Following his Regina Coeli address, Pope Francis lead thousands in praying the Hail Mary for those who died after a fishing boat carrying an estimated 700 migrants capsized off the Libyan coast. Although Italian border police have rescued 28 people, an estimated 700 people are feared dead in what may be the worst...read more
Here is the translation of Pope Francis' address before and after the recitation of the Regina Coeli to the pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, good morning! In the biblical readings of today's liturgy, the word "witness" resounds twice. The first time is on the lips of P...
Cardinal Francis George, retired archbishop of Chicago, died this morning at his home. He was 78 and had been battling cancer for years. He was the eighth Archbishop of Chicago andthe first native Chicagoan to serve in the role. He was named the archbishop of Chicago in 1997. Cardinal George submitted his let...
The two disciples recounted what had taken place on the way, and how Jesus was made known to them in the breaking of bread. While they were still speaking about this, he stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.” But they were startled and terrified and thought that they were seeing a ghost. The...
Quote for April 17th
“The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today”
― St. Francis of Assisi
Here is the text of the telegram sent by Pope Francis to Archbishop Blase Cupich, following the death of Cardinal Francis George, the Archbishop Emeritus of Chicago, who passed away on …read more
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"The Holy Father has taken into consideration the idea of making a stop in Cuba on the occasion of his upcoming Trip to the United States." These were the words of Jesuit Father Federico …read more
Humiliation is not masochism, but rather a path of imitating Jesus in His Suffering. These are the words of Pope Francis during his homily today at Casa Santa Marta. According to Vatican …read more
In light of the recent university massacre, a Kenyan bishop has called on the international community to speak up against Christian persecutions worldwide, and on his own people to be …read more
The works of the Papal Foundation "gives witness to the ceaseless efforts of the Church to promote the integral development of the human family." These were the words said by Pope Francis in …read more
Four years after the beginning of the conflict in Syria, the humanitarian crisis has not ceased to worsen and there are no signs of improvement. More than 200,000 people have died, according …read more
His story has moved Italy. After having received a phone call of encouragement from Pope Francis, 38-year-old Salvatore Mellone, at the end of his life due to an incurable illness, received …read more