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Who are the Holy Innocents of today?

Vatican Radio: Why bother remembering the Holy Innocents every year on the 28th of December? Why spoil the Christmas season by bringing to mind such a horrendous episode? As Monsignor Peter Fleetwood explains : “…these young boys lost their lives because somebody realised how powerful Jesus Christ really was: He didn’t understand why Jesus was powerful […]


Pope Francis invokes St. John Paul II ahead of Fatima feast

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Wednesday said Our Lady of Fatima “invites us once again to turn to prayer, penance, and conversion.” The Holy Father noted the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima is commemorated this year on this Friday (13 May) during his remarks to Polish-speaking pilgrims at his General Audience. “She asks us […]


Do not be “silent” about persecuted Christians

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Monday expressed his hope that the international community does not look on, “silent and inactive”, in the face of the “unacceptable crime” of the persecution of Christians around the world. The Holy Father was speaking to the Shalom Community at the end of hisEaster Monday Regina Coeli Address. The Community […]


Iraqi Patriarch appeals to world

(Vatican Radio) “The international community, and in particular the European Union and the United States cannot remain indifferent” to the “humanitarian catastrophe” unfolding at the hands of Islamic State militants. Those, the words of the Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans, Raphael Louis Sako I who has renewed his urgent appeal on behalf of Christians […]


“Absolutely abhorrent” the suffering of Christians in Iraq

The Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference which comprises Bishops of South Africa, Botswana and Swaziland have denounced the violence in Gaza and described as absolutely abhorrent that the Christian community of Iraq is suffering martyrdom and expulsion from their country. The Bishops’ statement issued by the Archbishop of Pretoria, Most Rev. William Slattery OFM, says […]


Archbishop of Baghdad talks about latest developments in Iraq

(Vatican Radio)  The Latin Rite Archbishop of Baghdad, Jean Sleiman, says he prays that the nomination of a new prime minister in Iraq will lead to the formation of a more inclusive government for all Iraqis.  In an interview with Vatican Radio, he  also expressed his concern about the tragedy of the continuing humanitarian emergency […]