Pope Francis calls for a mission of compassion

In his message for World Mission Day, Pope Francis has underlined the need for a “mission of compassion”, especially in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. The theme chosen for World Mission Day, which will be celebrated on 24 October 2021, is ‘We cannot but speak about what we have seen and heard’, which is a […]

Vatican announces ‘World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly’

Pope Francis has decided to institute a Church-wide celebration of a World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. Starting this year, it will be held on the fourth Sunday of July, close to the liturgical memorial of Saints Joachim and Anne, the grandparents of Jesus. The announcement was made on Sunday 31 January following his […]