The testimony of Dewi Praswida, a young Muslim from Indonesia who participated in the Pre-Synod Meeting

“March 19, 2018 is a day that will never be forgotten in the course of my life. Who would have thought me, Muslim women from the border region of Central Java with East Java can shake hands directly ...

Local Churches
Video interview with Primate Anthony Fisher: “Joy is shared with the world”

The Church in Sydney is very excited about the two upcoming major events: the World Meeting of Families and the World Youth Day. “We are preparing for the event in Dublin—explains the Metropolitan ...

Easter greetings of the Dicastery’s Secretary, Father Alexandre Awi Mello

“May this Easter be a time of renewal for everyone and for the Church through the family and the young!” This is the wish that the Dicastery’s Secretary, Father Alexandre Awi Mello, addresses to ...

Way of the cross
Conclusive meditation by prefect Kevin Farrell

Dear young people, This evening, we have retraced the painful journey towards the death on the cross that Jesus lived through in the last hours of his earthly life. And we reflected on the human pain ...

Pope Francis has recognized that the 16-year-old Slovak girl was killed in 1944 “in defensum castitatis”

Anna Kolesárová will be beatified: Pope Francis officially recognized her martyrdom in defense of bodily chastity, thus paving the way for the beatification of the young Slovak from the diocese of ...

Local Churches
From the Archdiocese of Palermo, a document based on the experiences gathered by pastoral care workers compared with the documents of the Church

After long elaboration, the Family Ministry Office of the Archdiocese of Palermo has presented the document “For a Diocesan Itinerary of Marriage Preparation.” The text is the result of the collection ...

Today the Via Crucis will be presided by Prefect Farrell for the young people gathered for the pre-Synodal meeting

Today, Prefect Kevin Farrell will preside over the Via Crucis that will set out from the cloister of the Basilica of St. John Lateran and go through the streets of Rome. This is one of the events ...

Pope Francis: "There is no youth; there are young people with their stories that the Church wants to hear”

“What are you looking for in your life? Say it; it will do us good to listen to you.” Pope Francis addressed these words to the young people from around the world who are participating, at the ...

Pope Francis has decided that Sandra Sabattini, the young volunteer of the Community John XXIII who died in an accident in 1984, will be venerable

In recent days, Pope Francis, in addition to paving the way for the canonization of Paul VI and the martyr Archbishop Oscar Romero, has authorized the promulgation of a long list of decrees including ...

The report on the situation from Togo, Benin, and Ivory Coast

In several African countries, as the French daily La Croix tells us, youth associations and chaplaincies are at work preparing for the Youth Synod to be held next October in Rome. In the dioceses of ...