MELBOURNE – “Faith is a personal experience and way of life,” stressed His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia, speaking to the congregation at the Holy Monastery of Panagia Kamariani in Red Hill, Melbourne that came to celebrate the feast of the Nativity of the All-Holy Theotokos with their shepherd.
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Pope Francis visited a once-troubled and crime-plagued neighborhood in Portugal's capital on Friday to draw attention to the charitable side of the Catholic Church and the need to protect the world's most vulnerable people with concrete gestures that “get your hands dirty.
LA PLATA, Argentina — Three decades ago, when he was a parish priest in Argentina, the man named by Pope Francis to be the Catholic Church's new guardian of doctrinal orthodoxy wrote a short book about kissing and the sensations it evokes.
TORONTO – His Eminence Archbishop Sotirios of Canada sent a special message to all parishes, priests, and congregants with some practical spiritual recommendations for the summer months.
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Sunday announced he has chosen 21 new cardinals, including prelates from Jerusalem and Hong Kong — places where Catholics are a small minority — as he continues to leave his mark on the body of churchmen who will select his successor.
BOSTON – The Ecumenical Patriarchate sent an official delegation to the Vatican for the celebration of the Feast of the Holy Protomartyrs Peter and Paul, which is also the Throne Feast of Rome.
SYDNEY – June 26 has been designated by the United Nations as a day for informing and raising awareness about drugs, a major scourge of modern society.
VATICAN CITY — An unprecedented global canvassing of Catholics has called for the church to take concrete steps to promote women to decision-making roles, for a "radical inclusion" of the LGBTQ+ community and for new accountability measures to check how bishops exercise authority.
VATICAN CITY — In her years running Catholic youth programs in France, Sister Nathalie Becquart often invoked her own experience as a seasoned sailor in urging young people to weather the storms of their lives.
VATICAN CITY — Two days after being discharged from the hospital, Pope Francis resumed his cherished Sunday custom of greeting the public in St.
ROME — Pope Francis on Friday was discharged from the Rome hospital where he had abdominal surgery nine days earlier to repair a hernia and remove painful scarring, with his surgeon saying the pontiff is now "better than before" the hospitalization.