Discuss 3 key questions about today's economy
This week in Rome the Fondazione Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice (FCAPP), the organization established in 1993 by Pope John Paul II to promote the social doctrine of the Church, convened an international conference to examine the theme of “Rethinking Key Features of Economic and Social Life.” During this conferen...
Says peaceful election was the 'fruit of prayer'
This report is contributed by Mark von Riedemann of Aid to the Church in Need. -- The Nigerian bishop whose diocese has been hardest hit by Boko Haram expressed confidence in his country’s newly elected president, Muhammadu Buhari, to lead the fight against the jihadist organization. Bishop Oliver Doehme o...
Tells Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization How to Open Our Minds, Hearts
"The New Evangelization is this: to be aware of the merciful love of the Father so that we also become instruments of salvation for our brothers." Pope Francis made this statement when addressing participants in the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization at the Vatican t...
Discuss National Reconciliation, Care for Society and the Poor
Pope Francis met today with Miro Cerar, the prime minister of the Republic of Slovenia. A communique from the Vatican press office described the discussions as "cordial," saying that the Holy Father and Cerar highlighted the good relations that exist between the Holy See and Slovenia. "The Parties confirmed t...
Quote for May 29th
"Men feel that cruelty to the poor is a kind of cruelty to animals. They never feel that it is an injustice to equals; nay it is treachery to comrades."
- G.K. Chesterton
Discusses Canonization of Blessed Alojzije Stepinac
It is unlikely the Pope will be able to visit Croatia this or next year, saysCroatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic. According to Dalje.com, the president discussed a possible apostolic …read more
Pope Francis is particularly remembering the plight of immigrants and refugees in his prayer this month. The Apostleship of Prayer announced the intentions chosen by the Pope for this month. …read more
"The New Evangelization is this: to be aware of the merciful love of the Father so that we also become instruments of salvation for our brothers."
Pope Francis met today with participants of the Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization at the Vatican Apostolic Palace. Here is a ZENIT translation of …read more
The annual Report of the Financial Information Authority (FIA) was presented at the Holy See Press Office by the panel'spresident, Rene Brulhart, and director, Tommaso Di Ruzza. Brulhart …read more
There are three ways of living that Christ reveals in today's Gospel: spiritual sterility, profiteering and a life of faith. This was the central theme of Pope Francis' homily today at Casa …read more
Pontifical Mission Societies Director Says Nation's Christians Continue Proclaiming God's Word, Giving Witness
The national director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Pakistan says that the "Church's mission continues despite terrorism." According to Fides,Fr. Waseem Walter said thatChristians in …read more
This article is contributed by John Newton, with reporting by Oliver Maksan, from Aid to the Church in Need. -- Priests in Syria have appealed for prayers for kidnapped priest Father Jacques …read more
Fr. Lombardi says there are no particular security concerns
The director of the Vatican press office, Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, saysthere are no particular security concerns for the Pope’s June 6 visit to Sarajevo. During a press conference …read more