The COVID-19 pandemic “is being used by some to consolidate their power or to grow their own private gain”, the Jesuit Superior General has denounced.
A German bishop has hit out at what he sees as egotism and self-referentiality in the Church, saying that in Catholicism “we have too much ‘me'”.
The European Bishops have joined a warning against the imposition of “new normal of eroded rights and liberties” after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides.
COVID-19 is killing so many older people. Too many. The situation in Care-Homes is particularly concerning.
On the rescue packages being prepared around the world to cushion the coronavirus recession, a Vatican official has told governments not to repeat the “mistakes” of the 2008 global financial crisis nank bailouts.
A German cardinal has warned that the Church is “in crisis” and for that reason changes are “inevitable”. – “Church…
In his morning Mass in the Chapel of the Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis prayed for all those involved in politics.
After COVID-19, “the world cannot return to business as usual”, the Pontifical Academies of Sciences and of Social Science have warned.
During the coronavirus pandemic, the Church “is now learning the Gospel from laity”, the papal almoner, or charity head, has said.
“The time has come to eliminate inequalities, to heal the injustice that is undermining the health of the entire human family!”, Pope Francis clamoured today in his celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday at the church of Santo Spirito in Sassia, close to St. Peter’s Square, where he warned that in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, “the risk is that we may then be struck by an even worse virus, that of selfish indifference”.
“How can we call ourselves Christians and then leave people drowning at sea?”, Catholics from Malta have asked the government.
What will “the day after” this pandemic be like? What will change in our countries and in our lives?
In the context of the suffering caused by COVID-19, an Italian Catholic group, New Humanity for a Global World, has pleaded with the EU and the US to lift their “cruel and unacceptable” sanctions on Syria.
“One cannot be a Christian without frankness and courage”, Pope Francis recalled this morning in his Santa Marta Mass, warning that “if to explain your position you fall into ideologies or casuistry, you lack the Christian style, the freedom to speak”.
A lack of solidarity during the coronavirus crisis could be the “fatal wound” to the European Union project, one of the continent’s top cardinals has warned.
The Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) of Spain have taken up the request of Pope Francis to create an international emergency fund to help mission territories affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Caritas Europa has joined a call to defend the rights of migrant farm workers, amid fear of food supply shortages in coronavirus times.
“We’ve experienced this before”, East European Catholics who suffered through communism have warned with regard to coronavirus lockdowns.
At the morning Mass celebrated – and broadcast live – in the Chapel of the Casa Santa Marta, this Friday in the Octave of Easter, Pope Francis prayed for pregnant women:.
The Holy See Press Office announced April 15 that Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, has appointed a new director and deputy director of the Vatican Financial Information Authority (AIF).
Andrea Riccardi, the Italian founder of the Church group Community of Sant’Egidio, has called for the immediate regularisation of the hundreds of thousands of ‘illegal’ immigrants in the country.
The Bishops of Malta have asked the Vatican to “intervene” with the EU to relieve the “huge pressures” on that country’s reception and asylum system.
COMECE calls EU members states to show generosity in accepting the relocation of asylum seekers from Greek islands.
In a major new document, the Orthodox Church has condemned Christian nationalism, teaching that in that term “there could be no greater contradiction of the Gospel”.
A papal economist has criticised countries such as the Netherlands and Germany for their lack of solidarity in the coronavirus crisis with Italy and Spain.