This morning, the Pope met with President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, who was accompanied by his wife, Mehriban, in the Vatican's Apostolic Palace. The talks between the Pope and president, a statement released by the Holy See noted, were "cordial," and the parties "expressed satisfaction with t...read more
Here is the second Lenten homily given this year by the preacher of the Pontifical Household, Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa. * * * 1. Bringing together what unites us The recent visit of Pope Francis to Turkey, which concluded with his meeting with the Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew, and in particular ...
“Three policemen tried to drag me away. But I resisted. Then half a dozen of them lifted me up—with one even choking me by the neck—and put me in the police bus.” His priestly garb gave Father Dennis George little protection, he told international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need on March 5. The offense...
Behind them: a cloudy sky, a Church with a golden cross shining on top. To their left, a symbol of the ancient civilization they descended from and to their right, the tattered ruins of their current existence. Ahead of them: the Holy Family and an angel, guiding their steps to an unknown future. While some may s...
Quote for March 6th
"Kindness has converted more people than zeal, science, or eloquence."
- Blessed Teresa of Calcutta
Cesare “Cece” Cicconi died. He was the first disabled person that Pope Francis kissed during his first public appearance in Saint Peter’s Square on March 19, 2013. The news was reported in a …read more
An Archbishop from the Central African Republic compared the war-ridden country "to the desert where we must fight the temptations of the devil." Archbishop Dieudonné Nzapalainga of Bangui …read more
Marking just the latest of a long dispute which arose around a road project threatening to demolish an archaeological site, Coptic monks are literally willing to put their lives on the line. …read more
Terrorist group Islamic State (IS) has started killing hostages seized after it took Assyrian Christian villages in Syria’sHassake governorate – with reports that around 15 are dead. In a …read more
Jesuit Father Alexis Prem Kumar revealed that prior to his release, those who held him hostage threatened to kill him if he ever returned. The Indian Jesuit priest worked in Afghanistan for 3 …read more
The Vatican Secretariat of State issued a clarification to Mexico's ambassador regarding a comment made by Pope Francis, in which he expressed his hope that drug trafficking would cease in …read more
On March 7th, 1965, Blessed Paul VI celebrated the first Mass ever in Italian in the Parish of All Saints in Rome. “We inaugurate today the new form of the Liturgy in all the parishes and …read more
Bringing science and faith together in service to the elderly and to those in need of palliative care will be at the core of a Vatican conference next month. With the official theme: “ …read more