The work of an ambassador is a work of small steps, of little things, but which always seeks to make peace, bringing the hearts of peoples closer, and sowing fraternity among the nations. Pope Francis said these words this morning in the Vatican as he received in audience more than a dozen new ambassadors on the ...read more
Pope Francis says even when we do not understand the difficulties of life, we must realize that God, our loving father, has a plan and is there to save his children. According to Vatican Radio, during his daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis reminded those gathered that"God walks with us, makes h...
Pope Francis says that despite open questions in ecumenical dialogue, Christians should not resign themselves to a lack of unity and should instead "concentrate on the next step possible." The Pope said this today in an address torepresentatives of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Germany and the Ecumenical Co...
Most people celebrate their birthdays by receiving gifts, but Pope Francis did the opposite. To celebrate his 78th birthday on Wednesday, he gave 400 sleeping bags to Rome’s poor. Some 400 homeless people of Rome now have a sleeping bag with the papal coat of arms on it. This initiative, as all of the Pope’s c...
The demons are ever assailing us ... Much more, therefore, do the good angels ever guard us. ~St. Thomas Aquinas
Here is a translation of Pope Francis’ address toHis Beatitude Ignace Youssif III Younan, Patriarch of Antioch of the Syrians, and bishops and faithful of the Syro-Antiochene Community, on …read more
Here below is a papal message sent to the participants of theXIV World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates being held in Rome from today through Sunday. It was sent by Cardinal Secretary of State …read more
Pope Francis will create new cardinals at a Feb. 14-15 consistory. Jesuit Fr. Federico Lombardi, director of the Vatican press office, made this announcement late this morning during a …read more
As more forces threaten the environment every day, the Pope says: "The time to find global solutions is running out." Pope Francis made this statement in a message sent to theMinister of the …read more
Bishop Oscar Cantú, chair of the US bishops' Committee on International Justice and Peace, joined with other religious leaders in condemning the torture program carried out by the Central …read more
Just as a mother loves her baby, God loves us. During his daily Mass at Casa Santa Marta this morning, the Holy Father affirmed this when reflecting on today’s reading from the prophet …read more