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Flemish priest killed in South Africa

South African police arrest a suspect in connection with the murder of a Belgian priest in a village west of Johannesburg.

Pope receives DRC President, discusses Bilateral Relations

Pope Francis receives the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo in the Vatican and expresses satisfaction for the ratification of the Framework Agreement between the two States.

Pope at Mass: essence of life is our relationship with God

The diseases of the soul need to healed and the medicine is to ask for forgiveness. Basing himself on the miracle of the healing of the paralytic by Jesus, Pope Francis made this point in his homily at Mass at the Casa Santa Marta.

Sunday of the Word of God: making the Scriptures part of our everyday lives

A press conference in the Vatican details the many aspects of the newly established ‘Sunday of the Word of God’ to be marked on 26 January. Pope Francis will celebrated Holy Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica for the occasion.

Catholic publisher makes material available for Word of God Sunday

Catholic publisher, Bayard, rallies behind Pope Francis’ proclamation of the Word of God Sunday, making both digital and print material accessible

Pope to Finnish Ecumenical Delegation: standing together as baptized Christians

Pope Francis receives an ecumenical delegation from Finland, and recalls the importance of hospitality as part of our shared witness of faith in daily life.

Bishops call for the release of kidnapped seminarians

The Catholic Bishops of Nigeria are appealing for the release of four major seminarians kidnapped in Kaduna, Nigeria, by unknown gunmen on the night of 8 January.

Pressure on Iran as nuclear deal unravels

The Iranian president Hassan Rouhani says his country is now enriching more uranium than it did before it signed the international nuclear deal.

Catholic population of S. Korea grows by 50% in 20 years

A study by the Catholic Church in South Korea shows that the number of Catholics in the past 2 decades has increased by 48.6 per cent, and today accounts for 11.1% of the nation’s population.

Yemen: Dengue epidemic kills scores of vulnerable children

Save the Children is sounding the alarm following the deaths in Yemen of around 78 children from dengue-related diseases, and reports of over 52,000 suspected cases.