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El Salvador’s bishops warns against privatizing water

El Salvador's bishops urged lawmakers to discard any plans for privatizing water in the Central American country, saying the poor could not afford to...

Church in Korea organizes novena for peace on Korean peninsula

The Catholic Church in Korea has proposed a novena from 17 to 25 June to pray for peace, reconciliation, and unity on the Korean peninsula. As leaders of the United...

Archbishop raises voice against law forcing priests to violate seal of...

A new law requiring priests to break the seal of the confessional is “premature and ill-judged”, the Archbishop of Brisbane has said. His Grace...

Diocese in Ireland appoints Indian priests to meet clerical shortage

Calling it a “sign of the times”, a Catholic diocese in Ireland has appointed two priests from Kerala to address a shortage and the...

Holy See reminds society about the protection of family and elderly

The Holy See is calling on society and state to support and protect the identity of the family as a community of persons where...

The Apostolic Nuncio to Korea terms Singapore summit as ‘historic’

The Apostolic Nuncio to Korea and Mongolia, Archbishop Alfred Xuereb hailed Tuesday’s “truly historic” summit between the leaders of the U.S. and North Korea,...

Catholics in South Korea remains hopeful for a positive outcome for...

Ahead of Tuesday's summit in Singapore between the US and North Korean leaders, Brother Anthony of the Taizé community says Catholics in South Korea...

Pope Francis appoints new auxiliary Bishops for Washington and Rockville centre...

The Vatican announced that Holy Father Pope Francis has appointed two new auxiliary bishops for the United States, one of whom will serve the...

Uganda celebrates Martyrs Feast

Millions of pilgrims traveled thousands of miles to Uganda's Catholic shrine for the feast of the Uganda Martyrs, celebrated each year June 3, 2018. Police...

Marian shrines in more than 50 countries to pray rosary for...

Marian shrines in more than 50 countries throughout world will join in a 24-hour rosary initiative on Friday to intercede for and honor the...

UK Archbishop encourages parents to bring their children to Sunday Mass

 In a pastoral letter for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, His Grace Archbishop Leo Cushley of St. Andrews & Edinburgh stressed the importance of...

Pope Francis appoints a layman as new rector of Pontifical Lateran...

In another historic step to assign key positions in the Catholic church to lay people, Pope Francis has appointed a married layman, Vincenzo Buonomo, as the new rector...

Fr. Rajeev Philip becomes the first US born Syro-Malabar priest

In a June 2 ceremony in Tampa, Florida, Fr. Rajeev Philip became the first U.S.-born priest to be ordained for the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church....

Pope Francis appoints new Bishop for Ruthenian Diocese in US

The Vatican announced that Holy Father Pope Francis has tapped Slovakian-born Bishop Milan Lach S.J. as the new head of the Ruthenian Eparchy of...

Pope Francis appoints new Apostolic Nuncio to Singapore and Vietnam

Holy Father Pope Francis appointed Polish Archbishop His Grace Marek Zalewski as the new Apostolic Nuncio to Singapore who will also be the non-resident Pontifical Representative to Vietnam. His...

Pope appoints new Apostolic visitor to Medjugorje

The pontiff appointed His Grace  Archbishop Henryk Hoser, the retired archbishop of Warsaw-Praga, Poland, to be the apostolic visitor to Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina, for an indefinite period,...

Catholic seminary in Nigeria attacked

The Sacred Heart Minor Seminary in Jalingo, the Taraba State capital in Nigeria, has been shut for one week following an attack by suspected...

Catholics refer global forced migration as a big concern

An unprecedented 66 million people worldwide have been forced from their homes by conflict and violence, according to a report released Wednesday the Center...

SECAM is an essential vehicle for African Bishops: Archbishop Mbilingi

The Archbishop of Lubango in Angola and President of SECAM, His Grace Gabriel Mbilingi, says that the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and...

Holy See urges protection of civilians in armed conflicts

The Holy See denounced atrocities against civilians in armed conflicts and attacks against hospitals, schools and medical and humanitarian personnel that provide them essential...

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