena Domini Mass on Holy Thursday evening. He gives thanks for the priestly ministry and recalls the many priests who have died while serving the sick.

Saudi-led coalition announces Yemen ceasefire

The war in Yemen has been branded the worst humanitarian crisis of recent times. But now, after years of bloodshed, there is a glimmer of hope that an end to the conflict may be in sight.

Archbishop Pizzaballa invites Holy Land Christians to pray ‘in the family'

At Easter, the eyes of the Christian world are traditionally on the holy city of Jerusalem and on the sites of Jesus’ passion, death and resurrection. But Covid-19 cases, and deaths, are on the rise in the Holy Land and the holy sites are closed to the public.

‘Gospel Truth’ for Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020

Easter, or the glorious resurrection of Jesus after His passion and death, is the greatest feast of Christians worldwide. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the very heart of the Christian faith. St. Paul says, "If Christ has not been raised, then empty [too] is our preaching; empty, too, your faith."

Covid-19: Holy See thanks China for aid

In a Press Statement, the Director of the Holy See Press Office, Matteo Bruni, expresses gratitude for the aid received from China to help tackle the Covid-19 pandemic.

Reflections for Easter Sunday

Fr. Antony Kadavil reflects and comments on the readings of the Mass of Easter Sunday. He says that today's liturgical celebration marks the birthday of our eternal hope.

Epidemics, quarantines, empty churches: historical precedents

The conditions under which Easter of 2020 is being celebrated are not unprecedented. Popes and bishops over the centuries have promoted extraordinary measures to contain contagion. The plague of 1576 in Milan and in Rome in 1656 are examples.

Covid-19: Holy Week in poverty-stricken Haiti

Fr Richard Frechette, a 67-year-old American doctor and priest is performing both of these duties with all his heart as the poor, quarantined, nation of Haiti celebrates Holy Week.

St. Waldetrudis: Saint of the Day for Thursday, April 09, 2020

Also known as Waltrude or Waudru, she was the daughter of Saints Walbert and Bertilia and sister of St. Aldegunus of Maubeuge. Marrying St. Vincent Madelgarius, she became the mother of saints Landericus, Madalberta, Adeltrudis, and Dentelin. When her husband chose to become a monk about 643 in the monastery of Hautrnont, France, he had founded, she established a convent at Chateaulieu, around which grew up the town of Mons, Belgium.