Pope Francis found himself at the centre of a propaganda war between Israel and the Palestinians yesterday after agreeing to visit a memorial to victims of terrorism, following his prayer at the West Bank security barrier, reports The Tablet.
People around the world view Carol Perry's 10 am Sunday Bible study class, live through the church’s website. She makes the Bible’s ancient people seem like relatives remembered from childhood, reports Global Sisters Report.
He is the first Pope from the Americas, the first Jesuit, and the first to take the name Francis. He soon captured hearts through surprising gestures of humility and care for the common man. Yet he remained largely unknown.
For the pastoral Pope who seems in a hurry, Francis’s ceremonial duties must prove onerous at times, writes Madeleine Teahan in The Catholic Herald.
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) has announced the establishment of an ongoing national Office for Youth to evangelise and minister to youth and youth ministers in Australia.
Pedophile Victorian priest Frank Klep has been sentenced to 10 and a half years in prison for sex offences, reports the ABC.
As Pope Francis finished his trip to the Holy Land, with a rigorous schedule that could be challenging even for the healthiest person, Vatican insiders are raising questions about the Pontiff's health, reports Ucanews.
On the last day of his trip, Francis prayed at the Western Wall, before an emotional hug with two old friends – a Muslim leader and a rabbi, reports The Catholic Herald. He had earlier visited the Holocaust memorial museum.
St John of God is an Order of Brothers who have founded psychiatric hospitals, residential schools and other care facilities and programmes for intellectually disabled across the globe.
'Welcome to Israel, an island of tolerance in the Middle East.' With these words, the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu greeted Pope Francis as he landed at Tel Aviv in a Jordanian military helicopter, reports Vatican Insider.
Half a century after an historic encounter between their predecessors, Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew met in the same place to seek inspiration for Christian unity, reports the Catholic News Service.
Four challenges await the Pope in his Middle-East visit, beginning with the situation facing the region’s small Christian minority, writes John Allen in The Boston Globe.
Social media can bring out the worst in people but the Vatican’s chief media strategist says the Church cannot ignore the opportunities for evangelisation that the Internet offers, reports the Religion News Service.
Pope Francis took the world by surprise yesterday when, at the end of Mass in Manger Square, Bethlehem, he invited the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, and Israeli President, Shimon Peres, to join him, at his home in the Vatican, to pray together for peace, reports Vatican Insider. Representatives of both presidents confirmed that they will accept the invitation, reports The Tablet. Earlier in the morning, Pope Francis prayed at the wall which separates Israelis and Palestinians.
At the start of his Holy Land trip, Pope Francis thanked Jordan for hosting many of the refugees from conflicts in the Middle-East, reports The Tablet.
World leaders need to look beyond the scientific and economic consequences of climate change to the people who will be most affected by rising temperatures, according to a Vatican official, reports the Catholic News Service.
The Vatican’s top envoy to the United Nations says a report by the UN Committee against Torture is 'more technical and more professional' than an earlier UN document heavily critical of Church teaching, reports The Catholic Herald.
The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs has produced a special webpage covering the visit of Pope Francis.