Commission reportedly thought first seven Medjugorje visions were real

The commission that now-retired Pope Benedict XVI established to study the alleged apparitions of Mary at Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina, reportedly voted overwhelmingly to recognize as supernatural the first seven appearances of Mary in 1981.
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Priest kidnapped in Yemen pleads for help in video message

The heavily bearded and very thin Father Uzhunnalil is shown seated with a cardboard sign in his lap with the date April 15, 2017. A similar video was posted in December.
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Pope pays tribute to modern martyrs, calls for witnesses of God’s love

“So many Christian communities are the object of persecution today! Why? Because of the hatred of the spirit of this world,” the pope said.
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Risen Christ calls all to follow him on path to life, pope says

Jesus is the risen shepherd who takes upon his shoulders "our brothers and sisters crushed by evil in all its varied forms," Pope Francis said.
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Priest born deaf urges sacraments for children with disabilities

All children have a right to religious education and access to the sacraments, said a priest who was born deaf and became blind.
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Fatima Facts: Vatican shepherds the flock away from conspiracy claims

The publication of “The Message of Fatima” in 2000 included a photocopy of the text handwritten in 1944 by Sister Lucia dos Santos.
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