“This is why I love Africa, because Africa was the victim of other powers”
At the end of his Apostolic Journey to Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic, Pope Francis met with journalists for a press conference on board the plane, during the return flight from Bangui to Rome. Here is a ZENIT translation of the Vatican transcription of the Pontiff’s conversation with the journal...
Because God "Never Tires of Forgiving"
This month, the Pope is praying that all of us might experience God's mercy. The Apostleship of Prayer announced the intentions chosen by the Pope for December. His universal intention is “that all may experience the mercy of God, who never tires of forgiving." For his evangelization intention, the Holy Fa...
Local Customs OK If Not Banned by the General Instruction
Q: "Is it forbidden by the General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM) or the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments for concelebrating priests, deacons assisting, religious in choir, or laypeople present at Mass, to bow athearingthe holy names of Jesus and Mary(and by extension the saint of the d...
Suggests 3 Pillars for 'Global and Transformational' Agreement
The Pope's secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, spoke Monday at the opening of the 21st Conference of States Parties to the Convention COP 21, which is underway in Paris through Dec. 11. After communicating Pope Francis' greetings and encouragement to the the participants in the hope of a fruitful outcom...
Quote for November 27
'Act, and God will act.'
-Joan of Arc
"It is profoundly disquieting that the decision of the High Court in Belfast has effectively weighed up one life against another and said to our society that the life of some children is more worthy of our protection, love and care than others"
The Catholic Bishops of Northern Ireland have responded to Monday's judgement of the High Court in Belfast that Northern Ireland's abortion restrictions are "incompatible with human rights." …read more
Will consider how majority opinions changed, looking to avoid 'trap' of conspiracy theories
Next week, a study conference will be held in the Vatican to consider the Second Vatican Council in light of the archives. This morning in the Holy See Press Office, a press conference was …read more
The following is a press release sent last week by Bishop Paul Simick, Roman Catholic Apostolic Administrator for Nepal, to international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need. * * * The …read more
This report is contributed by Esther Gaitan-Fuertes of Aid to the Church in Need. * * * Almost two weeks ago, Father Piero Parolari—a medical doctor and a missionary with the Pontifical …read more
Just after I was named auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles, Archbishop Gomez, my new boss, told me to get theWaze appfor my iPhone. He explained that it was a splendid way to navigate the often …read more
Pope’s Press Conference on Return Flight From Africa “This is why I love Africa, because Africa was the victim of other powers” At the end of his Apostolic Journey to Kenya, Uganda and the …read more
And 7 Memorable Phrases
Pope Francis left Africa today shortly after noon local time, completing his six-day apostolic visit to the “continent of hope,” after having given some 20 discourses and homilies in three …read more
During Final Mass of African Journey, Encourages Faithful to Renew Missionary Zeal
"Eternal life is not an illusion; it is not a flight from the world. It is a powerful reality which calls out to us and challenges us to persevere in faith and love,"Pope Francis declared …read more