Tag: Rome

Police raids on Italian churches raise religious freedom concerns

In theory the citations could lead to fines or even jail terms, despite constitutional protections in Italy guaranteeing freedom

Christians asked to pray ‘Our Father’ on March 25 in response to the epidemic

Two days later, on March 27, he will grant a plenary indulgence through his 'Urbi et Orbi' blessing.

Italy: police cut short a Mass in the district of Cerveteri in Rome

Around fifteen faithful were attending the Mass, some of whom were praying outside the church.

All churches in Rome shut down amid coronavirus fears

Use of the churches will be permitted only to religious orders attached to them, i.e. monks and nuns living in community.

Pope Francis comforts people infected with coronavirus during his Angelus

For the first time Pope Francis did not appear in the window from which he traditionally adresses the crowd.

Bishops propose Arab World Youth Day for Middle East Catholics

The proposed “World Day of Youth of the Arab Regions” would take place in Jordan as the first host country.

Francis calls Legionaries of Christ to 'continuous conversion' at Rome meeting

Pope Francis told the Legionaries of Christ religious order to look toward the future as they continue to reform themselves

Muslims pray in front of Santa Maria Maggiore church in Rome

The group prayed in front of St. Mary Major is one of the four main basilics in Rome, which belongs to the Vatican.

Pope Francis prays at St. Paul’s tomb with Orthodox and Anglican Christians

“God’s priority is the salvation of all,” Pope Francis said to conclude the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

Pope Francis: the World is ‘afraid’ of real meaning of Christmas

The pope: "The manger scene “is a genuine way of communicating the Gospel"