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Pope meets with the Council of Cardinals

Pope Francis and six members of the Council of Cardinals (C-6) met on 5-6 December for their periodical consultations in the Vatican.

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SECAM convenes meeting of Africa’s Synodal team

SECAM is working towards a Synodal Continental Assembly scheduled for March 2023.

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Pope Francis meets with Italian actor Roberto Benigni

Before the General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis met privately with Italian actor and director, Roberto Benigni, who received an Oscar for the internationally acclaimed 1997 film "Life Is Beautiful." A year later the Vatican invited Benigni to a viewing of that film together with Saint Pope John Paul II.

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Czerny: God's way is different, He never grows tired or weary

In his address for the closing Mass at the Pax Christi Conference, Cardinal Michael Czerny remarks on our need for “the peace of Christ” in a time where many questions and concerns arise in our hearts

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Pope: History repeats itself today in Ukraine

At the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis remarks that the horrors of the Second World War are looming again today in Ukraine, and ahead of Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, on December 8, calls on the faithful to pray the Mother of God to comfort all those suffering the brutality of war.

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Pope at Audience: Inner peace confirms our decisions

Pope Francis continues his catechesis on discernment at the weekly General Audience, and reflects on the need to confirm our decisions with the presence of a long-lasting inner peace.

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Thousands of Catholics join protest marches against violence in DRC

A national day of peaceful marches sponsored by the Bishops’ Conference was held on December 4 in the Democratic Republic of Congo to protest against the ongoing violence and foreign interference in the eastern provinces of the African nation.

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Reading for Iran: Women generate the words our world needs

Young people from around the world join Iranian youth in mobilising to protest for rights, especially those of women, in Iran, where demonstrations have filled the streets after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini at the hands of the country's morality police.

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Al Jazeera submits case against Israel over journalist’s death

The news organization Al Jazeera has filed a complaint against Israel with the International Criminal Court over the death of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in May 2022.

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Papal Almoner collecting thermal jumpers for Ukrainians

The Pope’s special office for charitable activities announces a collection of thermal jackets to help Ukrainians survive the harsh winter amid power cuts due to Russian attacks on energy infrastructure.

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