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Pope Francis receives Polish president in the Vatican

The President of the Republic of Poland, His Excellency, Mr Andrzej Duda, meets Pope Francis in the Vatican, followed by a meeting with the Cardinal Secretary of State and the Secretary for Relations with States.

Covid, the world that emerges needs mature roots

Pope Francis is certain of this and is repeating it to everyone: we will emerge either better or worse after the pandemia. The global crisis requires that the parameters of human co-existence be rethought through the lens of solidarity. On this foundational idea, "Covid19: Building a Healthier Future" has been created in collaboration with the Dicastery for Promiting Integral Human Development, to offer a vision that might lead to the beginning of a new fraternity after the pandemic.

Pope: “Fantasy of mercy” needed to respond to pandemic

In an address to the charitable group "Circolo San Pietro," Pope Francis calls for a "fantasy of mercy" to respond to today's needs.

UK Bishops on ethical concerns of potential Covid-19 vaccine

The Bishops Conference of England and Wales releases a statement on the development of a vaccine against COVID-19.

ICMC shines spotlight on displaced families

Ahead of the World Day for Migrants and Refugees, the International Catholic Migration Commission is hosting a webinar to look at how forced migration is affecting families.

COVID-19: Mozambican Bishops cancel entire seminary academic year 2020

The Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (CEM), has announced the cancellation of the entire academic year 2020, in all major seminaries of the country.

Beauty and Substance: A Reflection on the Anniversary of “Evangelization & Culture”

Put out into deep water and lower your nets for a catch. —Luke 5:4 Over eighteen months ago, on a chilly day in February, I was honored to join Bishop Robert Barron’s Word on Fire Institute to help bring a new venture to life. That venture was Evangelization & Culture, the flagship journal of the Word on Fire Institute. Excited by the task at hand and accompanied by a small cohort of talented designers and editors, writers and marketers, we at once had to ask ourselves, “How will we do this and, more importantly, why?” Thus, with child-like enthusiasm, the intercession of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, and plenty of Dot’s Pretzels, coffee, and Diet Mountain Dew, our work began. From the very beginning, we wanted Evangelization & Culture to be different. At its root, we wanted the…

On Mark Galli and Why Evangelicals Become Catholic

Our convictions are never entirely safe. Any time an intelligent peer who also strikes us as a man of integrity—a good man, let us say—advocates for a worldview in contradiction with our own, we are obligated to take the disagreement seriously. This is true all the more when such a person moves out of agreement with us. For here, we must tell ourselves, is someone who takes the truth seriously. Laying all his cards on the table in The Last Word, atheist philosopher Thomas Nagel implies this uncomfortable fact when he admits, “I want atheism to be true and am made uneasy by the fact that some of the most intelligent and well-informed people I know are religious believers.” Now, as of late, it has become public knowledge that Mark Galli, the former editor-in-chief of the popular evangelical magazine Christianity Today, has entered into full communion with the Catholic Church. Admitting that…

Pope accepts Cardinal Becciu's resignation

On Thursday, Pope Francis accepts Cardinal Becciu's resingation as Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, and to rights connected with the cardinalate.

Caritas Pakistan appeals for help to cope with floods

This year’s heavy monsoon rains have caused severe floods in Pakistan. Some 400 people have died and 392 more have been injured, with immense loss to property. Karachi city has been the hardest hit.