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A Hidden Life: Screening in the Vatican

A screening of A Hidden Life, the life of conscientious objector Franz Jägerstätter, takes place in the Vatican with renowned writer and director Terrence Malick present on Wednesday afternoon.

Pope thanks Italian dioceses for gift of Christmas tree and crib

Pope Francis meets with a delegation from the Italian dioceses of Trento, Padua and Vittorio Veneto and thanks them for the gift of the Christmas tree and nativity scene to the Vatican this year.

‘Gospel Truth’ for December 8, 2019

Listen to this week's edition of our reflections on the Gospel reading for the second Sunday of Advent, where John the Baptist says, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!", prepared by the late Jill Bevilacqua.

Bishop Hinder: International pressure needed for a peaceful resolution in Yemen

As the conflict in Yemen drags on, Bishop Paul Hinder of the Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Arabia says the international community needs to apply pressure to get those involved around the negotiating table.

Reflections for the II Sunday of Advent

Fr. Antony Kadavil reflects and comments on the readings at Mass for the second Sunday of Advent. He says that John the Baptist in today’s Gospel summons us to play our essential part by leading lives of repentance, conversion, and renewal, thus preparing the way for the Lord's second coming.

Pope at Mass: We base our lives on Christ, not on appearances

In his homily at Mass in the Casa Santa Marta on Thursday, Pope Francis reminds us that our lives are built upon the “eternal Rock”, who is the Lord, and in Him we find happiness.

Christus vivit, having a guardian angel beside you

One year after the Synod on young people, Catholic youth from around the world engage with "Christus vivit", Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation. One passage reads, "Young people need to have their freedom respected, yet they also need to be accompanied. The family should be the first place of accompaniment". Jeanine from Malta tells us about the importance of accompanying young people. She says that having a mentor can really help when life gets hard.

Pope: Mariology helps foster dialogue and fraternity among cultures

Pope Francis sends a message to the XXIV public session of the Pontifical Academies where the annual Award was presented to Dr. Carme López Calderón and to the Reverend Ionuț-Cătălin Blidar for their commitment to theological research.

Burkina Faso Bishops inaugurate new headquarters for justice and peace

Amidst a climate of persecution against Christians, the Episcopal Commission for Justice and Peace in Burkina Faso inaugurated their new headquarters; a symbol of the revitalisation hoped for in the struggle for peace in the region.

Council of Cardinals discusses new Apostolic Constitution

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Council of Cardinals took place at the Vatican from 2-4 December