Here is a translation of the question-and-answer session with Francis held Saturday evening, the vigil of Pentecost, with ecclesial movements and communities. After the greeting of the president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization, Archbishop Salvatore Fisichella, the icon of Mary, Salu...read more
Here is the intervention by the Holy See delegation to the 66th World Health Assembly. The meeting is under way in Geneva, Switzerland. The address byArchbishop Zygmunt Zimowski, the representative of the Holy See, was given today. * * * Mr. President, I have the honour to bring you the greetings and blessin...
Keynote at OSCE High Level Conference on Tolerance and Non-Discrimination, Tirana, Albania Keynote Address by Dr Gudrun Kugler on behalf of the Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians, Session 2 on May 21. * * * This year, we celebrate 1700 years of the Edict of Milan granting Freedom...
A contemplative group of Benedictines from Missouri have a second No. 1 hit on their hands. "Angels and Saints at Ephesus," a follow-up to their hit record, "Advent at Ephesus," debuted last week at No. 1 on Billboard magazine’s Classical Traditional Music Chart. The album also earned the No. 2 spot on Billbo...
Quote for May 17th
"I would like to ask you a question: how many of you pray to the Holy Spirit every day? Probably few, but we must satisfy this desire of Jesus and pray every day to the Holy Spirit, so that he opens our heart towards Jesus."
- Pope Francis, General Audience, May 15, 2013
In anticipation of this July's World Youth Day in Rio, a book has been released to share the story of World Youth Day and to inspire more young people to attend. Last week,World Youth Day: …read more
A trio of Bible-expert nuns are hoping to be awarded $100,000 and a $10,000 bonus when they compete in Thursday's finale of "The American Bible Challenge." The three nuns, Sisters Peter …read more
The Vatican’s Financial Information Authority (AIF) published its first annual report, which examines the activities and statistics of 2012. AIF not only controls the activities of the …read more
At the end of his weekly General Audience, Pope Francis made an appeal to Catholics all over the world to prayer for our “brother and sisters” in China. The day of prayer will take place on …read more
Here is the translation of the Holy Father’s weekly General Audience address in St. Peter’s Square where he continued the cycle of catechesis dedicated to the Year of Faith. * * * Dear …read more
Over two thousand people marched through the streets of in a candlelit procession praying for the release of two Syrian bishops who were abducted a month ago in Aleppo in Syria. On April 22, …read more
Here is a statement released by the Bishops and Representatives of the Churches in Jordan regarding the kidnapping of two Metropolitans in Aleppo, Syria. * * * Today, Tuesday May 21st, 2013 …read more
Here is the translation of the greeting given by Sr. Mary Prema Pierick, Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity, to Pope Francis during his visit to the Casa Dono di Maria in the …read more