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In the Philippines, Manila's Cardinal, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, has asked for all church bells at the archdiocese to be rung every evening, starting this Thursday, to remember the thousands of people killed in the government's campaign against drug dealers and addicts. The Manila Archdiocese now joins a long list of dioceses across the country, that started commemorating the deaths by tolling church bells nightly. ...read more
Immediately following the Papal trip to Colombia, organizers are now finalizing the last minute details for the Pope’s next Apostolic trip, which is just over two months away. This time, the Pope’s travels, will bring the world’s attention to Bangladesh and Myanmar. This report now from Devin Watkins at Vatican Radio. Both of these Asian ...read more
On the flight back to Rome, the Pope held his usual, off-the-cuff press conference with members of the press who accompanied him on this trip. He spoke on a wide range of topics, one of which included President Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. ...read more
The Pope greeted the throngs of young people saying: “I have come here to learn. Yes, to learn from you. To learn from your faith, your strength". ...read more
More than 1,000 Catholics in Colombia are asking the Church to seek forgiveness for the role it played during the 50 year civil war. ...read more
The Pope sent the people of Colombia a video message yesterday inviting them to "take the first step" towards peace, and here's what he said. ...read more
You can’t talk about the contribution of the Catholic Church to Canada without looking back to the year 1984 when Pope-Mania swept over the country. ...read more
For the 3rd year in a row, we had the pleasure of being invited to the annual J.S. Paluch Vocation Seminar where leaders from many vocation groups across North America met together in Chicago Illinois from August 21–23, 2017. ...read more
Professor of moral theology explains that the food crisis in Africa is caused by far more than just severe weather conditions. ...read more
A Royal Commission want Australia to introduce legislation, that would make it a criminal offense, for Priests to keep the Seal of The Confessional. ...read more