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Pope to DRC & South Sudan: ‘Never give up hope!’

Pope Francis sends a video message to the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan to apologize profusely for not being able to visit at the moment and to encourage their hope in God.

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South Sudan: Giving birth safely in Yirol hospital

The Aluakluak hospital in South Sudan's Lakes State was renovated by Doctors with Africa CUAMM, and can respond well to obstetric emergencies in the region.

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Government comes to agreement with indigenous leaders in Ecuador

After more than two weeks of trouble and strife in Ecuador, the Minister of Government and the indigenous leader of the protest movement have shaken hands, sealing a breakthrough agreement aimed at a more equitable economic approach, signalling a path forward.

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Holy See sells building in Sloane Avenue, London

The Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See publishes the following press release regarding the sale of the property in 60 Sloane Avenue in London

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Bishop of Rumbek: South Sudan awaits Cardinal Parolin

The Bishop of Rumbek looks ahead to the Secretary of State's upcoming visit to the country that is struggling to implement a peace process.

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Cardinal Parolin honored to be sent by Pope to the DRC, South Sudan

The Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin leaves for Africa on Friday to represent Pope Francis who is unable to make an Apostolic Journey previously scheduled for early July. The Cardinal notes that as soon as conditions permit, the Pope himself will make the trip to visit them.

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Nicaragua. Government orders Missionaries of Charity to shut down

According to the Nicaraguan authorities the Missionarie of Mother Teresa of Calcutta operating in the Central American country have failed to comply with their obligations. The decision comes amidst ongoing tensions between the Sandinista government and the Catholic Church.

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Zayed Human Fraternity Award: How to nominate for 2023 edition

Nominations are now open for the 2023 Zayed Human Fraternity Award. The Award came to fruition following Pope Francis' landmark Apostolic Visit to the United Arab Emirates in 2019, where he signed a groundbreaking document on promoting human fraternity with the Grand Imam of Al Azhar, Ahmad Al-Tayyeb.

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Pope to take usual July slowdown of activities

As is customary, with the exception of his Apostolic Visit to Canada later in the month and Sunday Angeluses, Pope Francis will take his usual July break from most activities and General Audiences.

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“We do not come out from a crisis on our own: we need to take risks and take each other’s hand”

In a Spanish-language interview with Argentina's national news agency Télam, Pope Francis reflects on a wide range of issues, including "building back better," the need to live in harmony with nature, the role of young people in building a better world, and what he has achieved in the first ten years of his papacy. Télam has provided an English translation of the first part of the interview with Pope Francis, which Vatican News offers here.

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