The new Secretary of State, Archbishop Pietro Parolin, met this morning with the diplomatic corps accredited in the Holy See. During his address, the Archbishop renewed the desire to cooperate in the search for peace and respect for the dignity of each human being “in an age where in many parts of world various for...read more
A Syrian Bishop denied inciting local Christians to violence, citing the rumors as false news. Metropolitan Lukas al-Khoury, Auxiliary Bishop of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch, denied statements by local media saying that he urged Syrian Christian youth to take up arms. The Syrian prelate sent a note ...
While celebrating the first week of Advent, Seoul Archbishop Andrew Yeom Soo-jung released his new Pastoral Letter for the year 2014. Since the Word of God is a strong driving force of new evangelization, the Archdiocese of Seoul has been working through every pastoral field to feature the importance of the Bible...
During his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning, Pope Francis that Christians who seem “allergic” to preaching are, in fact, afraid of opening the door to the Holy Spirit. The Holy Father drew his homily from today’s Gospel where Jesus compares the generation to unhappy children who always refuse the invitatio...
Quote for December 13th
"An authentic faith - which is never comfortable or completely personal - always involves a deep desire to change the world, to transmit values, to leave this earth somehow better than we found it."
Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium, N.183
In a telegram to President Jacob Zuma of South Africa, Pope Francis expressed his condolences to beloved former President Nelson Mandela. Mandela passed away yesterday at the age of 95 after …read more
To pray with insistence “is a bit like annoying God”, Pope Francis said in his homily at Casa Santa Marta. However, praying in such a way it shows a complete trust that God will fulfill your …read more
Here is the condolence telegram sent by Pope Francis to President Jacob Zuma of South Africa upon hearing of the death of former President Nelson Mandela. * * * To His Excellency Mr. Jacob …read more
During his homily this morning at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis warned against those who do not practice what they preach, saying they damage not only themselves but others. Commenting on …read more
Pope Francis has approved the creation of a special commission for the protection of children. The suggestion was made by the eight-member Council of Cardinals currently meeting at the …read more
The Irish government has given its strongest indication yet that it may reopen its embassy to the Holy See. Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore, Ireland’s foreign minister, said he is in favour of …read more
The United States Embassy to the Holy See has been the focus of a good deal of media attention lately. Shortly after Ambassador Ken Hackett, who served for 40 years in Catholic Relief …read more
Here is the text of an address given at the end of November by Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth, regarding the end of the Year of Faith, and "what's next?" * * * Thank you for inviting me to …read more