Dr. Margarita Starkeviciute says she agrees with pontiff “that it is necessary to pay more attention to social factors” in markets
“Economic development has not reduced the gap between the rich and the poor”, laments leader of world’s Orthodox. “Rather, it has prioritised profit, to the detriment of the weak, and contributes to the exacerbation of environmental problems”
“It is a violation of human rights to force people to be in a concentration camp”, denounces Marie Doutrepont, who has witnessed first-hand the “shame of Europe” on Lesbos
“Resilience for the sake of life! This motto accompanied and encouraged me day after day and gave me the strength to carry on”, reveals Father Pierluigi Maccalli
COVID-19 lockdowns have yielded dramatic scenes of natural recovery: smog disappearing from the skies of India, waterways of Italy becoming clear for the first time in memory, wild mountain goats roaming the streets of Wales, sea turtles returning to the beaches of Brazil.
Luis Ritto was from 2006 to 2011 the ambassador of the European Union to the Holy See. Today, he is the professor emeritus of the International School for Protocol and Diplomacy (ISPD) in Brussels, Belgium.
Virginija Langbakk – a native Lithuanian, married to a Swede – was the first managing director (2010-2020) of the European Gender Equality Institute (EIGE).
Cardinal Hollerich has hit out at a “new selfishness” in Europe, saying that “we cannot be Christians without having in our hearts the people who need help”.
Santiago Agrelo is a Spanish-born priest who from 2007 to 2019 was Archbishop of Tanger, in Morocco.
Demonstrators have come out in large numbers across the United States to protest against the death of African-American man George Floyd in police custody.
In an interview with Vatican News, the Prefect of the Vatican Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, has urged Catholics “to get out of ourselves” and to do away with Church “narcissism and self-sufficiency”.
The “fundamental orientation” of the Vatican’s new Pastoral Orientations on Internally Displaced People “is to open our eyes and discover the displaced people nearby and far away”, says Cardinal Michael Czerny, SJ, Under-secretary at the Migrants and Refugees Section of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.
Father Juan Antonio Guerrero Alves was appointed just a few months ago as Prefect of the Vatican Secretariat for the Economy.
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.
In an exclusive interview with Vatican Media, the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, confirms the closeness of the Church to those who are suffering during this dramatic time of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments issued a new Decree on Wednesday 25 March, entitled “In time of COVID-19” (II).
Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, Archbishop of Luxembourg and President of the Commission of the Episcopal Conferences of Europe, has a concern that comes from the heart.
The Italian Franciscan nun Mary Melone has been a pioneer in many areas of Church and academic life.
Libya has been at war for almost nine years: government versus militias, both supported by foreign powers. The “Berlin Conference” in mid-January wanted to make a breakthrough. But the most important agreements didn’t even last a week.
Tens if not hundreds of thousands of LGBT people around the world fall prey each year to gay “conversion therapy”.