Here is the Vatican-provided translation of the Holy Father's address to the European Parliament today in Strasbourg. * * * Mr President and Vice Presidents, Members of the European Parliament, All associated with the work of this Institution, Dear Friends, I thank you for inviting me to address this in...read more
Swiss Cardinal Kurt Koch has suggested ecumenical dialogue is reaching new heights under the pontificate of Jesuit Pope Francis. In a wide-ranging interview with ZENIT at the Vatican last week,the president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity discusses Pope Francis' trip to Turkey and what it...
Speaking on Pope Francis' visit to Turkey this weekend, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem says security risks cannot prevent the Jesuit Pontiff from doing his mission and reaching out to the "periphery." In an interview with ZENIT in the Vatican after the leader of the Italian bishops, Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, re...
In the Christian perspective, the distinction is not between “those who are already dead and who are not, but between those who are in Christ and who are not.” Pope Francis said these wordsduring his weekly general audience this morning in a foggy St. Peter’s Square, adding, “This is the decisive factor, really ...
Quote for November 26th
“The riddles of God are more satisfying than the solutions of man.”
- G.K. Chesterton
At the conclusion of today's general audience, Pope Francis asked the faithful to pray for his apostolic trip to Turkey this weekend. “As you know,” the Pope said, “from next Friday to Sunday …read more
Here is the translation of Pope Francis’ catechesis during today’s General Audience in St. Peter’s Square. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning. The day is not very nice, but you are …read more
During his visit to the Philippines in January, Pope Francis is expected to meet with interreligious leaders in Manila. According to GMA News, the Pope will meet with 10 leaders of …read more
Pakistani Christians are increasingly fearful after a 35-year-old Christian man was tortured and killed while in police custody in Lahore. Rakha Shahzad was arrested by local police on …read more
Here is a translation of the telegrams that Pope Francis sent Tuesday en route to Strasbourg, where he addressed the Council of Europe and European Parliament. TO HIS EXCELLENCY THE HONORABLE …read more
Archbishop Eamon Martinof Armagh, Primate of All Ireland,on Tuesday launched a specially commissioned 2014 Advent calendar on the homepage of the Irish Catholic bishops’ website …read more
This reflection is provided by Sébastien de Courtois of Aid to the Church in Need. Since the beginning of the Iraq war in 2003, and especially since the eruption of the Syrian civil war in …read more
Here below is an English translation of the transcript of Pope Francis' press conference given on the flight back from Strasbourg yesterday afternoon. * * * Father Lombardi: Here we are. Well …read more