The Irish government has given its strongest indication yet that it may reopen its embassy to the Holy See. Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore, Ireland’s foreign minister, said he is in favour of reopening the embassy but as a “two ambassadors, one building model”. That would mean combining both embassies to Italy and the ...read more
At the conclusion of his weekly General Audience, Pope Francis led the faithful gathered in prayer for several nuns who were recently kidnapped in Syria. On Monday, Islamist rebels invaded the St. Thecla Greek Orthodox Convent in Maaloula, located near Damascus. They are reported to have abducted twelve nuns of t...
La mia porta e sempre aperta (My door is always open). These simple words are the title and theme of the Jesuit Father Antonio Spadaro’s new book on his historical interview with Pope Francis. Fr. Spadaro presented the book alongside Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga, Archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduras a...
Here is a translation of the address Pope Francis gave at today's general audience in St. Peter's Square. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! Today I return again to the affirmation “I believe in the resurrection of the body.” It is not a simple truth and anything but obvious because, immersed in t...
Quote for December 2nd
"Your sins are great? Just tell the Lord: Forgive me, help me to get up again, change my heart!"
- @Pontifex Tweet on Dec. 02, 2013
Day Two of the meetings of the College of Cardinals with Pope Francis took place “in an environment of great serenity.” So said Fr. Federico Lombardi, director of the Holy See Press Office, …read more
There was an "impassioned debate" in the House of Commons about the extent of global anti-Christian persecution. Aid to the Church in Need reported that during a debate in parliament Tuesday …read more
The Winter General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference concluded this evening in the Columba Centre of Saint Patrick’s College Maynooth in Co Kildare. The following issues were …read more
Belgium today moved closer to extending euthanasia to terminally ill children. The Senate's justice and social affairs committee approved a draft bill allowing the practice Dec. 4th. It will …read more
A British psychologist has said the overwhelming majority of Britain’s abortions are “probably illegal” and that a “charade” is operating around the country’s abortion laws. Addressing a …read more
A Neapolitan nativity scene and a Christmas tree from Bavaria, Germany, will decorate St. Peter’s Square this year, the Vatican has disclosed. The nativity scene is produced in the workshop …read more
Pope Francis will launch the Caritas federation’s first ever global campaign against hunger on 10th December with a recorded video message. Called “One Human Family, Food for All”, the …read more
The Holy See has alerted the Philippine Bishops of the presence of two schismatic groups in the country. The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) were informed by the …read more