Before reciting the Angelus prayer at noon today, Pope Francis explained the meaning of today's Gospel reading and the parable of the wheat and the tares. The parable, he said, is a teaching of Jesus which addresses “the problem of evil in the world and highlights the patience of God.” The Pope explained how th...read more
The Vatican has released the program of Pope Francis' visit to the Italian city of Caserta this Saturday. The Pope, who will be visiting over two days 26 and 28 July, split up into private and public events, will be celebrating a public Mass and meeting with diocesan priests on his earlier visit. After a 3 p.m....
Cardinal Sandri has said that although the Christians in Mosul in Iraq and Aleppo in Syria are the most afflicted, the entire area is in a state of insecurity. Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, made these remarks on Sunday in his homily while celebrating Mass in the...
The new Secretary of the Italian Episcopal Conference (CEI), Bishop Nunzio Galantino, has given an interview to the Italian monthly Semprein which he says recent accusations against him were “an aggression that in reality hurt me." He was referring to reaction to his comments he made recently in which he said he...
Quote for July 21st
"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other."
- Blessed Teresa of Calcutta
Pope Francis has strenuously called on the faithful, the parties concerned in the Gaza conflict and those in positions of authority around the world to pray for peace. Addressing the faithful …read more
It is up to each person, constantly renewed by the Eucharist, to become good soil so they can bear the good fruit of the seeds of the Gospel in their lives, Pope Francis has said. The Holy …read more
In yet another conversation with former editor and founder of the Italian daily ‘La Repubblica’, Eugenio Scalfari, Pope Francis has touched upon a series of issues including pedophilia in the …read more
The Vatican spokesman, Father Federico Lombardi, issued the following statement this morning in relation to an article on Pope Francis published today in the Italian daily, La Repubblica: *** …read more
Here below is an English translation of Pope Francis’ Angelus address, delivered at midday to faithful and pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square from the window of the study in the Vatican Apostolic …read more
GospelMT 13:1-23 On that day, Jesus went out of the house and sat down by the sea. Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat down, and the whole crowd stood along …read more