Kristoph, a homeless “resident” in the portico of Via della Conciliazione -- where the Holy See Press Office is located --, looks like a child. Yellow cap, blond hair, blue eyes and rubicund face, which reveal immediately his Polish origin. And although Kristoph is 51, he has spent 20 of those years on the street, ...read more
Pope Francis will visit Florence this November. Today, the Holy See Press Office confirmed that the Holy Father will make pastoral visits on November 10th to the Italian cities of Florence and Pratoon the occasion of the 5th National Ecclesial Congress of the Italian Episcopal Conference (CEI) that will be held ...
Pope Francis is meeting with President Sergio Mattarella this April, marking the first meeting of the Pontiff and the new Italian head of state. Announced on the website of the Quirinale today, the President of the Italian Republic will for the first time have an official visit with the Holy Father. The visit i...
Here is the fifth Lenten homily given this year by the preacher of the Pontifical Household, Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa. * * * With this meditation we conclude our overview of the common faith of East and West, and we conclude it with what concerns us more directly, the problem of salvation: that is, ...
Quote for March 27th
"No one ought to consider himself a true servant of God who is not tried by many temptations and trials."
- St. Francis of Assisi
An international vigil will take place in 4 major Marian basilicas around the world to commemorate the 20thanniversary of the St. John Paul II's encyclical "Evangelium Vitae". The event was …read more
Here are the speaking notes of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin on the Church's teaching on marriage today, a lecture given last week to the Iona Institute. * * * “I am grateful to the …read more
By its recent approval of the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act (RHNDA) and the Human Rights Amendment Act (HRAA), the Council of the District of Columbia ran afoul of …read more
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: It has been requested at our parish to have a …read more
This report is contributed by Oliver Maksan of Aid to the Church in Need. -- The Coptic Orthodox Church quickly recognized the 21 Coptic faithful beheaded by ISIS in Libya as martyrs who will …read more
Although local sources hesitate to say how long peace will last, they say the situation in Libya's capitol of Tripoli is quite calm. However, the government of Prime Minister Abdullah …read more
Last February 3, Pope Francis promulgated the Decree that recognizes the martyrdom in odium fidei of the Archbishop of San Salvador, Oscar Arnulfo Romero Galdamez, the anniversary of whose …read more
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