Pope calls world to act on impact of climate change on poorest countries

December 29, 2021

Pope Francis invited Catholics — and anyone else interested — to join a seven-year journey to widen the reach of his 2015 encyclical on the… Read More

Vatican adds QR code to sculpture to educate people about migration

December 29, 2021

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A life-sized bronze sculpture of migrants and refugees crowded onto a boat has stood in St. Peter’s Square for more than… Read More

Think of the Holy Family fleeing Herod and pray for migrants, pope says

December 29, 2021

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Meditating on the scene of the Holy Family fleeing to Egypt to escape Herod’s murderous rage, Christians cannot close their eyes… Read More

Despite vaccines, beating COVID-19 has shown to be tougher than expected

December 29, 2021

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The year is ending pretty much the same way it started, with the United States wondering whether it will experience a surge… Read More

Archbishop Tutu had strong ties to Catholic Church

December 28, 2021

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (CNS) — Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who died Dec. 26, made his clerical career in the Anglican Church, but at one point,… Read More

Immediate, long-term relief: Catholic agencies’ response to 2021 disasters

December 28, 2021

Right up through December, extreme weather events and natural disasters of 2021 continued to upend local communities and set agendas for domestic and overseas emergency… Read More

Christians in Bethlehem on Christmas: Tell the world we have joy

December 28, 2021

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (CNS) — The normal crowds of pilgrims and tourists may not have been able to come to Bethlehem for Christmas due to… Read More

Pope asks pontifical council to begin planning Holy Year 2025

December 28, 2021

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Preparations for the Holy Year 2025 have already begun, and Pope Francis has asked the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization… Read More

Even the Holy Family felt stress, pope tells families

December 26, 2021

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The COVID-19 pandemic has been tough on families, but with extra patience and faith, bonds can grow stronger, Pope Francis wrote… Read More

Desmond Tutu, known for commitment to justice, peace, dies at age 90

December 26, 2021

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (CNS) — Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s compassion and sense of humor, as well as his commitment to justice and processes of… Read More