Here is the Vatican-provided translation of the Holy Father's address to the European Parliament today in Strasbourg. * * * Mr President and Vice Presidents, Members of the European Parliament, All associated with the work of this Institution, Dear Friends, I thank you for inviting me to address this in...read more
In the Christian perspective, the distinction is not between “those who are already dead and who are not, but between those who are in Christ and who are not.” Pope Francis said these wordsduring his weekly general audience this morning in a foggy St. Peter’s Square, adding, “This is the decisive factor, really ...
At the conclusion of today's general audience, Pope Francis asked the faithful for his Apostolic trip to Turkey this weekend. “As you know,” the Pope said, “from next Friday to Sunday I will go to Turkey on an Apostolic journey.” “I invite all to pray that this visit of Peter to his brother Andrew will bear fru...
Speaking on Pope Francis' visit to Turkey this weekend, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem says security risks cannot prevent the Jesuit Pontiff from doing his mission and reaching out to the "periphery." In an interview with ZENIT in the Vatican after the leader of the Italian bishops, Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, re...
Quote for November 26th
“The riddles of God are more satisfying than the solutions of man.”
- G.K. Chesterton
Here is the translation of Pope Francis’ catechesis during today’s General Audience in St. Peter’s Square. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning. The day is not very nice, but you are …read more
During his visit to the Philippines in January, Pope Francis is expected to meet with interreligious leaders in Manila. According to GMA News, the Pope will meet with 10 leaders of …read more
Pakistani Christians are increasingly fearful after a 35 year old Christian man was tortured and killed while in police custody in Lahore. Rakha Shahzad was arrested by local police on …read more
Here below is an English translation of the transcript of Pope Francis' press conference given on the flight back from Strasbourg yesterday afternoon. * * * Father Lombardi: Here we are. Well …read more
Here is the Vatican-provided translation of Pope Francis' address to the Council of Europe today in Strasbourg. * * * Mr Secretary General, Madame President Your Excellencies, Ladies and …read more