Archbishop Georg Gänswein says Pope Benedict “follows his successor with great attention and sympathy.” The prefect of the Pontifical Household gave an interview to La Nacion's Elisabetta Piqué, which was published on March 21st. The German prelate, who serves as personal secretary to both Pontiffs, said that in ...read more
In a message sent to the Discalced Carmelites, Pope Francis said that St. Teresa of Avila serves as a model and guide "of total donation to God." The letter, which was addressed to Fr. Saverio Cannistra, Superior General of the Discalced Carmelites, was sent on the occasion of the fifth centenary of the Spanish m...
Pope Francis expressed his condolences to victims of massive flooding that has affected the Atacama region of northern Chile and landslides in Peru. An unusual cold front that hit the Andes caused the heaviest rainfall in 80 years. The death toll in Chile is at 14 and 20 are still unaccounted for. The message, ...
“The Christian world has lost an important spiritual leader, a courageous and wise pastor who faithfully served his community in extremely challenging times.” Pope Francis expressed this in a telegram of condolence upon hearing of the passing of His Holiness Mar Dinkha IV, Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the ...
Quote for March 31st
“Do not put off till tomorrow the good you can do today. You may not have a tomorrow.”
- St. John Bosco
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The Word of God makes it clear that only through mercy can true justice can be delivered. This was the reflection given by Pope Francis during his morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta today. …read more
Following his pastoral visit to Naples and before the start of Holy Week, Pope Francis will have a relatively light week, a Vatican spokesman says. This morning in the Holy See Press Office, …read more
Patriarch Fouad Twal has invited the president of Palestine to attend the Canonization Mass of Blessed Mary Alphonsine Ghattas and Blessed Mary of Jesus Crucified Baouardy this May 17. …read more
The Assyrian Church of the East has reaffirmed that it is not associated with any of the warring parties in the Syrian conflict. According to Fides, Assyrian Bishop Afram Athnil wrote to …read more
Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako of Baghdad, has returned to Padre Pio’s Hospital in San Giovanni Rotondo -- a propitious and opportune occasion to meet with him and to reflect further …read more
It is an intricate and difficult situation, which requires a strong and concrete answer on the part of the international community. This is the picture of the Middle East drawn by the …read more
This past weekend, March 21-22, many of our parishes included a letter from me that was read during Mass. It highlighted some of the needs we face in preparing for the World Meeting of …read more