- August 16, 2022 - 11:10am
As Aung San Suu Kyi is sentenced to another six years in prison, Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Yangon warns that Myanmar’s military junta is cracking down and trying to intimidate population.
- August 16, 2022 - 8:54am
Five men, including three from Britain, have denied being mercenaries fighting with Ukrainian forces against Russia in a Russian proxy court in eastern Ukraine. The trial in the so-called Donetsk People's Republic trial comes amid reports of fighting and massive disappearances.
- August 16, 2022 - 6:02am
Paolo Ruffini, the Prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Communication, addresses this year's SIGNIS World Congress in Seoul, recalling that "the only way to respond to the challenge of technology is not to think of it as an idol."
- August 15, 2022 - 1:47pm
Dozens of countries have urged Russia to immediately withdraw its forces from Europe's largest nuclear power plant amid mounting concerns of a possible nuclear disaster. The appeal came as Russia vowed to expand cooperation with autocratically ruled North Korea, which is developing its nuclear weapons.
- August 15, 2022 - 12:48pm
The Pope's special envoy to the Dominican Republic, Archbishop Peña Parra, presides over the closing Mass for the centenary celebrations at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Altagracia in Higüey, Dominican Republic. The celebration marked the closure of the Jubilee Year for the centenary of the Canonical Crowning of the image of the Virgin of Altagracia.
- August 15, 2022 - 12:06pm
Ecuadorian authorities declare a state of emergency in Guayaquil where a blast killed several people, injured others and caused massive damage.
- August 15, 2022 - 11:20am
On the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Pope Francis invites the faithful to visit a Marian shrine to venerate Our Lady on her Feast Day, and invokes peace for the war in Ukraine.
- August 15, 2022 - 11:10am
During Angelus address on the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Pope Francis reminds faithful that the Blessed Mother takes each of us by the hand, and invites us to rejoice as we follow her trusting, faithful and 'radical' example.
- August 14, 2022 - 1:58pm
The Coptic Orthodox Church in Egypt says that a fire at a church in Giza resulted in the deaths of 41 worshippers.
- August 14, 2022 - 11:46am
At the end of the recitation of the Angelus, the Pope’s thoughts turn to the population of Somalia and neighbouring countries, grappling with a serious humanitarian crisis also linked to an unprecedented drought.
- August 14, 2022 - 11:20am
At the Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis says the Gospel provokes change and invites us to conversion, like a fire that warms us with God's love, burning away our selfishness and moving us to share His love with others.
- August 13, 2022 - 3:49pm
The Holy See's Permanent Observer to the Organization of American States expresses concern over the social and political situation in Nicaragua, calling for dialogue that serves the common good.
- August 13, 2022 - 3:16pm
Facing a climate of government hostility toward the Church, Bishop Rolando Álvarez leads the rosary with prayers for peace in the country. Another priest reported that he could not leave his parish, while even the procession of Our Lady of Fatima in Managua was blocked. The Bishops' Conferences of Latin America and the Caribbean offer solidarity with the Nicaraguan people.
- August 13, 2022 - 3:05pm
On the Solemnity of the Assumption, the Dominican Church closes the Altagracia Virgin Jubilee celebrations. Joining the closing event on August 15 will be Pope Francis Special Envoy, Archbishop Edgar Peña Parra, Substitute for General Affairs of the Secretariat of State.
- August 13, 2022 - 7:58am
“If you dream, it will happen” is the motto behind Sr Mary-Joy, the inspiring founder of Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre in London, serving children with special needs and physical disabilities.
- August 12, 2022 - 7:15pm
Pope Francis speaks by phone with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who thanked the Pope for his constant prayers as the nation endures ongoing aggression.
- August 12, 2022 - 3:53pm
The Chairman of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, says the climate provisions contained in the bill respond to Pope Francis’ call to care for our common home.
- August 12, 2022 - 3:44pm
Leading up to the Feast of the Assumption on 15 August, Archbishop Visvaldas Kulbokas, the Apostolic Nuncio to Ukraine, reflects on the example of Mary Queen of Heaven as a sign of hope for Ukrainians living in the darkness of war.
- August 12, 2022 - 2:20pm
The London-based Ukrainian Welcome Centre is providing support and hope to thousands of Ukrainians who have arrived in the UK in order to escape the bloodshed in their country.
- August 12, 2022 - 2:00pm
The Pandemic and the Magisterium of Pope Francis: the third in a series of videos created by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and the Vatican's Covid-19 Commission explores the Pope's teachings on the global health crisis, reaffirming that one does not come out of the crisis the same, but either better or worse. And "one does not come out alone" but "taking the other by the hand".