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Observance of Rules and Prophetic Spirit Join in Consecrate Life, Pope tells Religious
Last edited 3rd February 2014

As he presided at Mass in the Vatican basilica on February 2 for the 18th World Day for Consecrated Life, Pope Francis said that there should be no conflict between observance of religious law and a prophetic witness.


Christian Conversions in the Midst of Syrian Civil War
Last edited 3rd February 2014

A US-based Christian organisation which supports overseas mission has released information about the "surprising openness" of Syrian Muslims to the Gospel.

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Kidnapped Priests, Bishops and Nuns Still Missing in Syria
Last edited 29th January 2014

Vigils will be held on 30 January 2014 in Europe and the Middle East to remember the priests who are missing in the Syrian conflict. The vigils are scheduled to mark 180 days since the disappearance of Jesuit Fr Paolo dall’Oglio, who went missing last July near Raqqa, a town occupied by the al Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq. He was initially reported dead, although it is now believed he may be alive.

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Popes Must Be Ecumenists
Last edited 12th February 2014

Pope Francis speaks about the importance of ecumenism to the pope's ministry.


Gunmen Kill at Least 62 in Nigeria, Including in Church
Last edited 28th January 2014

Suspected insurgents armed with guns and explosives killed at least 62 people in northeast Nigeria, including at a church service, in a region where Islamist sect Boko Haram is resisting a military crackdown, witnesses said on Monday.

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Pope revives question of balancing dialogue, duty to proclaim Christ
Last edited 28th January 2014

A line in Pope Francis' first World Day of Communications’ message revived the question of how Christians are called to both search for truth in others and proclaim the truth in Jesus Christ.

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Working Towards Christian Unity - Interview with Fr. Yousef Fanous
Last edited 2nd April 2014

Every month, the Holy Father presents a prayer intention for Catholics all over the world to join him in prayer. In January this year, the very first prayer request from Pope Francis for 2014 was a prayer for Christian unity: "That Christians of diverse denominations may walk toward the unity desired by Christ". With this in mind, Xt3 sat down with Fr Yousef Fanous from the Coptic Orthodox Church, to discuss how we as Christians can work towards unity.

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Women should play a greater role in Church, says Pope
Last edited 28th January 2014

Women should play a greater role in society and the church, Pope Francis has said, stating that this could be done without sacrificing their essential attention and contribution to their families

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Syrian Patriarch Calls for Prayer as Peace Talks Begin
Last edited 24th January 2014

The Patriarch of Antioch has called for prayers “in every home in Syria” and around the world for a successful international peace conference in Switzerland which began on 22 January 2014.

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The World's Most Ancient Christian Communities are Being Destroyed. Where is the Outrage?
Last edited 23rd January 2014

Like many Coptic Christians in Egypt, Ayman Nabil Labib had a tattoo of the cross on his wrist. And like 17-year-old men everywhere, he could be assertive about his identity. But in 2011, after Egypt's revolution, that kind of assertiveness could mean trouble.

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