These are Catholic leaders, scholars, and human rights activists who have publicly shown their support for Zen as his trial commences.
The Vatican announced on Sept. 26 that the pope appointed Cardinal José Tolentino de Mendonça as the prefect of the newly formed dicastery.
Cardinal Joseph Zen and five others stood trial in Hong Kong on Monday for failing to properly register a fund to provide legal aid to pro-democracy protesters.
Five Catholic priests, a religious sister, and three lay people were kidnapped in an attack on a Catholic church in Cameroon nine days ago.
Matera, known as the “city of bread,” hosted Italy’s National Eucharist Congress.
A new generation of young people are deeply invested in the study of St. Thomas Aquinas, according to Father Thomas Joseph White.
Pope Francis has called on Christians to support communities in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico devastated by Hurricane Fiona.
Pope Francis on Wednesday said that offering Mass for the feast of the Holy Cross led him to think about the meaning of the cross today.
Visitors to the Vatican in October will be able to see the facade of St. Peter’s Basilica illuminated with a video display telling the story of the Church’s first pope.
A Vatican envoy in Ukraine prayed in silence at the recently discovered mass grave in Izium on Monday while forensic experts exhumed bodies, at least 146 so far.
The blood of St. Januarius liquefied on Monday at a Mass in Naples, where the archbishop sharply condemned the city’s “cancerous mafia culture.”
Pope Francis’ comments on corruption were inspired by one of Jesus’ parables that the pope said can be difficult to understand at first glance.
Pope Francis told Kazakhstan’s small Catholic community on Thursday that “being little” is a blessing from God.
Speaking at an outdoor Mass in Kazakhstan’s capital on Sept. 14, the pope said he was thinking of “all the war-torn areas of our world, particularly beloved Ukraine.”
Pope Francis met Wednesday with the head of the Russian Orthodox delegation in Kazakhstan, who said a papal meeting with Patriarch Kirill is still on the table.
In a speech to Kazakh civil authorities and diplomats in Nur-Sultan on Sept. 13, the pope said he wanted to “echo the plea of all those who cry out for peace.”
Pope Francis told journalists on the papal plane Tuesday that he is ready for the first papal trip to China.
Catholic bishops have called for “Eucharistic adoration in every church in Europe” to pray for peace in Ukraine on the feast of the Holy Cross this week.
This week Pope Francis is traveling to Kazakhstan, a Muslim-majority country sandwiched between Russia and China.
Sister Maria de Coppi was shot and killed last week as terrorists ransacked and burned the Catholic mission where she served.