Missionaries are called to be like Christ in bearing witness to the realities of the communities they serve, the pope said.
Being a missionary begins with respect, pope says
‘Fraternity, tears, smiles’: Pope shares hopes for the future
In interviews focused on the 10th anniversary of his election, Pope Francis insisted it is not his task to make an accounting of what he has or has not accomplished since March 13, 2013, but he had three words for what he hopes for the future.
Catholics face ‘new moment’ for church teaching on war and peace, cardinal says
This year marks the 40th anniversary of “The Challenge of Peace: God’s Promise and Our Response,” the 1983 letter of the U.S. Catholic bishops on questions of war and peace.
Women play decisive role in Vatican diplomacy, says senior official
In an interview published March 3 by L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican newspaper, Francesca Di Giovanni reflected on her tenure as the first woman named to a managerial position in the Secretariat of State.
As U.N. debates Mideast conflict, Israeli-Palestinian orchestra models peace in concert
An orchestra made up of eight musicians from either side of that Middle Eastern divide were in the same building Feb. 23, performing a classical musical concert for a selected audience.
American Catholics stand with Ukraine, one year after Russian full-scale invasion
Metropolitan Archbishop Borys Gudziak of Philadelphia, head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in the U.S., told participants at a Feb. 18 ecumenical prayer service in New York that “everywhere (he) went” during a recent trip to Ukraine, “people thanked Americans” for their generous aid and advocacy over the past year.
Vatican: Putin suspending nuclear treaty is ‘move in the wrong direction’
At the end of his state of the nation address Feb. 21, just three days before the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia would suspend its participation in the New START treaty with the United States.
‘Lay down the weapons of hatred, revenge,’ pope tells South Sudanese
Looking out at tens of thousands of smiling faces, Pope Francis told South Sudanese Catholics that the only way the country will get out of the darkness of violence is with the light of their faith and their commitment to peace.