“The truth about what happened behind the wires of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau should not divide us in any way”.
The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (PCPCU) held their annual joint staff meeting on 14 January in Geneva.
Married couples are evangelizers on the move who, open to the Holy Spirit, become models of married life with their closeness, gratuitousness and the leaven of their witness.
The 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, in the spirit of Pope Francis’ words, obliges us to expressly fight against all acts that trample on human dignity: racism, xenophobia and anti-Semitism.
A rabbi is pleading with the Polish government and Pope Francis to close the church at the concentration camp site of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Ahead of the 75th anniversary Monday of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, Pope Francis recalled this morning at the Angelus prayer the “appalling tragedy” of the Holocaust, insisting that “indifference is admissible and remebrance is a duty”. “Never again, never again”, the pontiff cried, calling tomorrow for “a moment of prayer and of recollection” on the part of all.
This Sunday, 26 January, will mark the inaugural “Sunday of the Word of God”, which will be dedicated to the celebration, study and spreading of God’s Word.
Pope Francis has urged Christans in a prayer service at the Roman Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls for the close of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity “to listen to the small and the weak”, because “it is often the weakest who bring the most important message of salvation”.
“Reactionary insistence drives people out of the Church in droves”, the dean of the German city of Frankfurt has deplored.
The Vatican has released the ‘secret’ guidelines by which it deals with clerics who father children, and in which the expulsion from the priesthood is not automatic.
COMECE, the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union, is “annoyed” not to have been included in the new Brussels Conference on the Future of Europe, according to sources.
The head of the Protestant Churches in Germany has said he sees Cardinal Reinhard Marx as an “ally” in his search for shared communion.
An Irish bishop has warned of “a new culture which is trying to undo the truths of the entire Judeo-Christian system from the ground up”.
We must be careful of the “worm” of jealousy and envy that leads us to “misjudge” and compete with others. Pope Francis began his homily at Mass in the Casa Santa Marta by explaining that these two words, jealousy and envy, are the “seed of war”.
Burnout, stress, exploitation, prostitution… A Vatican magazine has lifted the lid on the abuse of nuns all over the world.
Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna met residents who reside at the Peace Lab in Ħal Far, during a pastoral visit held on Tuesday 21st January 2020. Archbishop Scicluna was welcomed by Fr Dijonisju Mintoff who administers this centre.
The President of the lay Central Committee of German Catholics (ZdK), Thomas Sternberg, has blasted the “right-wing conservative” critics of the German Church’s “synodal path” and suggested similar Church reform processes could be carried out every five years.
The Polish Bishops have been forced to disown a rogue prelate who questioned the faith of the German Church, backed Pope Benedict and Cardinal Robert Sarah on compulsory priestly celibacy and called Pope Francis a “heretic”.
The Interfaith Alliance for Safer Communities organized on Wednesday, January 22, in Davos a press conference to talk about safety and quality of life of communities that are being eroded by the climate emergency and other growing risks, and the role of religions and faiths in helping vulnerable populations.
The President of the Vatican’s Financial Information Authority, Carmelo Barbagallo, announced Thursday the lifting of the suspension placed on it by the Egmont Group, and says it can now resume its collaboration with its peers in other countries.
An Italian bishop has banned the practice of having sponsors at the sacrament of Confirmation, lamenting that the people chosen by candidates are often too “sinful” for the role.
Tensions and frustrations are boiling over in the Irish Church as priests and laypeople beg their bishops for real reform.
For almost a thousand years, Roman Catholic priests have been required to be celibate. But this age-old practice is now under fire, with the suggestion that the rules should be relaxed for the Latin American Catholic church.
German cardinal Reinhard Marx has called for a greater say for women and laypeople in Catholicism, explaining that 200 men sitting together at a synod discussing the Church on their own, for example, “is not a good thing”.
Protestants have been invited to take communion at the first Catholic Mass in a Geneva cathedral since the Reformation, to be held next month.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio, today Pope Francis, saved the Jesuits from a 2007 Vatican intervention, according to a new book.
“We are abusing the Earth in an irresponsible and godless manner”, the head of the world’s Orthodox Christians, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, has denounced at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos.