Three of the new saints are from the Spanish speaking world, while two are French and two are Italian. Two of the new saints are martyrs.
One hundred years ago, on 10 October 1916, the Bishops of Ireland gave their blessing to a new venture known as the Maynooth Mission to China. It became known as the Society of St Columban on 29 June 1918.
On the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, ecumenical prayer service for suffering Christians and a reflection on what can be done to help them.
Pontiff calls for “good and transparent governance, integral human development and a wide and just distribution” of Africa’s goods.
Prelate was “stoned with the hardest stone that exists in the world: the tongue" resulting in his cause for sainthood being held up for years.
“I renew the hope that the international community not remain silent and inert in front of these intolerable crimes."
Pope Francis emphasises ecumenical dimension of the charismatic movement, rooted in a common baptism. Unity among Christians must begin with prayer.
Young Orthodox, Catholics and Protestants from 65 countries gather in Czech capital in solidarity and prayer.
Reconciliation and stability needed for lasting peace Pontiff underlines.
There is no scarcity of martyrs in the Church of our time - Bishop Michael Smith of Meath.
Declaration of 124 Korean martyrs may pave way for visit there too.