As political unrest and violence intensify in Nicaragua, a reported 100 people have been killed, businesses have been looted and burned and police and government militias continue to clash. Amidst the conflict, Pope Francis has denounced the violence against protesters and has asked for prayers for the country’s victims and their families.
Five-years into his Papacy, Pope Francis has likened reforming Rome to “cleaning the Sphinx of Egypt with a toothbrush”. Pope Francis’ remarks, which were made earlier this year amidst the splendour of Clementina Hall, were greeted with stone-faced seriousness by the gathered crowd.
The icy barren landscape that fills much of Antarctica is the most remote and harshest place on earth. But even in this unforgiving terrain, the explorers and scientists still find time to prioritise their faith. The eight churches used for religious practice in Antarctica are the southernmost places of worship in the world.
Vatican City is a city-state within the city of Rome, Italy. It is home to both Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and is a veritable monument to Catholicism's influence on architecture. It is where you will find the Vatican museums which house a number of ancient Roman sculptures including “Laocoon and His Sons”.
Pope Francis has sent his support and blessings to the Catholic Church in Australia as it commences a three-year process to consider its future through the Plenary Council 2020.
The annual Met Gala, which is often called ‘fashion’s biggest night of the year,’ and which has been described as the Oscars of the fashion world, has turned to the Catholic Church for its inspiration.
The the Australian chapter of the global Living the Change campaign - to mitigate the human impact on climate change - was recently launched at a gathering of the multi-faith network, the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC).