VERULAM, South Africa:  Armed attackers struck a mosque outside the
“We heard with great shock and sadness of the attack on the Imam Hussein Mosque in Verulam, Durban and the tragic killing of an imam and the injury of two other people. On behalf of the Catholic Church in
Hours of tension and concern in Jerusalem and Gaza. The Holy City is preparing for the transfer of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv, planned for May 14th. Rising fears in Gaza in view of the final "March of return" organized by
Pope Francis points to Saints Cyril and Methodius, who translated the Gospels into the Slavic language, as models for contemporary evangelisation.   By Philippa Hitchen
  AMMAN — The reconstruction of the Levant requires in the first place the “institutionalisation of the human”, ensuring
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — Kenyan Islamic leaders are lending support to a national campaign to end female genital mutilation, a practice many in the country wrongly assume is permitted by Islam, they say.
По просьбе организаторов международного форума «Старые проблемы в новом свете», посвященного современному рабству, Папа Франциск приветствовал его участников в
Shafique Khokhar  -  The famous Pakistani blogger was strangled by her younger brother in the name of family “honour”. Her easy-going ways were
"Western Balkans’ European Integration: Promise of peace or source of development”? is the title of the document prepared by COMECE in view of the summit meeting in
The Caritas Poland bus that initiated an international solidarity program arrived in St. Peter’s Square. The Pope's blessing, the Church's commitment, which also involves parishes and Catholic schools. The statue of Our Lady of Aleppo will
NGOs spoke out at Brussels’ Conference on Syria (April 24-25). AVSI Foundation: “After 8 years the emergency situation is ongoing with no talk of reconstruction.
On July 7 Pope Francis will travel to Bari for a day of reflection and prayer on the tragic situation of the Middle East that afflicts so many brothers and sisters in faith. This decision “has touched the hearts of the entire diocese and of the whole city”, said the
The French president wants to bring his Iranian counterpart to the negotiating table. Tehran rejects any changes to the existing deal, which remains "not negotiable", and refuses new restrictions.
A Mass was celebrated by Patriarch John X at the Church of the Holy Christ in Damascus on April 22 on the 5th anniversary of the kidnapping of Aleppo bishops, namely Bishop Youhanna Ibrahim and Bishop Paul Yazigi as well as for all the
A meeting of the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate took place at the residence of the Ecumenical Patriarch in the Phanar district in Istanbul on April 19-20, the press center of the Kyiv Patriarchate has reported on
Home to some of its most influential clerics, Qom is among Iran's most important cities, politically and religiously.
The Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate has adopted the corresponding decision.  The Ecumenical Patriarchate is launching procedures required for granting autocephaly to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, according to

MWL, Vatican Bolster Interfaith Dialogue

Riyadh- Asharq Al Awsat  --  Muslim World League Chief Mohammed Al-Issa and President of the Pontifical Council for Interfaith Dialogue Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran on Saturday signed a cooperation agreement on achieving common objectives.
Christian communities will be able to complete the necessary red tape in four months. Egypt wants to improve the legal framework in which freedom of worship is exercised. The new step touches 102 churches and 64 places of prayer.
For the first time in the history of relations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Holy See, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz received in Riyadh on 18 April 2018 a high level delegation from the Holy See, led by Cardinal
RIYADH:   Saudi Arabia’s anti-extremism Etidal centre hosted French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran on Wednesday, authorities said, a rare visit as the crown prince pushes for inter-religious exchange in the ultra-conservative Sunni kingdom.
The construction of the very first Coptic Catholic church in Australia is a dream currently coming true before the eyes of the small community of Sydney Catholics who originally migrated from Egypt.
Bishops from Africa and Europe have issued a statement after meeting for four days in Fatima in Portugal to discuss the issue of globalization and its effects on church and society.
“Europe is a project of peace and it has always been a project of solidarity, whose vocation is to work for the common good.” Interview with Monsignor Jean-Claude Hollerich, President of the Commission of Bishops
ASTANA – Kazakhstan can offer the world a completely different model of state secularism and may serve as an example for other Muslim-majority states, according to a recent study published by the Stockholm-based Institute for Security and Development Policy (ISDP).
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A senior cleric says Cyprus' Orthodox Christian Church has for the first time defrocked a priest for sexually abusing his step-daughter when she was a child.
Patriarch  louis raphael Sako   -  The commemoration of the martyrs of our Church takes place on the Friday following Easter, which means it comes within the celebration of the Easter-Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Historically,
As the Trump Administration has announced its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman decided to use the Holy Sepulcher to make a political point in support of Israel’s control over the city.
STATEMENT – Please find below the statement about the erection of a personal parish for migrants and refugees in Israel, which will take place on May 20, 2018.
Moscow, April 4, Interfax - Russian President Vladimir Putin during his visit to Turkey had a phone talk with Patriarchate Bartholomew of Constantinople, press service of the Russian President reports.