Rev. Dr. Ioan Sauca applauds “great interreligious potential” of Pope’s new encyclical
The under-secretary of the Vatican Migrants and Refugees Section welcomes Francis’ theological and pastoral spotlight on “the contextual aspect of the truth”
“We accuse ourselves for not standing to our beliefs more courageously, for not praying more faithfully, for not believing more joyously, and for not loving more ardently”, reads the Stuttgart Declaration of Guilt
“The injustices of the world and of history are not healed by hatred and revenge, but by dialogue and forgiveness”
42% of Catholics in the country in favour of full Christian unity, according to a newspaper survey
Cardinal Marx says ball in Catholic Church’s court after latest Vatican refusal: “The others want to and we say ‘no'”
Declaration of the ‘Faith for Nature’ Multi-Faith Action Conference from Iceland: “Current extremes of wealth and poverty need to give way to greater equity and justice”
“No company should be able to disregard or circumvent human rights to gain profit or competitive advantages”, clamour the Catholic and Reformed Churches
A Russian Orthodox official has accused the US of inciting inter-Christian division in Belarus and “deliberately expos[ing]” Catholics in the country.
German Cardinal Reinhard Marx has urged the Church to combat right-wing radicalism and racism.
Amy Coney Barrett reportedly will be Donald Trump’s nominee to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court.
A co-author of a German paper on shared Communion with Protestants has rejected the Vatican criticism of the document, saying that “the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith is one voice among many in theological discourse”.
A dozen global and regional religious organizations released an advocacy statement on the situation of migrants and refugees in Europe that defines their calling as Christians to “welcome the stranger,” and urges the creation of a world in which “we become human together.”
The German Bishops are remaining defiant in the wake of the Vatican refusal of a proposal for Catholic intercommunion with Protestants.
A German Catholic bishop is resisting a new Vatican prohibition on shared Communion with Protestants.
A German bishop has hit out at conservative Catholic haters online, saying after commentators hijacked a post on his Facebook account that trolls don’t give “a testimony to our Lord”.
“When will it end?”, the US National Council of Churches has cried after two more “horrific” shootings of Black men by police.
In a joint document released Thursday, the Vatican and the World Council of Churches urged humanity to embrace a philosophy of “daring and caring” to heal the post-COVID-19 world.
In a message for the Season of Creation from September 1 to October 4, the presidents of the Council of Bishops’ Conferences of Europe (CCEE) and the Conference of European Churches (CEC), Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco and the Reverend Christian Krieger respectively, have stressed the need for a “just and sustainable balance” in society, the economy and ecology.
The World Council of Churches (WCC) mourns the loss of Protopresbyter Boris Bobrinskoy, one of the best-known Orthodox theologians in France.
A strong sign for Christian ecumenism: the Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria, Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, and the Munich Cardinal Reinhard Marx were awarded the 2020 Augsburg Peace Prize for their “unconditional will to live together in peace”.
As our modest little tribute to Pedro Casaldàliga – the Spanish-born ‘bishop of the poor’ of the Brazilian Amazon and indeed the world over who died Saturday at 92 – we at Novena are publishing texts from the prophet and poet in which he himself explains some of his visionary and intensely gospel-driven ideas for the Church and the world.
Pedro Casaldàliga – the Spanish-born Claretian missionary, prophet and voice of conscience to the world against all forms of injustice who served for over three decades as Bishop of São Félix do Araguaia in the Brazilian Amazon – died Saturday at the age of 92.
“The presence of even one nuclear weapon violates the core principles of our different faith traditions and threatens the unimaginable destruction of everything we hold dear”, a joint interfaith statement on the occasion of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki anniversary has warned.
Prayer and charity: these are the two arms Pope Francis has repeatedly extended from the beginning of his pontificate to the “dear Ukrainian people”, especially to those afflicted by a 6-year war on the eastern border of the nation.
An Old Catholic bishop has said that the dogmas of papal primacy and papal infallibility have led the Roman Church to a “dead end”.
Challenges for human rights in the times of COVID-19 was a theme sharp in focus at the Conference of European Churches 7th Summer School on Human Rights.
Four global organizations representing some 500 million Christians have written an urgent letter to G20 leaders, calling for them to leave behind the current broken financial architecture and promote a truly just and sustainable recovery.
The head of the Geneva-based World Council of Churches has written to Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressing “grief and dismay” from WCC members at his decision to convert the world famous Hagia Sophia into a mosque.