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Madagascar: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in Toamasina.

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is taking place from 18 to 25 January. The Archdiocese of Toamasina in Madagascar has planned joint ecumenical events with other Christian denominations.

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: Ecumenism, from the pandemic to the Synod

As the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins, Bishop Brian Farrell from the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity reflects on some of the aspects that may have had an effect on Christian unity during this historic period.

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EU Bishops look forward to working with Roberta Metsola

Bishop Joseph Galea-Curmi, delegate of the Bishops’ Conference of Malta to COMECE, says he is proud the new European Parliament President is a compatriot of his, and expresses confidence for a fruitful working relationship between EU lawmakers and the Church.

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Seven detained Tigrayan nuns released in Ethiopia

Six religious sisters of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent and an Ursuline nun were released by Ethiopian security forces on 15 January after over 40 days of detention.

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Caritas Australia appeals for funds for Tonga

After a massive underwater volcanic eruption in Tonga on 15 Jan. and a subsequent tsunami, Caritas Australia is collecting funds to reach out to affected communities in the Polynesian kingdom.

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CAR Bishops denounce exploitation of resources undermining the country

A statement released by the Catholic Bishops of the Central African Republic lambasts a protracted culture of corruption in the country that together with the abuse of foreign parties creates the conditions for the continuing exploitation of natural resources and international marginalization.

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Fr. Patton: Holy Land is where Christians live in concrete unity

The Custos of the Holy Land, Fr. Francesco Patton, describes the Pope’s audience with The Holy Land Review, and affirms that local Christians of various confessions seek to live in concrete unity.

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Caring for the earth, hope for the most vulnerable

The Treviso-based Foundation “Oltre il Labirinto” (“Beyond the Labyrinth”), created to welcome, care for, protect and promote the inclusion of young people with autism, is relaunching its project “Farm4Autism”. The President, Mario Paganessi: Laudato si’ continues to inspire our work. There is no concern, respect or care for the environment that does not come hand-in-hand with a sincere love for human persons, above all for the weakest and most needy.

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US Church gearing up for the annual 9 Days for Life

The Catholic Church in the United States is set to hold its annual "9 Days for Life" novena on 19-27 January, which coincides with the 49th annual March for Life in Washington.

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Pope receives Chairman of Bosnia and Herzegovina Presidency

Pope Francis received this Monday morning Željko Komšić, the current Chairman of the Collegial Presidency of Bosnia-Herzegovina, who met afterwards with Archbishop Paul R. Gallagher, the Vatican's Secretary for Relations with States.

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