Here is a translation of the question-and-answer session with Francis held Saturday evening, the vigil of Pentecost, with ecclesial movements and communities. After the greeting of the president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization, Archbishop Salvatore Fisichella, the icon of Mary, Salu...read more
Here is the translation of the Holy Father’s weekly General Audience address in St. Peter’s Square where he continued the cycle of catechesis dedicated to the Year of Faith. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, in the Creed, immediately after having professed faith in the Holy Spirit, we say: "I believe in the Ch...
Over two thousand people marched through the streets of in a candlelit procession praying for the release of two Syrian bishops who were abducted a month ago in Aleppo in Syria. On April 22, Syrian Orthodox Metropolitan Mar Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim and Greek-Orthodox Bishop Boulos al-Yazigi were kidnapped by unk...
Here is a statement released by the Bishops and Representatives of the Churches in Jordan regarding the kidnapping of two Metropolitans in Aleppo, Syria. * * * Today, Tuesday May 21st, 2013 and after more than a month of the kidnapping of His Excellency the Syriac Orthodox Archbishop of Aleppo Yohanna Ibrahim a...
Quote for May 17th
"I would like to ask you a question: how many of you pray to the Holy Spirit every day? Probably few, but we must satisfy this desire of Jesus and pray every day to the Holy Spirit, so that he opens our heart towards Jesus."
- Pope Francis, General Audience, May 15, 2013
Here is the translation of the greeting given by Sr. Mary Prema Pierick, Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity, to Pope Francis during his visit to the Casa Dono di Maria in the …read more
Here is a translation of the address given by Pope Francis to those present at the Casa Dono di Maria, a shelter within the Vatican maintained by the Missionaries of Charity. * * * I address …read more
Yesterday afternoon, Pope Francis visited the ‘Casa Dono di Maria’ (Gift of Mary House), a soup kitchen located within the Vatican and maintained by the Missionaries of Charity. The purpose …read more
Here is a translation of the question-and-answer session with Francis held Saturday evening, the vigil of Pentecost, with ecclesial movements and communities. After the greeting of the …read more
This afternoon Pope Francis made a private visit to the Gift of Mary House of the Missionaries of Charity. Founded on May 28, 1988, by John Paul II and Mother Teresa of Calcutta, young women …read more
Groups from the United States comprise the third largest national delegation of pilgrims going to the 28th World Youth Day, this year slated for July 23-28 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The …read more
Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston, chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, warned of an “alarming trend nationwide” after Vermont legalized …read more