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Prayer Vigil in St. Peter’s Square to Precede Three Week Meeting
On Friday, Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, Secretary General of the Synod Bishops, spoke on the upcoming three week meeting on the family. On Saturday, a Prayer Vigil will be held with Pope Francis, Bishops and Catholics worldwide, said the Cardinal. As night falls in Saint Peter’s Square, “the beauty of the family...read more
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Calls for Respect for Life, Care for Creation and the Excluded at General Assembly Address
Addressing the 70th Session of the U.N. General Assembly, Pope Francis warned that without recognizing certain ethical limits, social progress risks becoming a cover for abuse, corruption and …read more
“Consequently, the defence of the environment and the fight against exclusion demand that we recognize a moral law written into human nature itself, one which includes the natural difference between man and woman, and absolute respect for life in all its stages and dimensions."
Here is the text of the Holy Father’s address to the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. * * * Mr President, Ladies and Gentlemen, Good Morning. Thank you for …read more
Before delivering his address to the General Assembly, Pope Francis thanked the staff of the United Nations for their “quiet and devoted work” behind the scenes. Meeting with officials, …read more
“Behind the scenes, your daily efforts make possible many of the diplomatic, cultural, economic and political initiatives of the United Nations, which are so important for meeting the hopes and expectations of the peoples who make up our human family.”
Here is the text of the address delivered by Pope Francis to members of the UN Staff. * * * Dear Friends, On the occasion of my visit to the United Nations, I am pleased to greet you, the men …read more
Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno to Head Astronomical Research Institution
Pope Francis has appointed Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno as the new director of the Vatican Observatory. The appointment was announced today by the Holy See Press Office, shortly after the …read more