Here below is the text of a speech Pope Francis delivered Sept. 1 in the Paul VI Hall to pariticipants in an Interreligious Match for Peace which took place at Rome's Olympic Stadium, that evening. **** Dear friends, good evening! I am pleased to meet you on the occasion of the Interreligious Match for Peace ...read more
Below is a translation of the transcript of Pope Francis' video message to the soccer players at last night's Interreligious Match for Peace at Rome's Olympic Stadium: *** Good evening, and I'm glad you are gathered for this game that is so symbolic. It is a game which highlights the union of teams, the union o...
Pope Francis, an avid soccer fan, succeeded in bringing together football legends past and present – and of differing religions – to play an Interreligious Match for Peace in Rome last night. The match, arranged at the behest of the Holy Father, aimed to promote peace and especially a diplomatic solution to the c...
A Christian’s authority comes from the Holy Spirit, not from human wisdom or degrees in theology, said Pope Francis at morning Mass Tuesday, as he explained that Christian identity is having the Spirit of Christ, not the "spirit of the world”. The people were astonished at Christ’s teaching because he spoke with ...
Quote for September 2nd
Who except God can give you peace? Has the world ever been able to satisfy the heart?
-Saint Gerard Majella
In an interview with Vatican Radio's Italian edition Monday, Patriarch Bechara Boutros Rai said the Islamic State and other fundamentalist groups “are taking us back to the Stone Age, back to …read more
An international soccer icon has acknowledged that being a good person is key to success. Speaking to ZENIT on the sidelines following an audience yesterday at the Vatican in which Pope …read more
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI received in private audience on Monday two prominent proponents of Mass in the Extraordinary Form. According to the website MessainLatino, the Pope Emeritus met …read more
Pope Francis’ diplomatic representative to Libya has said Tripoli is now calmer than a few days ago and the small Christian community there has had no trouble. “The situation, to a certain …read more
Some 50 former and current professional soccer players representing different religions are to take part in an “Interreligious Soccer Match for Peace” in Rome’s Olympic Stadium this evening. …read more
In an interview published in the latest edition of a monthly supplement on women for the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, Cardinal Gerhard Mueller has stressed the Leadership …read more
Addressingthe 22nd Special Session of the UN Human Rights Council, Archbishop Tomasi, who is the Permanent Representative of the Holy See to the United Nations and Other International …read more
Pope Francis has responded to the question, "How to receive Jesus Christ?" by saying the answer may be something you can conceal in your pocket. Addressing those gathered this morning at his …read more