Letter: That SMS or call can wait till after Mass

I would like to thank the CatholicNews editorial team for running the article, R U Texting in Church, Put the Phone Down! (CN, Nov 16). I am in total agreement with the article, and I believe that publishing this article will give many people food for thought. While this article was written in the US, [...]

‘Id al-Fitr Message 2014

Dear Muslim brothers and sisters, It is with immense joy that I celebrate with you the end of your holy month of Ramadan; of fasting, prayer and almsgiving.May this message express my great esteem and respect for all Muslims; in particular, your active involvement in promoting peace, and harmony through interreligious dialogue, and projects that [...]

Governments Must Respect, Recognized And Declared, Rights Of Refugees

Vatican City, 31 May 2013 (VIS) – “Welcoming Christ in Refugees and Forcibly Displaced Persons” is the title of the document prepared by the Pontifical Councils for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant Peoples and “Cor Unum”, which was presented this morning at a press conference in the Holy See Press Office. Speaking at [...]

Cuba Will Greet the Pope with Affection and Respect

VATICAN CITY, 20 DEC 2011 (VIS) – Cuba is preparing to greet Benedict XVI “with affection and respect”, and President Raul Castro has welcomed “with satisfaction” the official announcement of the Pope’s visit to the country, according to an official note released on Cuban media today. The visit is due to take place at the [...]

Respect for the Earth and Reconciliation in Africa

VATICAN CITY, 13 NOV 2011 (VIS) – After praying the Angelus this morning, the Pope mentioned that today marks World Diabetes Day, “a chronic illness which affects many people, including the young”, he said. “I pray for all those brothers and sisters, for those who share their daily fatigue, and for the healthcare workers and [...]

Pope Calls for Respect for Minorities in Egypt

VATICAN CITY, 12 OCT 2011 (VIS) – “I am profoundly saddened by the episodes of violence that took place in Cairo last Sunday”, said the Pope today following his customary language greetings at the end of his Wednesday general audience. “I share the suffering of the families of the victims and of all the Egyptian [...]

Respect parents’ nurturing role, nuncio tells UN

Young Americans carrying a replica of the World Youth Day cross earlier this year. The Vatican’s UN nuncio said member states’ youth policies must respect the role of parents regarding their children’s wellbeing and education, including in the area of sexuality. – CNS file photoUNITED NATIONS – The world’s young people deserve to live their [...]