Thursday 16 November 2017
Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Mass is the highest form of prayer and not an appropriate moment for small talk, Pope Francis said.
Wednesday 15 November 2017
Media and Communications Office
Caritas Australia has welcomed the announcement by Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, of a Myanmar Bangladesh emergency appeal, launched by Australia’s leading aid agencies.
Eight of Australia’s major humanitarian organisations have issued a joint plea for urgent funds to help nearly a million people who have fled violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.
Over 600,000 people who identify as Rohingya, mostly women and children, have fled to Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh since 25 August. This is in addition to the over 200,000 Rohingya refugees who were already in Bangladesh. Shelter, blankets, food, clean drinking water, sanitation and health care are urgently needed.
Monday 13 November 2017
Catholic News Service (CNS photo/Jason Szenes, EPA)
Pope Francis will celebrate the Catholic Church's first World Day of the Poor on 19 November by celebrating a morning Mass with people in need and those who assist them. After Mass, he will offer lunch to 500 people in the Vatican audience hall.
Friday 10 November 2017
Pope Francis is putting a stop to the sale of cigarettes and tobacco inside Vatican City State.