Calling for more visas and the opening of humanitarian corridors, Spanish Bishops plead on plight of refugees: “We cannot remain oblivious to their pain”
“While COVID-19 remains a clear and present danger, climate change is no less of a pressing crisis”, religious warn in letters to UK, EU and African Union
Francis urges prayers as armed clashes intensify in Tigray region and “serious humanitarian crisis” threatens in wider Horn of Africa
Multinationals “can be an important factor for development… But they can also contribute to the misery of the population”, denounces Archbishop of Kinshasa ahead of vote this weekend
“I now feel an even greater urge to be a witness of peace, brotherhood and forgiveness”, Father Pierluigi Maccalli says after surviving imprisonment by Islamist radicals
Pontiff says he shares in suffering for the at least six children “barbarically killed” in an attack on a school. “May God enlighten hearts” to bring peace and silence weapons, he prays
Archbishop emeritus of Tanger Santiago Agrelo suggests Church pray: “I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, anointed and sent to evangelise the poor, the communion of saints…”
“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
Vatican official gives thanks for release of Fr. Pierluigi Maccalli, kidnapped two years ago by jihadist insurgents: “Missionaries are always close to the people; they do not flee even during difficult situations and give their lives for the Gospel”
Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich has said that the COVID-19 pandemic is the right time to settle the debt Europe has accrued with Africa after having exploited its resources.
The outbreak of COVID-19 initially looked like a gift to autocrats around the world. What better pretext for a state of emergency than a pandemic?
At the Angelus Sunday, Pope Francis warned that “the Lord will hold us to account for all of the migrants who have fallen on their journey of Hope”, as “victims of the throwaway culture”.
At the Angelus today on the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, Pope Francis recalled that “God looks on the…
The Holy See has reiterated its commitment to dialogue and working with others to find concrete solutions to mass migration and refugee movements, in order to preserve human lives and dignity, alleviate human suffering and advance an authentic integral development.
In a homily at Mass today to mark the seventh anniversary of his visit to the migrant hotspot of Lampedusa, Pope Francis deplored the conditions in Libyan migrant detention camps, warning his congregation: “You cannot imagine the hell that people are living there”.
Today the Church recalls the 7th anniversary of Pope Francis’ historic and moving visit to the Italian island of Lampedusa, a journey he undertook just four months after being elected Pope and where he denounced that the Mediterranean migrant tragedy was “a painful thorn in my heart”.
In a recent letter sent to the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria, H.Em. Card. Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ, President of COMECE, expressed his solidarity to the Christian communities in the African country, who are “living a situation of continuous attacks by terrorists, insurgents and militias, that in some cases reaches levels of genuine criminal persecution”.