"When we learn to accuse ourselves of our sins, we can become merciful with others." These were Pope Francis' words during his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning.According to Vatican Radio, the Holy Father reflected on today's Gospel from St. Luke, in which Jesus preaches on being merciful with others. “B...read more
“In response to important challenges,” Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson has highlighted, “REPAM was born.” During a press conference held in the Holy See Press Office this morning to present the Pan-Amazon Ecclesial Network (REPAM), the president of the Pontifical Council Justice and Peace made this statement,...
In a meeting with the Regional Episcopal Conference of North Africa during their Ad Limina visit, Pope Francis praised their Christian witness and courage in the face of trials and persecution. The Holy Father began his address by recalling the saints and blesseds from the region who have left a "spiritual patrim...
Pope Francis held an informal meeting with Nechirvan Barzani, 49, Prime Minister of the Regional Government of Iraqi Kurdistan. Unlike most state visits to the Holy Father, there was no traditional exchange of gifts except for the traditional medals of the pontificate, with which the Pope wished to honor every memb...
Quote for March 2nd
"Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, not even if your whole world seems upset. If you find that you have wandered away from the shelter of God, lead your heart back to Him quietly and simply."
- St. Francis de Sales
The Vatican today released Pope Francis’ prayer intentions for March The Holy Father's universal prayer intention for this month is: “That those involved in scientific research may serve the …read more
There have been more than 300 Assyrian and Chaldean Christians of the villages on the river Khabur taken hostage and deported by the jihadists in their strongholds, reported Fides. Archbishop …read more
The extremist group Islamic State has now released some of the Christian hostages it seized in north-east Syria last week. According to London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, 19 …read more
Just before the world commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, well-known German historian Michael Hesemann announced the discovery of 2000 pages of hitherto unpublished …read more
The Seminary is not a University where one only learns professional or theoretical concepts; it is an experience of life. Moreover, the vocational pastoral ministry includes concrete support …read more
Twenty-one Christians have been slaughtered in Libya. Some countries have merely denounced what happened, though world leaders, eager to be the first to speak out, strongly condemned the …read more
Here is the translation of the Holy Father's address before and after the recitation of the Angelus prayer to the faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square on Sunday, March 1st. * * * Dear …read more
Even if we face trials, if we follow the way of Jesus, we will find happiness. With this message, Pope Francis addressed the faithful gathered in a sunny St. Peter's Square on the Second …read more