Kristoph, a homeless “resident” in the portico of Via della Conciliazione -- where the Holy See Press Office is located --, looks like a child. Yellow cap, blond hair, blue eyes and rubicund face, which reveal immediately his Polish origin. And although Kristoph is 51, he has spent 20 of those years on the street, ...read more
Pope Francis will visit Florence this November. Today, the Holy See Press Office confirmed that the Holy Father will make pastoral visits on November 10th to the Italian cities of Florence and Pratoon the occasion of the 5th National Ecclesial Congress of the Italian Episcopal Conference (CEI) that will be held ...
Pope Francis is meeting with President Sergio Mattarella this April, marking the first meeting of the Pontiff and the new Italian head of state. Announced on the website of the Quirinale today, the President of the Italian Republic will for the first time have an official visit with the Holy Father. The visit i...
Here is the fifth Lenten homily given this year by the preacher of the Pontifical Household, Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa. * * * With this meditation we conclude our overview of the common faith of East and West, and we conclude it with what concerns us more directly, the problem of salvation: that is, ...
Quote for March 27th
"No one ought to consider himself a true servant of God who is not tried by many temptations and trials."
- St. Francis of Assisi
Pope Francis and his personal envoy to Iraq are expressing their closeness to those who have been displaced in Iraq and Nigeria. According to a statement released by the Holy See Press Office …read more
The Patriarch of the Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, His Beatitude Khanania Dinkha IV, died yesterday, reported theAssyrian International News Agency. At 10:04 a.m. at …read more
Below is a translation of the statement released by the Holy See today expressing the Pope's concern about the displaced in Iraq and Nigeria: *** Pope Francis remains concerned for the …read more
Here below is the statement by Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva, at the 28thSession of …read more
Following Royal Assent being given to the Modern Slavery Bill today, Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster welcomed the Modern Slavery Act 2015. The billcreates two new civil orders to …read more