VATICAN CITY (RNS) — At his first public Mass since the global COVID-19 lockdown, Pope Francis celebrated before the tomb of his predecessor and reflected on the legacy of the pontiff who galvanized the masses while helping to defeat communism.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The coronavirus pandemic has heightened concerns for those who are internally displaced. They often lack health services and information to prevent the spread of diseases.
(RNS) — Things will go badly for us as long as we live in a throwaway culture that turns animals into mass-produced objects to be used as a mere means to our ends.
(RNS) — While migrants are not testing positive in great numbers, their precarious, off-the-books work has dried up because of Italy's coronavirus lockdown.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The migrants and refugees section of the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development released new guidelines for Catholic dioceses and parishes on Tuesday (May 5).
(RNS) — According to the bishops' official news outlet, Masses will be open to the public sometime in the last week of May.
(RNS) — Many of the transgender women are sex workers and have been left with no income to pay rent or bills since Italy enacted a national quarantine in early March.
(RNS) — ‘The McCarrick case is the perfect illustration where the idea of damaging the image of the hierarchy was regarded as a higher liability than the disclosure of the truth,’ said the Rev. Mark White.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Many elderly, less nimble with modern means of communication, are particularly at risk of feeling alone.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Cardinal George Pell told an interviewer that some church officials believed his prosecution was an attempt to stop his financial reforms at the Vatican.
(RNS) — On Easter Sunday, Pope Francis prayed for victims of the coronavirus pandemic and urged world leaders to work together for the common good.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — This year the procession took place in St. Peter's Square and without the presence of the faithful. Only a few, including Pope Francis, were present as lights placed at several stations of the large square guided their steps.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Pope Francis brought attention to the plight of the homeless, who have no place to stay during the coronavirus pandemic, in a recent interview with his biographer.
ROME (AP) — The 10-member commission, the second of Francis’ pontificate to study the fraught issue, includes equal numbers of men and women representing the United States and six European countries.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Positive coronavirus cases have started to grow in Italy’s very religious south, where high levels of unemployment and organized crime complicate the application of stringent rules to prevent the spread of the pandemic.