Church - 2023

Pope Francis blesses the statue of Our Lady Mother of Heaven (Photo: Vatican Media / Catholic Press Photo)

Mongolia: "We are all nomads of God"

ChurchStefano Maria Paci

The SkyTg24 vaticanist, following the Pope, recounts the apostolic visit to the Asian country. The small flock of 1,500 Catholics, the faithful who came from China and that boy who will receive Baptism at Christmas…

Cardinal Zuppi at the Rimini Meeting (Photo: Ansa)

Zuppi: The true nature of friendship

ChurchMatteo Maria Zuppi*

The homily of the Archbishop of Bologna and President of the Italian Episcopal Conference, at the opening Mass of the 2023 Rimini Meeting.

Monsignor Giuseppe Shen Bin (Catholic Press Photo)

Shen Bin and Francis’ choice

ChurchGianni Valente*

The appointment of the Bishop of Shanghai is a new step in the relations between the Holy See and Beijing, dictated by the Pope's concern that the "small flock" of faithful in China may live the faith more freely.

Pilgrimage across Portugal carrying WYD symbols to Lisbon (Photo: COD Lisboa)

With the Pope in Lisbon, to not "balconear"

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Pope Francis' preface to the recently published book "The Long Journey to Lisbon" by Portuguese journalist Aura Miguel, which recounts the story of WYD ahead of the upcoming event in Portugal's capital (from Vaticanews).

Monsignor Santoro and Monsignor Pezzi during the liturgy in Moscow (Photo" "L'isola che non c'è - Latiano")

"Peace is born in the heart of each of us"

ChurchFilippo Santoro*

After visiting Kiev in late April, Monsignor Filippo Santoro was in Moscow from July 8-12. Here is his homily during Mass in the Russian capital's Catholic Cathedral.

Fr. Frans van der Lugt, killed in Syria in 2014 (Photo:

New martyrs: Ecumenism of blood and the way of Francis

ChurchMaria Acqua Simi

The Pope establishes a commission to give a name, a face and a story to the many unknown Christians who have lost their lives in recent years to witness to the Gospel. Here are some of their stories.

A moment from the congress

On mission with Peter


On June 22, a meeting was held with the moderators of associations and movements convened by the Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life. The address of Davide Prosperi

The meeting in the Sistine Chapel (Photo: Catholic Press Photo)

"Brings into the world something new and unprecedented"

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Address of the Pope to artists: "It is true that in the encounter with art, the limits of our experience and understanding broaden. We experience the spontaneity of the child filled with imagination and the intuition of the visionary who grasps reality."

Monsignor Paolo Martinelli (Photo: Massimiliano Migliorato/Catholic Press Photo)

Christians in Yemen, a tenacious presence

ChurchMaria Acqua Simi

The lingering war, the glimmers of peace. And dialogue with the Muslim world. One year after taking office, the Vicar Apostolic in Southern Arabia, Monsignor Paolo Martinelli, speaks of what is happening there.

(Photo: Roberto Masi/Fraternità CL)

The Pope's prayer for movements


Like every month, Francis entrusts his prayer intentions to the entire Church through the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network. The month of May will be dedicated to ecclesial movements and groups.

Pope Francis during meeting with authorities in Budapest (Vatican Media/Catholic Press Photo)

Pope Francis: "It is vital to recover the European spirit"

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War in neighboring Ukraine, welcoming migrants, the value of life. The three central themes of Pope Francis' trip to Hungary, in the heart of the Old Continent. Here is his address to the authorities upon his arrival in Budapest.

Photo: Ansa-Zumapress

Sexuality: New women and men


The letter from the Nordic Bishops' Conference: the image of God "in the complementarity of male and female." And the experience of a mercy that "excludes no one, but sets a high ideal."