"The Holy Father has taken into consideration the idea of making a stop in Cuba on the occasion of his upcoming Trip to the United States." These were the words of Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Holy Press Office. However, Fr. Lombardi also said that plans are still in "too early a phase for it ...read more
Cardinal Francis George, retired archbishop of Chicago, died this morning at his home. He was 78 and had been battling cancer for years. He was the eighth Archbishop of Chicago andthe first native Chicagoan to serve in the role. He was named the archbishop of Chicago in 1997. Cardinal George submitted his let...
Humiliation is not masochism, but rather a path of imitating Jesus in His Suffering. These are the words of Pope Francis during his homily today at Casa Santa Marta. According to Vatican Radio, the Pope began his homily reflecting on the first reading from the Acts of the Apostles, in which a Pharisee by the name...
In light of the recent university massacre, a Kenyan bishop has called on the international community to speak up against Christian persecutions worldwide, and on his own people to be tolerant and not to overreact to wrongdoings. In an interview with ZENIT this morning in Rome, Bishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba of N...
Quote for April 17th
“The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today”
― St. Francis of Assisi
The works of the Papal Foundation "gives witness to the ceaseless efforts of the Church to promote the integral development of the human family." These were the words said by Pope Francis in …read more
Four years after the beginning of the conflict in Syria, the humanitarian crisis has not ceased to worsen and there are no signs of improvement. More than 200,000 people have died, according …read more
His story has moved Italy. After having received a phone call of encouragement from Pope Francis, 38-year-old Salvatore Mellone, at the end of his life due to an incurable illness, received …read more
A UK youth movement devoted to the Latin liturgy will be having a series of Masses offered for persecuted Christians. The initiative by Juventutem, a Catholic network fostering the …read more
"It is all up to God—it’s not up to us to avenge and take retribution.” That’s the message proclaimed by Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme of Maiduguri, Nigeria, one of the dioceses heaviest hit by …read more
The European Parliament urged Turkey on Wednesday to recognize that the slaughter of Armenians during World War I, carried out by the Ottoman army, was a genocide. All the political groups of …read more
“I am asking my priests to stay. That is our duty. We count on God’s grace. We must not be afraid. Providence won’t let us fall.” Though still shaken up by a brutal Easter weekend bombardment …read more
Here is the Vatican-provided translation of Pope Francis' address to the members of the Papal Foundation today. * * * Your Eminence, Dear Friends, I offer a warm welcome to you, the Members …read more