Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham celebrates 10th anniversary

Ten years ago, on 15 January 2011, the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham was established by a decree of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the first fruits of the Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus.

South Africa’s Archbishop Gabuza is dead.

The Church in Africa has lost yet another of its Shepherds. Coadjutor Archbishop Abel Gabuza of the Archdiocese of Durban passed on Sunday morning after a battle with COVID-19.

Pope: Unity is always higher than conflict

Pope Francis introduces the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity by encouraging the faithful to pray that Jesus’ desire for the unity of all might be accomplished

Pope prays for victims of Indonesia earthquake and plane crash

Pope Francis expresses his condolences for victims of an earthquake that struck Indonesia Sulawesi province, as well as for the victims of a plane crash in Indonesia last week.

Pope at Angelus: Finding God means finding love

Pope Francis reflects on the day’s Gospel during his Sunday Angelus, inviting the faithful to accept God’s call, responding to it with only love.

Iran test-fires ballistic missiles on ocean targets

Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard conducted a drill Saturday launching anti-warship ballistic missiles at a simulated target in the Indian Ocean, state television reported, amid heightened tensions over Tehran’s nuclear program and a U.S. pressure campaign against the Islamic Republic.

Iraq’s Catholics begin prayer for Pope’s visit

Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphaël Sako has composed a prayer that the churches across Iraq will recite from Sunday, 17 January, in preparation for the visit of Pope Francis in March.

Philippine Church calls for fair, ethical Covid-19 vaccination

The Catholic bishops of the Philippines are calling on the government to ensure that the planned Covid-19 vaccination programme is accessible to all, with vaccine produced in line with ethical principles and which is administered respecting each person’s choices.

Togo: Praying for a better 2021

Father Silvano Galli, SMA, says the Togolese are praying and hope for political dialogue and a better 2021.

Pope sends condolences for the death of Archbishop Rizzato

Pope Francis sends a telegramme of condolences for the death of Archbishop Oscar Rizzato, former Papal Almoner.