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Pope Francis hospital ship brings Word of God, health care to Amazon region

Pope Francis sends a letter of congratulation for a new hospital boat, which arrived on Saturday in the Archdiocese of Belém do Pará in Brazil.

Cardinal Bo: Myanmar in desperate need of love, justice, mercy

In a newly released pastoral letter, the Burmese Cardinal Charles Bo reflects on “God’s love for the people and nations of Asia.”

St. Clare of Montefalco: Saint of the Day for Saturday, August 17, 2019

Clare was born at Montefalco, Italy, around 1268. As a young woman she joined a convent of Franciscan tertiaries. This group established Holy Cross ...

Pope Francis sends well-wishes to Rimini Meeting

Pope Francis greets participants in a friendship meeting taking place in the Italian city of Rimini, and urges them to show the Lord’s face to their contemporaries who are burdened by life.

Message of Pope Francis to the Diocese of Paris: Believers will be builders of a new humanity

On the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Pope Francis sends a message to the Archbishop Michel Aupetit and the faithful of the Archdiocese of Paris, inviting them to be “builders of a new humanity rooted in Jesus Christ”.

St. Stephen the Great: Saint of the Day for Friday, August 16, 2019

St. Stephen the Great (977-1038), was the son of the Magyar chieftain Geza, Stephen succeeded him as leader in 997. Already raised a Christian, in ...

Children at risk due to conflict in Mali, West Africa

A recent UNICEF report reveals a dramatic increase in the number of children murdered, maimed, or recruited into armed groups, in the Republic of Mali.

St. Alipius: Saint of the Day for Thursday, August 15, 2019

Bishop and companion of St. Augustine. He was born in Tagaste, North Africa, and was raised as a friend of St. Augustine. He went to Rome to study ...

Pope sends video message to new abuse prevention centre in Chile

Pope Francis accompanies the opening of the Cuida Centre for the prevention of abuse in Chile, with a video message in which he thanks those involved in promoting this project.

Pope at Angelus on feast of the Assumption: Mary is the “Gate of Heaven”

Pope Francis invites us to “look upwards” because, thanks to Mary’s assumption: “Heaven is open” and we need no longer be afraid.