And No Morning Homilies From Casa Santa Marta During July and August
Vatican Radio reports: The General Audiences held on Wednesdays will be suspended for the whole month of July. They will resume in August in the Paul VI Hall. There will, however, be an Audience on the afternoon of July 3rd with the Movement of Renewal in the Spirit, in St. Peter's Square. The Pope will conti...
Pope Francis Tells International Council Theological Reflection Has Made Progress, Can Develop Even More
Fifty years after the Second Vatican Council Declaration Nostra Aetate, Christians and Jews are "strangers no longer," but now friends, and brothers and sisters, says Pope Francis. The Pope affirmed this today when he received in audience participants in an international congress promoted by the International Co...
Condemns Violence, Reaffirms Spiritual Closeness to Victims' Loved Ones
This Sunday, Pope Francis expressed his condolences to the loved ones of the victimsof Friday's terrorist attacks in France, Tunisia, and Kuwait.Vatican Secretary of StateCardinal Pietro Parolinsent telegrams on behalf of the Holy Father to therepresentatives of the Holy See in the three nations. To th...
"This document represents a definitive 'yes' to the Jewish roots of Christianity and an irrevocable 'no' to anti-Semitism"
This morning Pope Francis received in audience the participants in the international congress promoted by the International Council of Christians and Jews, held in Rome from 28 June to 1 July on the theme “The fiftieth anniversary of Nostra Aetate: the past, present and future of relations between Jews and Christia...
Quote for June 30th
"If God can work through me, he can work through anyone."
-St. Francis of Assisi
Ahead of Trip to Latin America Next Week, Francis Sends Video Message
Just one week before Pope Francis' apostolic visit to LatinAmerica, July 5-13, he has expressed his affectionand closeness to thepeople of Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay. In a video-message to …read more
Mass at Revolution Square, Addresses to US Congress and United Nations Among Major Events
The Holy See Press Office today published the official schedule of Pope Francis’ visit to Cuba and the United States. The Pope’s first apostolic visit to both countries will take place from …read more
"The celebration of the Thronal feast of our Churches is a reminder, Your Holiness, of the very significant fact that, despite the regrettable interruption of full communion among us, both of our Churches remain united in honoring the memory of our common Saints, who comprise the stable foundation on which we are called to build full union inasmuch as the Church of Christ is essentially a communion of Saints."
Here is the Vatican-provided text of the message sent by His Holiness Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, to Pope Francis on the occasion of the Feast of Sts. Peter and …read more
Pope Francis bid farewell to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI this morning, who is departing for Castel Gandolfo. The Pontiff Emeritus will spend the next two weeks on vacation at the Papal …read more
Celebrating Mass for Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, Francis Gives Bishops 3 Rules to Live By
"Teach prayer by praying, announce the faith by believing; offer witness by living!"Pope Francis gave this three-pronged advice during yesterday's celebration of the Feast of Saints Peter and …read more
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: In the ordination of permanent deacons, during the …read more
Issues Motu Proprio Placing All Vatican Communications Offices Under Unified Management
Pope Francis issued an apostolic letter published on Saturday, called a motu proprio (Latin for “on one’s own initiative”), that establishes a new Secretariat for Communications. The Motu …read more
Below is the Vatican Radio-provided full English translation of Pope Francis' prepared remarks for the Mass for the Feast ofSts. Peter and Paul on Sunday morning in St. Peter's Basilica: **** …read more