Kristoph, a homeless “resident” in the portico of Via della Conciliazione -- where the Holy See Press Office is located --, looks like a child. Yellow cap, blond hair, blue eyes and rubicund face, which reveal immediately his Polish origin. And although Kristoph is 51, he has spent 20 of those years on the street, ...read more
Below is a translation of Pope Francis’ Angelus address today, following the Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square: *** Before the Angelus At the end of this celebration, I affectionately greet all of you here, particularly young people. Dear young people, I urge you to continue your journey both in your d...
Below is the Vatican-provided translation of Pope Francis' Palm Sunday homily, which was given this morning in St. Peter's Square: *** At the heart of this celebration, which seems so festive, are the words we heard in the hymn of the Letter to the Philippians:“He humbled himself”(2:8).Jesus’ humiliation. ...
Exactly one week before Easter Sunday, Pope Francis has reminded the faithful that we must follow God's humble example. During his Palm Sunday homily this morning, the Pope toldthe crowds in a sunny St. Peter's Square, that even when it involves facing humiliation, we are to be humble like Jesus was. "There is...
Quote for March 27th
"No one ought to consider himself a true servant of God who is not tried by many temptations and trials."
- St. Francis of Assisi
Pope Francis will visit Florence this November. Today, the Holy See Press Office confirmed that the Holy Father will make pastoral visits on November 10th to the Italian cities of Florence …read more
Pope Francis is meeting with President Sergio Mattarella this April, marking the first meeting of the Pontiff and the new Italian head of state. Announced on the website of the Quirinale …read more
Here is the fifth Lenten homily given this year by the preacher of the Pontifical Household, Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa. * * * With this meditation we conclude our overview of the …read more
Pope Francis and his personal envoy to Iraq are expressing their closeness to those who have been displaced in Iraq and Nigeria. According to a statement released by the Holy See Press Office …read more
The Patriarch of the Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, His Beatitude Khanania Dinkha IV, died yesterday, reported theAssyrian International News Agency. At 10:04 a.m. at …read more
Below is a translation of the statement released by the Holy See today expressing the Pope's concern about the displaced in Iraq and Nigeria: *** Pope Francis remains concerned for the …read more
Here below is the statement by Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva, at the 28thSession of …read more
Following Royal Assent being given to the Modern Slavery Bill today, Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster welcomed the Modern Slavery Act 2015. The billcreates two new civil orders to …read more