Archbishop Pakiam elected Administrator

KUALA LUMPUR – The Kuala Lumpur archdiocese’s College of Consultors has elected Archbishop Emeritus Murphy Pakiam as archdiocesan administrator.He is to govern the archdiocese until the pope appoints a successor.Archbishop Pakiam, on reaching the age of 75 on Dec 6,  tendered his resignation as the head of the archdiocese. […]

The Voice Of Popes: Digitising The Vatican Radio Archive

Vatican City, 27 March 2014 (VIS) – On Tuesday, 1 April, in Vatican Radio’s Sala Marconi, there will be a presentation of “The Voice of the Popes”, Vatican Radio’s digital archive which brings together the voices of the popes who have succeeded to the see of St. Peter since 1931, the year in which the [...]

Pope gives thanks for advances in Lutheran-Catholic relations

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has expressed his gratitude for the “many advances made in relations between Lutherans and Catholics in these past decades, not only through theological dialogue, but also through fraternal cooperation in a variety of pastoral settings, and above all, in the commitment to progress in spiritual ecumenism.” Listen to Tracey McClure’s report: [...]


Broke Solemn Promise On Religious Education A CHARGE that the Nazis had deliberately broken their Pact with the Holy See in regard to religious education in Germany, was made by the Vatican Radio recently. “In the past, elementary schools belonged to the State, and had to be attended for a period of eight years,” said [...]

Catholic Internet radio station launched in Sri Lanka

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith gives an interview during the radio station’s inaugural broadcast. UCANEWS.COM photoCOLOMBO – The Archdiocese of Colombo has launched the country’s first Catholic Internet radio station in the capital, aimed at providing a platform for young people and for those who are unable to attend church regularly.Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, president of the bishops’ [...]

Vatican Radio Celebrates Eighty Years of Activity

VATICAN CITY, 30 SEP 2011 (VIS) – Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone S.D.B. yesterday presided at Mass at the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes in the Vatican Gardens for the feast of the patron of Vatican Radio. The Mass was concelebrated by, among others, Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J. and Fr. Andrzej Koprowski S.J., [...]

Radio Veritas Asia in Urdu celebrates 25 years

Lahore (Agenzia Fides) – Radio Veritas in Urdu is readying to celebrate its 25 year anniversary: the celebrations will commence in August to commemorate its beginnings on 14 August 1987, and will culminate on 4 August 2012. This will be for the Church in Pakistan, one of the greatest opportunities for evangelisation through the media, [...]

Christmas Message Delivered by the Pope on BBC Radio

God is always faithful to His promises, but He often surprises us in the way He fulfils them. The Child that was born in Bethlehem did indeed bring liberation, but not only for the people of that time and place – He was to be the Saviour of all people throughout the world and throughout [...]