42% of Catholics in the country in favour of full Christian unity, according to a newspaper survey
Pope Francis has donated 10,000 euros to help families threatened by unemployment in Italy.
Pope Francis has told parents of LGBTIQ+ offspring that “the Lord loves your children just as they are”.
In a new book length interview, Pope Francis has given a sneak peek of his forthcoming third encyclical, railing against the “savage market economy” and “violent social injustice”.
A Maltese LGBTQ Catholic organisation, together with rainbow Catholics around Europe and beyond, have come out in support of two LGBTQ-positive groups – Dignity and Fortunate Families – recently expelled from the Archdiocese of Detroit, in the US, calling the actions of the archbishop there “discriminatory”, “heartless” and “insensitive”.
A nun has deounced the culture in the Church that has “continually failed” to address the “soul murder” of child abuse.
Pope Francis has set up a 1 million euro fund for workers in Rome struggling due to the pandemic, concerned as he said he is “this time of suffering we are living… in addition to sowing pain and worry, is seriously undermining our city’s social fabric”.
Church groups including Caritas Europa and the Salesians of Don Bosco have joined a call to EU institutions for “ambitious” measures to lift 110 million people out of the risk of poverty.
“Today, motherhood is demeaned, because the only growth which interests us is economic growth”, Pope Francis has denounced.
The empty churches during the coronavirus pandemic are a “prophetic” sign of the need for Catholic reform, an Italian missionary has written.
At the start of Mass in the Casa Santa Marta on Friday of the Fifth Week of Easter, Pope Francis turned his thoughts towards families.
On the occasion of the International Day of Families, Caritas Europa calls on the EU to prioritise the creation of the Child Guarantee and to back it with sufficient funds.
In the Santa Marta Mass on Monday, Pope Francis prayed for families closed up in their homes because of the pandemic.
The founder of the Community of Sant’Egidio has called for the regularisation of ‘illegal’ migrants in the domestic services sector in the context of COVID-19.
Celebrating morning Mass on Thursday in the Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis turned his thoughts to the many people suffering because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Vatican cardinal is urging the world to set aside individualism and isolationism in the fight against COVID-19.
After reciting the Regina Caeli in the library of the Apostolic Palace on the Monday after Easter, Pope Francis continued reflecting on how women are contributing during the coronavirus crisis.
The reality of children living in prison is “an always unacceptable idea”, according to the Pope John XXIII Community in Italy, which has called on the competent authorities to release these minors, especially in the context of the public health emergency of the coronavirus pandemic, which has also reached jails in the country.
Official Holy See news website Vatican News has denounced what it called a “global rise in domestic violence” cases in countries under coronavirus lockdowns.
In words following the recitation of the Marian Prayer on Sunday, Pope Francis highlighted an appeal launched by the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, this week calling for an “immediate global ceasefire in all corners of the world” amidst the current coronavirus pandemic.
The Pope began Mass as the Casa Santa Marta on Saturday morning praying for those suffering from hunger because of the coronavirus pandemic.
In an emotional Urbi et orbi blessing Friday evening in an empty St. Peter’s Square in Rome, Pope Francis said coronavirus is not God’s judgment, but our “time to choose
At his Friday morning Mass in the Chapel of the Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis expressed his gratitude for those who think of others in this difficult time of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Today, I would like to remember families who cannot leave their homes,” Pope Francis said at the beginning of the Saturday morning liturgy at the Casa Santa Marta chapel.
(Source: Vatican News) “I am thinking of families who are cooped up”, Pope Francis began the morning liturgy at the…
“We continue to pray for all who are ill due to this pandemic”, Pope Francis introduced the Saturday morning liturgy at the Casa Santa Marta.
In his homily at Mass at Casa Santa Marta, Friday morning, the Pope invited Christians to remember those who accompany us in life as in a family.