Pope Francis appealed for peace in Ukraine following his Sunday Angelus address in St. Peter's Square today. The appeal comes after a rocket attack in the city of Mariupol left 30 people dead. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has stated that the rockets were launched from rebel-occup...read more
Here is the translation of the address Pope Francis gave today before and after praying the midday Angelus with those gathered in St. Peter's Square. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, Today's Gospel presents the beginning of Jesus' preaching in Galilee. Saint Mark highlights that Jesus began to preach "after J...
In his visit to Sri Lanka and the Philippines, Pope Francis left behind in his speeches and homilies a number of important points worth reflecting on. In Sri Lanka interreligious relations was a key point. On his arrival at the airport he said that it was important that all the religions work together in overcomi...
Refugees, among them 50 Jews, were sheltered in the French Seminary at the time of the Holocaust. At St. Chiara Street in Rome, behind the Pantheon is situated the Pontifical French Seminary. In more than 160 years of history in the very heart of Rome, this seminary has a very moving story connected to the courag...
Quote for January 23rd
"On the question of relating to our fellowman - our neighbor's spiritual need transcends every commandment. Everything else we do is a means to an end. But love is an end already, since God is love."
- St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)
After John had been arrested, Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the gospel of God: “This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.” As he …read more
Here is the Vatican-provided translation of the Holy Father's homily at the celebration of Vespers on the conclusion of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The prayer service took place …read more
During an audience with the Tribunal of the Roman Rota, Pope Francis encouraged judges to provide “real access to the justice of the Church” in cases of marriage annulment. The Holy Father …read more
Religious liberty provides for the free exercise of one’s faith in every aspect of life. This freedom is far more extensive than merely having the freedom to attend the worship service of …read more
This year’s theme, for the 49th World Day of Social Communications, is: “Communicating the family: a privileged place of encounter with the gift of love.” It follows the process of the Synod …read more