On day one of his apostolic trip to Turkey today, the Pope called on religious leaders to do what's expected of them. Addressing religious leaders in Ankara this afternoon on this first day of his three-day visit to the primarily Muslim nation of Turkey, the Pope said, "The world expects those who claim to adore ...read more
“The international community has the moral obligation to assist Turkey in taking care of these refugees,” Pope Francis affirmed, addressing Turkish authorities this afternoon during day one of his three-day visit to Turkey. Highlighting how Turkey is “directly affected by this tragic situation” and has “generousl...
Here below is the Vatican-provided translation of Pope Francis' address given to the Turkish authorities this afternoon in Ankara, Turkey: *** Mr President Mr Prime Minister, Distinguished Authorities, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am pleased to visit your country so rich in natural beauty and history, and fi...
The Year of Consecrated Life begins Sunday, and the Holy See today announced that Pope Francis is conceding plenary indulgences for the year. With the customary conditions (sacramental confession, Eucharistic communion and prayer in keeping with the intentions of the Supreme Pontiff) the indulgences are conceded ...
Quote for November 27th
"Love is the measure of faith"
- Pope Francis, Tweet on Nov. 27th, 2014
-- Roman Rite 1st Sunday of Advent - Year B - November 30, 2014 Is 63, 16-17.19; 64.2 to 7; Ps 80; 1 Cor 1, 3-9; Mk 13, 33-37 Ambrosian Rite 3rd Sunday of Advent - The prophecies fulfilled Is …read more
Pope Francis departed this morning at 9 for his three-day apostolic visit to Turkey. He is expected to land at 1:00 p.m. (local time) in Esemboğa International Airport, Ankara. As customary, …read more
Pope Francis briefly spoke to journalists prior to landing at the Turkish capital of Ankara. According to Vatican Radio, the Pope greeted and thanked them for their “company during this …read more
The fundamentalist group terrorizing Nigeria has planned suicide bomber attacks with women dressed as nuns. According to the Fides news agency, Boko Haram is increasingly using women to carry …read more
In his first stop on his Apostolic Visit to Turkey, Pope Francis visited the famed Anıtkabir, the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Upon his arrival, the Pope was welcomed by government and …read more
Here is a translation of the Pope's greetings to the journalists accompanying him on his Apostolic Trip to Turkey: * * * Father Lombardi [director of the Vatican press office] Holy Father, …read more
Here is the Vatican-provided translation of the Holy Father's address to the President of the "Diyanet", (Religious Affairs), Prof. Mehmet Gormez, in Ankara, Turkey. * * * Mr President, …read more
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