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Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines is appointed new Permanent Observer to the UN

Italian Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia is the new representative of the Holy See to the United Nations.

Pope to Dicastery for Laity, Family, Life: make the heart of the Church your own

Addressing participants in the first plenary assembly of the Vatican Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life on Saturday, Pope Francis urged them to cultivate two basic attitudes: feeling with the heart of Mother Church and having a brotherly gaze.

Pope to Bambino Gesu Children’s Hospital: ‘Blessed are the hands that heal’

Pope Francis urges staff of the Bambino Gesu Hospital not to spare themselves as they heal sick children and to redouble their efforts to find cures for rare diseases.

The Vatican Film Library celebrates its 60th anniversary

Sixty years ago, Pope John XXIII established the Vatican Film Library so that the Holy See’s filmmatic memory could be collected and preserved. Vatican Media presents a Web Documentary in honour of this anniversary.

Friday of Mercy: Pope blesses ‘Palace’ for the Poor

Pope Francis inaugurates the new Night and Day Care Center for homeless people near St. Peter’s Square, as part of his Friday of Mercy initiative.

Pope receives Grand Imam of Al-Azhar

Pope Francis on Friday received in the Vatican the Grand Imam Ahmed Al-Tayeb of Al-Azhar of Egypt and his retinue.

Archbishop Gómez: Evangelization is first priority for US Bishop

In an interview with Vatican News, the newly elected president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) talks about priorities for the Church in America, and about the communion between the U.S. Bishops and Pope Francis.

Pope urges strengthening of penal law against “idolatry of market”

Pope Francis on Friday received in audience in the Vatican participants in the 20th International Congress of Penal Law and examined several critical issues of human justice in the light of the Christian vision of justice.

DRC: Cardinal Ambongo explains his role as Cardinal at a press conference

The Archbishop of Kinshasa, Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo Besungu, OFM Cap., has held a press conference at which he explained his role as Cardinal to Congolese media.

Philippine Church dedicates 2020 to dialogue for “human fraternity”

The Catholic Church in the Philippines is celebrating 2020 as the Year of Ecumenism, Interreligious Dialogue and Indigenous Peoples, in the spirit of the Abu Dhabi Document on Human Fraternity.