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Pope prays for those who are forced to flee their homes on World Day of Migrants and Refugees

Pope Francis on Sunday marked World Day of Migrants and Refugees during his Angelus prayer recalling the theme of this year's Message that is dedicated to Internally Displaced Persons.

St. Vincent de Paul: Saint of the Day for Sunday, September 27, 2020

St. Vincent de Paul was born to a poor peasant family in the French village of Pouy on April 24, 1581. His first formal education was provided by the Franciscans. He did so well, he was hired to tutor the children of a nearby wealthy family. He used the monies he earned teaching to continue his formal studies at the University of Toulose where he studied theology. He was ordained in 1600 and remained in Toulose for a time. In 1605, while on a ship traveling from Marseilles to Narbone, he was ...

Latin American bishops join forces in the fight against Covid-19

The Episcopal Conference of Latin America (CELAM), is launching a covid crusade, by combining the expertise, coordinated willpower and strength of the Church, Governments and organizations in an effort to make access to care available to all.

Pope appeals for peace in the Caucasus

Pope Francis appeals to leaders in Armenia and Azerbaijan to find a negotiated solution to the crisis in the region.

Pope at Angelus: ‘a true Christian chooses good over evil every day'

Pope Francis invites Christians to open themselves to God’s will and to put love for our brothers and sisters into action.

Vatican Museums: Beauty that Unites! 69

Beauty creates communion. It unites onlookers from a distance, uniting past, present and future. Pope Francis has recalled this on a number of occasions. The Church has always translated the universality of the Good News into the language of art. From this premise, this dramatic moment in history characterized by uncertainty and isolation, gives rise to this initiative which is a partnership between the Vatican Museum and Vatican News: Masterpieces from the Vatican Collection accompanied by comments from the words of the Popes.

French authorities investigate act of terrorism

French authorities detain 7 people as they investigate what they view as an act of terrorism.

Sts. Cosmas & Damian: Saint of the Day for Saturday, September 26, 2020

Sts. Cosmas and Damian were brothers, born in Arabia, who had become eminent for their skill in the science of medicine. Being Christians, they were filled with the spirit of charity and never took money for their services. At Egaea in Cilicia, where they lived, they enjoyed the highest esteem of the people. When the persecution under Diocletian broke out, their very prominence rendered them marked objects of persecution. Being apprehended by order of Lysias, governor of Cilicia, they underwent ...

Pope appoints Cambridge professor to Pontifical Academy of Sciences

Professor Sir David Charles Baulcombe, Professor of Botany at Cambridge University, is appointed by Pope Francis as a Member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on Saturday.

Pope to educators: form people capable of responsibility in society

Pope Francis has sent a message to the annual congress of the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP).