Here is a translation of what Pope Francis said today when he met with the clergy of the Diocese of Rome, in Paul VI Hall, for the traditional appointment at the beginning of Lent. After the greeting of the Cardinal Vicar, Agostino Vallini, the Pope gave the following address. * * * When together with the C...read more
Here is a Lenten message from the president of Caritas Internationalis,Cardinal Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga. * * * Many years ago, I used to teach math. But despite my mathematical training, there’s one equation that just doesn’t add up for me: the 85 richest people in the world have as much wealth as half the ...
We publish below extracts of a recent interview Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI gave to ZENIT’s Wlodzimierz Redzioch in which he pays tribute to soon-to-be-canonized Pope John Paul II. The complete interview appears in a book just published in Italian entitled “Beside John Paul II - Friends and Collaborators Speak” (A...
Pope Francis todaymet a delegation from the World Council of Churches headed by Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit, a Norwegian Lutheran theologian who, as General Secretary, heads the WCC. *** Here below is the English language translation of the Pope's words: Dear General Secretary, Dear Friends from the World Coun...
Quote for March 6th
[Tenderness and mercy] are the heart of the Gospel. Otherwise, one doesn’t understand Jesus Christ, or the tenderness of the Father who sends Him to listen to us, to cure us, to save us.
- Pope Francis, interview with Il Corriere della Sera
March 5, 2014
“Are we ashamed to touch the flesh of our wounded or suffering brothers and sisters?” This was one of the key questions posed by Pope Francis during his homily at the morning Mass on Friday …read more
Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, has addressed a letter to all bishops worldwide in view of the collection for the Holy Land, which …read more
The Spanish magazine 'Palabra' published an exclusive and extensive interview this week with Archbishop Georg Gaenswein, prefect of the Papal Household and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s …read more
A Lenten Pastoral Letter from Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury, England, tobe read at Mass in all churches and chapels of the Dioceseon the First Sunday of Lent, 9th March 2014: *** My dear …read more
By Anna Artymiak Together with the Pope’s brother Georg Ratzinger, Monsignor GeorgGänsweinand the four Memores Domini, Monsignor Alfred Xuereb was one of the few to know for some time of …read more
“Have you heard? Father Longenecker advocates having seances and communicating with the dead!” So it might be assumed from the title of this article: “Communicating with C.S.Lewis.” Am I …read more
The Pew Research Center released today results on surveys about Pope Francis. Among the findings, the survey shows that a large majority of American Catholics feel favorably about the Pope …read more
Here is a translation of the address Pope Francis gave Monday to bishops from Spain who were in Rome for their ad limina visits. * * * Dear Brothers, I am grateful for the words addressed to …read more