In the cathedral of Como on Saturday morning, the funeral Mass took place for priest Roberto Malgesini, murdered on Tuesday by a homeless person.
Pope Francis has praised as a martyr of charity a murdered Italian street priest known for his devotion to the least in society.
The health and economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic are not equally felt. From the United States to Brazil and the United Kingdom, low-wage workers are suffering more than others and communities of color are most vulnerable to the virus.
Maintaining the COVID-19 health protocols, Pope Francis received in audience only eight members of the flat-sharing association Lazare on 29 May at Casa Santa Marta in the Vatican, on the occasion of the organisation’s 10th anniversary.
On the morning of Pentecost Sunday, Pope Francis blessed a Vatican ambulance which will serve the poor of Rome.
A ‘beggar Pope’ has appeared on Milan streets in a call for COVID-19 “generosity and solidarity”.
Sweden’s cardinal has questioned the government’s refusal to implement a strict coronavirus lockdown.
Italian Caritas, since the early days of the COVID-19 emergency, has intensified its contact with and coordination of the 218 diocesan Caritas in Italy.
After COVID-19, “the world cannot return to business as usual”, the Pontifical Academies of Sciences and of Social Science have warned.
During the coronavirus pandemic, the Church “is now learning the Gospel from laity”, the papal almoner, or charity head, has said.
What will “the day after” this pandemic be like? What will change in our countries and in our lives?
Homeless people in Madrid have written letters of support to coronavirus patients, expressing to the sick sentiments such as “in difficult situations, don’t lose faith”.
Pope Francis pleaded in his Mass at the Casa Santa Marta Thursday for “closeness” to the homeless and the victims of society’s other “hidden problems” in these days of COVID-19 “pain and sadness”.
“We pray today for those who are homeless”, were the words with which Pope Francis introduced the Mass at the Casa Santa Marta on Tuesday morning.
Vatican cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples and President of Church charity Caritas Internationalis, has said on the COVID-19 crisis that we should wash our hands, but not of our responsibility for vulnerable people.
“Human, Christian and pastoral closeness” to all those affected by the earthquake and the coronavirus epidemic is what Cardinal Archbishop of Zagreb Josip Bozanic expressed March 23 in a video message transmitted by Croatian radio and television.
(Source: Devin Watkins, Vatican News) “Don’t ignore the poor Lazarus who knocks at your door.” Cardinal Konrad Krajewski launched this…
“Shelter housing” (Vivienda refugio) is the name of a new project of the delegation for migrations of the diocese of Getafe – a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Madrid – which seeks to create a network of temporary accommodation for migrant and refugee individuals and families seeking asylum or international protection.
Catholic Church relief, development and social service organisation Caritas Portugal presented a study in which it expressed great concern about the obstacles that prevent the weakest sectors in society from accessing basic services such as education, medical care, employment and housing.
The Vatican has responded to the national conservatism conference held last week in Rome, saying through its top diplomat that “nationalisms are childish reactions to the great global world”.
Ahead of the Irish General Election this Saturday, the Archbishop of Armagh has said plans for a poll on Irish reunification should proceed slowly but surely.
The cardinal of Barcelona has denounced the plight of the half-a-million people who are in a situation of home precariousness in the archdiocese, and that of the one-in-four citizens who are suffering social exclusion.
Today, Friday 31 January, Archbishop Eamon Martin and Bishop Michael Router have issued a statement concerning the 2020 General Election.
Ahead of the Irish elections February 8, the country’s Bishops are demanding from politicians answers on issues such as homelessness, the environment, intolerance and challenges facing young people.
Sixteen Irish Churches are urging the faithful to hold politicians accountable for the “national epidemic of housing insecurity” at the February 8 general election.
“Any form of xenophobia is opposed to Christianity”, the Irish Bishops have cried after their 2019 Winter General Meeting in Maynooth.
tuguese Church groups are warning that although the number of poor people in the country is on the decline, it is still “very disturbing” that “nearly 20% of young people are at risk of poverty”.
Church charity Caritas Europa is demanding the European Commission “put words into action” for the more than 112 million people experiencing poverty or social exclusion in Europe.
An Irish priest and social activist has said the Church should use its extensive land holdings to curb the country’s housing crisis.