The Vatican announced that this morning Pope Francis met with Cardinal Fernando Filoni, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, who on Wednesday returned to Rome after a mission in Iraq as the Pontiff's personal envoy. Cardinal Filoni had spent more than a week in the war-torn nation with a...read more
Pope Francis is encouraging members of an Italian charitable organization to continue their activities to show Christ to others. Speaking to the group ‘Opera di Nazaret’ (Work of Nazareth) in his residence Casa Santa Marta on Wednesday evening, the Pope urged them to continue their “charitable and missionary acti...
Below is the communique issued this morning by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace which, on behalf of the Holy Father, announces the theme of the message for the 48th World Day of Peace, Jan. 1, 2015: *** POPE FRANCIS ANNOUNCES THE THEME OF THE MESSAGE FOR THE 48thWORLD DAY OF PEACE (1 JANUARY 2015) ...
As Pope Francis urges religious women in Eastern and Central Africa to serve Christ with an undivided heart, an association of consecrated women in Africa has been doing just that. Over the weekend, the Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern and Central Africa (ACWECA) celebrated its 40th anniversary and the...
Quote for August 21st
'We no sooner begin a work for the honor and glory of God, than the world at once becomes uneasy, or the devil throws obstacles in the way.'
St. Ignatius of Loyola
Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Sheikh, the highest religious authority in the country, has said the militant groups Islamic State and al Qaeda are "enemy number one of …read more
Reflecting on his five-day apostolic visit to South Korea that concluded Monday, Pope Francis affirmed that Christ never diminishes or cancels something 'good,' like culture, he only enriches …read more
Pope Francis has thanked the faithful for their prayers for his relatives who were killed and injured yesterday in a car crash in Argentina. At the close of this morning’s weekly audience, he …read more
The Pope’s special envoy to Iraq has said Christians and religious minorities in the country are facing genocide and the international community must act quickly to come to their aid. In an …read more
Here is a translation of the address Pope Francis gave at this morning's General Audience in the Paul VI Hall in the Vatican: *** Dear Brothers and Sisters, Good morning! A few days ago, I …read more
The president of Argentina has telephoned Pope Francis to express sympathy over the death of the Pope's family members who were killed in a motor vehicle accident. This afternoon, Cristina …read more
The poet Robert Frost once said that writing free verse was like playing tennis without a net. It’s the same for those who would like their Christianity to be free from dogma. Dogma, for …read more
Here is the English-language summary of Pope Francis' General Audience of today: *** Dear Brothers and Sisters: My recent apostolic journey to Korea enabled me to visit a young and dynamic …read more