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Pope Francis meets with refugees from Congo and South Sudan before flight to Africa

By |2023-01-31T08:10:50-06:00January 31, 2023|World News|

Before departing on his flight to Africa on Tuesday morning, Pope Francis met with a group of refugees and migrants from the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan at the Vatican.

Women help religions share wisdom, promote peace, pope says

By |2023-01-26T07:53:24-06:00January 26, 2023|World News|

The world's religious traditions and their followers are called to offer wisdom to the world and to "infuse it with a spirit of warmth, healing and fraternity," which requires the participation of women as well as men, Pope Francis said.

Italian publisher releases book of essays by retired Pope Benedict

By |2023-01-23T08:47:27-06:00January 23, 2023|World News|

While the Second Vatican Council gave the Catholic Church a "beautiful" document on the priesthood, "it did not face the fundamental question" of the difference between Catholic and Protestant understandings of ordained ministry, wrote Pope Benedict XVI in an essay published after his death.

Pope announces ecumenical prayer before synod assembly in October

By |2023-01-16T09:49:49-06:00January 16, 2023|World News|

Encouraging Catholics to participate in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Pope Francis also announced that before the assembly of the Synod of Bishops opens in early October, there will be an ecumenical prayer vigil in St. Peter's Square.

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