Speaking to the faithfultoday before and after the recitation of theRegina Coeli,the Pope reminded those gathered that thisfourth Sunday of Easter is called "Good Shepherd Sunday," which annually invites us to reflect on this role of Jesus, who 'laid down His life for His flock.' Today also marks the 52nd Wor...read more
“The canonization of Pope John Paul II gave a new impetus to your work, in the service of the Church and evangelization." Pope Francis made this observation when speaking to the John Paul II Foundation at the Vatican Saturday afternoon. The work to which the Holy Father was referring had been namely service to th...
This morning, the Bishop of Rome presided over the ordinations of priests for the diocese of Rome in Saint Peter’s Basilica, andhas given the new priests a list of do's and don'ts. In his homily, Pope Francis gave some insight into how to administer sacraments, and how to do so following the Good Shepherd as an ...
Below is a translation of Pope Francis' homily today, the fourth Sunday of Easter and the 52nd World Day of Pray for the Vocations's Mass, at this morning's Mass in St. Peter's Basilica: *** Dear brothers, These, our sons, were called the order of presbyter. We will do well to reflect a bit on that ministry t...
Quote for April 27th
'An act of perfect conformity to the will of God unites us more to Him than a hundred other acts of virtue.'
- St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori
"His Holiness commends the souls of the victims to the loving mercy of the Almighty and he offers encouragement to the civil authorities and emergency personnel as they continue their rescue …read more
Below is a translation of Pope Francis' address today before and after the recitation of the Regina Coeli to the pilgrims in St. Peter's Square: **** Before the Regina Coeli: Dear brothers …read more
Below is the telegram Pope Francis sent Saturday for the earthquake tragedy in Nepal: *** The Right Reverend Paul Simick Bishop of the Apostolic Vicariate of Nepal His Holiness Pope Francis …read more
Jesus said: “I am the good shepherd. A good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. A hired man, who is not a shepherd and whose sheep are not his own, sees a wolf coming and leaves the …read more
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The foundation of our faith rest on that first encounter with Jesus Christ. These were the words of Pope Francis during his homily at Casa Santa Marta. According to Vatican Radio, the Holy …read more
Prosecutors in Italy say that the arrest of terrorist cell in Sardinia uncovered a plot in 2010 against the Vatican by Al-Qaeda operatives. Earlier today, 20 warrants were issued and nine …read more