Environmental Encyclical Underscores Importance of the “Golden Rule of Social Conduct”
One of the enduring lessons from the most recent Papal Encyclical, Laudato Si’ (Praise Be to You), is the simple notion that the “natural environment is a collective good.” Although simple, this profound concept has broad ramifications and is key to understanding how an encyclical about the environment is related t...
Cardinal Parolin's Address to "People and Planet First" Conference
Here is Cardinal Pietro Parolin’s address giventhis afternoon to a high level Conference on ‘People and Planet First: the Imperative to Change Course'. The conference is taking place at the Pontifical Augustinianum University in Rome, and has gathered some 200 political, religious and civil society leaders from al...
But peace surrounding latest election brings hope
This report is contributed by Dennis Peters of Aid to the Church in Need. --- Kaduna, Nigeria, and neighboring Zaria hold bitter memories. Located in the center of the country, more or less on the fault line between the Muslim north and the Christian south, the communities have suffered brutal attacks by Bok...
Anecdotes of Fr. Bergoglio’s Previous Visits to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay Emerge
Given Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay, anecdotes are being told about Father Jorge Mario Bergoglio travels and profound knowledge of those countries. When the now Pontiff went to Ecuador for the first time, in 1980, he visited the six Jesuit Schools of Portoviejo, Cuenca, Quito, Rio...
Quote for July 2nd
"A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell."
- C. S. Lewis
Here is a ZENIT translation of the address Pope Francis gave Sunday evening when he met with the sick and the disabled in Turin’s church of the Little House of Divine Providence, known as the …read more
Do you succeed in having your friendship with Jesus “shine” in your attitudes, in your way of behaving?
Here is a ZENIT translation of the address Pope Francis prepared for his meeting Sunday evening with youth in Turin. He did not deliver his prepared speech, instead speaking off-the-cuff to …read more
The Holy Father left the Archbishopric this morning and went by car to the Waldensian Temple of Turin. Pope Francis was received at the entrance of the Temple by the Moderator of the …read more
Vatican's Substitute of the Secretariat of State Was Rushed to Emergency Room During Mass on Sunday Morning
Pope Francis has made another unscheduled stop during his two-day pastoral visit to the northern Italian city of Turin. Archbishop Giovanni Angelo Becciu, Substitute for General Affairs of …read more
After meeting with the members of the Waldensian Temple, Pope Francis had a family reunion with his ownrelatives in Turin. Vatican Radio reported that the Pope “met with around 30 of his …read more
Benedictine Church Was Built Where Jesus Multiplied Loaves and Fish Near Sea of Galilee
The Catholic bishops of the Holy Land have unanimously condemnedthe arson attack on the BenedictineChurch of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish. In a statement released by the official …read more
Visits Waldensian Temple in Turin on Final Day of Papal Visit
Pope Francis asked forgiveness for Catholics' persecution of the Waldensians, an evangelical movement that began in the 12th century. It was founded by Peter Waldo, a wealthy merchant in …read more
Pope Francis is urging young people to live a chaste love, since true love respects the other and refuses to use him or her. The youth of Turin welcomed Pope Francis this evening as he …read more