We publish below extracts of a recent interview Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI gave to ZENIT’s Wlodzimierz Redzioch in which he pays tribute to soon-to-be-canonized Pope John Paul II. The complete interview appears in a book just published in Italian entitled “Beside John Paul II - Friends and Collaborators Speak” (A...read more
The Spanish magazine 'Palabra' published an exclusive and extensive interview this week with Archbishop Georg Gaenswein, prefect of the Papal Household and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s personal secretary. With Palabra’s permission, we republish the interview in which he talks about his passions and his work, and hi...
Here is a translation of what Pope Francis said today when he met with the clergy of the Diocese of Rome, in Paul VI Hall, for the traditional appointment at the beginning of Lent. After the greeting of the Cardinal Vicar, Agostino Vallini, the Pope gave the following address. * * * When together with the C...
By Anna Artymiak Together with the Pope’s brother Georg Ratzinger, Monsignor GeorgGänsweinand the four Memores Domini, Monsignor Alfred Xuereb was one of the few to know for some time of Benedict XVI’s intention to renounce the Petrine ministry. The priest served under the pontificate of John Paul II, and the...
Quote for March 6th
[Tenderness and mercy] are the heart of the Gospel. Otherwise, one doesn’t understand Jesus Christ, or the tenderness of the Father who sends Him to listen to us, to cure us, to save us.
- Pope Francis, interview with Il Corriere della Sera
March 5, 2014
“Have you heard? Father Longenecker advocates having seances and communicating with the dead!” So it might be assumed from the title of this article: “Communicating with C.S.Lewis.” Am I …read more
The Pew Research Center released today results on surveys about Pope Francis. Among the findings, the survey shows that a large majority of American Catholics feel favorably about the Pope …read more
Here is a translation of the address Pope Francis gave Monday to bishops from Spain who were in Rome for their ad limina visits. * * * Dear Brothers, I am grateful for the words addressed to …read more
The seven-member board of medical experts that advises the Congregation for Saints' Causes unanimously recognized as miraculous the healing of a stillborn baby, attributed to the intercession …read more
This week, the Spanish magazine 'Palabra' carried an exclusive and extensive interview with Archbishop Georg Gaenswein, prefect of the Papal Household and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s …read more
The de facto primate of Sri Lanka has warned that “international meddlings” are a threat to the sovereignty of the country. Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, Archbishop of Colombo, has said that the …read more
“A great emotion, an extraordinary privilege.” These were the words Ferruccio de Bortoli, editor in chief of the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, used to describe his recent interview …read more
Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi has defended Pope Francis' comments, made in an interview yesterday with an Italian newspaper, on the Church’s commitment to combat child abuse. Some …read more