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Pope urges French scouts to be dynamic Christians, faithful scouts

Pope Francis addresses the Scouts Unitaires de France on the occasion of their 50th anniversary, and encourages them to help rebuild a culture of community after the pandemic.

Pope Francis: 'A society that does not welcome life stops living'

Pope Francis highlights the importance of solidarity, improving the birth rate, protecting the family, and generational sustainability, in his address at a meeting on the “General States of Birth” in Italy.

Holy See: media freedom promotes democracy and justice

Monsignor Janusz Urbańczyk, the Holy See’s Permanent Representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), addresses a meeting on media freedom on Thursday.

Indian Catholics welcome Pope's new ministry of catechist

With an Apostolic Letter on May 11, Pope Francis instituted the lay ministry of catechist in the Catholic Church.

Pope Francis meets with Argentina’s president

Pope Francis meets Thursday with the President of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, at a private audience in the Vatican.

Israel-Gaza: Aid agencies call on all parties to end violence

As another night of violence rocks southern Israel and Gaza, aid agencies are calling on all parties to end violence and de-escalate tensions.

Brazilian Church celebrates week against modern slavery with focus on Covid-19

The Pastoral Commission for the Land (CPT), the social arm of the Brazilian Bishops’ Conference (CNBB) dealing with the rights of farm workers, is holding its annual national Communication Week against Slavery-related Work.

Vatican Radio journalist recalls the events of 13 May 1981

Thursday, 13 May, marks the 40th anniversary of the assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II. Vatican Radio’s retired director of the English Program recalls those events.

13 May 1981: A radio report of the unthinkable

Forty years ago in St. Peter's Square, Benedetto Nardacci, an historic voice of Vatican Radio, was following the General Audience live when Ali Agca's gun turned John Paul II's celebration with the people into a drama. In spite of the shock, the exceptional lucidity of his account remains a part of the history of the Pope's radio station. We present the highlights in a photographic video.

Pope pens preface to book on theology of consecrated life

Pope Francis writes the preface of a book exploring the theology of consecrated life, and says the Church is at her most beautiful when she values each of the three states of life.