COMECE, the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union, welcomes the statement recently released by the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE), calling the EU and its Member States to be vigilant on the “necessity and proportionality of any policy and technological intervention that – taken in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic – suspends, even temporarily, fundamental rights”.
Starting from the seminary, “we must radically change” how priests interact with women, a Vatican cardinal has said.
In a special prayer for the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, Pope Francis has expressed his hope that the “enormous funds” spent on arms around the world may instead be spent “on promoting effective research” to prevent “tragedies” like the coronavirus from occurring in the future.
At the start of the Mass at Casa Santa Marta, Saturday morning, Pope Francis urged for prayers for those working in funeral services.
A Spanish priest has invited Catholics desperate for Mass during the COVID-19 pandemic to “become volunteers and give out food and medicine”.
The Italian Church has denounced that the mafia is taking advantage of the poor caught in the coronavirus credit crunch.
Faith-based organisations have released a statement insisting on the need for “ambitious and urgent” climate action despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The pandemic should not be an excuse to let human beings die in the Mediterranean Sea”, the General Secretary of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE), Fr Manuel Barrio Prieto, has cried.
The founder of the Community of Sant’Egidio has called for the regularisation of ‘illegal’ migrants in the domestic services sector in the context of COVID-19.
The coronavirus is not God’s punishment, but rather our own self-punishment, a leading Vatican official has said.
At Mass in the Casa Santa Marta on Friday, the Pope prayed for teachers and students during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
A Swiss diocese has banned the “communion to go” that was being offered in churches there as a way of getting around coronavirus restrictions on public Masses.
Wartime pope Pius XII knew more about the Holocaust than was previously thought, researchers have claimed.
On name day, Pope gifts ventilators to Romanian hospital struggling with COVID-19 in EU’s poorest region.
The Vatican Migrants and Refugees Section has warned of a “cataclysmic” possible second wave of COVID-19 among the world’s more than 25 million refugees and 40 million internally displaced people.
The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) has warned that the situation for asylum seekers on Lesbos is a “health bomb” due to the coronavirus threat.
“If I were Pope, the first thing I’d do would be revise the ordination of women”, the vice president of the German Bishops has said.
Celebrating morning Mass on Thursday in the Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis turned his thoughts to the many people suffering because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Spanish Catholics have slammed their Bishops’ opposition to government plans for a minimum subsistence income, condemning the prelates’ stance as a “true betrayal of the gospel”.
Like us during the coronavirus pandemic, “the earth, too, is suffering from isolation”, the head of the Orthodox Church, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, has denounced in a message for Earth Day.
During a telephone conversation with the French President, Pope Francis expressed his closeness and support to France, where Covid-19 has claimed more than 20,000 lives.
“We have no future if we destroy the very environment that sustains us”, Pope Francis warned general audience today, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.
In the COVID-19 pandemic, “we’re crucifying Christ again due to post-liberalism and the destruction of the public health system”, a French Jesuit economist has decried.
At the Mass he celebrated in the Chapel of the Casa Santa Marta on this Wednesday of the Second Week of Easter, Pope Francis raised a prayer for Europe.
The Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development is happy to join the celebrations around the world for the fiftieth anniversary of the Earth Day.
A German bishop has criticsed the “whining” and “belligerent” demands of some Catholics for Mass in the time of coronavirus restrictions.
A Vatican cardinal is urging the world to set aside individualism and isolationism in the fight against COVID-19.