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Pope Francis to Visit Peru & Chile in January 2018

Cathedral of Trujillo Peru 02-740x493NEWS 2017 - The Pope will make an Apostolic Trip to Peru and Chile at the beginning of 2018. The Director of the Vatican Press Office, Greg Burke, made the announcement of this upcoming trip to South America, yesterday, June 17, 2017. ‘Accepting the invitation from the respective Heads of State and Bishops,” the statement noted...


LAUDATO SI’ pledge launched to mobilize 1 million catholics on climate change

trans-logoNEWS 2017 -  In celebration of the 2nd anniversary of Pope Francis’ historic encyclical Laudato Si’ (June 18, 2015), the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) is launching a Laudato Si’ Pledge campaign to keep the Pontiff’s message alive and encourage mass Catholic action to address the climate crisis.The Laudato Si’ Pledge (see text below) is a way for Catholics ...


Refugees: An opportunity to grow together

WRD 2017 All no Logo FB CoverMESSAGES - Joint ecumenical statement for World Refugee Day 2017. The Christian Bible tells the story of two men, Peter and Cornelius, utterly divided by religious belief and culture, who in encountering each other discovered a truth about God’s common will for them that neither had previously grasped. They learnt that the Holy Spirit brings down...


UK: Celebrating peacemaking with Pax Christi UK at their annual gathering

paxchristiNEWS 2017 - They came from north, south, east and west to London for the gathering which presented highlights of Pax Christi’s work and facilitated conversations on opportunities for peacemaking,  including how to use Remembrance to unlearn war, how to inspire  young peacemakers, and how to open our imaginations to promote Gospel nonviolence. The gathering learnt...


Friars gathered in Acre 800 years after the beginning of the Franciscan adventure in the Holy Land

friarsCONSECRATED LIFE - Acre shines with sunlight and joy on the day of the opening of the eighth centennial since the beginning of the Franciscan presence in the Holy Land. To celebrate this important anniversary, the friars of the Custody chose to leave right from the place where the first Franciscans arrived in 1217. About seventy friars from Jerusalem and Galilee...


Now online Omnis Terra new issue : giving voice to mission, missions and missionaries

mission omnisterraNEWS 2017 - Città del Vaticano (Agenzia Fides) – Omnis Terra, the multilingual publication of culture and mission from the Pontifical Mission Societies, is on line with its second edition. The opening article “Le Laos et le sang des Martyrs”, by Roland Jacques, OMI, draws from the beatification of 17 martyrs, celebrated in Vientiane 11 December 2016, to describe the travailed history of this tiny Asian Church...


FSPs Release eBook and eMusic App

comunicatriciNEWS 2017 - On 6 May 2017, the Daughters of St Paul launched their eBook and eMusic Mobile Applications in their local parish church in the presence of the parishioners who attended the Holy Eucharist. Everyone was very appreciative of the venture and spoke well of the FSPs and their efforts to reach as many people as possible


Fr. Sosa: The «Warm» gaze of «la Civiltà Cattolica»

sousaMESSAGES - It isn’t possible to «understand» anything of God without experiencing grace, love and communion. I say experience in the most human and intricate meaning of this word. To have the experience of grace means being capable of offering yourself freely as Jesus did in the Incarnation emptying himself and assuming a condition as a slave...


Pope’s Message for 1st World Day of the Poor. ‘Let us love, not with words but with

wdpMESSAGES - Below is the Vatican-provided text of Pope Francis’ Message for the first World Day of the Poor, which is to be celebrated on Nov. 19, 2017, on the theme: ‘Let us love, not with words but with deeds‘. Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the First World Day of the Poor Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time 19 November 2017...




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