Following an unprecedented increase of violence against religious communities and people belonging to religious minorities, in 2019 the UN General Assembly proclaimed August 22 as the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief.
Caritas has shared its deep concerns on the dire side effects that EU sanctions are having on vulnerable civilian populations in the Middle East.
The World Council of Churches (WCC) mourns the loss of Protopresbyter Boris Bobrinskoy, one of the best-known Orthodox theologians in France.
The cardinal of Zagreb has invited the new Croatian President to a “dialogue of mutual respect and understanding”.
The Bishop of Derry has said that Northern Ireland needs a Government as soon as possible to avoid a worst-case scenario Brexit.
Germans’ trust in the Catholic Church in the country and in the Pope is dipping as impatience for reform in the institution grows.
“To rebuild Europe together, we need unity. It is necessary to rediscover the unity which is at the very foundation of the life of the human person” said the Holy See Secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Paul Gallagher.
According to Pope Francis, we cannot “be Christians” if we are “sowers of war” in our family, in the neighbourhood and the workplace.
In a wide-ranging ‘State of the World’ address Thursday to diplomats accredited to the Holy See, Pope Francis denounced that the “very weak” response of politicians to climate change is “a source of grave concern”.
A theologian has accused a German bishop of “moral bankruptcy” for opposing reform after the clerical sex abuse crisis.
“Building Europe together: 50 years of the Holy See in the Council of Europe”. This is the central theme of the colloquium organised in the Faculty of Theology of the University of Strasbourg, from January 7 to 9, 2020.
The Archbishop of Malta has repeated his call for “truth, justice and accountability” in the case of murdered investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.
The Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Metropolitan Epifaniy of Kyiv and all Ukraine, believes that the Russian government of the Crimea is trying to completely oust the Ukrainian Church and compares the situation on the peninsula with “Stalin’s times”.
This Wednesday’s general audience took place in the Paul VI Hall, where the Pope met with groups of pilgrims and faithful from Italy and from all over the world.
The Secretary General of the Italian Bishops’ Conference (CEI) has urged the EU to rethink the common European project in the wake of Brexit.
The Irish Government is being accused of opacity and discrimination for spending €10 million a year in public funding for religious chaplains in State secondary schools.
A German bishop has said that country’s ‘synodal path’ is the “only chance” for the Church, and added that women deacons are “possible”.
An Italian bishop has ranted against the “vulgar and blasphemous” depictions of Christ presented by “liberal intellectuals”.
The Christian life is to remain in God, following the Holy Spirit and not the spirit of the world, which leads to corruption, and does not distinguish good from evil. Pope Francis resumed the morning celebration of Holy Mass at the Casa Santa Marta.
Serbian Orthodox Church authorities are reacting angrily to the passage in the Montenegrin Parliament of a law nationalising religious buildings.
As US-Iran tensions deepen and worsen, leading to the fear of all-out war, a close papal advisor has explained what he has called Francis’ “rebellion to the rhetoric of the apocalypse”.
An Austrian bishop has participated in a rally for persecuted Christians and for Christian refugees in danger of deportation, denouncing in the process the broken asylum seeker system in the country.
The Famous French Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral is undergoing an interval period of reconstruction following a disastrous fire in 2019 which damaged large parts of the cultural and architectural icon, including almost totally destroying its famed spire and roof.
A German bishop is pushing the Church to reform, warning that simply repeating existing doctrines is no longer enough.
The nuncio in Switzerland and Liechtenstein is trying to send the Church back centuries by talking up a “recourse to approved authors” in theology.
The head of the German Protestant Church has received death threats for his plans to float a Church-sponsored ship to rescue refugees in the Mediterranean.
“We cannot be silent”, six Italian bishops have alerted on the environmental crisis, adding on that front “we are facing a real drama that already marks the present and will certainly mark the future of the new generations”.
Wise men have been ‘stolen’ from manger scenes in churches in Germany to denounce the European Union’s treatment of refugees.