Don Bosco’s Relic Recovered

Inside a copper teapot in a kitchen cupboard, Italian police found the relic of St. John Bosco that had been stolen two weeks earlier from the basilica erected at his birthplace.

Vatican Supports New Elections in Venezuela

Negotiations between government and opposition groups in Venezuela, followed by free and fair elections, are needed to put an end to violence and bring relief to the suffering people, a Vatican official said.

Local Parishioner in Rome For Charismatics Jubilee

The musical notes of “¡Vive Jesús, el Señor!” sung by Pope Francis with about 70,000 Charismatics on the Vigil of Pentecost, spread in the open sky of the Circus Maximus of Rome.

On Corpus Christi, Pope Urges Unity in Church

The Eucharist is a tangible reminder of God’s love, and receiving Communion is a call to work to build the body of Christ by loving others and shunning all that sows division within a community, Pope Francis said.

Pope Tells Nigerian Priests They Must Accept Bishop

Pope Francis is giving priests belonging to the Diocese of Ahiara, Nigeria, 30 days to write a letter promising obedience to him and accepting the bishop appointed for their diocese or they will be suspended.


Lithuanian Martyr Is on The Road to Sainthood

A Lithuanian archbishop who was murdered with a lethal injection after 16 years in prisons and labor camps was to become the first Catholic martyr from the country’s communist era to be declared blessed.

Cathedral Desecrated as Terror Hits Philippines

Muslim religious and political leaders in the Philippines have joined in the barrage of condemnation of the desecration of a Catholic cathedral by terrorist gunmen in the besieged city of Marawi.