Last Update: 28th May 2015

Even the gangs declared a truce for Romero’s beatification

Torrential rain on the eve of a holiday weekend may dampen our spirits in the UK, but in drought-stricken El Salvador, Friday’s downpour heralded an auspicious start to the biggest weekend in the country’s history. . ...... Read more

Raised to the altars: one who fell for the poor

A champion of the poor or someone mixed up in politics? A man who died for the faith or because he was a political inconvenience? Archbishop Oscar Romero’s beatification today confirms his stature and illuminates his model of holiness....Read more

Pope's Q-and-A With Consecrated Persons

On Saturday, Pope Francis met with consecrated men and women of the Diocese of Rome.The Pope answered questions posed to him by some of those taking part in the meeting.Here is a ZENIT translation of the transcription of the dialogue.... Read more

Eradicate hunger. Food for All. “Yes we can”

Milan’s International Exhibition Expo 2015 dedicated Tuesday May 19th to the Catholic Church’s humanitarian and relief organization Caritas - invited for the first time ever - to be present on a par with states and governments...... Read more

Iraqi Christians have lost everything – except their faith, nun tells Congress

The day began with a concelebrated Eucharist in the Syro-Malabar Rite, presided over by Fr Paul Achandy CMI, Prior General of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate. In his homily, Fr Achandy spoke of the three tables we share...... Read more


Don’t rush to Nepal to help. Read this first

As someone who has considered Nepal home for many years, the shock on hearing the news of the earthquake that has devastated the country was extreme. I felt pained at being away from home — cut off in rural Cambodia........ Read more

NEPAL: For survivors, psychological problems more damaging than the earthquake

Kathmandu (AsiaNews via CNUA) Compared to the deaths and devastation caused by the earthquake, "psychological losses may be costlier. Almost everyone living in the affected areas is afraid to go indoors,” ...... Read more

Unique celebrations planned for jubilee year of mercy

In keeping with the jubilee theme – ‘be merciful like the father’ – prisoners may get to celebrate their Holy Year with the Pope in St. Peter's Basilica.This was stated by Archbishop Salvatore Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council ...... Read more


38th Annual Meet & Conference of Indian Theological Association

Brushing aside the threat posed by unexpected All-India-motor strike the 38th annual meeting cum seminar of ITA took off at 9.30 am on 30th April 2015 in the serene and lush green ambient of Anugraha in Vazhoor, Kottayam ...... Read more

Pope speaks with open heart to Argentinean

Pope Francis says that being with people does him good. In a long and very personal interview with Juan Beretta, a reporter from the Argentinean newspaper “La Voz Del Pueblo”, the Pope speaks of his feelings of when he was elected Pope ...... Read more

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