Church in Europe

  • Apostolic Visit to Ireland: Meeting with the Bishops

    Convent of the Dominican Sisters (Dublin) – Sunday, 26 August 2018   Dear Brother Bishops, As my visit to Ireland comes to a close, I am grateful for this chance to spend a few moments with you. I thank Archbishop Eamon Martin for his gracious words of introduction and I greet all of you ...

  • Apostolic Trip of His Holiness Francis to Ireland for the World Meeting of Famil...

    Saturday 25 August 2018 ROME-DUBLIN 8:15   Departure by air from Rome-Fiumicino for Dublin 10:30  Arrival at Dublin International Airport OFFICIAL WELCOME 10:45  Transfer to Áras an Uachtaráin 11:15   Arrival at the Presidential Residence WELCOME CEREMONY in front of the main entrance of the ...

  • Communicating Christ in Europe

    Meeting of the Media Officers and Spokespersons of the Bishops’ Conferences of Europe Rome, 26-28 June 2018 The annual meeting of the Media Officers and Spokespersons of the Bishops’ Conferences of Europe took place this year in Rome, at the invitation of the Italian Bishops’ Conference. The m...

  • Pope tells Belgian Brothers of Charity no more euthanasia for patients

    Pope Francis is cracking down on a Belgian Brothers of Charity-run organization, giving the group until the end of August to stop offering euthanasia to patients in their psychiatric centers. In addition, each of the religious brothers serving on the board of the Brothers of Charity Group, the organ...

  • Pope to Canonize Francisco and Jacinta Marto in Fatima on May 13

    During the Ordinary Consistory Held Today in the Vatican, Was Confirmed That Two of the Three Little Shepherds of Fatima Will Be Declared Saints It’s official: the canonization of two of the little shepherds who witnessed the apparitions of Fatima will be on May 13, 2017, in the Portuguese sanctua...

  • The Symposium on accompanying young people begins in Barcelona

    Barcelona, ​​28 March 2017 For immediate publication The Symposium on accompanying young people begins in Barcelona From this afternoon Barcelona has become the centre of the Symposium organised by the Council of European Episcopal Conferences (CCEE), by the Spanish Bishops’ Conference (CEE), ...

  • The Holy See’s Aid to Populations Affected by Italian Earthquake

    The Apostolic Almoner Went to Areas Affected by the Quake to Purchase Typical Food Products from Small Retailers On the express wish of the Pope, the Apostolic Almoner went in recent days to the area of Central Italy affected by the earthquake, to purchase from small retailers greatly affected by th...

  • Padre Pio bore the stigmata, but one secret wound was more painful than the othe...

    The saint only revealed it to one person — Karol Wojtyla, the future Pope John Paul II – Padre Pio is one of the few saints who has suffered the wounds of Christ’s Passion in his body, the stigmata. In addition to the wounds of the nails and the spear, St. Pio was also given […]

  • Vatican appoints pastoral envoy to Medjugorje

    On Saturday, Pope Francis named Archbishop Henryk Hoser, S.A.C., the Bishop of Warszawa-Praga, as a Special Envoy of the Holy See to Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina.The scope of his mission, according to the press release announcing the appointment, is “to acquire a profound understanding of th...

  • Siblings arrested in cyberattack that compromised Vatican computers

    Two arrests have been made in a widespread cyber-attack that compromised communications of prominent Italian institutions and individuals, including the Vatican Italian police have arrested Giulio Occhionero, 45, and his sister Francesca Maria Occhionero, 49. The siblings, who also work as engineers...