Some 50 former and current professional soccer players representing different religions are to take part in an “Interreligious Soccer Match for Peace” in Rome’s Olympic Stadium this evening. Pope Francis, who had the original idea for the event, received the players at the Vatican this afternoon. “Tonight’s spo...read more
In an interview published in the latest edition of a monthly supplement on women for the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, Cardinal Gerhard Mueller has stressed the Leadership Conference of Women Religious do not represent all US nuns, “but just a group of nuns who form part of an association.” The cardinal...
Addressingthe 22nd Special Session of the UN Human Rights Council, Archbishop Tomasi, who is the Permanent Representative of the Holy See to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva, exhortedthe international community to takeconcrete steps to stop the ongoing violence and persecution o...
Pope Francis has responded to the question, "How to receive Jesus Christ?" by saying the answer may be something you can conceal in your pocket. Addressing those gathered this morning at his first daily Mass in Casa Santa Marta after a summer break, Pope Francis asked: “How do I receive Jesus Christ?”, to which h...
Quote for September 1st
'Love above everything the glory of God. May God, infinitely good, be the aim of your words, your thoughts, and your actions.'
St. Ignatius of Loyola
The United Nations said Monday that it has received reports from Iraq revealing “acts of inhumanity on an unimaginable scale". Deputy Human Rights Commissioner Flavia Pansieri said Islamic …read more
Here is a statement fromArchbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami,Chairman of the US bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, released in the lead-up of today's celebration of …read more
The Vatican released Pope Francis’ prayer intentions today for September. The Holy Father's universal prayer intention for this month is: “That the mentally disabled may receive the love and …read more
Pope Francis will receive Israel’s former President Shimon Peres at the Vatican on Thursday, the Holy See has confirmed. The visit comes almost three months since Peres took part in the Pope’ …read more
A leading European pro-life think tank has warned of possible growing centralization in the area of fundamental rights under new European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. European …read more
Pope Francis will marry 20 couples at St. Peter’s Basilica this Sept. 14. On Friday Aug. 29, the Vatican announced the Bishop of Rome would marry the couples, all from Rome, just three weeks …read more
Here is a statement released today by Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew for the beginning of the liturgical year. * * * + BARTHOLOMEW By God’s Mercy Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and …read more
Louis Raphaël I Sako, Patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church in Iraq, is asking for the lands and homes of Iraqi Christians to be returned to them. The patriarch expressed gratitudeto the …read more