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World’s best teacher recites Prayer of St Francis before US Congress.

Brother Peter Tabichi, a Kenyan Franciscan, who in March this year, won the 2019 Global Teacher Prize has, this week, met US President Donald Trump. At a separate event, Brother Tabichi recited St Francis’ Peace Prayer before a session of the US Congress, at the Capitol, Washington DC.

Italy and France want EU to redistribute migrants

France and Italy demand a new system to automatically redistribute migrants across the EU. The call comes amid tensions within the EU over migration as the number of people entering Europe surges. The French President and the Italian Prime Minister are angry that several EU member states refuse to accept those arriving on Europe's shores.

‘Gospel Truth’ for September 22, 2019

Listen to this week's edition of our reflections on the Gospel reading for the twenty-fifth Sunday in ordinary time, where Jesus tells his disciples, "The person who is trustworthy in very small matters is also trustworthy in great ones, prepared by the late Jill Bevilacqua.

Reflections for the XXV Sunday

Fr. Antony Kadavil reflects and comments on the readings at Mass for the twenty-fifth Sunday in ordinary time. He says that the readings remind us that we are God's stewards and that God expects faithful and prudent stewardship from us.

Pope: study of Eastern Church law helps ecumenism

Pope Francis received in audience in the Vatican participants in the congress of the Society for the Law of the Eastern Churches.

Pope at Mass: Ministry is a gift to be contemplated

In his homily at Mass in the Casa Santa Marta on Thursday, Pope Francis says ordained ministry is a gift which should be appreciated and shared.

Cardinal Pell appeals convictions to Australian High Court

Lawyers for Cardinal George Pell presented his final appeal against sexual abuse convictions to Australia’s High Court on Tuesday.

The Best Lesson Ratzinger Ever Taught Me

The Pope Emeritus, whether as Benedict XVI or Joseph Ratzinger, ranks among those I call my first and best teachers within Catholicism. And because I am a needy and often recalcitrant student, I need a lot of them, so he is joined by St. Philip Neri, Francis de Sales, Thomas Merton, and the Psalmist among many other fine instructors. “Professorial” is a word frequently used to describe Ratzinger’s writing, but I’ve always thought “avuncular” might be a better descriptor. I may approach the writings of the others with the appreciation of a student attending a favorite class, but whenever I pick up a book or encyclical or speech by Joseph Alois Ratzinger, I feel like I’ve come into a room and found a favorite old uncle who greets me with affection and bids me to have a little tea while he shares the fruits of his quiet contemplation.

2019 Nansen Refugee Award goes to Humanitarian Corridors

The prestigious UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award has been given, this year, to the Humanitarian Corridors project thanks to which thousands of refugees have been given a safe and legal pathway to protection.

India’s Dharmapuri Diocese strives for people's spiritual, material wellbeing

Bishop Lawrence Pius Dorairaj of Dharmapuri in Tamil Nadu state spoke about his diocese during his “ad limina" visit to Rome.