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3 quakes strike Italy; Rome subway closed

A series of three strong earthquakes hit central Italy in the space of an hour Wednesday, shaking the same region that suffered a series of deadly quakes last year ...Read More...

Pope Francis inaugrates first Palestinian embassy to Vatican

Vatican City: This weekend Pope Francis received Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the Vatican and formally inaugurated the new Embassy of the State of Palestine to the Holy See. ...Read More...

From addiction to ordination: homeless’ journey to priesthood

MONTREAL: Claude Paradis was impoverished and homeless, living on the streets of Montreal, Canada. He struggled with addiction to both alcohol and drugs, with a future so bleak, he ...Read More...

Sri Lankan church lives on, despite death threats

The leader of a Sri Lankan church destroyed by a mob earlier in January has vowed that the church will continue to meet. Kamal Wasantha, leader of the Kithu ...Read More...

‘Obscene’: 8 men own half the world’s wealth, says Oxfam

DAVOS: Just eight individuals, all men, own as much wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population, Oxfam said on Monday in a report calling for action to ...Read More...

The Church in India – a shining light for all to see

BHUBANESWAR: India is a country of more than 1.2 billion people, with Christians accounting for only some three percent of the population, including close to 19 million Catholics. Despite ...Read More...

Meet Jia Jia, a surprisingly human-like robot

SANGHAI: “Jia Jia” can hold a simple conversation and make specific facial expressions when asked, and her creator believes the eerily life-like robot heralds a future of cyborg labour ...Read More...

Salesians to participate in novena for safe release of Fr. Tom

Vatican City: On the 10 month anniversary of the kidnapping of Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil in Yemen, the Salesians are inviting people around the world to join them in praying ...Read More...

Quran reading at cathedral sparks debate on interfaith relations

Glasgow,Scotland : The leader of the Scottish Anglican church has said he was deeply distressed at the widespread offence caused by a reading from the Qur’an at a service ...Read More...

Vatican church shelters homeless during winters

Vatican City: The Vatican is allowing the homeless to sleep in one of its churches in central Rome and shelter during a cold snap that has already claimed several ...Read More...
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