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Pope receives Irish president in audience

Pope Francis met Friday morning with Irish President Michael Higgins

Pope: Catechists are evangelizers who transmit the Eucharist they live

Pope Francis on Friday met representatives of the European bishops’ conferences who are responsible for catechesis. They were in Rome for a Vatican meeting.

Pope to sick and elderly priests: You are bearers of dreams charged with memory

Pope Francis writes to elderly and sick priests in the Italian region of Lombardy, reminding them of their role as bearers of dreams for younger generations, and encouraging them to live old age and illness as a privilege.

Holy See: Access to safe drinking water basic human right

Chargé d'Affairs of the Vatican's Permanent Mission to the UN in Geneva says access to safe drinking water is a basic human right.

Kenya: Catholic Bishops in a pastoral letter urge reconciliation and political tolerance.

Kenya’s Catholic Bishops have issued a pastoral letter that addresses various pertinent matters affecting the nation.

UN fears world likely to miss Paris climate targets

The United Nations has released a report providing scientific proof that climate change is moving faster than predicted.

Protection of Minors Commission set to host major conference in Warsaw

The Church in Central and Eastern Europe is coming together for a conference on the safeguarding of minors, which will take place in Warsaw, Poland, on 19-22 September.

The voices of the victims of clergy sexual abuse

Ewa Kusz, a member of the organizing committee for the regional conference on the protection of minors for Central and Eastern Europe taking place in Warsaw, gathers the voices of people who have been abused by priests.

A new outlook on confession, the sacrament of joy

At the center of forgiveness, there is God who embraces us, not the list of our sins and our humiliation.

Pope to lay associations: Be aware of the Apostolic power you have

Pope Francis meets with the moderators of associations of the faithful, ecclesial movements and new communities and urges them to stay out on the existential peripheries, warning them of the danger of the desire for power.