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Pope’s greetings for Chinese New Year

At the end of his General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis greeted all those who mark the new year according to the traditional Chinese calendar. He urged for prayers for peace, dialogue and solidarity among nations.

Pope Francis: Divine Mercy is found in Christ’s wounds

VATICAN CITY — On Divine Mercy Sunday, Pope Francis reflected on Christ’s wounds, which he said contain the difficulties and persecutions endured by people who suffer today.

Advent advice from Pope Francis: Choose prayer and charity over consumerism

This Advent, choose prayer and charity over consumerism, Pope Francis said Sunday in his first Mass of the liturgical year.

Number of women employees in the Vatican on the rise

In the past ten years, both the overall number and the percentage of women working in the Vatican has grown.

Chinese churches closed in response to coronavirus

Churches in Hubei, the epicenter of the virus, were shut last Sunday. This week, two more provinces announced a ban on church services.

Pope’s Message for World Food Day: Wasting the bread of the poor

Pope Francis sends a message to the FAO Director General, Qu Dongyu, for World Food Day, expressing his concern for the “distorted relationship between food and nutrition”.