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“The Filipino people take their devotion seriously”

As the Filipino community in Rome gathers in St Peter’s Basilica for Mass celebrated by Pope Francis, a nun from the Philippines speaks about the faith of the community living in the city.

St. Mary Di Rosa: Saint of the Day for Sunday, December 15, 2019

Saint Mary (Paula) Di Rosa December 15 The pounding on the barricaded door of the military hospital sent every heart thudding in terror. In the ...

Pope at Angelus: let us not be distracted, make room for the joy of Jesus

On the third Sunday of Advent, Pope Francis invites the faithful not to be distracted by external things, but to make room for Jesus who wants “to give us his joy”.

Pope Francis blesses baby Jesus statues during Angelus

On the third Sunday of Advent Pope Francis blesses the “Bambinelli” or baby Jesus statues saying, “the Nativity Scene is like a living Gospel.”

ANGOLA: The Catechism of the Catholic Church now translated into Umbundu

Important news for the Catholic faithful of Angola: They will be able to consult the “Catechism of the Catholic Church,” afer it was translated into Umbundu, the second most spoken language in the country after Portuguese.

Pope to Apostolic Collaborators: Serving God’s people with passion

Pope Francis receives a group of consecrated women serving as Apostolic Collaborators in various dioceses in Northern Italy. In prepared remarks of his address, he encourages the presence of women in the Church.

Sri Lankan bishops’ Christmas message urges commitment to peace, justice, reconciliation

Christmas in Sri Lanka comes after two major events in the country in 2019. National security concerns following the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks on churches and hotels were a priority issue that dominated the run-up to the Nov. 16 presidential election. The bishops look to a future of hope for the nation.

St. John of the Cross: Saint of the Day for Saturday, December 14, 2019

Saint John of the Cross was born Juan de Yepes y Alvarez, in Fontiveros, Avila, Spain in 1542. His father was employed by wealthy family members as ...

Cardinal Nichols calls for a fresh start after UK General Election

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales releases a statement following the UK General Election, urging the people of Great Britain to look beyond politics for a fresh start.

250 journalists imprisoned worldwide during 2019

The Committee to Protect Journalists publishes its 2019 report on journalists detained in state prisons. China and Turkey head the list of countries that imprison journalists for criticizing their governments or denouncing corruption and human rights violations.