A troubled history still today, victims of humiliation and persecution. But which hides no signs of peace, dialogue and hope, while the nearby Holy Land burns. Chaldean Cardinal Sako talks about the Christian presence in Kurdistan and Iraq.
Church - 2023
In the Gospel "there is a 'humanizing power', a fulfilment of life that is destined for every man and woman, because Christ was born, died, and rose again for everyone." The General Audience of Wednesday, 22 November.
The 16th General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops took place from 4 to 29 October. Here is the experience of Monsignor Paolo Pezzi, Metropolitan Archbishop of the Mother of God in Moscow.
CL adheres to the day of prayer, fasting, penance on 27 October, called by the Pope. The communities of the movement are invited to get involved in the initiatives proposed in the parishes and dioceses.
The Hamas-Israel war does not stop. The Patriarch of Jerusalem writes to the faithful of his diocese: "God’s answer to the question of why the righteous suffer, is not an explanation, but a Presence". The text of the letter
CL joins Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa's call for a day of prayer and fasting for peace on Tuesday 17 October. Here the words of Davide Prosperi and of the Patriarch
The Synod opens today in Rome. In this interview with Traces, Cardinal Mario Grech, Secretary General of the Assembly of Bishops, explained why the Church is called to reflect on itself.
Pope Francis' homily at the Mass opening the General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops to be held from 4 to 29 October.
Polish friends attended the beatification of the family killed by the Nazis for hiding Jews: "They taught us that holiness is a possible path for everyone.”
The Holy Father's words at the closing session of the 'Rencontres Méditerranéennes' (Marseille, 23 September 2023).
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…
During his visit, Francis met with representatives of the various religious traditions present in the Asian country. Here his speech at the "Hun Theatre" in Ulaanbaatar.
The homily of the Archbishop of Bologna and President of the Italian Episcopal Conference, at the opening Mass of the 2023 Rimini Meeting.
Portuguese vaticanist Aura Miguel recounts her World Youth Day, among surprised adults and a multitude of young people still able to question and bring Christ to the streets.
Pope Francis' homily at Mass with young people at World Youth Day (Parque Tejo, Sunday, August 6).
The address of Pope Francis at the vigil with young people at the World Youth Day (Parque Tejo, Saturday, 5 August).
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.
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).
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.
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.
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