The Roman Catholic Church is the largest non-government provider of health care services in the world. It has around 18,000 clinics, 16,000 homes for the elderly and those with special needs, and 5,500 hospitals – with 65% of them located in developing countries. In 2010, The Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Health Care Workers said that the Church manages 26% of the world’s health care facilities.


World Health Day: the Catholic church and health care

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Francis shares a sweet treat with Rome's poor for feast of St. George

Vatican City, Apr 23, 2018 / 04:13 am (CNA/EWTN News).- I-scream, you-scream, Pope Francis screamed... 'gelato!' on the feast of his patron sa. . . read more Mon, 23 Apr 2018 04:13:00 -0600

Pope Francis to new priests: Be like Jesus the Good Shepherd

Vatican City, Apr 22, 2018 / 05:29 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Sunday Pope Francis ordained 16 men to the priesthood, reminding them to be like Jesus the. . . read more Sun, 22 Apr 2018 05:29:00 -0600

Christians must help others meet Jesus, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Apr 21, 2018 / 09:35 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Saturday Pope Francis said that Christians are called to a mission of leading oth. . . read more Sat, 21 Apr 2018 09:35:00 -0600

Laywomen among new CDF appointees

Vatican City, Apr 21, 2018 / 07:52 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Saturday Pope Francis named five new consultors of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the. . . read more Sat, 21 Apr 2018 07:52:00 -0600

Pope: Without the Eucharist, everything the Church does is vain

Vatican City, Apr 20, 2018 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During a brief day-trip to two small Italian cities, Pope Francis stressed the centrality of t. . . read more Fri, 20 Apr 2018 06:01:00 -0600

There's no 'maybe' when answering the Lord's call, pope says

Vatican City, Apr 20, 2018 / 03:53 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Speaking in the southern Italian town of Alessano on Friday, Pope Francis said that we should. . . read more Fri, 20 Apr 2018 03:53:00 -0600

Catholic communicators urge greater respect in public discourse

Vatican City, Apr 19, 2018 / 12:42 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- This week, Catholic communicators gathered in Rome to discuss the need for more respectful dia. . . read more Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:42:00 -0600

Benedictines provide an 'oasis' of silence, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Apr 19, 2018 / 09:42 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Speaking to members of Benedictine communities in Rome Thursday, Pope Francis said the religio. . . read more Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:42:00 -0600

Vatican reportedly rejects German bishops' proposal for intercommunion of spouses

Vatican City, Apr 18, 2018 / 10:58 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has reportedly rejected a planned proposal by t. . . read more Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:58:00 -0600

Father of Alfie Evans meets with pope, pleads for asylum in Italy

Vatican City, Apr 18, 2018 / 05:20 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A private meeting took place early Wednesday morning between Pope Francis and Tom Evans, the f. . . read more Wed, 18 Apr 2018 05:20:00 -0600

The sign of the cross is our badge, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Apr 18, 2018 / 03:50 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Wednesday Pope Francis said that to make the sign of the cross is to mark ourselves as Chri. . . read more Wed, 18 Apr 2018 03:50:00 -0600

The Church needs prophets of truth and hope, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Apr 17, 2018 / 10:11 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his homily Tuesday, Pope Francis said the Church needs men and women who are capable not on. . . read more Tue, 17 Apr 2018 10:11:00 -0600

Exorcism course to study link between porn and demonic influence

Vatican City, Apr 16, 2018 / 03:52 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- An annual exorcism course offered to priests in Rome aims to open the dialogue on what degree. . . read more Mon, 16 Apr 2018 15:52:00 -0600

Syro-Malabar priest among sainthood causes advanced by pope

Vatican City, Apr 16, 2018 / 11:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has approved the advancement of the causes of eight Servants of God, all priests. . . read more Mon, 16 Apr 2018 11:01:00 -0600

Pope urges Catholics to be moved by joy of the resurrection

Rome, Italy, Apr 15, 2018 / 10:28 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Sunday Pope Francis visited a Roman parish, telling Mass-goers to allow themselves to be mov. . . read more Sun, 15 Apr 2018 10:28:00 -0600

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Film shows Salesians' work to rescue girls from prostitution in Sierra Leone

Freetown, Sierra Leone, Apr 17, 2018 / 04:23 pm (ACI Prensa).- In Sierra Leone, Salesian missionaries are working to extract girls working as prostitu. . . read more Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:23:00 -0600

Syrian patriarchs condemn 'unjust aggression' of Friday allied airstrikes, ask for prayers

Damascus, Syria, Apr 15, 2018 / 03:12 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The airstrikes carried out by the United States, the United Kingdom and France against Syri. . . read more Sun, 15 Apr 2018 03:12:00 -0600

How hospitals are targeted in the Syrian civil war

Washington D.C., Apr 13, 2018 / 07:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Hospitals have become military targets in Syria, making it difficult to provide aid to vict. . . read more Fri, 13 Apr 2018 19:00:00 -0600

To save Christian teen from Boko Haram, Nigerian president promises quiet action

Abuja, Nigeria, Apr 12, 2018 / 09:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- With 15-year-old Leah Sharibu still in captivity under the Islamic extremist group Boko Har. . . read more Thu, 12 Apr 2018 21:00:00 -0600

As US mulls Syria airstrikes, Francis calls for peace

Washington D.C., Apr 12, 2018 / 12:43 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As President Trump considers airstrikes in Syria in response to a chemical attack that kill. . . read more Thu, 12 Apr 2018 12:43:00 -0600

Algerian martyrs to be beatified in Oran this year

Oran, Algeria, Apr 11, 2018 / 03:57 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Algerian government has approved the holding of a beatification Mass in Oran for seven Fr. . . read more Wed, 11 Apr 2018 15:57:00 -0600

As Palestinian Christians flee Gaza, priest expresses grave concern

Gaza City, Apr 10, 2018 / 12:02 am (ACI Prensa).- In the past six years the number of Christians in the Gaza Strip has plummeted from 4,500 to just 1,. . . read more Tue, 10 Apr 2018 00:02:00 -0600

Priest killed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, another freed

Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Apr 9, 2018 / 07:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Armed men burst into a church meeting room in the North Kivu region A. . . read more Mon, 09 Apr 2018 19:00:00 -0600

Africans stand for life in UN battles over reproductive health

Washington D.C., Apr 9, 2018 / 04:27 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- African Catholics remained concerned about a push from Western leaders to promote abortion a. . . read more Mon, 09 Apr 2018 16:27:00 -0600

Pope prays for peace amid escalating violence in Gaza

Jerusalem, Apr 9, 2018 / 02:55 pm (CNA).- At least eight Palestinians were killed and hundreds more injured by Israeli military forces last week, duri. . . read more Mon, 09 Apr 2018 14:55:00 -0600

Bishop calls for prayers after kidnapping of DRC priest

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Apr 5, 2018 / 12:44 pm (CNA).- The bishop of Goma in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is urging the fa. . . read more Thu, 05 Apr 2018 12:44:00 -0600

The Syria visited by Pope John Paul II, and Syria today

Damascus, Syria, Apr 3, 2018 / 02:00 pm (CNA).- When Pope Saint John Paul II visited Syria in 2001, he called on Christians to remember Syria’s. . . read more Tue, 03 Apr 2018 14:00:00 -0600

South African bishops offer condolences for anti-apartheid activist Winnie Mandela

Pretoria, South Africa, Apr 3, 2018 / 09:42 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The bishops of South Africa offered their sympathy Tuesday for the death of the contr. . . read more Tue, 03 Apr 2018 09:42:00 -0600

For Christians in Syria, Holy Week is a time for renewing faith

Homs, Syria, Mar 30, 2018 / 12:11 pm (ACI Prensa).- Christians in Syria have suffered greatly in recent years. Between the Syrian civil war and ISIS o. . . read more Fri, 30 Mar 2018 12:11:00 -0600

In South Sudan, 'the body of Christ is bleeding,' bishop says

Vatican City, Mar 23, 2018 / 12:43 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On Friday an ecumenical delegation from South Sudan met privately with Pope Francis and again. . . read more Fri, 23 Mar 2018 12:43:00 -0600

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VATICANO - Vinte e três missionários foram assassinados no mundo em 2017

Vaticano – Vinte e três missionários foram assassinados em 2017: é o que afirma o relatório anual de fim de ano publicado pela agência Fides, d. . . read more Thu, 28 Dec 2017 08:07:03 +0100

Aos leitores da Fides

No âmbito da reestruturação de seu serviço, a Direção da Agência Fides decidiu suspender a tradução das notícias em português que, contudo,. . . read more Fri, 02 Jun 2017 11:55:08 +0200

ÍNDIA - Um Salesiano: Consagrar a Índia ao Coração Imaculado de Maria€

Bangalore - Consagrar a Índia ao Coração Imaculado de Maria: é o pedido feito pelo sacerdote salesiano José Kuttianimattathil, do colégio Kristu. . . read more Wed, 31 May 2017 12:55:58 +0200

ÁFRICA/REP. CENTRO-AFRICANA - Situação dramática em Alindao; mais de 148 mortos, milhares de deslocados internos e de refugiados

Bangui - Além de Bangassou , também a diocese de Alindao vive uma situação dramática. Segundo notícias que foram enviadas à Agência Fides, pe.. . . read more Wed, 31 May 2017 21:04:57 +0200

ÁFRICA/RD CONGO - Continua a onda de violência em Kasai, 25 mil deslocados se refugiaram em Angola

Luebo – Mais de 25 mil pessoas, entre essas nove mil crianças, fugiram das violências e da insegurança na província de Kasai, na República Demo. . . read more Wed, 31 May 2017 21:02:42 +0200

ÁSIA/SRI LANKA - Depois de inundações e deslizamentos de terra agora a população está em risco de dengue

Colombo - Subiu para pelo menos 202 mortos e 96 desaparecidos o número de vítimas causadas pelas inundações e deslizamentos de terra que atingiu o. . . read more Wed, 31 May 2017 16:26:22 +0200

AMÉRICA/BRASIL - Diariamente, 200 venezuelanos pedem abrigo ao Brasil

Brasília – Todos os dias, cerca de 200 imigrantes venezuelanos atravessam a fronteira em busca de abrigo no Brasil, em fuga dos graves conflitos in. . . read more Wed, 31 May 2017 16:25:47 +0200

AMÉRICA/ARGENTINA - Os Bispos convidam à oração pelos cristãos coptas e pela paz no mundo

Buenos Aires – “Os Bispos argentinos estão unidos e em plena comunhão com os sentimentos e orações do Papa Francisco e de toda a Igreja pelos. . . read more Wed, 31 May 2017 16:24:54 +0200

ÁFRICA/NIGÉRIA - Nomeação do Bispo de Bauchi

Cidade do Vaticano – O Santo Padre Francisco nomeou hoje como Bispo da diocese de Bauchi o Pe. Hilary Nanman Dachelem, C.M.F., Pároco e Vigário pa. . . read more Wed, 31 May 2017 16:23:57 +0200

ÁSIA/FILIPINAS - O Bispo de Marawi: “Apelo em vídeo do Pe. Chito: fase critica, tememos pela vida dos reféns”

Marawi - “Os terroristas procuraram um contato com os militares e as instituições. Gravaram e difundiram um vídeo em que Pe. Teresito Soganub, co. . . read more Tue, 30 May 2017 11:03:36 +0200

AMÉRICA/ARGENTINA - Campanha da Caritas em vista da coleta anual: pobres sempre em aumento

Buenos Aires – A Caritas Argentina está realizando a campanha nacional em vista da sua anual coleta para os necessitados, convidando a expressar so. . . read more Tue, 30 May 2017 22:19:20 +0200

AMÉRICA/MÉXICO - Bispo de Huatla lança o alerta contra a seca na Sierra Mazateca de Oaxaca

Oaxaca – Depois de mais de 20 dias sem chuva, a região mazateca está atravessando a pior crise devido à seca, além da falta crônica de serviço. . . read more Tue, 30 May 2017 22:18:31 +0200

AMÉRICA/CUBA - Os Bispos cubanos solidários com os sofrimentos e as incertezas dos venezuelanos

Havana – “Nesses momentos difíceis da vida do povo venezuelano, povo que guiam e servem na fé como Bispos, não estamos alheios ao sofrimento e. . . read more Tue, 30 May 2017 22:17:46 +0200

ÁSIA - Jovens cristãos embaixadores da paz na Ásia

Chiang Mai - Os jovens são embaixadores de paz na Ásia: este é o tema do seminário aberto, em 29 de maio, promovido em Chiang Mai pela Conferênci. . . read more Tue, 30 May 2017 22:17:16 +0200

ÁFRICA/REPÚBLICA CENTRO-AFRICANA - Dois mil muçulmanos ainda refugiados na diocese de Bangassou; o testemunho de um Bispo à Fides

Bangui - “Dois mil muçulmanos ainda estão hospedados na missão católica. Uma parte está no Seminário Menor, outra na Catedral e na minha casa. . . read more Tue, 30 May 2017 18:33:27 +0200

VATICANO - Card. Filoni à Assembleia POM: “O Evangelho jamais é completamente anunciado”

Roma – “Ninguém envia em missão, senão Deus, envolvendo-nos na Páscoa de seu Filho. Recebe a missão somente quem, na fé, se descobre enviado. . . read more Tue, 30 May 2017 18:32:00 +0200

ÁSIA/ÍNDIA - Bispos: ataque vergonhoso contra a capela em Hyderabad; missas e adorações de “reparação”

Nova Délhi - “É claro que os fundamentalistas hinduístas e elementos antissociais foram responsáveis pelo ato vergonhoso ocorrido em 21 de maio. . . read more Mon, 29 May 2017 11:14:13 +0200

AMÉRICA/COLÔMBIA - Alerta pela morte por desnutrição de oito crianças em uma semana

La Guajira -“Entre 14 e 20 de maio, no arco de uma semana, foram registrados oito novos casos de crianças mortas por desnutrição e, segundo o Ins. . . read more Mon, 29 May 2017 22:22:17 +0200

AMÉRICA/MÉXICO - Card. Robles Ortega pede esclarecimentos sobre o homicídio de dois líderes indígenas wixarika

Guadalajara -“O Card. Francisco Robles Ortega, Arcebispo de Guadalajara, Jalisco, depois da missa dominical pediu o esclarecimento das circunstânci. . . read more Mon, 29 May 2017 22:21:05 +0200

AMÉRICA/VENEZUELA - Sacerdotes de Guayana: “Não podemos permanecer em silêncio diante da repressão”

Guayana - Os sacerdotes e diáconos da Diocese de Ciudad Guayana escreveram uma carta “ao povo peregrino na nossa amada terra e a todos os homens de. . . read more Mon, 29 May 2017 22:19:12 +0200

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