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Sunday Gospel reflection: A voice cries in the wilderness

The image of Saint John the Baptist who hears God’s word and incarnates the words of the Prophet Isaiah dominates the Second Sunday of Advent. John reminds us how important the art of listening is in a world.

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Pope encourages Greek Catholics to follow the example of St. Paul

On his first day in Greece, Pope Francis meets the small Catholic community in Athens. In his speech he encourages Catholics in Greece to follow the example of St. Paul, who converted St. Dionysius in the Areopagus, sowing the mustard seed of the Christian faith in Greece.

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Vatican hosting '100 Nativity Scenes' exhibition in St Peter's Square

The '100 Presepi ' exhibition will be inaugurated on December 5 by Mgr Rino Fisichella President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization

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Pope in Greece: May the Spirit be poured out in a new Pentecost

His Beatitude Archbishop Ieronymos II of Athens and All Greece welcomes Pope Francis to the Orthodox Archbishopric of Greece in Athens. With a spirit of brotherhood and mutual respect, both leaders express their good wishes for each other looking at ways to face the challenges and hopes of today.

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Zambia: Livingstone’s young people impress Bishop Kalumba with their generous donation.

Zambia’s Livingstone Diocese Bishop Valentine Kalumba, OMI., has said he is highly impressed and touched by an initiative of the diocese’s young people to contribute towards the Seminarian Fund.

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Pope's call for unity revitalises Church in Cyprus

Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, reflects on the Pope’s just-concluded visit to Cyprus and the importance of his message of comfort and consolation to the Cypriot faithful.

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Pope in Greece: A renewed humanity respects life, shows concern for all

At the start of his Apostolic Journey to Greece, Pope Francis addresses Greek authorities, leaders and diplomatic corps, and urges European leaders to pursue a new humanism which respects life as a right.

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Pope Francis has left Cyprus with a 'message of hope for unity'

Pope Francis leaves Cyprus with a message of gratitude for hospitality received and prayers for peace for the nation, as Cypriots express their appreciation for the Pope's message of hope, peace, and unity.

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Caritas Hellas' assisting and protecting migrants arriving in Greece

One of the key moments of Pope Francis’ journey will be his visit on Sunday to the refugee camp on the island of Lesbos in Greece where Caritas Hellas runs a humanitarian assistance program. The project director sheds light on the situation and on the work of the Catholic aid agency.

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Pope in Greece for second leg of Apostolic Journey

Pope Francis begins the third day of his 5-day Apostolic Journey, departing Cyprus for Greece on Saturday morning.

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